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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.

Family-Friendly Stuffed Cheeseburgers

Family-Friendly Stuffed Cheeseburgers

Family-Friendly Stuffed Cheeseburgers

We were experimenting one night and came up with these tasty cheese-filled Family-Friendly Stuffed Cheeseburgers. Our kids and neighbors fell in love with them. They're so good that we often don't add any condiments.—Alethea Osborne, Florence, Kentucky

Stuffed Pizza Burgers

Stuffed Pizza Burgers

Stuffed Pizza Burgers

For years, I used this recipe to make pizza meat loaf, which was absolutely killer. I decided to try it as burgers for a party, and they were a smashing success. Everyone left with the recipe.

Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

My tasty recipe is sure to please a crowd! People say they love the subtle heat and hint of sweetness in these saucy sandwiches. Try serving them with coleslaw and pickles. —Karen Currie, Kirkwood, Missouri
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Barbecued Hamburgers

Barbecued Hamburgers

Barbecued Hamburgers

When I got married, I asked my Aunt Jean for this recipe. It was her creation and she always hamburgers in this way for family picnics in the summer and the occasional church dish dinner. I like them because they have a great taste and are very moist.

Ham 'n' Cheese Pizzas

Ham 'n' Cheese Pizzas

Ham 'n' Cheese Pizzas

With leftover ham, cheese and Alfredo sauce, these pizzas are sure to please. Best of all, they're very kid-friendly. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Pepperoni Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza

"My husband worked in Chicago-area pizza restaurants throughout high school and college. He says pizza is a work of art, and his are beautiful. Our girls prefer Daddy’s pizza to ordering out!” —Julie Host, Polk City, Iowa

Patty Melts

Patty Melts

Patty Melts

“My husband often orders patty melts at restaurants, so I started fixing them at home,” says Leah Zimmerman of Ephrata, Pennsylvania. “I added horseradish to give them more zip, and now he loves them my way.”

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes for 2

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes for 2

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes for 2

Donna Musser of Pearl City, Illinois shares her “vine” version of an old standby-sloppy joes made with pumpkin! She adds cloves, nutmeg and chili powder for extra zest and suggests serving with dill pickle slices on the side.

Trick-or-Treat Turnovers

Trick-or-Treat Turnovers

Trick-or-Treat Turnovers

How cute! Marge Free of Brandon, Mississippi carved these clever pumpkin pastries to feed her hungry bunch at Halloween. The ground beef filling has a hint of onion and mustard.

Cinnamon-Apple Grilled Cheese

Cinnamon-Apple Grilled Cheese

Cinnamon-Apple Grilled Cheese

These sandwiches are great for breakfast or lunch, or even as a snack. To intensify the cinnamon flavor, try using cinnamon raisin bread instead of raisin bread. —Deborah Puette, Lilburn, Georgia
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