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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    Muffuletta Wellingtons

    This recipe is inspired by the muffuletta, a sandwich originating in New Orleans made with deli meat and olive salad. These are snack-sized sandwiches with all the goodness of a muffuletta baked inside pizza dough. You can substitute the meats for your favorites, like turkey or roast beef. —Chelsea Madren, Fullerton, California

    Muffuletta

    Muffuletta, which originated in New Orleans, is named after the round, crusty Sicilian loaf of bread it's traditionally served on....


    Pressure-Cooker Andouille Lentil Chili

    1 review

    This recipe has been in my family for a number of years, and it's still a hit today. The smoky...


    Air-Fryer Shrimp Po’Boys

    2 reviews

    My husband loves crispy coconut shrimp and po'boys, so I combined them with a spicy remoulade and voila! This air-fryer...


    Spicy Cajun Potato Salad

    7 reviews

    Here in Louisiana we have a lot of get-togethers, and if you want your dish to be chosen over all...

    Cornbread Salad for Two

    Looking for a tasty way to use up extra corn bread? Give this change-of-pace salad with vegetables and bacon a...


    Lima Bean Okra Soup

    3 reviews

    This soup's unique flavor comes from the wonderful combination of allspice, okra, tomatoes, corn, pepper and cloves. Every serving is...

    Cajun Beef Burgers

    1 review

    Flavor abounds in these hefty Cajun Beef Burgers, spiked with bits of veggies and Cajun seasoning. A creamy mayonnaise and...


    Sausage & Chicken Gumbo

    3 reviews

    This recipe for classic southern comfort food was the first thing I ever cooked for my girlfriend. It was simple...


    Curry Chicken Croissants

    1 review

    This recipe is from an employee's family collection. We serve it on a fresh-baked croissant with green leafy lettuce.—Merrilee Diers,...


    Green Bean Potato Salad

    Meet the Cook: I have a taste for beans and find them a great companion to potatoes. A versatile side...

    Save-the-Day Soup

    1 review

    "I created this pureed vegetable soup from what was left in the refrigerator before we went on an extended vacation,"...


    Gumbo Joes

    3 reviews

    The guys in our family like to spoon the zesty beef filling over both halves of the roll and eat...


    Cornbread Salad

    This recipe appeared in our local newspaper years ago. I adapted the recipe to suit our tastes. My husband, Ron,...


    Southern Vegetable Soup

    3 reviews

    This chunky, vegetable-filled soup is a surefire way to warm up those cold winter nights. —Christy Hinrichs, Parkville, Missouri


    Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Ham

    3 reviews

    "Even people who don't care for black-eyed peas will enjoy this hearty meatless soup," promises Donna Ambrose, Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania....

    Black-Eyed Pea Soup

    1 review

    Since we raise our own pigs, I like to use ground pork in this zesty soup. But I've used ground...


    Red Bean Vegetable Soup

    3 reviews

    Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with beans...


    Zesty Cajun Burgers

    3 reviews

    Experimentation is what makes cooking fun and exciting. I'm especially proud of the original recipe for these burgers.—Ron Treadaway, Acworth,...


    Crisp Cornbread Salad

    3 reviews

    "My family loves this cool crisp medley," reports Martha Spears of Lenoir, North Carolina. "It's a unique treatment for extra...


    Blackened Pork Caesar Salad

    1 review

    When I cook, the goal is to have enough leftovers for lunch the next day. This Caesar with pork has...


    Fiesta Sweet Potato Soup

    3 reviews

    Here’s a simple soup with plenty of taste and just a little heat. Loaded with Sweet potatoes, black beans and...


    Five-Bean Soup

    1 review

    One of my family's favorite soups, this tasty recipe was one I discovered years ago. Served with a salad and...


    Pork and Spinach Salad

    My family enjoys picnics anytime of year—especially in the spring. To get in the mood for warmer weather, I serve...

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    Cajun Vegetables

    1 review

    Baby corn would give nice variety and a different look.


    Spinach Po’boys

    1 review

    I came across this recipe when I lived and worked in New Orleans, where po’boys are very popular. This meatless...


    Crowd-Pleasin’ Muffuletta

    1 review

    A garlic-olive paste is the delicious difference in this hearty make-ahead sandwich. —Jeannie Yee, Fremont, California


    Blackened Chicken Salad

    2 reviews

    "I'm always in need of quick recipes," says Tanya Brady from Montague, Michigan. "I like to serve this healthy salad...


    Gumbo Sloppy Joes

    6 reviews

    Just a few ingredients, including a can of chicken gumbo soup, are needed for this variation on sloppy joe sandwiches....


    Chunky Chicken Veggie Soup

    Catering to a Christmas crowd or a huddle of hungry Super Bowl fans? Try this hot savory soup loaded with...