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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.

Tortellini Primavera

Tortellini Primavera

Tortellini Primavera

“This pared-down dish was a family favorite when my teens were still home,” recalls Tina Green in Albany, Oregon. “I could stretch it with noodles and veggies for last-minute guests. It's so tasty and easy to whip up.”

Crumb-Coated Chicken

Crumb-Coated Chicken

Crumb-Coated Chicken

"This recipe is easy enough for kids to do, and our family loves it!" writes Ginny Watson (pictured) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. A crumb coating adds savory flavor to the chicken and keeps it moist while it cooks.

Cheesy Beef Pasta

Cheesy Beef Pasta

Cheesy Beef Pasta

A satisfying supper's just 15 minutes away with this can't-miss stovetop dish. As Janalee Watkins of Vernal, Utah explains, "Four cheeses blend with the ground beef and tomatoes for a pasta entree that's rich and flavorful."
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Tasty Chicken Fingers

Tasty Chicken Fingers

Tasty Chicken Fingers

With a crispy exterior, these moist homemade chicken fingers are so simple to put together. “You can prepare them as a snack or meal in 30 minutes, and they’re always a hit,” promises Catherine Starbird of Warrenton, Virginia.

Ziti Lasagna

Ziti Lasagna

Ziti Lasagna

“Most lasagnas have too much salt and fat for me, so I came up with this version,” notes Dorothea Rickner of Rochester, New York. “It’s fairly easy to prepare and goes great with a salad and toasted garlic bread.”

Macaroni Chicken Skillet

Macaroni Chicken Skillet

Macaroni Chicken Skillet

"Our family loves this meal," relates Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. "I found the recipe on a box of pasta years ago, and I've used it a lot since." Vegetables, herbs and chicken mingle in a rich cheese sauce for the no-fuss entree.

Turkey Noodle Supper

Turkey Noodle Supper

Turkey Noodle Supper

"This was one of my favorites made by my mom when I was growing up," shares Lori Tinkler from Richland, Washington. "I lightened it up by using lean ground turkey, fat-free cream cheese, reduced-fat soup and fat-free milk. And it still tastes as good as Mom's"

Breaded Ravioli

Breaded Ravioli

Breaded Ravioli

These lightly toasted ravioli, baked instead of deep-fried, are much kinder to your waistline, Michelle Smith reports. "The homemade tomato and green pepper salsa is the best I've ever tried," she writes from Sykesville, Maryland.

Macaroni Sausage Supper

Macaroni Sausage Supper

Macaroni Sausage Supper

Joyce Clauson and her husband chase winter’s chill in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin with this hearty and delicious casserole that’s been a family favorite for decades. TIP: “Sometimes I add a few fresh mushrooms or substitute cream of celery soup and a stalk of diced celery for extra flavor and nutrition,” Joyce says. She heats up leftover soup for lunch next day.

Skillet Mac & Cheese

Skillet Mac & Cheese

Skillet Mac & Cheese

You could use salt and pepper to taste, but we don't feel it needs it. This is so simple it seems almost too easy! You'll love it and want to fix it often. Kids really go for the rich cheesy flavor. —Ann Bowers, Rockport, Texas

Stovetop Beef 'n' Shells

Stovetop Beef 'n' Shells

Stovetop Beef 'n' Shells

“I fix this supper when I'm pressed for time,” says Donna Roberts in Shumway, Illinois. “It's as tasty as it is fast. Team it with salad, bread and fruit for a comforting meal.”
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