Lunch Recipes

Whether you're looking for something healthy, quick, or both, we've got lunch ideas galore. Our easy recipes make taking lunch to work and packing school lunchboxes a snap.

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No Sad Desk Lunch Here! 20 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Bring to Work

From inspiring salads to flavorful sandwiches (and even a few desserts!), create a fresh weekday routine with our ideas for delicious make-ahead work lunches.
By Kelly Vaughan

Our All-Time Favorite Sandwich Recipes Are Just Right for Lunch or Dinner

From classics like a fried chicken or ham salad sandwich to deli mainstays like the BLT and Reuben to American regional specialties like the po'boy and lobster roll, we've collected our best sandwich recipes for you to enjoy here.
By Lynn Andriani

20 Fuss-Free Chicken Sandwich Recipes for Lunch or Dinner

Enjoy these easy-to-make hot and cold chicken sandwiches any time of the day.
By Kelly Vaughan

11 Healthy Grain Bowls That Make Effortless Lunches

Seeking a simple, good-for-you lunch that's more substantial than a salad? Grain bowls are the answer.
By Frances Kim

Healthy (But Fun!) Lunches for Kids

You do your best to sneak fresh fruits and vegetables into your kids' daily routines—but you'll still need inspiration to create nutritious lunches that continue to surprise and delight all year long. Mix things up with a few of our favorite healthy, tasty lunch ideas that the kids will actually look forward to.
By Zee Krstic

30 Creative Bento Box Lunch Ideas Kids Will Love

These creative bento boxes make for fun, tasty, and nutritious lunches your kids will love eating.
By Wendy Copley

Martha's Favorite Tuna Salad Sandwich

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This recipe for Martha's Favorite Tuna Salad Sandwich makes a healthy meal for lunch or dinner.

Basic Chicken Soup

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Everyone has their own favorite chicken soup recipe, but rarely have so few ingredients added up to so much comfort. This version has classic flavors and, thanks to a simplified method, cooks more quickly than traditional chicken soups (the dish is ready in a little over an hour). There's no need to make a separate stock; the vegetables and meat form their own satisfying broth.

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Get a perfect hard-boiled egg every time with these simple tips. With hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator, you always have the components of a satisfying meal.

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

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A crack or crevice along the top of a pound cake is a good thing—especially when it's filled with a sweet Meyer lemon glaze.

Classic Chicken-Vegetable Soup

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You can't go wrong with this classic chicken-vegetable soothing soup—it's good for what ails you. This traditional recipe is delicious and easy to make.

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

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Choose firm, smooth eggplants for best results when making this incredible dish. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.
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Inspiration and Ideas

20 Quiche Recipes to Serve for Breakfast or Brunch
From vegetarian iterations to meaty mix-ins such as bacon or sausage, these recipes are sure to start your morning off on a flavorful note.
15 Unique and Delicious Chicken Salad Recipes
Whether you prefer a traditional mayonnaise base or a pesto remix, these chicken salad recipes are sure to satisfy.
Fresh Herbs Quiche

Perfect for brunch—or any meal, really—this easy recipe makes enough for one quiche baked in a nine-inch springform pan, or two quiches baked in eight- or nine-inch pie plates.