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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.

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

Crispy Dill Chicken Strips

Crispy Dill Chicken Strips

Crispy Dill Chicken Strips

This is a fun dish to let the kids help you make. You can use whatever chips you have on hand...our favorite is jalapeno chips, which have an extra kick of spice. Pick any salad dressing you like, but our preference is sun-dried tomato.—Bernadette Lee Bennett, Waco, Texas

Pizza Mac & Cheese

Pizza Mac & Cheese

Pizza Mac & Cheese

What do you get when you combine macaroni and cheese with pizza fixings? This hearty family-pleasing casserole! It's easy and tasty, and my grandchildren really like it.—Nancy Porterfield, Gap Mills, West Virginia
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Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

My 3-year-old is going through a stage where he'll eat only chicken nuggets and French fries. I like to make these golden nuggets for him so I know what he's eating. They're so good, we like them, too! —Amanda Livesay, Mobile, Alabama

Barbecued Chicken-Stuffed Potatoes

Barbecued Chicken-Stuffed Potatoes

Barbecued Chicken-Stuffed Potatoes

This tasty dish combines some of my favorite things—the toppings for supreme nachos, tender chicken and the warm comfort of a baked potato. —Ellen Finger, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Chicken and Sausage Penne

Chicken and Sausage Penne

Chicken and Sausage Penne

Gather the family for a comfy-cozy dinner filled with two types of meat and a garlic-cream sauce. It's versatile, too. Sub in whatever cream soup and cheese you have on hand. —Sandra Perrin, New Iberia, Louisiana

Root Beer Glazed Chicken

Root Beer Glazed Chicken

Root Beer Glazed Chicken

My husband made some tweaks from the original recipe to suit our tastes and it was fabulous. Our 18 month-old son even loves this chicken recipe! It's the perfect way for me to get out of cooking for a night. —Stacy Kolojay, Streator, Illinois

Walking Tacos

Walking Tacos

Walking Tacos

These Walking Tacos are great for an on-the-go dinner, campfire meal or easy game night supper. The ingredients go right into the chip bags! —Beverly Matthews, Pasco, Washington

Parmesan Fish Sticks

Parmesan Fish Sticks

Parmesan Fish Sticks

I wanted a healthier approach to fish sticks and developed a baked tilapia with a slightly peppery bite. My husband and sons love the crispy coating. —Candy Summerhill, Alexander, AR

Quick Shepherd's Pie

Quick Shepherd's Pie

Quick Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is great with leftover homemade mashed potatoes, but it’s tasty with ready-made mashed potatoes from the grocery store, too —Jennifer Early, East Lansing, Michigan

BBQ & Ranch Chicken Pizza

BBQ & Ranch Chicken Pizza

BBQ & Ranch Chicken Pizza

I was looking for something different for the kids and came up with this pizza. The kids loved it and so did my friends. —Sue Sitler, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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