Creative Lunches

Just because it's lunch doesn't mean it should be basic. Enjoy our creative takes on lunch recipes. Whether you're hosting friends for a weekday lunch, or setting a farm table for a midday party under the trees, a few creative ideas will make a memorable difference.

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Spicy Tomato Aspic

Taste of the South
Total: 14 mins

Banana Quesadillas

Share Our Strength
Total: 12 mins

Ham Sandwich Skewers


Kids will love this twist on a traditional ham sandwich.

Total: 15 mins

Cobb Salad Hoagies

Better Homes and Gardens

We used the classic cobb salad ingredients to make this hearty dinner sandwich.

Total: 35 mins

Carrot Ginger Soup

Family Circle

A can of coconut milk makes this vegatarian soup rich and creamy. Pair a bowl with a sandwich for a satisfying lunch.

Classy Cuban Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Asparagus, ham, and turkey served on a hoagie bun or torpedo roll form the basis of this quick and tasty sandwich.

Total: 25 mins

Nutty Cucumber Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted soy nuts add protein and fiber to this chilled, vegetable sandwich.

Beer-Braised Brats

Midwest Living

Grill the bratwurst, then simmer them in a sweet and tangy beer sauce. When you're ready for dinner, put the brats in a bun and top with the pickles and cranberry relish.

Swiss Cheese, Turkey and Asparagus Roll-Ups

Atkins - Phase 1

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Total: 5 mins

Twice-Baked Crawfish Potatoes

Taste of the South
Total: 2 hrs

Spicy Pork Tacos

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Spicy Bean Cakes

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 34 mins

Classic Lobster Roll

Family Circle

This tasty sandwich is full of fresh lobster in a tarragon dressing. If you like, skip the bun and serve the lobster salad on lettuce leaves.

Parmesan-Turkey Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Keep the fixings on hand for this hearty sandwich, and you'll be ready the next time you need a family-pleasing dinner in a hurry.

Vera Cruz Tomatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon, spinach, sour cream, and mozzarella are all stuffed inside a big red tomato. Serve as a side dish or light lunch.

Stuffed Potato Skins

Family Circle

Serve two potato halves as a main dish or serve one as a side dish. The salad topping provides a fresh counterpoint to the savory bacon, broccoli, and cheese filling.

Mad Scientist Wraps


These tortilla snacks are transformed for a Halloween party. The tasty disguised turkey and ham combos make a quick and fun dish even the pickiest eaters won't refuse.

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