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

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.

Classic Chicken-Vegetable Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 88
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.

Roasted Red Potatoes

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Fresh rosemary complements the earthy taste of roasted red potatoes in this simple but satisfying side dish.

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Rating: 3 stars 132
Some classics are best left as is, like this perfect chicken salad recipe served on a sandwich, from "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn.

Basic Potato Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 156
Combining the potatoes with the vinegar mixture while they're still hot allows them to absorb it all for a more flavorful salad.
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Inspiration and Ideas

12 Picnic Sandwich Recipes to Enjoy Outdoors
They're easy to transport, easy to make, and easy to love.
26 Potato Salad Recipes Perfect for Your Next Cookout
Not just picnic fare, potato salad is a goes-with-everything summer side. Pick out a classic recipe or discover a new twist on a favorite.
15-Minute Lentil Soup
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This is a fast, hearty soup for dinner; vegetarians can use vegetable broth.