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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    Vegan French Onion Soup

    This vegan French onion soup uses a few unconventional ingredients to create umami. If you cook vegan foods regularly, keep a jar of dried mushrooms in your pantry and add to soups, stocks and casseroles to add a savory, earthy note to your dishes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Peanut Butter S’Mores Sandwich

    1 review

    Your favorite s'more flavors come together in this tasty peanut butter sandwich—no campfire required. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...


    Slow-Cooked Pot Roast Sliders

    This recipe reminds me of my mom’s famous pot roast. Best of all, these sandwiches are simple to make, with...


    Eggplant Salad with Tomato and Goat Cheese

    1 review

    Tender, grilled eggplant helps make this light summer salad feel like a meal. The balsamic dressing adds so much depth...


    Spicy Asian Ham Sandwiches

    We love these sandwiches with ham, but you can use leftover cooked pork instead, if desired. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North...

    Turkey Reuben

    1 review

    This recipe combines a nice medley of flavors for a delicious Reuben taste even without the corned beef.—Patricia Rutherford, Winchester,...


    Italian Steak Sandwich

    2 reviews

    My husband created these sandwiches years ago, when we had just begun dating. He fixed them for my family, and...

    Hearty Open-Faced Sandwiches

    With 3 types of meat and two bold sauces, these sandwiches pack a flavorful punch. And since there's no chopping-only...


    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...


    Toasted Apple-Cheese Sandwiches

    Here's a nice change of pace from traditional grilled cheese sandwiches. Most people are pleasantly surprised at the combination of...


    Chicken ‘n’ Pepper Subs

    1 review

    Judy White of Florien, Louisiana offers a twist on the classic Philly sandwich. Her delicious sub calls for tender chicken...

    Fast French Dip Sandwiches

    9 reviews

    I was looking for ways to use up leftover beef when I created this tasty sandwich. I love dipping it...


    Slow-Cooked French Onion Soup

    1 review

    My husband and I love French onion soup, so I wondered if I could turn it into a less labor-intensive...


    Quick Crab Melts

    2 reviews

    Two types of cheese on top of a savory crab mixture make these open-faced sandwiches ooey-gooey good! I usually serve...


    Open-Faced Ham and Apple Melts

    1 review

    As a homework snack or light lunch, these yummy melts mix sweet apple crunch, hearty ham and tangy Dijon flavor...


    Tex-Mex Cheesesteak Sandwiches

    1 review

    We adore cheesesteak sandwiches and anything with southwestern flavor, so I combined the two. If you crave even more firepower,...

    Open-Faced Veggie Sandwiches

    "Since I'm a vegetarian, I love these broiled sandwiches," reports Karen Mello of Fairhaven, Massachusetts. "Even non-vegetarians like their fresh...


    Bacon-Tomato Bagel Melts

    1 review

    My husband introduced me to this open-faced sandwich shortly after we got married, and it quickly became an all-time favorite....


    Onion ‘n’ Tomato Topped Muffins

    The idea of onion muffins came from a friend of ours who ate onion sandwiches every day. I felt they...


    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...


    Hot Ham ‘N’ Swiss

    "I've been preparing these versatile open-faced sandwiches for more than 20 years for different occasions and mealtimes," notes Debbie Petrun...


    Mushroom Pastrami Hoagies

    1 review

    My husband is a firefighter, so I make easy meals I can deliver to him. He likes pastrami, but ham...


    Chicken Parmesan Patty Melts

    1 review

    I came up with this dish to re-create the comforting flavors of a restaurant-style sandwich. Now it's my husband's favorite...


    Turkey Pesto Subs

    It was time to amp up my usual sandwich rotation. I used pesto with turkey, sweet red pepper and onion...

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    Asian Beef Sliders

    2 reviews

    My family loves orange chicken, but we don't eat it often because of the high sodium, fat and calories. These...


    Warm Fruit Compote

    Orange marmalade is the secret to the easy sauce that Doris Heath spoons over canned pineapple and fresh grapes. The...


    Lazy Lion Melt

    We're not lyin' when we say youngsters will love these open-face turkey and cheese sandwiches assembled from hot dog and...


    Cheeseburger Loaf

    5 reviews

    "I sometimes use spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese or picante sauce with Monterey Jack cheese to vary the taste."


    Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

    Here's a sandwich that does regular burgers one better—with a surprise pocket of cheddar! "The beef patties contain additional popular...


    Hot ‘n’ Hearty Ham Subs

    2 reviews

    People like the melding of melted cheese, juicy meat and crunchy bread in this main dish. I suggest varying the...