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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.

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Sloppy Joe Calzones

Sloppy Joe Calzones

Sloppy Joe Calzones

It’s a kid-friendly Friday night with these simple calzones. Chop the onion and pepper super-fine for your really picky eaters. Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Cilantro Chicken Fajita Pizza

Cilantro Chicken Fajita Pizza

Cilantro Chicken Fajita Pizza

This pizza is packed with flavorful seasonings, but it's the cilantro that gives it the fresh burst of flavor. If you like Southwestern foods and pizza, too, this one is for you! Rebecca Clark - Warrior, AL

Hot Dog Pie

Hot Dog Pie

Hot Dog Pie

A co-worker who loves hot dogs shared this recipe with me. Baked in a purchased pastry shell, the pie is easy to assemble and is on the table in just 30 minutes. —Amy Bullis, Henryville, Pennsylvania
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One-Skillet Pasta

One-Skillet Pasta

One-Skillet Pasta

"This recipe was given to me 25 years ago and remains a family favorite. It's a simple dish with a great twist on traditional spaghetti. By cooking everything in one pot it saves time on prep and clean up." – Susan Spence, Lawrenceville, Virginia

Cheese Ravioli with Zucchini

Cheese Ravioli with Zucchini

Cheese Ravioli with Zucchini

Whipping cream lends rich flavor to the lovely sauce for this colorful medley. Field editor Maria Regakis of Somerville, Massachusetts sent the recipe.

Chicken Taco Pie

Chicken Taco Pie

Chicken Taco Pie

This is truly a family fave and is perfect for a busy night of rushing to soccer, swimming lessons or scouts. I put it together in the morning and pop it in the oven when we get home. —Karen Latimer, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ground Beef Spiral Bake

Ground Beef Spiral Bake

Ground Beef Spiral Bake

“We got this recipe from a restaurant cook who lived in the duplex beside my mother-in-law," recalls Monika Rahn of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. "It was one of his favorites. It’s easy to make, tastes just great and freezes well. Both my mother-in-law and her neighbor are gone now, but this recipe always brings back happy memories!”

Lunch Box Pizzas

Lunch Box Pizzas

Lunch Box Pizzas

It's a challenge finding lunch fare that both our children enjoy. These mini pizzas are fun to make. They pack nicely in plastic sandwich bags and travel well, so there's no mess. —Rhonda Cliett, Belton, Texas

Pizza Ring

Pizza Ring

Pizza Ring

Mom made a ring with chicken and broccoli one night. I said I’d rather have pizza. That’s how this recipe was born! —Sarah Richardson, Springdale, AR

Pizza Spaghetti

Pizza Spaghetti

Pizza Spaghetti

This recipe came to me when I saw someone dip a slice of pizza into a pasta dish. My wife and kids love it and so do my friends! —Robert Smith, Las Vegas, Nevada

Hawaiian Meatballs

Hawaiian Meatballs

Hawaiian Meatballs

Talk about one easy dish that creates an amazing sweet and sour sauce! You can serve over rice for more of a dinner-like option, but I also like to offer them as an appetizer simply served with toothpicks. —Julie Schiefer, Nappanee, Indiana
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