Lunch on a Stick Recipe
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Lunch on a Stick Recipe

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It's fun to create different lunch combinations with my mom. I like to make patterns in the cheese and use a crinkle vegetable cutter. —Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • Block of cheddar or Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Cooked tortellini
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Whole wheat bread slices, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Leaf lettuce, optional
  • Sliced deli ham, cut into 1-inch strips
  • Seedless red or green grapes
  • Wooden skewers (5 to 6 inches)


  1. Cut cheese into 1/4-in. slices and then into 1-in. pieces. (Smaller pieces may break when threaded on the skewer.)
  2. Mac & Cheese on a Stick: Alternately thread cheese and tortellini on a skewer. Add grape tomatoes if desired.
  3. Ham & Cheese on a Stick: Thread bread, lettuce if desired, cheese and a ribbon of ham on a skewer. Add additional cheese and bread pieces. Hold in place with a grape or grape tomato on each end.
  4. Fruit & Cheese on a Stick: Alternately thread grapes and cheese on a skewer.
  5. Create your own Lunch on a Stick: Let children place their favorite ingredients on a stick. Yield: varies.
Originally published as Lunch on a Stick in Good Food Kids Love 2008 2008, p25

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Orbs User ID: 7287623 227282
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"Delicious! I served this will grilled corn-on-the-cob and grilled veggie chicken. Thanks, Sara, for sharing this recipe."

nanette christinsen User ID: 1617516 177466
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"Easy to make and individualize for your tastes. Huge hit at potluck."

niteshrd User ID: 3891885 164243
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013


Bhagya User ID: 6726718 180299
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013


Debbie F. User ID: 5431610 91994
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

"This recipe is simple and delicious. It is also very visually appealing. I would simply say that children should be closely supervised with the sticks."

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