These are super fun “taco” sandwiches for an awesome back to school lunch idea. Kids absolutely love our fun shaped sandwich with all their favorite filings.

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Back to School Taco Sandwiches

Using round cut-outs, we create these adorable little taco shaped sandwiches and are not only super cute, but super tasty too. When the bread is folded over, it mimics the taco shell and thus, these inspired sandwiches. They’re so much fun, it’s going to be easy to get kids to eat all of their lunch and they might ask for extras too. School lunches don’t have to be boring and there possibilities are endless when you’re making these sandwiches.

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Ideas for Taco Sandwich

There’s so many delicious ideas for your kids. You can fill them with everyones favorite peanut butter and jelly, along with some fresh fruit in the middle.

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Other ideas are ham and cheese. Shredded lettuce and tomato really make it look like a taco!

Back to School Taco Sandwiches Kids Lunch Ideas on a plate

Turkey, cheddar and apple is an outstanding taco sandwich and everyone loves an egg salad! We ate tons of these!

Back to School Taco Sandwiches Kids Lunch Ideas on a plate

Egg Salad Taco Sandwiches on a plate


And if you want to keep the crust on the sandwich, you can do so like they did here.

Make School Awesome!

Add a little fun and style to school lunches and more:

Stephen Joseph Lunch Pals – Unicorns, Butterflies, Frogs, Foxes… These insulated lunch pals are so cute!
Bentgo Kids Bento-style Lunchbox – Portioned out for kids sizes (age 3-7). Leak-proof, durable, and adorable. Plus they’re a proud supporter of Feed the Children non-profit.
Thermos Novelty Soft Lunch Kits – The R2 is super cool, plus it makes R2 sounds. These insulated lunch kits also come in Minions, Hello Kitty, firetrucks, Barbie, Wookies and more!  

ZIPIT Beast Lunch Box – Sturdy, light, insulated and machine washable. These Wildlings will watch over their lunch making sure nothing gets squished. They also have glass cases, pencil, and other storage cases.
Round Cutter Set – Don’t forget your cutter set to make the “taco” sandwiches! Heavy Duty stainless, these nesting cutters are great!
Lone Cone Insulated Fabric Lunchboxes – Super cute patterns from the campfire critters, to hungry fairies, unicorns, food army men, snack-o-saurases and more.
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Back-to-School “Taco” Sandwiches

Have fun with these taco sandwiches. We've laid out ingredients for different sandwich ideas, so have a blast because the possibilities are endless!
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  • 1 slice (1 slice) sandwich bread

For PB&J's

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) jam or jelly
  • fresh diced berries

For Ham & Cheese

  • 1 slice (1 slice) American cheese
  • 1 slice (1 slice) ham
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) mustard

For Turkey Cheddar Apple

  • some (5 some) shredded lettuce
  • diced tomato
  • 1 slice (1 slice) turkey
  • 1 slice (1 slice) cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices (4 slices) apple


  • Cut the bread into a circle shape using a very large circle cutter or lip of a large cup/bowl that fits the bread.  Push down to cut out the round shape.
  • Lightly flatten the round bread with a rolling pin.
  • For the PB&J: Spread peanut butter and jelly for the PB&J sandwich. Gently fold the sandwich and add the fresh fruit.
  • For the Ham and Cheese: Add a little mustard or mayo to the bread. Lay a slice of American cheese and ham. Gently fold the sandwich and fill with some shredded lettuce and diced tomato.
  • For the Turkey-Cheddar-Apple: Add a little mustard or mayo to the bread. Lay a slice of the turkey and cheddar cheese. Gently fold the sandwich and fill with the apple slices.
  • Check out our other popular sandwich fillings for these taco sandwiches: avocado egg salad, bacon egg salad, Tuna salad, and Avocado Tuna Salad.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 311kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 952mg, Potassium: 80mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 198IU, Calcium: 284mg, Iron: 1mg

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This recipe was originally published in 201720 and re-published in 2021 with updated ideas.