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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.

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Flying Saucers

Flying Saucers

Flying Saucers

These handy pita pocket sandwiches can be filled and served ready to eat... or you can set up a make-your-own buffet with ingredients that the kids can choose to suit themselves.

Fun Fish Sandwiches

Fun Fish Sandwiches

Fun Fish Sandwiches

Kids will love these cute fish sandwiches. And they're such a cinch to shape, using a fish-shaped cookie cutter. If some of your party guests are picky eaters, cut out fish-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches instead. —Carolyn Schmeling, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Halloween Tuna Cheese Melts

Halloween Tuna Cheese Melts

Halloween Tuna Cheese Melts

Adult and little goblins alike are sure to enjoy these easy, cheesy sandwiches at your next Halloween party.—Bernadine Dirmeyer, Harpster, Ohio
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Ho-Ho-Ho Sandwiches

Ho-Ho-Ho Sandwiches

Ho-Ho-Ho Sandwiches

It's a snap to jazz up deli meats and cheeses to create this satisfying stacker for Santa...or for anyone with a hearty appetite. A three-ingredient spread turns an ordinary sandwich into something special.

Hollywood Pizza

Hollywood Pizza

Hollywood Pizza

My father and I used to order a pizza like this from a place in Tinseltown. Here's my homemade version of that delicious pie. —Michael Williams, Moreno Valley, California

My Favorite Burger

My Favorite Burger

My Favorite Burger

“After having a burger similar to this at a diner years ago, I tried to lighten it up without losing the great flavors. Now I can enjoy one more often without feeling guilty!” -Kristen Swihart – Perrysburg, Ohio

Pizza Wraps

Pizza Wraps

Pizza Wraps

This recipe features the flavors of your favorite pie but only takes a few minutes to make—and there’s no cooking or baking required. Perfect for when you’re rushing to get kids on the bus! —Elizabeth Dumont, Boulder, Colorado

Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese

Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese

Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese

I once taught an adult program called Eating Smart for Seniors. For that class, I developed many recipes for one or two people that were simple to prepare and used common ingredients.—Terri Brown, Darien, Wisconsin

Two-Tone Grilled Cheese

Two-Tone Grilled Cheese

Two-Tone Grilled Cheese

“My family loves these quick-to-fix sandwiches,” says Rhonda Beckett, who makes them with two kinds of bread and two kinds of cheese. TIP: “I serve them with tomato-vegetable soup and milk for a wholesome nutritious meal,” notes the Independence, Missouri cook.

Waffle Sandwich

Waffle Sandwich

Waffle Sandwich

Breakfast for lunch or dinner? Why not, when the recipe's this easy! I like to serve it with some crisp, juicy sweet apples. Sometimes I add raisins and nuts to the filling for sweetness and crunch. —Michele McHenry, Bellingham, Washington

Coney Dogs for a Crowd

Coney Dogs for a Crowd

Coney Dogs for a Crowd

Dress up plain hot dog by topping them with this slightly sweet meat sauce. They're a lot more filling, and everyone comments on their great flavor.—Betty Ann Miller, Holmesville, Ohio
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