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Kids Lunch Recipes

Make your kids a tasty lunch they are sure to love with these kids lunch recipes, with dishes including pizza, pasta, tacos, wraps, sloppy joes, casserole, sandwiches, burgers, pasties, fries, hot dogs, chicken tenders, chicken strips, mac and cheese and more.

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

Cheesy Broccoli Rigatoni

Cheesy Broccoli Rigatoni

Cheesy Broccoli Rigatoni

"This cheese-and-veggie-packed pasta side dish always brings compliments. Add chicken or shrimp, and you'll have a well-balanced entree," Lisa Csiki of North Windham, Connecticut suggests. "The tasty white sauce can be used on many foods. My husband even likes it spooned over eggs!"

Zippy Ground Beef Skillet

Zippy Ground Beef Skillet

Zippy Ground Beef Skillet

This zesty combination of ingredients creates a fun fiesta of flavor. No one leaves the table hungry when Vicki Herron serves this hearty favorite hot from her stovetop in Portland, Maine.
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Cheeseburger Pancakes

Cheeseburger Pancakes

Cheeseburger Pancakes

Donna Wenzel of Monroe, Michigan combines the flavors of juicy cheeseburgers and freshly baked buns in this dinner delight. "Served with ketchup, a cheese sauce or cream of mushroom soup mixed with half-and-half, this is a hearty meal the whole family enjoys," she writes.

Pizza Dogs

Pizza Dogs

Pizza Dogs

"I'm asked to make these special hot dogs whenever I come home from college," shares Rachel Tollefson of Selby, South Dakota. "Dressed up with pizza sauce, pepperoni and melted cheese, these sandwiches are sure to be a hit at your house, too."

Chicken Rice Skillet

Chicken Rice Skillet

Chicken Rice Skillet

Pleasant seasonings and plenty of vegetables highlight this traditional chicken and rice pairing from Jan Balata. "Leftovers are great reheated in the microwave," comments the Kilkenny, Minnesota cook.

Creamy Garden Spaghetti

Creamy Garden Spaghetti

Creamy Garden Spaghetti

I spent 14 years preparing meals in restaurants, but now I just cook to entertain family and friends. I've always liked the versatility of pasta. This cheesy vegetable noodle dish is one of my grandmother's favorites, so I make it often when we get together. —Karrie Fimbres Sparks, Nevada

Fancy Mac 'N' Cheese

Fancy Mac 'N' Cheese

Fancy Mac 'N' Cheese

People compare my version of mac'n'cheese to their grandma's macaroni and cheese...not knowing it starts out with a purchase box mix. Ham and broccoli add flavor and color. It brings raves at our church socials.—Janet Twigg, Campbellford, Ontario

Swift Spaghetti

Swift Spaghetti

Swift Spaghetti

Louise Miller of Westminster, Maryland adds dry onion soup mix to the water when cooking her spaghetti, then stirs in a nicely seasoned meat. "This dish has so much flavor that I'm always asked for the recipe," she shares.

Chili Chicken Strips

Chili Chicken Strips

Chili Chicken Strips

Instead of ordinary bread crumbs, seasoned crushed corn chips coat these slightly crunchy chicken fingers. If your family likes food with some zip, use the full 1-1/2 teaspoons of chili powder. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

One-Dish Spaghetti

One-Dish Spaghetti

One-Dish Spaghetti

Trudie Reed of Orange, California relies on this made-in-minutes main dish quite often. "You don't even have to precook the spaghetti," she notes. "Served with a green salad and garlic bread, it makes a quick-and-easy supper."
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