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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.

Pepper Patties

Pepper Patties

Pepper Patties

Bring the season's taste inside by fixing beef burgers and colorful peppers. The serving suggestions are many-present them on a bead of hot cooked noodles for a hearty dinner, alone for a lighter meal of on bread as a open-faced sandwich.

Bubble Pizza

Bubble Pizza

Bubble Pizza

A top-ranked food with teens, pizza can quickly quell a growling tummy! Jo Groth of Plainfield, Iowa says, "This recipe has a no-fuss crust made from refrigerated biscuits. For a jazzed-up version, add favorite toppings."

Kids Love It Casserole

Kids Love It Casserole

Kids Love It Casserole

I haven't found any child yet who doesn't gobble up this dish. It combines spaghetti-like ingredients plus nutritious spinach—which they never detect!—Lou Monger, Richmond, Virginia
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Circle-O Skillet Supper

Circle-O Skillet Supper

Circle-O Skillet Supper

Anna Mayer of Fort Branch, Indiana promises this quick-to-fix macaroni and hot dog combination will please kids of all ages." "Our grandchildren love it, and I like it because we can make it together with things I have on hand."

Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Pizza

Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Pizza

Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast? Kids of all ages will love making—and munching—this hearty meal-in-one made with convenient crescent rolls and frozen hash browns. It's even great for camping! —Rae Truax, Mattawa, Washington

Franks 'n' Beans Supper

Franks 'n' Beans Supper

Franks 'n' Beans Supper

Your hungry clan will clean their plates when you serve this creamy concoction from Marline Muckenhirn of Delano, Minnesota. Hot dogs, green beans, potatoes and bacon combine to make a hearty meal.

Dinner in a Bag

Dinner in a Bag

Dinner in a Bag

When it comes to convenience, Darlene Brenden has dinner in the bag. The Salem, Oregon cook measures dry noodles and a mixture of spices into separate plastic bags, then stores them in a paper bag with canned stewed tomatoes. This "pantry kit" gives her family a head start on a hearty meal. "Since I work late occasionally," she says, "they just have to brown ground beef, and soon dinner is simmering."

Beefy Noodle Bake

Beefy Noodle Bake

Beefy Noodle Bake

Cream-style corn adds a touch of sweetness to the overall spicy flavor of this filling and flavorful ground beef casserole. "Use whatever amount of chili powder suits your family's tastes," suggests Edith Betz of Ethel, Louisiana.

Snowman Party Stew

Snowman Party Stew

Snowman Party Stew

Youngsters will dig right into this playful potato-topped pie, loaded with ground beef and vegetables. The dashing details are easy to add after baking.

Tender Chicken Nuggets

Tender Chicken Nuggets

Tender Chicken Nuggets

"I came up with this recipe for our son, who likes the fried chicken nuggets we get at a fas-food restaurant," writes Linda Keller of Jonesboro, Arkansas. "These tender chunks of chicken with a tasty cornflake, coating are fun to make---and eat."

Heart's Desire Pizza

Heart's Desire Pizza

Heart's Desire Pizza

Valentines of all ages will have a delightful time sprinkling these fun heart-shaped personal pizzas with whatever tasty toppings their hearts desire. -Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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