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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.

Parmesan Chicken Patties

Parmesan Chicken Patties

Parmesan Chicken Patties

"I have three young children, so I rely on meals that are quick and easy," relates Renee DePriest of Harrisburg, Illinois. These tender patties with pasta, spaghetti sauce and cheese are family-pleasers and simple enough for kids to help prepare.

Mock Chicken Legs

Mock Chicken Legs

Mock Chicken Legs

When I was young, my mother made this recipe for us. Recently, I was going through her cookbook collection and found it. Now I make this tasty, fun appetizer for my own family and enjoy mixing the old memories with new ones. —Jeanne Herda, Burnsville, Minnesota

Garden Ham 'n' Noodles

Garden Ham 'n' Noodles

Garden Ham 'n' Noodles

"This blend of ingredients makes a very filling and comforting dish," writes Adena Foster of Kernersville, North Carolina. "I especially like to make it in summer when there's an abundance of fresh zucchini and carrots."
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Favorite Baked Spaghetti

Favorite Baked Spaghetti

Favorite Baked Spaghetti

This yummy spaghetti casserole will be requested again and again for potlucks and family gatherings. It's especially popular with my grandchildren, who just love all the cheese. —Louise Miller, Westminster, Maryland

Tomato Chicken Penne

Tomato Chicken Penne

Tomato Chicken Penne

"I love how fast this creamy dish is to prepare," says Glencoe, Minnesota's Cynthia Ettel. "My whole family enjoys it. Substitute shrimp, sausage or even sliced pepperoni for the chicken."

Chili Dog Spaghetti

Chili Dog Spaghetti

Chili Dog Spaghetti

"On a warm summer day when I didn't feel like heating the oven, I created this recipe," recalls Karen Fehr. The Fairbury, Illinois cook uses leftover hot dogs, convenient canned items and shredded cheese to prepare her quick main dish.

Beefy Shells and Cheese

Beefy Shells and Cheese

Beefy Shells and Cheese

Louise Graybiel, of Toronto, Ontario writes of her Beefy Shells and Cheese, “Boxed macaroni and cheese, store-bought salsa and canned beans make this kid-pleaser a snap to fix!” For a bonus, Louise likes to add shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese to the dish for extra-cheesy fun!

Flavorful Chicken Marinara for Two

Flavorful Chicken Marinara for Two

Flavorful Chicken Marinara for Two

Flavorful chicken boasts a creamy filling in this suppertime standout from Danielle Rogers of Greer, South Carolina.

Ravioli with Sausage

Ravioli with Sausage

Ravioli with Sausage

My family loves this dish—it's on our menu at least once a month. It's easy to double for large crowds...just keep it warm in a slow cooker. I usually serve the ravioli with green beans amandine and garlic bread.—Krendi Ford, Belleville, Michigan

Garlic Chicken Penne

Garlic Chicken Penne

Garlic Chicken Penne

All it takes is four ingredients and 20 minutes to have this hearty dish from Anne Nock of Avon Lake, OH ready for the table. Chicken, snap peas and pasta star in this dish, and the garlicky sauce ties it all together nicely.

Pizza Parlor Pasta

Pizza Parlor Pasta

Pizza Parlor Pasta

In Nashua, Iowa, Shelley Pimlott offers garlic bread and a tossed green salad alongside this cheesy dish. "It reminds me of a pasta specialty at a popular pizza parlor," she writes.
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