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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.

Creamy Corned Beef Casserole

Creamy Corned Beef Casserole

Creamy Corned Beef Casserole

My family really enjoys the flavor of corned beef so I invented this casserole. It is so easy to whip up and your family will love it. —BM Overland, Park, Kansas

Microwave Tuna Casserole

Microwave Tuna Casserole

Microwave Tuna Casserole

My family digs into this moist, flavorful tuna casserole. Crisp celery along with zucchini and tomato give it a fresh twist. When I get home from work and we have to be somewhere else in 90 minutes, this is the recipe I rely on.

Lunch Box Pizzas

Lunch Box Pizzas

Lunch Box Pizzas

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

Taco Dogs

Taco Dogs

A taco shell makes a good holder for a hot dog dressed up with a tasty combination of baked beans and cheese. "When our children were young, they asked for this meal at least once a week," remembers Kat Thompson of Prineville, Oregon.

Chicken in a Haystack

Chicken in a Haystack

Chicken in a Haystack

"This is probably one of the quickest meals in my recipe file and a wonderful way to please picky eaters," shares Helle Watson of Thornton, Colorado. Youngsters will love "stacking" their favorite toppings over this creamy chicken and rice combo.

Microwave Mac 'n' Cheese

Microwave Mac 'n' Cheese

Microwave Mac 'n' Cheese

My family prefers homemade macaroni and cheese over the kind you get out of the box. This recipe is an easy way to keep them happy. Whenever we have a family get-together, I bring this comforting dish. Its "from scratch" taste can't be beat. -Linda Gingrich, Freeburg, Pennsylvania

Chili Spaghetti

Chili Spaghetti

Chili Spaghetti

My husband often requested that his grandma make this dish.—Pam Thompson, Girard, Illinois

Scalloped Potatoes 'n' Franks

Scalloped Potatoes 'n' Franks

Scalloped Potatoes 'n' Franks

"This kid-pleasing combination was requested often when our children were young," assures Sandra Scheirer of Mertztown, Pennsylvania. "Now that they're grown, they like to make it for their families because it doesn't require any fancy ingredients."

Chicken Egg Pie

Chicken Egg Pie

Chicken Egg Pie

"My son, Will, has been making this breakfast quiche since he was 5," reports Judy Bedell from their ranch near San Miguel, California. "He thought quiche was a funny name and said it should be named 'chicken egg pie', which is what we've called it ever since."

Confetti Spaghetti

Confetti Spaghetti

Confetti Spaghetti

It's not uncommon for folks to go back for second helpings of this hearty main dish when I share it at church potluck suppers. The combination of ground beef, noodles, cheese and a zippy tomato sauce is a crowd-pleaser. —Katherine Moss, Gaffney, South Carolina

Franks N Cabbage

Franks N Cabbage

Franks N Cabbage

Getting my kids to eat cabbage is a challenge, so I dress it up with this recipe. The kids like the franks and the creamy, mild mustard sauce. It's an easy, fun meal for the whole family.—Precious Owens, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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