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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Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

6 reviews

My husband and I are down for anything with guacamole, so it's no wonder that we love these smoking-hot burgers! They're perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a backyard barbecue! —Gaby Dalkin, Los Angeles, California

Instant Pot Chili con Carne

1 review

Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...


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Jalapeno Popper Corn Salad

15 reviews

I created this recipe for a wedding I was catering, and it's a good thing I made buckets of it,...


Grilled Cheese, Apricot and Jalapeno Sandwich

This grown-up grilled cheese recipe hits the spot with sweet and spicy add-ins like apricot jelly and jalapeno peppers. —Josh...


Crispy Pita BLT’s

2 reviews

Pack this sandwich full of fresh produce from your garden or the local farmers market. You'll wow lunch guests with...

Pulled Turkey Tenderloin

Not your ordinary pulled turkey sandwich, this one shines thanks to its unique yogurt sauce. Serve the turkey by itself...


Taco Chili

Our family loves tacos and taco salad, so I thought it would be fun to make soup that tastes like...

White Chili with Chicken

7 reviews

Folks who enjoy a change from traditional tomato-based chilies will enjoy this version from Christy Campos of Richmond, Virginia. The...


Cheesy Taco Chili

3 reviews

This recipe was created out of desperation when everyone was hungry and I only had a few items on hand....


Zippy Corn Chowder

6 reviews

"This thick colorful chowder was so well received the first time I made it that some of us had to...


Zesty Colorado Chili

Chili is a hearty winter staple up here in the mountains—especially for outdoor lovers like the two of us! —Beverly...

Meaty Three-Bean Chili

4 reviews

Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If...


Peppery Sweet Potato Soup

1 review

Roasted jalapeno and red peppers plus garlic accent the delicate sweet potato flavor in this golden soup. "The recipe is...


California Pepper Chili

2 reviews

In my opinion, this is the world's best chili! It features three meats in a peppery eye-opening broth. I've been...


Chili in Bread Bowls

8 reviews

Some say you can have your cake and eat it, too...I say eat your chili and the bowl, too! I...


Turkey Burgers with Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

3 reviews

This is a lighter version of a tasty burger that people enjoyed at a place I once worked. I substituted...

Fiesta Chili Dogs

These hot dogs are a hit with my grandchildren.
—Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon


Zesty Turkey Tomato Soup

3 reviews

This chunky soup from Katherine Preiss of Penfield, Pennsylvania is full of flavor...and zip! “If you don’t want as much...


Stuffed Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

1 review

Not your ordinary grilled cheese, these sandwiches are all grown up! Made with a comforting combination of jalapenos, roasted garlic,...


“Little Kick” Jalapeno Burgers

8 reviews

I lightened up one of my husband's favorite jalapeno burger recipes, and although the original was good, we actually like...


Grilled Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Salad

10 reviews

This recipe combines vibrant colors and tastes to create an unusual salad. It's an exciting accompaniment to any entree sizzling...


Zippy Beef Chili

Not only is this zesty chili chock-full of ground beef but it's also loaded with veggies. I put everything in...


Rainbow Pepper Medley

1 review

“This colorful, crunchy salad is a delicious way to use your summer harvest of peppers. It’s handy because it is...


Baja Bean Salad

My mayo-free Baja Bean Salad uses bright, fresh flavors of lime, jalapeño and cilantro that really bring this colorful bean-medley...

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Rock’n and Roast’n Chili

1 review

I got the basics of this recipe from a friend at a Super Bowl party and tweaked it from there....


Fiesta Tuna Salad Sandwiches

3 reviews

Sometimes I make a tuna melt out of this sandwich and serve warm. The tuna salad spread is also yummy...


Fiesta Coleslaw

3 reviews

Coleslaw with a touch of heat makes a zesty side for barbecued chicken or pork. I also pile it on...


Spicy Three-Bean Chili

4 reviews

“Even my meat-loving family devours this hearty meatless chili," says Melissa Mendez of Gilbert, Minnesota. "Since it's more fun to...


Spicy Hearty Chili

3 reviews

"My husband, Jeff, makes THE BEST chili," says Melissa Newman of Danville, Pennsylvania. This recipe is chock-full of healthy vegetables...


Caribbean Crabmeat Salad

2 reviews

This tart, sweet salad adds a delightful blend of colors and flavors to any table. —Patrisha Thompson,
Sterling, Colorado