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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    Brown Sugar Bacon BLT Sandwiches

    Simple BLT sandwiches are quite amazing, but when you add dill mayonnaise, avocado and brown sugar bacon, they become something spectacular! Any lettuce will do for this recipe, but I love the texture and flavor of butter lettuce. Try mixing fresh herbs into the mayo, too—chives, dill or basil would all be lovely. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

    Sun-Dried Tomato Lamb Burgers

    These lamb burgers can be made the day before and refrigerated until you're ready to grill. Serve with a cool...


    Gourmet Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato

    This recipe brings together many of the flavors my family enjoys, complete with a surprise in the center of each...


    Vegan Quinoa Salad

    2 reviews

    Toasting the grain before it simmers isn't essential, but it does add a pleasant nuttiness to the flavor of this...


    Stuffed Chorizo Burgers with Tomatillo Salsa

    I created this chorizo burger for my new boyfriend and his family for our first meeting. Needless to say, they...

    Tangy Cilantro Lime Confetti Salad

    5 reviews

    I love standout salads that burst with flavor—the kind that make you feel as if you're splurging without having to...


    Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad

    My family and friends all love this salad, which they've referred to as "the Greek salad." The recipe makes enough...

    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...


    Air-Fryer Green Tomato BLT

    I have used this "frying" method with eggplant slices for years and decided to try it for my green tomatoes....


    Tomato, Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad

    2 reviews

    With ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and grilled corn, this bright salad tastes just like summertime! —Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida


    Green Tomato BLT

    I absolutely love tomatoes, any kind, any size. Being from the South, that includes fried green tomatoes. I created a...

    Zucchini Panzanella Salad

    4 reviews

    I learned how to make panzanella from my friend's grandmother. Once I discovered how to make the perfect vinaigrette, it...


    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...


    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...


    Italian Submarine

    8 reviews

    My Italian husband grew up eating this flavorful sandwich, which his mother used to make it after Saturday chores were...


    Egg Salad for a Crowd

    Black olives and vegetables add interest and texture to this big-batch egg salad I make. It's great for sandwiches and...

    Italian Hero Braid

    3 reviews

    My mother-in-law used to make these pastry pockets for my husband while he was growing up. After we got married,...


    Greek Tomato Salad

    5 reviews

    "My German father-in-law loves to vacation in Greece," relates Jerry Lappin of Garden City, Kansas. "After a stay on the...


    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...


    Hot Antipasto Sandwiches

    5 reviews

    I usually make this popular dish as an appetizer for holiday get-togethers. But I also like to serve it with...


    Hasselback Tomato Clubs

    1 review

    This no-fuss, no-bread riff on a classic is perfect during tomato season. Make it for lunch or pair with pasta...


    Quick Vegetable Salad

    4 reviews

    This recipe was given to me by a friend and it's one the entire family likes. Whenever we have a...


    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...


    Romaine & Cherry Tomato Salad

    My mother made this tasty salad for me as a child, and it was my favorite. Now we serve it...

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    Sun-Dried Tomato & Chicken Spinach Salad

    2 reviews

    Plain old chicken isn't my favorite, but dress it up and I'm all about it. Sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers and...


    Greek Tomato Soup with Orzo

    3 reviews

    My recipe for manestra, which means "orzo" in Greek, is a straightforward and very easy to make recipe. You only...


    Bruschetta Chicken Wraps

    10 reviews

    As an Italian American, I love, love, love garlic, tomatoes and basil, all of which are musts for good bruschetta....


    Zesty Steak Chili

    3 reviews

    This full-flavored, medium-hot, Texas-style chili tastes even better the second day. —Michelle Smith, Running Springs, California


    Tomato Green Bean Soup

    9 reviews

    This colorful soup is delicious any time of year. When I can't get homegrown tomatoes and green beans, I've found...


    Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup

    3 reviews

    You’ll want to capture the rich flavor of roasted tomato, pepper, onion and garlic in this colorful soup. Add cubed...