6 Mini sandwich meals perfect for kids

Sep 1, 2012 at 4:27 a.m. ET

Mini sandwiches must have been designed with kids in mind. Of course, they are perfect finger foods for parties, but they are also perfectly sized for little hands, mouths and tummies.

Turkey slider

Here are our top six mini sandwich meals that are tested and approved by moms and kids.

Turkey sliders

A wonderful alternative to burgers, our cheddar-stuffed turkey sliders can actually be made with ground turkey or ground chicken. Since they don't require much prep or cook time, this simple dish could easily become a new family favorite in no time.

Tyson Mini chicken sandwiches®

Just heat and eat the new Tyson® Mini Chicken Sandwiches for a quick mini-meal that will keep your kids fueled up through homework and playtime. Chicken patties come fully cooked and stacked between fresh bakery rolls, so they are perfect for busy kids (and parents) on the go. You can pick them up with or without cheese, too, so you're sure to have a crowd pleaser on your hands when they are stocked in the freezer.

Stuffed mini-pitas

Stuffing mini pitas when making sandwiches for dinner is another great on-the-go option because they travel so well. Stuff with chicken salad or egg salad for a more traditional approach, or make a pita-style not-so-sloppy joe. Stuff with salad and cheese for a fresh, vegetarian option. Any way to slice it, these mini-sandwiches are sure to please!

Baked ham and cheese rolls

Try our four ingredient recipe for these small, baked sandwiches. Simple to make and so delicious, they are an ooey gooey kid-pleaser! These rolls are typically made with pizza dough, but if you don't have any around, crescent roll dough and biscuit dough will also work and taste great! Make them Hawaiian-style by adding a little pineapple. Or substitute turkey for ham, if you prefer it.

Bite-sized peanut butter and jelly

Make a pint-sized version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for your favorite half-pint. Instead of using sandwich bread, make your PB&J on English muffins. Mix things up with these peanut butter variations:

  • Replace jelly with thinly sliced apples, strawberries or banana with honey.
  • Top peanut butter with marshmallow fluff for a dessert-style sandwich.
  • Or if you're feeling really adventurous, harness your inner-Elvis and try topping your peanut butter and banana sandwich with bacon and cheese.

Mini grilled cheese sandwiches

Mini grilled cheese sandwiches make a great sleepover snack or meal on a rainy evening when paired with a cup of creamy, tomato soup. Create a miniature take on a classic grilled cheese by grilling up whole wheat bread strips with American cheese to make grilled nibblers. It's a great dish to make when you're short on time and ingredients! Get creative with different flavors by changing up your cheese. Try Gouda, brie or Havarti and throw in a few slices of pear or apple. Instead of sandwich bread, pick up mini loaves of French or rye. Make a mini-Italian with mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil and use olive oil to toast your bread instead of butter.

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