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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.

Sausage-Stuffed Shells

Sausage-Stuffed Shells

Sausage-Stuffed Shells

“I wanted to make manicotti one day but was out of the noodles,” says Lori Daniels of Beverly, West Virginia. “So I came up with this recipe, using jumbo shells instead. They were much easier to work with.”

Macaroni Scramble

Macaroni Scramble

Macaroni Scramble

This quick-and-easy dinner from Patty Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania has all the pasta, cheese, meat and sweet tomato sauce that make for a family-pleasing classic. Serve with a green salad and crusty French bread for a sure-fire hit.

Italian Sausage With Spaghetti

Italian Sausage With Spaghetti

Italian Sausage With Spaghetti

"A restaurant owner in my hometown of St. Germain, Wisconsin gave me this recipe," says Sue Kessro. "I've made bigger batches for company several time, and I'm always asked for the recipe."
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Chicken Noodle Dinner

Chicken Noodle Dinner

Chicken Noodle Dinner

Helen Higgins warms friends and family in Halifax County, Nova Scotia with her fast and flavorful stir-fry blend of chicken, veggies and noodles. TIP: Round out the meal with a crusty loaf of French bread.

Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Kathy Bence from Edmonds, Washington always gets asked for a copy of this family-pleasing recipe. The hearty meatless main dish - a combination of spaghetti and lasagna ingredients - is cheese and well seasoned with a creamy tomato sauce.

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Lean turkey sausage links spice up this hearty sauce that turns pasta into a splendid main dish. "I blend a cup of the sauce for my young son, so there are no chunks of vegetables, and he loves it," says Laurinda Johnston, a field editor in Belchertown, Massachusetts.

Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Grandma "Sini" would make these meatballs for our traditional spaghetti dinner every Sunday. They freeze well, so bake an extra batch when time allows. Then combine with your favorite homemade or purchased sauce and serve over pasta.

Sloppy Joe Supper

Sloppy Joe Supper

Sloppy Joe Supper

Here's an easy way to serve up the flavor of sloppy joes in a one-dish dinner. It's great to come home to aroma of this flavorful entree simmering in the slow cooker. —Karla Wiederholt, Cuba City, Wisconsin

Favorite Hamburger Noodle Bake

Favorite Hamburger Noodle Bake

Favorite Hamburger Noodle Bake

This is an old family favorite I made when my boys were growing up. There were never any leftovers.—Patricia Teller, Lewiston, Idaho

Barbecued Ham 'n' Peaches

Barbecued Ham 'n' Peaches

Barbecued Ham 'n' Peaches

Wrap up Barbecued Ham ‘n’ Peaches in individual foil packets for a main dish that’s both sweet and savory in every bite. “You can substitute canned ham or slices of lean Canadian bacon, if you wish,” notes Cornelia Whiteway of Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Creamy Ham 'n' Macaroni

Creamy Ham 'n' Macaroni

Creamy Ham 'n' Macaroni

The original comfort food, macaroni and cheese gets a makeover with the addition of cubed ham and grated Parmesan. Kids will love it! —Christy Looper, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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