45 Back to School Recipe Ideas
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
45 Back to School recipe ideas are gathered here for you to peruse for your Back to School meal planning.
Late August and early September mean it’s time for thinking about back to school. And this is certainly a weird year for it.
Whether you will need to think about foods for brown bag lunches on the move or easy meals suitable for studying from home, recipes that kids will enjoy will be absolutely a must.
Starting with breakfasts to give the kids energy to be able to think and absorb all those educational thoughts, to lunches, snacks, and easy dinners, recipes that keep the family enthusiastic about meals and save time are the demand.
Grabbing breakfast on the run couldn’t be easier when armed with an electric sandwich maker and a few quick and simple ingredients.
Moist and spicy apple muffins have the flavors of autumn.
Crunchy bits of oats, pecans and craisins perfect for after school snacking or topping creamy yogurt.
Great stir-in for your favorite hot breakfast cereal.
Breakfast muffins made with Lucky Charms cereal put a smile on every child’s face.
Crispy Hawaiian style egg rolls filled with bacon and egg fried rice.
Healthy breakfast pancakes made with whole grain oat flour and rolled oats and honey.
~Lunches & Dinners~
Homemade chicken noodle soup made from a whole chicken, noodles and a mirepoix of vegetables with savory herbs are food for the soul.
Instant Pot Beef Tacos have a delicious ground beef filling that cooks up in just minutes from a frozen state using your electric pressure cooker.
An All-American mixture of macaroni, beef and tomatoes in an easy comfort food meal.
This family favorite is simple to make, even on a weeknight.
Delicious sloppy joes are the comfort food sandwiches that satisfied the kid inside of each and every one of us.
Savory beef and bean burritos stuffed with crunchy Cheetos make the perfect Tex-Mex treat.
A deli-style favorite, this creamy cheddar cheese soup has bits of healthy broccoli added.
Instant Pot Spaghetti takes lean ground beef and some easy scratch ingredients to cook up a delicious pasta meal in minutes using your pressure cooker.
Homemade soup with great soulful flavor.
The Manhattan hot shot, aka open face roast beef sandwich, is real comfort food.
Beef and tomato macaroni soup is a comforting take on a family favorite pasta dish, all inside the soup bowl, just in time for autumn weather.
Back to School can be old-school with new tricks as classic sloppy joes tucked inside Rhodes dough for a tasty calzone with cheddar cheese dipping sauce.
Classic meatloaf with Tomato Sauce
A childhood favorite like spaghettios for kids of all ages.
Mushroom Pizza Grilled Cheese combines sauteed mushrooms, pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese between two buttery, crispy slices of grilled sourdough bread.
A simple version of the traditional canned Campbell’s tomato soup from childhood.
Tender beef from the crock pot or slow cooker, tossed with barbecue sauce on buns.
Retro version of the comfort-food meatball dish.
Tuna noodle casserole can be easy to put together on any given weeknight without using canned soups with a few regular pantry ingredients.
Vegetable beef soup is so easy to make for the slow cooker or crock pot, chock full of stew beef, healthy vegetables and a tomato broth.
Wholesome apples on toast with cookie butter and granola satisfy the hungriest students after school.
Totally portable, these 7-layer Dip cups with healthy Omega 3’s and flax oil are your secret weapon to healthy eating for the kids.
Light and delicate dip for apples, without the heaviness of peanut butter. Perfect for both after-school snacks and nighttime refrigerator raids.
Healthy Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups are a very healthy, low-carb snack you can throw together in about one minute!
Warm gooey caramel dip with crisp apple slices makes the perfect Autumn treat.
Quesadillas are really quite simple to make, no more complicated than making yourself a grilled cheese sandwich. And the sauce is really quite easy.
Perfectly wonderful with the flavors of apple and autumn, this banana bread is another good reason to buy extra of those yellow fruits at the market.
Crispy treat bars with peanut butter and chopped nuts are extra special.
Ruler-shaped cut out cookies with a hint of banana flavor.
Effortless and delicious apple dessert, not really a cake at all…
Moist spice cookies with applesauce, oats, raisins, apple bits, and walnuts.
Amish pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are moist pumpkin cakes in brownie-type form, dressed for autumn with festive candies and sprinkles.
Crisp peanut butter cookies with hints of pumpkin, spice and Autumn.
Deep dark chocolate brownies have intense flavor perfection that eclipses all other brownie recipes.
Old-Fashioned apple fritters chock full of chunks of Envy apples make a wonderful breakfast or dessert treat for autumn.
Lighter in calories and fat, this cinnamon filled Bundt cake is sure to please anyone watching their waistline.
Moist oatmeal cake-like cookie bars filled with spiced apples.
Harvest pumpkin layer cake is moist and spicy with walnuts, apple butter spread and butterscotch buttercream for an over the top dessert.
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