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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    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. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

    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...


    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...


    Muffuletta Wellingtons

    This recipe is inspired by the muffuletta, a sandwich originating in New Orleans made with deli meat and olive salad....


    Italian Dressing

    This is a satisfying all-purpose Italian dressing recipe. Use this homemade version on salad greens, in vegetable salads or even...

    Air-Fryer Portobello Melts

    We're always looking for satisfying vegetarian meals, and this air-fryer sandwich recipe tops the list. These melts are especially delicious...


    Air-Fryer Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful salad recipe always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. It's a timesaver during the...

    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


    Slow-Cooker Minestrone

    4 reviews

    There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


    20 Classic Italian Soup Recipes

    Minestrone, Italian wedding soup and pasta fagioli—we can't get enough! These classic Italian soup recipes will fill you up (and...


    Quick Crispy Green Bean Salad

    Younger children might ask if the beans in this flavorful salad came from Jack’s magic beanstalk. The dish is an...

    Italian Sausage and Fennel Soup

    1 review

    Many years ago I watched chef and TV personality Mario Batali make an Italian soup that had fennel, garlic and...


    Marinated Vegetables with Olives

    Veggies play nicely together in a healthy, easy dish that can be an appetizer or a salad.
    —Sue Hansen,...


    Vegan Cabbage Soup

    1 review

    Comforting soups that simmer all day long are staples on cool, busy days. For a heartier version, stir in canned...


    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    4 reviews

    These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini...


    Chicken Parmesan Burgers

    7 reviews

    A restaurant-quality burger that's topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what's not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor....

    Beefy Minestrone

    1 review

    I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if...


    65 Italian Potluck Recipes That Serve a Crowd

    It's a family-style potluck starring oodles of noodles, a bounty of bread, scores of sweets and all the Italian recipes...


    Peach Mango Caprese Salad

    13 reviews

    Summer in the Midwest offers a bounty of fresh produce. I wanted to come up with something new from the...


    Pressure-Cooker Italian Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    Enjoy all the flavors of Italian sausage sandwiches with this healthier alternative. —Lia Dellario, Middleport, New York


    Pressure-Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

    With only a few ingredients, this roast beef is a snap to throw together. The meat turns out wonderfully tender....


    Orzo with Feta and Arugula

    3 reviews

    In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is...


    Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

    3 reviews

    When my husband and kids tried this soup, they all had to have seconds. Now they're happy anytime I put...


    Quick Sausage Tortellini Soup

    5 reviews

    I love that this soup is easy to make and uses common ingredients found in the pantry. You can use...

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    Pesto Bean Soup

    This is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes, especially on those cold winter evenings. I make large batches and freeze...


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    Italian Grilled Steak Sandwich

    1 review

    If you need to feed a hungry crowd you can't go wrong with steak sandwiches. They're easy to make and...


    Eggplant Salad with Tomato and Goat Cheese

    1 review

    Tender, grilled eggplant helps make this light summer salad feel like a meal. The balsamic dressing adds so much depth...


    Sicilian Potato Salad

    6 reviews

    Fresh basil is the star of this mayo-free, Italian-inspired take on potato salad. —Sue Falk, Warren, Michigan


    Zucchini Panzanella Salad

    4 reviews

    I learned how to make panzanella from my friend's grandmother. Once I discovered how to make the perfect vinaigrette, it...


    Spinach Pizza Quesadillas

    This simple five-ingredient dinner is special to me because my daughter and I created it together. You can make variations...