Lunch Recipes & Ideas
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70 Easy Egg Recipes to Make Any Time of DayRecipes
Easy, satisfying meals for whatever mood you're in.
Jan 3, 2024
My "Scallion Fried Eggs" Are So Easy, I Make Them Three Times a WeekRecipes
Meet the anytime meal of your dreams.
Jan 3, 2024
I've Made Dozens of Pots of Chicken Noodle Soup, But THIS Is the Best OneRecipes
Oh, and it cooks in just 30 minutes.
Jan 2, 2024
How To Make the Absolute Best Crab CakesRecipes
Crab cakes should be all about the crab — no questions asked. They should be crispy on the outside, moist and flaky on the inside, and taste exclusively of fresh, delicious crab. No fillers or excess spices getting in the way. If you agree, you’ve come to the right place. Our crab cake recipe is intentionally unfussy. We’ve put crab meat at the center of the equation, and thrown in just enough extras to hold the patties together.
Dec 29, 2023
The $5 Amazon Find That Makes It Easy to Take Dressing, Sauces, and Dips On the GoTools
It's the ultimate lunch essential!
Dec 18, 2023
French Onion Chicken Soup Is So Good, I've Already Made Two Pots in a WeekRecipes
It's the coziest thing you'll cook all winter.
Dec 17, 2023
This "Grandma Pizza" Is Light & Crispy PerfectionRecipes
Grab your sheet pan.
Dec 14, 2023
My Creamy Chicken Lasagna Soup” Is So Easy, I'll Be Making a Pot Every WeekRecipes
Everything you love about the classic cheesy pasta, without the fuss.
Dec 11, 2023
Classic Navy Bean Soup Is Pure Comfort in a BowlRecipes
Happy soup season, everyone!
Dec 5, 2023
25 Tartines, Bruschetta, and Open-Faced SandwichesRecipes
You say bruSHETta, I say bruSKETta, we all say tartine! Open-faced sandwiches seem to have a special place, here at The Kitchn, with over a dozen recipes scattered through our archives. Why? They’re so pretty, their piled fillings on display, and they work well as lunch, dinner, an appetizer. From sweet potato goat cheese bruschetta to a ricotta, fig, and honey tartine for fall, here are 25 of our favorite open-faced sandwiches.
Dec 4, 2023
Our 10 Most Popular Meatless RecipesRecipes
Slow cooker soups, quick and easy weeknight pastas, and the best-ever veggie burger topped the list of vegetarian mains.
Dec 1, 2023
10 Pasta Ideas for Lunch BoxesRecipes
Satisfying recipes that are extra portable.
Nov 30, 2023
13 Sturdy Salads That Will Actually Last in the FridgeRecipes
Set yourself up for a great week ahead.
Nov 28, 2023
How To Reheat Turkey So It Never Dries It OutSkills
Every year, we look forward to the pure post-Thanksgiving joy that is turkey leftovers. But did you know there’s a right way to reheat turkey? Here, we’ll cover the best way to reheat your leftover turkey to keep it as moist and delicious as possible. And if “best” translates to “fastest” for you, we have some guidelines for microwaving those leftovers, too. As a rule of thumb, leftovers should be heated the same way that they were cooked.
Oct 24, 2023
This Warming, Protein-Packed Soup Is My Weeknight LifesaverRecipes
This pared-down red lentil soup is the one I make most often, and it never fails to please.
Nov 21, 2023
How to Roast Corn in the Oven (3 Easy Methods)Recipes
This is the best way to cook corn for a crowd.
Nov 20, 2023
The Only Way We'll Boil PotatoesRecipes
Learn the secret to the spud.
Nov 20, 2023
The Key Technique that Guarantees Tender Chicken BreastsRecipes
Works like a charm every single time.
Nov 20, 2023
How To Make Easy Slow Cooker Potato SoupRecipes
The slow cooker makes easy work of this creamy, comforting classic.
Nov 19, 2023
The 8 Best Lunch Boxes To Keep Your Lunch Cold All DayTools
Because unfortunately, sometimes your lunch happens closer to dinner.
Nov 14, 2023
Two-Minute Creamy Salad DressingRecipes
Take a plate of greens from blah to ooh-la-la.
Nov 14, 2023
Here's How to Make the Absolute Best Southern Hush PuppiesRecipes
Fried cornbread slathered with salted butter? Sign us up.
Nov 14, 2023
This Is the Only Tuna Melt We'll Ever MakeRecipes
It's toasty, cheesy, and super comforting.
Nov 13, 2023
How To Make a Baked Potato on the Grill: A Foolproof Method for Fluffy, Smoky SpudsRecipes
In the winter, a baked potato (with the works!) is something my family enjoys on a regular basis. We oil and season the potatoes and roast them directly on the oven rack, then load up the steaming spuds with all the accoutrements our hearts desire. When summer approaches and we turn our attention to the grill, our baked potato habit typically comes to a halt. But this year, it’s only just ramping up.
Nov 13, 2023
How to Perfectly Cook Chicken Breast on the StoveRecipes
Pan-seared chicken breast for a gold chicken dinner.
Nov 8, 2023
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Are Golden, Gooey, and Absolutely FoolproofRecipes
Want crispy bread and gooey cheese every time you make a grilled cheese? Your air fryer is the answer.
Nov 2, 2023
One Clever Trick Makes This The Easiest Stovetop Mac and Cheese EverRecipes
It tastes like childhood.
Nov 1, 2023
Our Creamiest, Coziest Pumpkin Soup Feels Like A Warm HugRecipes
And comes together in no time, thanks to canned pumpkin!
Oct 23, 2023
The Best Way to Reheat Mashed PotatoesRecipes
Nobody wants to settle for dry or gluey mashed potatoes.
Oct 18, 2023
Roasting is the Easiest Way to Make Delicious Green BeansRecipes
It takes less than 15 minutes.
Oct 11, 2023
This Simple Formula Guarantees Perfect Salad Dressing Every TimeRecipes
Never buy a bottle again.
Oct 11, 2023
These Garlic Noodles Take Hardly Any Effort and Have So Much FlavorRecipes
They cook in less than 10 minutes!
Oct 11, 2023
You Don't Even Need Oil for These Easy Roasted Beets Recipes
A one-ingredient wonder.
Oct 3, 2023
The One Rule You Should Never Skip for Making the Perfect Turkey SandwichRecipes
Chips and a pickle on the side.
Sep 29, 2023
Mac and Cheese Gets Even Better When You Add BaconRecipes
It's time to gild the lily.
Sep 25, 2023
9 Kids Food Containers That You (and Your Little One!) Will LoveTools
Whether it's for back to school lunches or day trips, we got you covered.
Sep 11, 2023
How To Make Chicken Lettuce WrapsRecipes
Sticky, spicy sauce and all.
Sep 10, 2023
These Easy Ham and Cheese Sliders Come Together in Less than 30 MinutesRecipes
Who doesn't love Hawaiian rolls?
Sep 7, 2023
These Crispy Parmesan Chicken Cutlets Are Ready in 30 MinutesRecipes
Keep this recipe in your back pocket for quick weeknight dinners.
Sep 6, 2023
14 Summer Sandwiches for Fast & Easy Meal IdeasRecipes
Liven up your sad sandwich routine.
Sep 1, 2023
How To Make the Best Creamy ColeslawRecipes
It's got a secret for guaranteeing extra-crunchy cabbage.
Aug 31, 2023
Slow Cooker Black Bean ChiliRecipes
If you think you detect a hint of chocolate in your chili, you're not wrong.
Aug 31, 2023
Your Next Party Needs This Make-Ahead Broccoli SaladRecipes
It's all about the sweet, creamy dressing.
Aug 31, 2023
Slow Cooker Ginger Chicken CongeeRecipes
A savory breakfast that takes two minutes to prep for the slow cooker.
Aug 31, 2023
Brown Rice Congee with Shiitake Mushrooms and GreensRecipes
Congee, jook, okayu. Asian-style rice porridge has many names and countless variations, but in every instance it is a simple, comforting dish for breakfast or any time of day. This extra nutritious version includes brown rice, shiitake mushroomsginger. I grew up with the Vietnamese version, called cháo, which my parents made using white rice and lots of water in a big, simmering pot. (It can also be made in a rice cooker or slow cooker.
Aug 31, 2023
Cuban Black Bean SoupRecipes
This classic Cuban soup is inexpensive, hearty, and guaranteed to warm you up.
Aug 30, 2023
Arugula & Fennel Salad with Lemon VinaigretteRecipes
When you need a simple salad to make the meal complete, this tumble of arugula and shaved fennel is all you need. I find the combo of peppery arugula and sweet, crunchy fennel so delightfully addictive — so much so that I’ll sometimes eat a big bowlful with just a wedge of toasted baguette and call that dinner. The salad takes seconds to make, even counting the time to shake together the easy vinaigrette of lemon juice and olive oil.
Aug 30, 2023
Berry Pineapple Fruit SaladRecipes
One bite and you'll wonder why you haven't been making fruit salad this way all along.
Aug 29, 2023
How To Make Homemade Copycat KIND BarsRecipes
Feels goods, right?
Aug 29, 2023
How To Cook Perfect Millet Every TimeRecipes
Millet is an ancient seed, originally hailing from Africa and northern China, and it remains a staple in the diets of about a third of the world’s population. Rich in iron, B vitamins and calcium, millet has a mild corn flavor and is naturally gluten-free. Sure, on first glance you might be tempted to think that raw millet looks like birdseed.
Aug 28, 2023
7 Lunch Containers Our Editors Love for Dining Outdoors or DesksideTools
*Adds picnic backpack to cart immediately*
Aug 28, 2023
The Secret to Recreating Incredible Chicago-Style Hot Dogs at HomeRecipes
You don't need to travel to the Windy City for this delicacy.
Aug 27, 2023
A Very French Ham and Cheese BaguetteRecipes
Baguette layered with thinly sliced ham, Gruyère cheese, and cornichons — très délicieux!
Aug 26, 2023
Easy Cabbage & White Bean SoupRecipes
This recipe ushers in a fresh start for cabbage soup.
Aug 26, 2023
“Low-Rent” Tuna Poke BowlRecipes
If you’re looking for a quick, cheap lunch and want new ways to fancy-up canned tuna, this recipe is for you! Tuna is tossed with an orange-ginger dressing, creamy avocado and served with rice and vegetables. It’s a simple yet satisfying budget recipe that makes for a great lunch. When I look at a can of tuna, it saddens me that such a convenient and tasty (in my opinion!) food is just so…unattractive, especially when compared to fresh tuna steak.
Aug 25, 2023
Italian Chicken Salad SandwichesRecipes
It's all wrapped up in an easy Dijon vinaigrette.
Aug 24, 2023
Light & Easy Broccoli SaladRecipes
The result is easy, lightened-up, and still oh-so-crunchy.
Aug 24, 2023
Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito BowlsRecipes
This recipe takes less than five minutes to pull together and then rewards you with a delicious, healthy dinner at the end of the day.
Aug 24, 2023
The Best Kid-Friendly Lunch Boxes for $30 or Less
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They're all dishwasher safe, too.
Aug 22, 2023
This Pork Fried Rice Is Ready in 15 MinutesRecipes
It's fast, flavorful, and incredibly satisfying.
Aug 23, 2023
Warm French Lentil Salad with Bacon & HerbsRecipes
One time during fall, I tagged along with my husband on a work trip to Toulouse, France (as one does when one’s spouse has meetings in such nice places). It was our first time in Toulouse, and it was stressful. I feel like the first trip to any new city is a kind of sacrifice to the travel gods, seasoned with blunders and bad maps and jet lag, especially when you don’t speak the language or have a credit card with the right kind of chip inside.
Aug 23, 2023
8 Bento Boxes to Help You Brown Bag ItKitchen
So many options to choose from!
Aug 21, 2023
The $12 Amazon Find That Prevents My To-Go Salads from Getting SoggyTools
Plus, they keep my salad dressing cold on my commute!
Aug 18, 2023
Fast and Fancy Pork and BeansRecipes
With your favorite cut of cured pork, molasses, canned beans, and a secret ingredient, you can be eating creamy beans suspended in a velvety sauce in just 30 minutes.
Aug 17, 2023
Cauliflower Rice Lunch Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and ChickpeasRecipes
I'll never get tired of it.
Aug 17, 2023
The One Salad You Can't Miss Making This MonthRecipes
It's summer in a bowl.
Aug 13, 2023