Tasty School Lunch Sandwiches

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Is your child tired of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches day in and day out? Sure they’re fine once in awhile. But why not try something new in your child’s lunch sack? Mix it up with one or more of these delicious sandwich recipes. He or she will be the talk of the playground!

5 Tasty School Lunch Sandwiches

             
  • Tomato Sandwich with Parsley or Basil

                   

    Simple and light, you’ll want to pack enough to share.

                 

             

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    Paula’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

                   

    Step your child’s peanut butter sandwich up a notch or two!

                 

             

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    Jamie’s Chicken Salad Sandwich

                   

    Jamie’s chicken salad recipe is a favorite in his family, and it can be in yours too.

                 

             

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    Bobby’s Pimento Cheese Sandwich

                   

    Pimento cheese has long been a staple in Southern sandwiches. And the best part? It’s super easy to make!

                 

             

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    Barbecue Meatloaf

                   

    This hearty meatloaf recipe is perfect when put between two slices of bread. Spread with a little mayonnaise for something extra tasty.

                 

             

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i wish you were back on tv

By dale Bartlett on August 16, 2013

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Hi Paula, we appreciate your wonderful recipes and want to tell you that we believe in you. Hugs, RoseMarie

By RoseMarie Smith on August 16, 2013

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I miss watching u every day. I have so many of ur recipes written down from watching u. Dream of one day owning a kitchen like urs. Thank you for ur inspiring meal ideas.

By kelly lober on July 16, 2013

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PAULA I LOVE YOUR SHOW AND YOU HAVE TWO OF THE NICEST SON'S I LOVE YOUR COOKING AD I THANK YOU ARE LOOKING VERY PRETTY I KNOW YOU ARE MUCH HEALTHER KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND KEEP UP WITH THE GREAT SHOWS

By LOUEVA M DAVIS on October 17, 2012

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I have to tell you this funny story. I am a true Southerner through and through and could not be prouder of it. In looking at Bobby's Pimneto Cheese....I love pimento cheese and being from Roanoke, grew up on it, my Mother used to make ours homemade. Sooo good...well I moveed to N. VA. many years ago around Wash. D. C. and went into the grocery store looking for pimento cheese in those containers you know.....and I could not find any...so I asked a young person at the check out...did they not have any pimento chesse. and their expression changed very little...that blank stare...deer in the headlights look....and I said ...you know pimneto cheese it comes in the comtainer and is usually in the dairy or cheese section...and they said...what is pimento cheese? Can you believe it?...I explained it was creamy with cheese and mayo probably with pimentos and I like a little sweetness in mine a bit of sweet pickle relish or chopped sweet pickles...finally they got pimento cheese in N. VA...and of course I am back in Southern VA. now...and it is readily available if you do not want to make your own....but our own is always much better....thanks for sharing. Love you guys. Suzanne Byrd - a True fan.

By Suzanne Byrd on September 20, 2012

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I luv u Paula Deen!!!

By Kate on September 04, 2011

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I love all your recipes and would love to have your cookbooks but am unable to buy them as i have no income to do that. But i still do try too use the ones that i can copy of your page.

By janice abbott on August 28, 2011

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I have made the pimento cheese and found it very good.

By mamatutu on August 21, 2011

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Paula, Everyday I have To make my six year old grandson pimento cheese sandwiches for his school lunch using Bobby's recipe. Thank you many many times for sharing that delicious recipe. Sandra

By Sandra Bridgerd on August 21, 2011

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Oh Paula those all look so good your making this Polish gal so hungry!! by the way my own son loved it when i made him party subs and cut them in half ! with all the fixings and provolone cheese ,salami,deli meat and tomatoes,shredded lettuce etc...oh using the french breads and sliced it half!!

By linda welling on August 21, 2011

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Wow...are you still allowed to send peanut butter to schools? It is completely band in Canada - no schools allow any nut products. It makes things a bit difficult when you have a picky eater that just happens to love all nuts and seeds. Love your recipes, Niki

By Niki on August 21, 2011

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Hi Paula! Great article! I am always having trouble figuring out what to send my son for school lunches. They are not allowed to bring anything with nuts, and on top of that.. my son is on a low sodium diet because of his heart. I am finding it extremely difficult to come up with fun sandwich ideas that don't involve peanut butter or too much sodium. Do you have any ideas that could help me? Anything is greatly appreciated! Thank you.

By Vicki on August 21, 2011

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well i think they need some more selections too and no kid is gonna eat a sandwhich with that huge piece of onion on it

By Linda Garner on August 21, 2011

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Paula you are my hero. I'm so proud of the way you put that arrogant Yankee Carpetbagger in his place. From one southern girl to another- "You Go Girl". He wouldn't know good cooking if it flew up and hit him square in the face. He'd better watch his P's & Q's. You've got couple of big ole son's who could easily open up a can of woop a$$ on him. Love you Paula.

By Anonymous on August 19, 2011

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WE WISH WE HAD A RETAURANTS HERE.RELLY GOOD RECIPES .

By TAMMY ALLMON on August 16, 2011

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How about a recipe for a better world? My friend, an AWESOME, teacher, posted this and who better to share with moms and kids of America but you! Special request to all kids returning to school in the next few days: If you see someone who is struggling to make friends or being bullied because he/she doesn't have many friends or because they are shy or not as pretty or not dressed in the most "in" clothes -PLEASE step up. Say hi or at least smile at them in the hallway. You never know what that person might be facing outside of school. Your kindness might just make a BIG difference in someone's life! PLEASE RE-POST FOR OUR CHILDREN

By Shelley Prati on August 16, 2011

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I love this post and the recipes, how about a post geared towards homeschooling southern moms and easy delicious breakfast and lunch recipes for their hectic and beautiful days?

By karen rodriguez on August 16, 2011

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
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Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
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