Back to School Recipes

Make back to school meals stress-free with easy recipes for breakfast on-the-go, brown bag lunches, after school snacks, and quick dinners.

Community Picks

Turkey Wraps

Rating: 4.5 stars 123
These light and tasty wraps are great for lunch, or slice them smaller and they make wonderful party appetizers or great little after-school snacks.

Back-to-School Cookies

Rating: 5 stars 2
I made these cookies for the first time when my oldest daughter started kindergarten and now I have to bake them every year when it's time for 'back to school!'
By barbara

School Lunch Bagel Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
This sandwich mixes the goodness of bagels with the crunch of dill pickles. I came up with this sandwich for my son who loves bagels and cream cheese but I felt his favorite needed something extra to really make it a lunch. This is kid-tested good, and you can alter the veggies according to what your child likes.

Best Easy Breakfasts for Back to School

Start the new school year on a healthful, delicious note.
By Kimberly Holland

Cheesy-Crust Skillet Pizza

Rating: 4.5 stars 46
If you refrain from grain, but can't go without've got to try this version with a 1-ingredient crust made just from cheese.

18 Trade-Proof School Lunch Ideas

Rather than sticking to the same ol' squished PB&J, try these easy homemade school lunch recipes.
By Karla Walsh

Lunch Box Hot Hot Dogs

Rating: 5 stars 90
When the kids need a break from sandwiches, why not send them with a hot hot dog to warm their bellies before going out to play? This recipe explains how to keep the hot dogs warm.

Breakfast Cups

Rating: 4.5 stars 148
This is a good way to get the morning going. Just give yourself about an hour. They are filling and versatile. Kids can also help some.

A Month of Easy Back-to-School Dinners

Check out these delicious, fast, and easy meals that will satisfy everyone on your crew.
By Stacey Ballis

School Lunchroom Cafeteria Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 291
These rolls are JUST like the ones the cafeteria ladies make in the school lunch rooms! My 8-year-old daughter loves the cafeteria rolls and said my recipe was even better! You can't mess these up! They are super easy and everyone will want the recipe. We eat the leftovers for breakfast or put cheese and turkey in warmed rolls for a quick lunch!

Banana Oat Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 1557
Delicious moist muffins filled with banana and oats, perfect for breakfast.

Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 1696
Rich, creamy mac and cheese casserole with a buttery, crisp panko topping.

Inspiration and Ideas

Best Bus-Stop Breakfasts
These grab-and-go muffins, bars, and wraps will be a hit with the whole family.
Emily's Excellent Taco Casserole
Rating: Unrated 219
This is a super speedy dinner I like to make when it is getting late and I haven't cooked yet. Chili, corn chips and cheese are topped with lettuce and tomato.
Fresh Tomato Soup
Rating: 4.5 stars 1699

This simple, quick and easy recipe for homemade fresh tomato soup is perfect to make when tomatoes are ripe in gardens and farmers' markets.