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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    Matzo Ball Soup

    This traditional matzo ball soup recipe is worth the extra effort. If you prefer, you can add egg noodles instead of matzo balls. —Julia Sherman, New Market, Tennessee

    Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

    2 reviews

    The keys to this amazing chicken matzo ball soup are slow-cooking it and using boxed matzo ball mix. Some people...


    Curried Vegetable Soup

    I created this recipe uniting my favorite spices with frozen vegetables to save time. It's easy to scale up to...


    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...

    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...


    Sweet Corn-Tomato Salad

    3 reviews

    I always make this for family events and parties. It reminds me of all the fun barbecues and picnics over...

    Edamame and Soba Noodle Bowl

    1 review

    Toothsome soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin


    The Best Ever Tomato Soup

    10 reviews

    Creamy, rich and bursting with brightness, this tomato soup recipe is the ultimate sidekick to a grilled cheese sandwich. You...


    Dill Chicken Soup

    1 review

    I could eat soup for every meal of the day, all year long. I particularly like dill and spinach—they add...


    Ground Beef Chili

    31 reviews

    Everyone who tastes my chili comments that it is restaurant-quality. It's especially good with homemade corn bread. I have always...

    Emily’s Bean Soup

    7 reviews

    This is a wonderful fall or winter meal, served with thick slices of warm homemade bread. The recipe evolved over...


    Comforting Beef Barley Soup

    17 reviews

    When the weather outside is nippy, we want a bowl of soup that’s chock-full of beef, barley and veggies. It's...


    Super-Duper Chili

    15 reviews

    No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...


    Summer Squash & White Bean Soup

    2 reviews

    I love using summer squash in soups. This dish is hearty as is, but stir in chopped ham for an...


    Italian Sausage Zucchini Soup

    1 review

    My mom used to make this recipe. Whenever I decide to make it, it reminds me of her, taking me...

    Green Beans and Radish Salad with Tarragon Pesto

    Whichever way my garden grows, I usually build my salad with green beans, radishes and a pesto made with tarragon....


    Chunky Taco Soup

    13 reviews

    I've gotten great response at our church dinners and senior groups whenever I bring this thick easy-to-fix soup. I usually...


    Creamy Sweet Potato and Veggie Soup

    2 reviews

    I tasted a delicious soup in a restaurant but couldn't persuade the chef to share the recipe, so I began...


    Macaroni and Cheese Soup

    7 reviews

    I have worked in the food service industry for too many years to count and have made this one-of-a-kind soup...


    Turkey Sausage and Lentil Soup

    1 review

    This recipe was given to me by my son, Chris, and we have it several times during the winter months....


    Red Potato Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

    2 reviews

    At our house, a red potato salad with red onion, Greek olives and lemony vinaigrette is a zippy improvement on...


    Basic Turkey Soup

    6 reviews

    Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota notes, "I simmer a rich broth using the turkey carcass, then add favorite vegetables and...


    Cabbage Soup

    45 reviews

    My husband was never too fond of cabbage—until the first time he tried this cabbage soup recipe from my aunt....

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    Grandma’s Potato Salad

    28 reviews

    Our Fourth of July feast wouldn't be complete without this chilled old-fashioned potato salad. It's my grandma's treasured recipe. —Sue...


    Ginger-Sesame Steamed Vegetable Salad

    4 reviews

    A homage to my father’s Laotian roots, this warm salad is traditionally prepared with baby bok choy, snow peas, peapod...


    Creamy Vegetable Turkey Soup

    1 review

    For a creamy turkey soup with a sense of fun, we go wheels up at our house. We load it...


    Garden Green Bean Salad

    When my sons were growing up, they preferred their green beans cold. So I started adding green beans to salads....


    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...


    Creamy Turkey Soup

    14 reviews

    My mother always prepared a holiday turkey much larger than our family could ever eat in one meal so there'd...