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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.

Baked Sloppy Joes

Baked Sloppy Joes

Baked Sloppy Joes

When our kids were teenagers, I'd often double this recipe just in case their friends stopped by for dinner unannounced. Leftovers can be reheated and are just as good the second time around. - Beverly Bahlow, Gray, Tennessee

Open-Faced Pizza Burgers

Open-Faced Pizza Burgers

Open-Faced Pizza Burgers

I'm not sure where I first saw this recipe, but I'm glad I did! My family requests these burgers often. A dash of oregano livens up canned pizza sauce. - Sharon Schwartz, Burlington, Wisconsin

Texas Cheeseburger

Texas Cheeseburger

Texas Cheeseburger

Your family will get a kick out of being served a wedge of this giant burger. To cut down on last-minute preparation, bake the bun ahead and store it in an airtight container. Split the bun in half just before serving. - Victoria Beckham, Hurst, Texas
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Frankburgers

Frankburgers

Frankburgers

These meaty sandwiches combine two summertime favorites---hamburgers and hot dogs. Our boys would always ask me to make "those wiener things" when they were growing up. - Marlene Garisch, Kewaskum, Wisconsin

Mini Beef Rolls

Mini Beef Rolls

Mini Beef Rolls

My husband and I enjoy cooking and even won an award in a contest sponsored by a local radio station. No matter where we go, we're required to bring these sandwiches! - Robin LLoyd, Midland, Michigan

Kid-Size Pizzas

Kid-Size Pizzas

Kid-Size Pizzas

The ingredients for this recipe can always be found in my kitchen for last-minute meals or snacks. Our two young boys like to personalize their own pizzas with different toppings.—Rachel DeVault, Grove City, Ohio

Taco Twists

Taco Twists

Taco Twists

Why serve tacos only in ordinary flour or corn tortillas? For a mouthwatering change of pace, bake the taco beef in flaky, golden crescent rolls. My family enjoys these for a warm lunch or light dinner.—Carla Kreider, Quarryville, Pennsylvania

Individual Grilled Pizzas

Individual Grilled Pizzas

Individual Grilled Pizzas

This is one of my favorite grilled dishes. Featuring garden-fresh vegetables and a light pesto sauce, the pizzas are especially popular because each family member can add whatever toppings he or she prefers.—Martha Haseman, Hinckley, Illinois

Juicy Turkey Burgers

Juicy Turkey Burgers

Juicy Turkey Burgers

My husband enjoys these grilled turkey burgers with their herb flavor and garden-fresh garnish. They make an ideal summer sandwich or in-hand meal for when we're on the run. —Trina Hopsecger, Elkhart, Indiana

Pizza Buns

Pizza Buns

Pizza Buns

These taste especially good as a snack after an afternoon of cross-country skiing or snowmobiling. I prepare them before we go and pop them in the fridge, then just heat them when we get home!—Eleanor Martens, Rosenort, Manitoba

Grilled PBJ Sandwiches

Grilled PBJ Sandwiches

Grilled PBJ Sandwiches

I was going to make grilled cheese sandwiches one day and had already buttered several slices of bread when I found I was out of cheese. So I pulled out some peanut butter and jelly, and the result was this tasty version of a popular classic.
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