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Kids Dinner Recipes

Welcome your kids home from school with these fun kids dinner recipes, including stromboli, subs, sloppy joes, pigs in a blanket, tortillas, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, calzones, paninis, pitas, patty melts and more.

Teddy Bear Sandwiches

Teddy Bear Sandwiches

Teddy Bear Sandwiches

A bear shape is cut out of the top bread slice revealing a special peanut butter filling in these cute sandwiches from our Test Kitchen. Make them ahead or have party guests assemble the sandwiches to their liking.

Open-Faced Meatball Sandwiches

Open-Faced Meatball Sandwiches

Open-Faced Meatball Sandwiches

My husband and I love meatball subs, so I tried to come up with a different version that’s easy to make after a hard day,” Karen Barthel relates from North Canton, Ohio. “The meatballs freeze well, too.”

Chip 'n' Dip Burgers

Chip 'n' Dip Burgers

Chip 'n' Dip Burgers

French onion dip and potato chips top these special hamburgers. They're so delicious, no other toppings are needed!
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Brunch Pockets

Brunch Pockets

Brunch Pockets

These hefty handfuls promise everyone a good hot breakfast with little fuss. Kids especially love the toasty grab-and-go pockets stuffed with pineapple, ham, turkey and cheese. And what a great way to use up leftovers!

Meatball Pizza Subs

Meatball Pizza Subs

Meatball Pizza Subs

One busy weeknight, I created these quick and hearty sandwiches with frozen meatballs and canned pizza sauce. They're a snap to prepare, delicious, and my family loves them! —Ann Nolte, Riverview, Florida

Classic Pizza

Classic Pizza

Classic Pizza

This Italian sausage pizza tastes just as good as its bigger counterparts. The one-serving recipe comes from our Test Kitchen.

Corn Dog Twists

Corn Dog Twists

Corn Dog Twists

Kids will have as much fun making these cute twists on the same old hot dogs and buns as they will eating them! Set out bowls of relish, mustard and catsup for easy dipping. —Melissa Tatum, Greensboro, North Carolina

Self-Portrait Sandwiches

Self-Portrait Sandwiches

Self-Portrait Sandwiches

For a creative way to have the kids help you make lunch, try this sandwich. Kids will love to make there self portrait and will think it is delicious.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Chicken Pizza

Chicken Pizza

Chicken Pizza

Your family will never guess that this fun twist on typical pizza uses up leftover pesto. Loaded with chicken and black beans, hearty slices will fill them up fast.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Nacho Chicken Pitas

Nacho Chicken Pitas

Nacho Chicken Pitas

Crunched nacho tortilla chips left over from the taco salad made earlier in the week coat these tender chicken strips. This is a great sandwich recipe for families.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Grandma's Spoiler Sandwich

Grandma's Spoiler Sandwich

Grandma's Spoiler Sandwich

There are all kinds of sweet goodies in this gooey grilled sandwich that can be served for breakfast, as an after-school snack or even for dessert! "My grandma used to make this special sandwich for my cousins and me when we would stay with her," recalls Michal Wooten of Greenville, Ohio. "It's really good with a cup of hot chocolate."
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