Quick & Easy Lunch Recipes

Seeking simple lunchtime solutions that are ready in a flash? Follow our recipes, and packing delicious homemade lunches for work or the kids will be a cinch.

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Classic Chicken Salad

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Try serving this Classic Chicken Salad on a bed of mixed greens or on whole-grain bread.

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.

Creamy Deviled Eggs

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Deviled eggs are a classic and one of Martha Stewart's favorite hors d'oeuvres. Deviled eggs are crowd-pleasing party snack that are the perfect way to start a casual evening. Make this creamy deviled egg recipe and get your party started in 30 minutes or less!

15-Minute Lentil Soup

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This is a fast, hearty soup for dinner; vegetarians can use vegetable broth.

Turmeric-Ginger Chicken Soup

If you need to get dinner on the table fast but you're tight on time, you can make this restorative, immunity-boosting soup with store-bought broth and rotisserie chicken.

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy

Large bok choy can also be used: Just trim the stem ends and cut the heads into 2-inch pieces. Try serving alongside our Soy-Honey-Glazed Arctic Char.

Persimmon and Brie Crostini

These little toasts make a delectable Thanksgiving appetizer. Be sure to use Fuyu persimmons -- they should be ripe but sliceable.

30-Minute Chili

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This easy chili recipe makes eight one-cup servings; if you reserve half, you'll also have enough for four servings of our Cheesy Hash-Brown Bake, a stick-to-your-ribs meal for later in the week.

Potato, Broccoli, and Cheddar Soup

Broccoli is used two ways in this kid-friendly dish: it's simmered until tender for the soup base and roasted for the garnish.

Steamed Spinach in the Microwave

This recipe uses a microwave to steam the remaining fresh spinach from Meaghan's Lasagna just before serving.

Classic Egg Salad

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Other mix-ins include sliced black olives, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh chives, walnut pieces, chopped dill pickles, and capers.

Spiced Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Cook the veggies (and apple), get out the blender, and your work is done.
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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.

Easy Poached Eggs

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Poaching is a simple way to transform the humble egg into a luxurious treat. Once you get this technique down pat, you can enjoy poached eggs for an easy breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a light dinner.