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Lunch Recipes

Lunch Recipes

A good lunch is so essential to bridge that gap between breakfast and dinner! And let’s face it: Lunch is made for sandwiches. And maybe some leftover pasta from the night before, too, while we’re at it!

Recent Lunch Recipes & Ideas

  • Easy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad

    15 min

    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Cool, crunchy cucumbers combined with sweet, juicy peaches and dressed in a peppery basil vinaigrette is a great way to make the most of summer and all its gorgeous flavors. This refreshing salad is easy to make and goes great with grilled meat.

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Whether you’re looking for new ways to use the abundance of summer tomatoes or simply want a quick side dish, these vegetarian stuffed tomatoes filled with mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh herbs are simple and delicious.

  • Nick Evans

    Italian Sub Sandwich

    Looking for a sandwich to make for a quick weeknight dinner, take to your next backyard BBQ or simply divide, wrap, and eat for lunch throughout the week? Well, this Italian Super Sub Sandwich is the answer. It’s loaded with salami, turkey breast, pepperoni, and, of course, banana peppers.

  • Elise Bauer

    Panzanella Bread Salad

    Got ripe summer tomatoes? Got day-old bread? Make this classic Tuscan Panzanella Salad recipe! This is a great make-ahead recipe for a summer potluck or backyard party, or make it for dinner and serve with grilled chicken.

  • Sally Vargas

    Classic New England Lobster Rolls

    Nothing says summer like a New England Lobster Roll! This classic recipe lets the lobster shine with big chunks of sweet meat, a little mayo, and a touch of lemon. Keep it simple and serve it with a side of chips.

  • Sally Vargas

    Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

    15 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    Lunch just got easier. Pop open a can of chickpeas and make this vegetarian take on a chicken salad sandwich. It uses pantry staples and its loaded with fiber and protein. The best part? It’s delicious and it’s ready in about 15 minutes.

  • Sally Vargas

    Cucumber Sandwiches

    40 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    Simple, easy, and delicious cucumber tea sandwiches satisfy cravings for a light lunch or an afternoon snack. They are also the perfect party food! Whip up a batch for Mother’s Day, Easter, bridal showers, or baby showers.

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Jicama, Avocado, and Orange Salad

    30 min

    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian

    If you need proof that salads don’t have to be boring, this easy recipe is it! This combination of textures and vibrant flavors is sure to wake up any picnic table or indoor lunch. Not to mention, it’s super satisfying.

  • Sally Vargas

    Classic Tuna Salad

    Scoop this quick and easy tuna salad over a bed of greens, sandwich it between slices of bread, add some cheese to make it a tuna melt, or snack on it with crackers. This creamy, crunchy tuna salad is the classic dish you’ve been craving.

  • Sally Vargas

    Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Garlic Shrimp

    30 min

    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb

    Cauliflower rice bowls are a filling, low-carb, vegetable-and protein-packed weeknight dinner for two. The cauliflower is mild, so it doesn’t compete with the garlicky shrimp in this dish.

  • Katie Morford

    Easy Breakfast Casserole with Prosciutto

    This breakfast casserole, or strata, is everything breakfast should be—easy, healthy, and delicious. Layer crusty bread, beaten eggs, tender greens, and prosciutto in an ovenproof skillet, and bake to golden, cheesy perfection.

  • Katie Morford

    Spring Vegetable Tortellini Soup with Pesto

    35 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    This tasty tortellini soup is loaded with vegetables like asparagus and peas, and is topped with zesty pesto! It comes together in 35 minutes, start to finish. Use what’s on hand whether it's fresh, frozen, or from the pantry.

  • Nick Evans

    Loaded Baked Potatoes

    1 hr, 10 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy

    These LOADED baked potatoes turn a standard side dish into a full-on entrée. Packed with steamed broccoli, bacon, cheddar, sour cream, and chives, they are a meal on their own! They are quick to toss together, have a variety of different flavors and ingredients, and are economical to make in bulk.

  • Katie Morford

    Shaved Spring Vegetable Salad

    15 min

    Healthy, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    If you’re looking for a light, healthy vegetable salad, look no further! This shaved salad is comprised of thinly sliced carrots, fennel, radish, and asparagus, all tossed together in a light citrus honey dressing. Finish it with a little Parmesan cheese and some walnuts. Swap out any of these vegetables for whatever you have on hand!

  • Coco Morante

    Green Cauliflower Rice

    25 min

    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Cauliflower rice with spinach and fresh herbs is a healthy, quick, and easy weeknight side or main meal. Add some extra heft to this recipe by topping it with a fried egg, adding some tofu, or using it as the foundation for a burrito bowl.

  • Aaron Hutcherson

    Radicchio Salad with Citrus

    30 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    This bitter, peppery salad with its pop of bright, refreshing citrus will satisfy your craving for sunshine. Radicchio makes this colorful salad feel fresh, while quick homemade croutons and toasted walnuts settle your need for comfort food.

  • Elise Bauer

    Quick and Easy Egg Salad Sandwich

    Here's how to make a classic egg salad sandwich! All you need are chopped hard boiled eggs, green onion, celery, mayonnaise and a dash of curry powder. Serve on toasted bread for lunch.

  • Coco Morante

    Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

    This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with shredded chicken, tomatoes, corn, and beans. It's ready so fast in the pressure cooker! Don’t forget to garnish this weeknight soup with avocado, lime, and, of course, tortillas.

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Cheesy Hash Brown Egg Bites

    55 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Jam-packed with spinach and surrounded by crispy potatoes, this is not your average egg bite. They’re perfect for your next brunch party or just a quick grab-and-go midweek breakfast.

  • Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Spinach

    This easy tortellini soup is loaded with Italian sausage, spinach, and cheese-filled pasta. The short ingredient list makes this soup the perfect weeknight dinner. It's light on the cream but rich in flavor, with an added protein boost from puréed cannellini beans.

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Easy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad

    15 min

    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Cool, crunchy cucumbers combined with sweet, juicy peaches and dressed in a peppery basil vinaigrette is a great way to make the most of summer and all its gorgeous flavors. This refreshing salad is easy to make and goes great with grilled meat.

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Whether you’re looking for new ways to use the abundance of summer tomatoes or simply want a quick side dish, these vegetarian stuffed tomatoes filled with mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh herbs are simple and delicious.

  • Elise Bauer

    Quesadilla

    Classic Mexican and Tex Mex cheese quesadilla! Toasted flour tortilla with melted cheese inside.

  • Elise Bauer

    Best Ever Tuna Salad Sandwich

    What makes the best ever tuna sandwich? It's all in the combination of ingredients—the best tuna you can find, cottage cheese and mayo, and good use of fresh dill, parsley, and more.

  • Sara Bir

    How to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Everything you ever wanted to know about making the very best grilled cheese sandwich! Mayo or butter? Open-faced or closed? Lid on or off? There's more to a good grilled cheese than you might think!

  • Nick Evans

    Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches! Italian sub, meet your friend, grilled cheese! This is a gooey match made in heaven: three kinds of Italian deli meat, provolone, and buttery toasted bread.

  • Elise Bauer

    Mushroom Quiche

    Mushroom quiche with all-butter pie crust filled and baked with mixture of egg, cream, milk, sauteed mushrooms and shallots.

  • Elise Bauer

    Nicoise Salad

    Salad Nicoise, a French composed salad with tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, onion, capers, and potatoes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Avocado Tuna Salad

    Upgrade your lunch! This Avocado Tuna Salad uses creamy avocado instead of mayo for a fresh and easy twist on the classic. Red onion and celery add some crunch, while lemon juice gives it some zing.

  • Elise Bauer

    Salmon Patties

    How to make salmon patties with cooked salmon, bread, green onion, dill, bell pepper, egg, lemon, and paprika. These easy salmon cakes make a perfect midweek meal.

  • Elise Bauer

    Quick and Easy Egg Salad Sandwich

    Here's how to make a classic egg salad sandwich! All you need are chopped hard boiled eggs, green onion, celery, mayonnaise and a dash of curry powder. Serve on toasted bread for lunch.


Watch the video: Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sweet Pickled Celery. Gordon Ramsay (October 2021).