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Kids Dinner Recipes

Welcome your kids home from school with these fun kids dinner recipes, including stromboli, subs, sloppy joes, pigs in a blanket, tortillas, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, calzones, paninis, pitas, patty melts and more.

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Cheesy Bacon Burger Pizza

Cheesy Bacon Burger Pizza

Cheesy Bacon Burger Pizza

Why order out when you can have this mouthwatering pizza ready before the delivery guy shows up? And the kids can help you make it!—Vivian Taylor, Middleburg, Florida

Ozark Sloppy Joes

Ozark Sloppy Joes

Ozark Sloppy Joes

Years ago, my family operated a snack boat on Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. These popular Sloppy Joes were a hit with hungry boaters. —Michele Delanty, Sunrise Beach, Missouri

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are a favorite of adults and kids. I deviated from the traditional recipe by adding a little Southwestern spiciness. —Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Sloppy Pizza Joes

Sloppy Pizza Joes

Sloppy Pizza Joes

This recipe freezes well, so you can have a batch of Sloppy Pizza Joes on hand for an impromptu Pizza Joe party. —Charlene Easter, Milan, Illinois

Sloppy Joe Dogs

Sloppy Joe Dogs

Sloppy Joe Dogs

There are so many different ways to top a hot dog, but this tasty sloppy joe version beats them all. ‐Kimberly Wallace, Dennison, Ohio

Taco Salad Wraps

Taco Salad Wraps

Taco Salad Wraps

These flavorful southwestern wraps sent by Marlene Roberts of Moore, Oklahoma will be a hit at lunch or dinner.

Muffin Tin Pizzas

Muffin Tin Pizzas

Muffin Tin Pizzas

I just baked these mini pizzas and the kids are already demanding more. The no-cook pizza sauce and refrigerated dough make this meal a snap. —Melissa Haines, Valparaiso, Indiana

Squirmy Wormy Sandwiches

Squirmy Wormy Sandwiches

Squirmy Wormy Sandwiches

My sister and I came up with this recipe while thinking of spooky, ghoulish foods for a Halloween party. You can also serve the "worms" as an appetizer on party picks with BBQ sauce for dipping. —Diane Eaton, Campbell, California

"ABC" Sandwiches

"ABC" Sandwiches

With one bite, you'll no longer wonder why Marilyn Dick of Centralia, Missouri claims this tasty combination as her favorite. "My mom passed this recipe on to me," Marlyn writes. "I just love the combination of apple, bacon and cheddar—that's how these sandwiches got their name."

Dogs in a Sweater

Dogs in a Sweater

Dogs in a Sweater

For a new twist on an old favorite, try these skewered hot dogs wrapped with breadstick dough and baked. They're fun to dip in ketchup, mustard or ranch dressing. The dressed-up dog recipe comes kid-tested from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ham 'n' Cheese Spiders

Ham 'n' Cheese Spiders

Ham 'n' Cheese Spiders

These creepy sandwiches are sure to scare up some fun at Halloween time! Kids really enjoy eating the spider-shaped sandwiches. —Kendra Barclay, De Kalb, Illinois
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