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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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    Open-Faced Bratwurst Sandwiches with Beer Gravy

    1 review

    A nod to both my German heritage and classic diner fare, this bratwurst sandwich recipe comes together in a snap and can be made all in one skillet! I serve it with a green vegetable and french fries or mashed potatoes on the side. Cook sausages in lager or stout beer for a deeper flavor profile. —Allison Ochoa, Hays, Kansas

    Slow-Cooked German Potato Salad

    1 review

    In Delano, Minnesota, Marlene Muckenhirn makes these zesty salad with potatoes, celery and onion. It's a terrific side dish when...


    Turkey Reuben

    1 review

    This recipe combines a nice medley of flavors for a delicious Reuben taste even without the corned beef.—Patricia Rutherford, Winchester,...


    German-Style Hamburgers

    2 reviews

    I read about these burgers nearly 40 years ago. I've made them once a month since then because they're so...


    Stroganoff Sandwich

    4 reviews

    This recipe is perfect for a game day, either at a tailgate party or at home. I often make the...

    Hearty Cheese ‘n’ Toast

    I added caraway to my father's recipe to give this old-fashioned dish a robust taste. Whether served with just the...


    Reuben Bread Loaf

    1 review

    I love serving this special bread loaf because it has the taste of a Reuben!—Armetta Keeney, Carlisle, Iowa

    German Vegetable Soup

    35 reviews

    My sister-in-law gave me this recipe—it's a nice thick soup. It does call for quite a few ingredients, but the...


    Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing

    4 reviews

    Growing up in a German community, I ate this salad often. It's an old traditional dish—I recall my grandmother talking...


    Sausage Sauerkraut Soup

    3 reviews

    I've taken this satisfying soup to church gatherings and family reunions, and it always receives wonderful compliments. Everyone loves it!...


    Cheesy Turkey Burgers

    1 review

    If you're tired of traditional hamburgers, give these tasty turkey burgers a try!—Margaret Pache, Mesa, Arizona

    Tomato Soup With Herb Dumplings

    1 review

    —Holly Dunkelberger, La Porte City, Iowa


    Reuben Chowder

    8 reviews

    "If you like Reuben sandwiches, you'll be delighted with the flavor of this unusual soup," assures Iola Egle of McCook,...


    Tasty Reuben Soup

    6 reviews

    I'm a working mom with limited time to feed my hungry family, so I'm always looking for quick recipes. This...


    Brussels Sprouts Soup

    4 reviews

    "I've always liked brussels sprouts but had few ways to prepare them until I discovered this simple and sensational soup,...


    Piggies in Blankies

    Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska presents a pretty platter of franks nestled in sauerkraut and wrapped in tender biscuit blankets....

    Caraway Sour Cream Soup

    A small bowl of this rich soup goes a long way. It's delicious served with crusty French bread.—Kim Gilliland, Simi...


    Veggie Pockets

    1 review

    "Even our five children enjoy the crunchy vegetable filling in these handy meatless sandwiches," remarks June Ballard of Weston, Idaho....


    Sauerkraut Beef Buns

    6 reviews

    Our three boys always seemed to be hungry when they were growing up. These golden filled buns were sure to...


    Slow-Cooked Sauerkraut Soup

    21 reviews

    We live in Lancaster County, which has a rich heritage of German culture. Our dishes often include sauerkraut, potatoes and...


    Grilled Seasoned Bratwurst

    5 reviews

    Whether you're hosting a picnic at home or at a park, cook these bratwurst on the stovetop first. Then you...


    Homemade Kielbasa Bean Soup

    1 review

    LaVerne Brandmeyer of San Antonio, Texas shares this satisfying soup that's full of good-for-you ingredients, such as potatoes, cabbage and...


    Corned Beef Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    My daughter shared this recipe with me. It's become a favorite of our entire family.


    Beef Goulash Soup

    1 review

    Paprika, cayenne pepper and caraway spice up tender chunks of beef, potatoes and carrots in this tantalizing goulash soup recipe....

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    Ground Pork Reuben Burgers

    Put a new spin on a classic with this recipe from Jeanne Fenstermaker of Kendallville, Indiana. Jeanne uses ground pork...


    Pork ‘n’ Slaw Sandwiches

    Choose your favorite bottled barbecue sauce to jazz up the tender shredded pork in these satisfying sandwiches. A topping of...


    Two-Cabbage Slaw

    If you'd like to make a summer barbecue festive, bring out this eye-catching side dish. It's a great way to...


    Clue Night Reuben Loaf

    1 review

    My family loves Reubens but making so many sandwiches at once became daunting. So I came up with this recipe...


    Reuben Soup

    13 reviews

    When we're lucky (or have been good—I'm not certain which), this soup is served in the staff cafeteria at my...


    Bratwurst Potato Soup

    2 reviews

    My husband, Frank, a former Army cook, adapted this nourishing chowder from my mother's homemade potato soup. We've created recipes...