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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    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 for parties, gatherings or a hungry family. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

    Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

    4 reviews

    A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...


    Spinach Pizza Quesadillas

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


    Bacon-Topped Grilled Cheese

    9 reviews

    This robust revision of an all-American lunch classic gets heartiness from bacon and extra flavor from onion, sour cream and...


    Spiral Stromboli

    15 reviews

    "I frequently fix this speedy sandwich on days we return from our cabin and it's suppertime when we get home,"...

    Simple Italian Subs

    1 review

    These subs are a good year-round—for lunch, dinner or a late-night supper. When it's construction season, Brian may work until...


    Mozzarella Ham Stromboli

    16 reviews

    "The original recipe for this savory bread called for salami, but I use ham instead," writes Janice Brightwell of Jeffersonville,...

    Vegetable Cheese Salad

    1 review

    Here's a satisfying salad that's garden-fresh. It stars three delicious cheeses and refreshing vegetables like crisp cucumber, bell peppers and...


    Italian Grilled Cheese

    7 reviews

    These sandwiches are a delicious, dressed-up version of the traditional favorite. The pocket of melted mozzarella or provolone cheese and...


    Italian Cheese Loaf

    1 review

    Here's a deliciously different sandwich. It's yummy warm from the oven or off the grill at a cookout. The cheesy...


    Pizza Joes

    4 reviews

    These Italian-style sloppy joes are an easy twist on the classic. The meat can be prepared early and kept warm...

    English Muffin Pizza Joes

    2 reviews

    This recipe is a creation of mine that resembles the traditional sloppy joe sandwich. I like to prepare it whenever...


    Tomato-Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    All the flavors of Pizza Margherita in fewer than 20 minutes make this the perfect meal for the whole family....


    Golden Onion Soup

    3 reviews

    Mozzarella cheese gives this savory onion soup extra richness. It's simple to make and a joy to eat.—Salvatore Bertolino, Indiana,...


    Reuben Chowder

    8 reviews

    "If you like Reuben sandwiches, you'll be delighted with the flavor of this unusual soup," assures Iola Egle of McCook,...


    Pizzeria Burgers

    3 reviews

    As the mother of teenagers, I strive to find meals they like but that require little work on my part....

    Lasagna in a Bun

    1 review

    These sandwiches provide the terrific taste of lasagna without the noodles without the noodles and time-consuming preparation. I often make...


    Cheesy Garlic Burgers

    My husband and five children all know what's for dinner when they smell the garlic from these out-of-the-ordinary burgers. My...


    Cheeseburger Stuffed Bread Loaf

    I received this recipe more than 25 years ago in a chain letter. This stuffed bread travels well to picnics,...


    Cheesy Sausage Stromboli

    10 reviews

    I've had a hundred requests for this recipe over the years. Perfect for brunch or as an evening snack, this...


    Grilled Cheese with Tomato

    1 review

    Tricia Curley puts a tasty Italian twist on a lunchtime tradition. The Joliet, Illinois cook's speedy skillet sandwich features mozzarella,...


    Chickie Cheese Sandwiches

    Folks are sure to crack a smile when they see these irresistible open-faced sandwiches. Two kinds of cheese and a...


    Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

    2 reviews

    Instead of tossed salad, I serve these attractive tomato and mozzarella slices, drizzled with oil and sprinkled with basil. They're...


    Two-Cheese Quesadillas

    2 reviews

    When we have to eat on the run, I turn to this tasty recipe because it comes together in a...

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    Cheesesteak Subs

    1 review

    Thin slices of roast beef are topped with peppers, onions and cheese to create this satisfying stacked sandwich. It's quick-to-fix,...


    Witch’s Cauldron Tortellini

    2 reviews

    This is an easy salad to make for your gathering—orange peppers certainly add a Halloween flair. For a fun presenatation,...


    Apple-Gouda Melts

    1 review

    Grilled cheese is a go-to meal in our family for an after-school snack, quick lunch, and even a fun treat...


    Sausage Bread Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    I make these sandwiches in my spare time and freeze them so they’re ready when needed, such as for tailgating...


    Chipotle Cheeseburgers for Two

    Heat up a casual meal with these zippy mozzarella burgers. You can substitute ground turkey for the beef and your...


    Three-Cheese Florentine Burgers

    2 reviews

    We love cheese. It's an ingredient that's always in my fridge. I came up with this recipe to showcase one...