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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    Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Orange Dressing

    Roasted pumpkin and dried fruits make this beautiful seasonal salad a natural match for holiday recipes. The dressing is a light, tasty mix of honey, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Top it all off with crumbled goat cheese for that final tangy touch. —Sasha King, Westlake Village, California

    Fennel-Jicama Salad

    3 reviews

    This crunchy jicama salad contains no mayonnaise, making it a great dish to pass. Mint adds a refreshing flavor, but...


    Cranberry Turkey Sloppy Joes

    Want a holiday spin on sloppy joes? This combination of turkey and cranberries is a big hit with everyone who...


    Ramen Noodle Cranberry Coleslaw

    The deep red of the cranberries and red cabbage makes this a perfect fit for a Christmas spread. Adults and...


    Peanut Butter, Apple and Raisin Sandwich

    1 review

    Tart, sweet and crunchy, these open-faced sammies are a perfect after-school (or after-work) snack. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...

    Cherry Chicken Croissants

    5 reviews

    I had a similar chicken salad at a restaurant and created my own version. It may seem like an odd...


    Bacon and Date Goat Cheese Burgers

    3 reviews

    Every bite of this burger is a rich and decadent combination of sweet and savory. If you can't find maple...

    Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

    Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...


    Cran-Orange Couscous Salad

    4 reviews

    I often create salads for summer using a variety of healthy, filling grains. This version with tender couscous is amped...


    Raisin Cheese Slaw

    Crisp cabbage and raisins comprise this salad from the California Raisin Board.


    Almond-Apricot Chicken Salad

    6 reviews

    Here's a one-of-a-kind pasta salad that combines tender chicken, sweet apricots and crunchy vegetables. Plus, the lemony dressing can't be...

    Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

    2 reviews

    This entree salad is suitable for family dinners as well as, entertaining. Herb-coated chicken tenders are served on a bed...


    Cranberry-Pear Tossed Salad

    4 reviews

    Kris Hernandez of Oneida, Wisconsin often treats dinner guests to this colorful and fruity salad. Pears, dried cranberries and mixed...


    Orange Banana Salad

    1 review

    I CAME up with this salad when an unexpected guest showed up for lunch and I had to "make do"...


    Raisin Broccoli Toss

    4 reviews

    My raisin salad is a lively addition to any country meal. It's easy to prepare and good for you, too....


    Coconut Coleslaw

    This cool, crisp coleslaw is a great compliment to any meal. I guarantee you'll get requests to bring a big...

    Couscous Salad with Olives & Raisins

    There's plenty to like in this recipe, and you'll want to pair it with your next special meal.—Mya Zeronia, Pittsburgh,...


    Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Date-Bacon Jam

    1 review

    This sandwich doubles up on melty cheese, but the star of the show is the sweet and salty date-bacon jam....


    Pineapple-Glazed Fruit Medley

    This recipe goes well with any meal as a dessert or side dish. The glaze makes it shine.


    Apple Walnut Salad

    1 review

    The pumpkin seeds and homemade dressing make this salad so special—and healthy, too. Add leftover turkey and you’ve got a...


    Chicken & Tortellini Spinach Salad

    Not only is this attractive salad easy to make, but it is, delicious, light and filling as well.—Michelle Ashton, St....


    Herbed Turkey & Cranberry Sloppy Joes

    These deliciously different joes pile on the flavor with herbs, spices, cranberries and more. Keep the meat mixture warm in...


    Cranberry Balsamic Salad

    3 reviews

    I stock up on cranberries each fall when I visit a cranberry festival. I always have plenty on hand at...


    Tropical Ambrosia Fruit Salad

    2 reviews

    This special salad is my family’s all-time favorite. You can make it a day in advance, but add the bananas...

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    Chicken Sliders on Pecan Biscuits

    Tender, hot-from-the-oven, pecan biscuit “buns” make these mini pecan-chicken burgers extra special.


    Cranberry Romaine Salad with Raspberry Vinairgrette

    1 review

    Dried cranberries and feta add intense flavor to this simple salad that balances perfectly with the refreshing homemade dressing. —Elizabeth...


    Frosted Pineapple Lemon Gelatin

    1 review

    A refreshing, summery treat, this dessert incorporates ginger ale to add a zesty bite.
    —Penny Burpeau, Londonderry, New Hampshire


    Banana Poppy Seed Dressing

    2 reviews

    Here's a lightly sweet, refreshing dressing that lets the flavor of banana come through. A homemaker with four grown children,...


    Banana-Nut Green Salad

    1 review

    Ripe sliced bananas and crunchy ginger-roasted walnuts create a yummy combo in this fresh tossed salad. Swap in Gorgonzola cheese...


    Cranberry-Chutney Turkey Salad

    1 review

    Dried cranberries give this refreshing salad sweetness while chopped pecans lead a pleasant crunch. Whether served on a lettuce leaf...