Lunch

You need quick and easy lunch recipes for school, and healthy lunch recipes for work to make on busy weeks. Don’t miss recipes for lunch at home, too!

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      BBLT Chopped Salad

      My original BLT chopped salad recipe called for lettuce. One day I didn't have any, so I substituted spinach. I ended up making some more healthy adjustments to the dish, and the rest is history! —Cindy VanBeek, Randolph, Wisconsin

      Minestrone-Style Shrimp Salad

      This shrimp salad is the perfect dish to serve as a small dinner for two. It's very light and refreshing....


      Pomegranate, Chicken and Farro Salad

      This chicken and pomegranate salad is special—simple, yet sophisticated—and never fails to win raves. I use quick-cooking farro, which takes...


      Oktoberfest Soup

      I love Oktoberfest beer and food, and I'm also a big fan of soups. I was in a bar a...


      Hot Italian Party Sandwiches

      It doesn’t get much easier, or more delicious, than this hot Italian sandwich recipe. These sandwiches are the perfect appetizer...

      Kilbourn Sandwich

      This is a fun take on a Monte Cristo. It makes a big batch, so you can stock your freezer...


      Toasted Chicken Salad Sandwiches

      I love chicken salad sandwiches. For this recipe, I use a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. The chicken is tossed...

      Brown Sugar Bacon BLT Sandwiches

      Simple BLT sandwiches are quite amazing, but when you add dill mayonnaise, avocado and brown sugar bacon, they become something...


      Lebanese Street Sandwiches

      Arayes are grilled Lebanese-style sandwiches that are stuffed with a seasoned meat mixture. They're commonly found throughout the food stalls...


      Hoisin Chicken Wraps

      My recipe was inspired by Vietnamese pork banh mi—particularly the fresh carrot, cucumber and radish topping. It has so much...


      Tandoori Masala Chicken Sandwiches

      This recipe combines spices from my Indian roots with a modern twist. If you want to add some extra heat...

      General Tso’s Chicken Sandwich with Broccoli Slaw

      I turned a classic takeout dinner into this General Tso's chicken sandwich that’s simple to make at home. We like...


      Sun-Dried Tomato Lamb Burgers

      These lamb burgers can be made the day before and refrigerated until you're ready to grill. Serve with a cool...


      Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches

      Rich and creamy pimiento cheese is a southern favorite. It makes this grilled pimiento cheese sandwich shine, especially when sweet-hot...


      Air-Fryer Chicken Taco Pockets

      We love these easy taco-flavored sandwiches made with crescent dough. They make a quick and easy lunch or supper with...


      Sloppy Joe Slider Bake

      1 review

      Ground beef is turned up a notch in these party sliders that are sure to please your crowd. I love...

      Copycat Olive Garden Soups, Salad and Breadsticks

      Olive Garden's unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks is the ultimate comfort food combo. Now you can enjoy these dishes in...


      Mango Jalapeno Sloppy Joe Sliders

      I've loved sloppy joes since I can remember. In an attempt to give them a makeover, I thought of this...


      Spicy Thai-Inspired Noodle Watermelon Salad

      Our county is famous for its fabulous Green River melons. While you won’t find this unique and refreshing salad at...


      Caprese Macaroni Salad

      1 review

      When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


      Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      1 review

      I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....


      Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

      This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


      Cubano Macaroni Salad

      2 reviews

      One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


      Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      5 reviews

      I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...

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      Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


      Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

      I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


      Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      2 reviews

      Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


      Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

      Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


      Barbecue Macaroni Salad

      My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


      Tomato Beef Barley Soup

      1 review

      When my children were young, I needed a soup that everyone would eat—something filling but also something delicious. My sons...