Updated Childhood Lunch Favorites

There are certain foods that have the power to make you feel like a kid again. One bite of pizza, grilled cheese, or macaroni and cheese, and you're back in a simpler time. Yet, while we all enjoy feeling young at heart, tastes mature over the years. Make your inner child and your grown-up taste buds happy with these seven recipes that take childhood lunch favorites and give them a grown-up makeover.

Naan Cheeseburger Pizza

Can't decide between burgers and pizza? Have both! Ready in less than 30 minutes, this easy Naan Cheeseburger Pizza gives you the best of both worlds from The Blond Cook.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Skip the box! Find out just how easy homemade macaroni and cheese can be with this yummy, ooey-gooey Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe from i heart eating.

Tomato-Avocado Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese can be so much more than bread and cheese! Give it a burst of bright flavor with the addition of tomato and avocado in this Tomato-Avocado Grilled Cheese recipe from Better Homes & Gardens.

Tequila Lime Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

Remember when nachos meant chips with cheese dip? Well forget it! Nachos get a grown-up upgrade in this easy Tequila Lime Sheet Pan Chicken Nacho recipe from The Cookie Rookie.

Mini Mexican Meatloaves

Meat loaf gets a serious flavor boost! These Mini Mexican Meatloaves are extra tasty and have just a bit of kick thanks to plenty of herbs and spices. Check out the recipe from Kate Ramos at Hola Jalapeno.

Chili-Mac Dogs

Two childhood favorites -- chili-mac and hot dogs -- meet in this deliciously over-the-top recipe that's sure to become a new favorite. Get the Chili-Mac Dog recipe from Better Homes & Gardens.

Nutella Breakfast Tarts

What is every kid's favorite part of lunch? Dessert! Make a 21st century version of this lunchbox staple with this Nutella Breakfast Tart recipe from Diethood.

More Childhood Favorites

The best chicken wings, right here. Feeding a crowd for a football game? Serve chicken wings. Hosting a movie marathon? Serve chicken wings. Date night in? Serve chicken wings. These five incredible rubs and sauces will completely change your wing game.


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