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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    Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

    I love mushrooms and am learning how to make heartier dishes out of my old favorites. This delicious vegan cream of mushroom soup is low in fat and high in nutrition, and it meets my dietary restrictions. Tofu, used in place of cream, provides a silky texture, but keeps the soup vegan and dairy free. —Maria Davis, Flower Mound, Texas

    Peanut Butter, Honey & Pear Open-Faced Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    I work a 12-hour night shift at a hospital, and when I come home in the morning, I don't want...


    Greek Brown and Wild Rice Bowls

    2 reviews

    This fresh rice dish tastes like the Mediterranean in a bowl! It's short on ingredients, but packs in so much...


    Asparagus Spinach Salad with Chicken

    2 reviews

    We love all the fresh fruits and vegetables that are available in the summer. This salad is one of our...


    Hot Fast Turkey Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    “I like to team these tasty sandwiches with a salad or green beans for a pretty meal that's really filling,”...

    Fast French Dip Sandwiches

    9 reviews

    I was looking for ways to use up leftover beef when I created this tasty sandwich. I love dipping it...


    Microwave French Onion Soup

    Enjoy the taste and comfort of this classic soup through the convenience of microwave cooking. "It's a recipe that I...

    Colorful Corn Salad

    10 reviews

    This colorful, tasty corn salad is an excellent way to perk up a summer picnic. The seasonings add a bold,...


    Microwave Minestrone

    2 reviews

    "This hearty soup is packed with vegetables and pasta," remarks Emma Magielda of Amsterdam, New York. "By the time I...


    Microwave Corn Chowder

    2 reviews

    "I used to cook for a tearoom, and this rich, sunny-colored chowder was a customer favorite," reports Isabel Kublik of...


    Beef Soup Spuds

    Canned soup is the convenient base for this colorful tater topper. As the potatoes are baked in the microwave, the...

    Sausage Potato Wraps

    With our busy schedule, we're always on the lookout for quick recipes. My husband came up with these mouthwatering wraps...


    Pepper Jack Melts

    1 review

    If your family needs a change from ordinary sandwiches, reach for this recipe! Peppercorn salad dressing and pepper Jack cheese...


    Bart’s Black Bean Soup

    61 reviews

    This soup is ready in minutes. We enjoy it with Herbed Dinner Rolls. Add a salad for a complete...


    Tender Chicken Pockets

    I wanted to make lunches more interesting, so I created this recipe that's now a favorite of ours. Try it...


    Jazzed-Up Clam Chowder

    1 review

    No one ever guesses that my dressed-up chowder comes from canned ingredients. —Josephine Piro, Easton, Pennsylvania

    Barbecued Ham Buns

    1 review

    "The recipe for these hot ham sandwiches came from a best friend's mother." says Janet Gregory of Spring Creek, Pennsylvania....


    Mini Burgers with the Works

    2 reviews

    I started preparing these mini burgers several years ago as a creative way to use up bread crusts accumulating in...


    Picnic Salad Skewers

    1 review

    "These make-ahead kabobs are a fun way to serve a chilled salad," says Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska. A homemade...


    Sausage Chicken Soup

    2 reviews

    I've been making this satisfying soup for years, but my husband still is thrilled whenever I put it on the...


    Cashew Chicken Toss

    As a home economics teacher, I gave presentations on cooking with microwave ovens when they first became popular. Back then,...


    Asparagus Chicken Sandwiches

    1 review

    No one will be able to resist these lovely open-faced sandwiches that definitely say "spring". Served on toasted English muffins,...


    Italian Meatball Sandwiches

    Frozen meatballs and store-bought spaghetti sauce are the time-saving tricks to these fast and filling sandwiches. Whip them up and...


    Fruit Compote

    Whether you prepare this fruit dish for brunch, offer it as an appetizer or top it with a dollop of...

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    Herbed Cream of Potato Soup

    I think white sauce is the best for cream soup. One day I added complementary herbs to plain potato soup....


    Beef Soup in a Hurry

    2 reviews

    Loellen Holley needs just a few canned goods to stir up this comforting microwave mixture. “I call this ‘throw-together soup‘,“...


    Philadelphia Beef Sandwich

    2 reviews

    Green peppers, onions, melted cheese and beef make up a classic flavor combination, and it yields a pleasing sandwich...


    Leek and Potato Soup

    2 reviews

    "Soups featuring potatoes and leeks are popular in Scotland, where I first tasted this dish in a cozy pub," Laura...


    Ham ‘n’ Corn Chowder

    3 reviews

    This soup comes together faster than you can believe! “My family had a hard time finding a corn chowder we...


    Baked Ham ‘n’ Cheese Croissants

    This baked ham and cheese croissant recipe is one of my favorites. It makes for a delightful brunch, lunch or...