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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Tofu Salad

To make the tofu extra crispy in this tofu salad recipe, we recommend draining some of the liquid and cooking it in a generous amount of oil at high heat. It takes a little extra time, but it's worth it! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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...


Rosy Potato Soup

"Chives, parsley and paprika delicately season this distinctive soup," shares Holly Youngers of Cunningham, Kansas.


Herbed Vegetable Soup

1 review

"You'll get garden-fresh flavor in every spoonful of this satisfying soup," confirms Carol Jean Lopez pf Westwood, Massachusetts. "Basil and...


Garlic Green and Wax Beans

"Even non-garlic lovers like this fresh-tasting salad," shares Marilou Robinson of Portland, Oregon.

Mushroom Steak Hoagies

1 review

My Aunt Diane perfected the recipe for these hearty hoagies. We often double or triple it for family gatherings since...


Beef Fajita Salad

4 reviews

This easy salad features colorful peppers, beans, tomato and tender strips of beef. The beef marinates for only 10 minutes,...

Potato and Bacon Leek Soup

5 reviews

"I always like to try new and different things," says Terri Day of Rochester, Washington. "So I added a package...


Beef and Broccoli Salad

From Yakima, Washington reader Sandra Rohrich comes this hearty salad, which she reveals works well as either a side or...


Stir-Fry Spinach Salad

I first served this at a party...it was an instant hit. I'm sure you and your family will like the...


Cheesy Cheddar Vegetable Soup

1 review

Shredded cheddar cheese adds flavor to this smooth-as-silk soup that's loaded with good-for-you cabbage, carrots, lima beans and potatoes. "This...

Southwestern Chicken Barley Soup

6 reviews

Kell Ferell of Alamo, North Dakota drives 80 miles round-trip every day for her job, so she needs quick, healthy...


Zesty Steak Salad

1 review

Stir-fried steak and veggies give this hearty salad a cozy kick.
Add any of your favorite salad ingredients like...


Creamy Southwest Chicken Salad

From Kingman, Arizona, Vicki Ann Roehrick shares this tasty alternative to taco salad. The creamy chicken mixture is delicious served...


Warm Fajita Salad

A friend shared this recipe with me after picking it up at a pork producers convention. Since then, I've prepared...


Thai Chicken Salad

Carrie Hickam’s family in San Jose, California can’t seem to get enough of her fresh, colorful stir-fry salad with its...

Five-Veggie Stir-Fry

1 review

An assortment of vegetables sprouts up in this marvelous medley from Rachel Thompson of Midlothian, Virginia. Orange juice lends a...


Asian Steak Wraps

2 reviews

The zesty marinade with a splash of fresh lime juice makes these slightly sesame-flavored wraps a treat. To speed prep...


Pineapple Turkey Salad

"It never ceases to amaze me what you can do with fresh pineapple. I love it!" writes Stephanie Bremson, Kansas...


Stir-Fry Rice Bowl

12 reviews

My meatless version of Korean bibimbap is tasty, pretty and easy to tweak for different spice levels. —Devon Delaney, Westport,...


Teriyaki Mushroom Salad

This hot salad is quick, easy and so good. Served with a bowl of hearty tomato soup, it makes a...


Spicy Mongolian Beef Salad

1 review

This light and loaded beef salad even satisfies my meat-loving husband. —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Thai Beef Salad

1 review

Napa cabbage, also known as Chinese cabbage, has white ribs and green leaves. It's commonly used in Asian cooking and...


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Grilled Club Sandwiches

"When it comes to fixing simple meals for two, this hearty club stacks up as a winner," assures Robin Boynton...

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Dutch Oven Beef Barley Soup

1 review

Curling is a favorite winter sport around here. And this cozy, beefy dish is one of the best Dutch...


Marinated Chicken Fajita Salad

Living in the Southwest, I've learned to create all sorts of Mexican dishes. This nicely spiced salad is one of...


Greek Pitas

5 reviews

I like to serve these when the gang's over for football games—they taste like gyros and the guys love them!...


Hearty Stir-Fry Salad

"I tossed together this tasty salad for some business friends a few years ago," explains Michelle Smith from Running Springs,...


Fast Fajita Pita

1 review

"These are perfect for busy days," notes Cathy Bell of Joplin, Missouri.


Broccoli Chowder

6 reviews

Sue Call of Beech Grove, Indiana serves this comforting soup on chilly stay-at-home evenings. Nutmeg seasons the light creamy broth...