The Country Cook: 40 Best Back-to-School Recipes

Monday, July 20, 2015

40 Best Back-to-School Recipes

A lot of kiddos will be heading back to school in a few weeks. Every school system is completely different, but around here, we don't head back until after Labor Day. Even the districts around us all get out and go back at different times. Some get out at the end of May and go back in August. Our district gets out in the middle of June and then goes back the first week of September. Either way, it all adds up to the same amount of school days. And they all go back at some point and the routine starts back up again. Even our homeschooling friends are getting lesson plans together and planning out their days and schedules. Part of our days means managing all our schedules and still manage to make dinner, help with homework and sometimes running the kiddos to their sports. 
So, I thought I would put together some simple, yummy, family-friendly meals that will make supper time a little less stressful while everyone is getting back into routine. These are all kid-approved, Momma and Dad approved meals in my house! These are all easy on your budget and are easy to throw together. Plus, many of them can be made with the help of your kids (depending on their age.) Just click on any of the photos below to take you to the recipe. Or, if you're on a mobile device, just click on the recipe name below the photo. 
Philly Cheesesteak Crescent Ring from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Meatball Lasagna from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Smothered Salisbury Steak Meatballs from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Bacon Club Baked Sliders from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Bacon Ranch French Fry Pizza from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Meatball Casserole from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken Pasta from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Boneless Buffalo Wing Potato Casserole from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Tuna Mac & Cheese Casserole from Mrs. Happy Homemaker


  1. Yet another recipe my family enjoyed, though they were a tad disappointed I left out the mushroom and onions (from your "pork chop dinner" recipe. Found your site a few years ago, but recenly began using regularly. My family now thinks I am an incredible cook........THANK YOU!!!!

  2. Awe shucks - thank you for that!! That made my day to hear - especially knowing your whole family enjoyed it! I hope you find LOTS more recipes to love!

  3. I can't wait to try some of these recipes this week. My family will be so excited!

  4. Loving these meals!!!...Is there any way to print them all at once so they can be handy right in the kitchen! Would save a ton of time pulling them up every night! I'm SO not tech savy, lol

  5. I cannot thank you enough for this post. We have tried 3 recipes this week and have LOVED each one. I am so excited to try so many more. I'm actually looking forward to making dinner every night...and that is not my norm. Thank you, THANK you, THANK YOU!!

  6. I can't wait to try some of the recipes. These recipes have the ingredient's my family loves. I have such a busy schedule these will definitely come in handy. They sound really yummy. Thank you.


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