Lunch Recipes & Ideas
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What I Wish Someone Told Me About Trying to Pack the Perfect School Lunch
Spoiler alert: The perfect school lunch doesn’t actually exist. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to making sure our kids are well-fed at school. What works for one kindergartener doesn’t also work for a preschooler and a third-grader. I’ve been packing school lunch for my now first-grader for six years, ever since she started preschool as a toddler.
May 2, 2023
This 10-Minute Cheesy Egg Rice Comes Together in the Microwave
Serving up comfort and convenience in one bowl.
Apr 19, 2023
I Tried the 3-Ingredient Aldi Lunch the Internet Can’t Stop Raving About — And It’s My New Favorite
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My midday meal went from amateur hour to power lunch.
Apr 14, 2023
This Comforting, Crispy Pork Sandwich Takes Me Right Back to Taiwan
A love letter to the classic Japanese sandwich.
Apr 13, 2023
Birria Grilled Cheese Is My Family’s Favorite Dippable Sandwich
Cheesy, meaty, and so, so good.
Apr 11, 2023
This Chickpea Caesar Salad Wrap Is the MVP of Caesar Wraps
A great option for lunch on the go.
Apr 10, 2023
How To Cook Chicken Breast in the Instant Pot
This basic chicken breast technique gets meal prep done faster!
Apr 6, 2023
Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese Is the Back Pocket Comfort Food Recipe You Need
You always have a winner with this recipe nearby.
Apr 6, 2023
Gooey Pimento Grilled Cheese Is an Upgrade on the Classic Sandwich
It’s even better with crispy bacon and ripe tomato.
Apr 5, 2023
Jalapeño Poppers Meet Grilled Cheese in This Ingenious Mash-Up
Crunchy, cheesy, spicy, and creamy.
Apr 3, 2023
How To Make Corn Tortillas (Tortillas de Maíz)
Watch the video to learn how to make corn tortillas from scratch at home.
Mar 22, 2023
How To Make Fluffy Potato Kugel
Learn the modern way to make a classic potato kugel.
Mar 20, 2023
How To Make the Best Cheesy Quesadillas
It's really just a vehicle for whatever combinations of ingredients your imagination can create.
Mar 8, 2023
Garlicky Chicken Souvlaki Is the Weeknight Dinner Inspo You Need
Super easy and loaded with lemony, garlicky flavor, it'll be your new favorite way to cook chicken breast.
Mar 5, 2023
This Creamy One-Pot Orzo Comes Together in 30 Minutes
It's inspired by the tuna casseroles I grew up with.
Feb 28, 2023
These Pulled Porchetta Sandwiches Will Outrun Any Other Pulled Pork Sandwich
Meaty sandwiches that evoke the well-known and beloved Italian dish, porchetta.
Feb 28, 2023
Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos Are Perfectly Crispy
(And they barely require any oil.)
Feb 23, 2023
Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa Are Quick, Fun, and Endlessly Riffable
Another reason to always have frozen shrimp in your freezer.
Feb 18, 2023
My Mom's Egyptian-Style Vermicelli Rice Is Comfort in a Bowl
It's a perfect pairing for grilled meat, stews, casseroles, and soups. 
Feb 18, 2023
Maya Feller’s Sweet Potato and Leek Soup
This easy soup has lots of complex flavors and is topped with crispy potato skins.
Feb 17, 2023
Naan Pizza Is the Weeknight Glow-Up We All Need
It comes together in just 30 minutes.
Feb 16, 2023
This Over-the-Top Muffuletta Sandwich Is a Meat-Lover’s Dream
Layered with zesty olive spread, Italian cold cuts, and cheeses, the muffuletta is a beast of a sandwich.
Feb 14, 2023
My Dad's Beer Brats Take Me Back to Wisconsin Tailgates
This apartment-friendly recipe doesn't require a grill.
Feb 10, 2023
Beef on Weck Will Ruin You for All Other Roast Beef Sandwiches
We dare you not to swoon over this tender, slow-roasted beef stacked on a toasted roll.
Feb 8, 2023
Spinach-Artichoke Grilled Cheese Is the Comfort Food Mash-Up You Need
This fun, weeknight-friendly dinner is melty, savory, creamy, and briny.
Feb 8, 2023
Red Rice Recipe
Kardea Brown's smoky red rice recipe is tried and true and easy to make at home.
Feb 7, 2023
Hoppin' John Recipe
Hoppin' John is a dish that is rich in both history and flavor, and Kardea Brown's recipe is no exception. This is how she makes it at home.
Feb 7, 2023
This Homemade Vegan Ramen Is Packed with Umami
The homemade stuff is a totally different experience.
Feb 3, 2023
Blackened Catfish & Smoked Gouda Grits Is My Spin on My Grandma's Recipe
The homemade blackened seasoning adds a Cajun flare.
Feb 1, 2023
Creamy Carrot Soup Will Carry You Through the Final Weeks of Winter
It's surprisingly satisfying, given its simplicity and short ingredient list.
Nov 23, 2022
Crispy Chicken Tempura Is Endlessly Delicious
If your family loves chicken tenders, you won't be able to resist chicken tempura.
Jan 26, 2023
Creamy Mulligatawny Stew Is Layered with Flavor
Tangy, slightly sweet, a little spicy, and chock-full of texture.
Jan 25, 2023
Jjajangmyeon Is Saucy, Comforting, and Supremely Slurpable
One slurp is all you need to fall in love with these noodles.
Jan 17, 2023
It Doesn't Get Any Cozier than Creamy Chicken Soup
It's thick and creamy without being too rich.
Jan 15, 2023
Crispy Chinese Chive Pockets Represent Wealth and Good Fortune
At the center of any Lunar New Year celebration (and certainly those I grew up around) is food.
Jan 13, 2023
Irish Seafood Chowder Is My New Soup Obsession
I spent over two weeks traveling around Ireland, and number one on this culinary journey was Irish seafood chowder. 
Jan 10, 2023
This 3-Ingredient Costco Recipe Is My Family's Most-Requested Dinner
Each serving costs about $4.
Dec 1, 2022
Quick and Easy Yakisoba Is as Flavorful as It Is Flexible
Use up whatever veggies you have on hand!
Jan 4, 2023
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup Cooks in Less than 5 Minutes
The easiest, most delicious way to get your daily dose of veggies.
Dec 19, 2022
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Is Pure Comfort
Move over, chicken noodle.
Dec 18, 2022
5 Ridiculously Easy Chicken Bites with Only 2 Ingredients
Chicken bites are the easy dinner win you didn't know you needed. Here are five delicious ways to make them!
Dec 9, 2022
5 Nut-Free Alternatives to Peanut Butter
Nut-free? These tasty alternatives will make you forget all about peanut butter.
Dec 6, 2022
Extra-Cheesy Mashed Potato and Bacon Pizza Is the Ultimate Comfort Food
It's inspired by my favorite pie at Otto Pizza.
Dec 2, 2022
This Gorgeous Salad Has a Simple Trick for Better Roasted Beets
The orange-infused maple vinaigrette will be a new favorite.
Nov 21, 2022
Brussels Sprout Melts Are — In My Opinion — Even Better than the Original
The sweet-and-savory filling is packed with flavor.
Nov 7, 2022
Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Vegetable Soup
This is the recipe to make if you got sent home with turkey leftovers.
Oct 29, 2022
Pull-Apart Turkey and Cheese Sliders Are the Easiest, Cheesiest Party Bites
A super-smart way to feed a crowd.
Oct 21, 2022
I Never Thought Canned Tuna Could Taste So Good — Until I Found This Chef-Owned Brand
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It's now a permanent staple in my pantry.
Oct 19, 2022
How To Make Classic, Flavor-Packed Macaroni Salad
This fresh, vibrant salad deserves to be in your summer rotation.
Oct 13, 2022
10 Ways to Plan for a Year of Packing Lunches (Now That School Lunch Isn’t Free Anymore)
Here's how to tackle this short-term problem while we wait for long-term change.
Oct 11, 2022
Easy, Hearty Split Pea Soup Is Exactly What You Need Tonight
It's the perfect cure for cold, snowy days.
Oct 8, 2022
Star-Shaped Egg Noodles Make This Fall Classic Even Cozier
Chicken noodle soup but much, much cuter.
Oct 7, 2022
How To Cook Brown Rice
Forget the crunchy or mushy stuff that you may have suffered through in the past — we've got our method locked down.
Oct 4, 2022
Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma
A warm mix of spices coat this easy chicken sheet pan dinner.
Oct 4, 2022
How to Cook Couscous on the Stove or in the Microwave
If you can boil water, you can make couscous.
Oct 2, 2022
The Easiest Thai Green Curry with Chicken
Forgot takeout and make a homemade version that will rival it.
Oct 1, 2022
These Creamy, Cheesy, Buttery Grits Are Absolutely Perfect
It's everything you want for breakfast.
Oct 1, 2022
Cabbage Roll Soup Is Everything You Love About the Classic (but So Much Easier)
No stuffing and rolling required for this easy cabbage soup.
Oct 1, 2022
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Is the Easiest, Most Foolproof Chicken Dinner I Know
This quick chicken dinner is the reason I always keep a couple jars of salsa stocked in my pantry.
Oct 1, 2022
I Could Eat This Beefy Korean Soup Every Day
It's my definition of comfort food.
Sep 29, 2022
How To Bake a Potato in the Microwave
For nights when you need dinner on the table with zero delays.
Sep 27, 2022
Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes Are the Ultimate Comfort Food
Sour cream gives it a tangy, creamy kick.
Sep 25, 2022
How To Make Nicoise Salad
It’s a glorious summer day when your lunch involves a Nicoise salad and a glass of rosé. Although, truthfully, it would be glorious with just the salad alone. And the only thing that could possibly make it better is if I were actually eating it in France. Maybe next summer. Nicoise salad is sneaky. It’s the kind of meal that feels so classy and refined, but when you make it at home, it becomes an easy summer dinner to have any night of the week.
Sep 24, 2022
Buttermilk-Brined Grilled Chicken
This buttermilk chicken is juicy and finger-licking good without a drip of barbecue sauce in sight.
Sep 23, 2022
White Pizza Is for Cheese-Lovers
Skip the tomato sauce and put milky mozzarella front and center.
Sep 23, 2022
This Garlicky Roasted Broccolini Recipe Is So Easy That I Know It by Heart
It's ready in 30 minutes and goes with pretty much everything.
Sep 21, 2022
How To Make Pork Dumplings
If you think frozen pork dumplings from the store are addictive, then just you wait until you try these homemade fellas. They are everything you want in a dumpling: plump and nicely chewy, filled with tender pork, flavored with fresh ginger, green onion, and sesame oil. Bet you can’t eat just one. Whether you’re celebrating the Lunar New Year with friends this week or stocking your freezer for a busy month ahead, these dumplings should definitely be on your list.
Sep 21, 2022
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
Hands-down the best way to serve cauliflower.
Sep 21, 2022
Philly Cheesesteak Hawaiian Roll Sliders Are a Brilliant Big-Batch Meal
Why build 12 separate sandwiches when you could make one?
Sep 20, 2022
The Best, Crispiest Air Fryer Zucchini Chips You Can Make
Don't sleep on the dipping sauce.
Sep 20, 2022
How To Make Calzones at Home
Lunch or dinner, they're the perfect little "hot pockets" (ahem!) of cheese and veggies. Here's how to make them.
Sep 20, 2022
How To Cook Wild Rice on the Stovetop
How often do you cook wild rice? Maybe once a year to make a pilaf of some sort? Or perhaps as an addition to your Thanksgiving stuffing? Maybe you don’t cook it at all? But you should! This chewy, nutty-tasting grain definitely deserves a spot at the table year-round. It’s time to shake up your side dishes — here’s how to make a pot of perfectly cooked wild rice to have with dinner tonight.
Sep 20, 2022