Quick and Easy Lunches

Lunch is an important meal around the world, but for busy families, it can be an afterthought. With quick and easy lunch recipes, you'll find fast shortcuts to kid-pleasing foods, great ideas for work lunches, and healthy alternatives, with recipes that whip up quick and easy.

Total: 10 mins

Stacked Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Kids can make these easy chicken salad sandwiches in just 15 minutes.

Total: 15 mins
Total: 10 mins

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Grilled cheese sandwiches have long been considered a kid favorite. Allow kids to select their favorite cheese and join in the quick-and-easy preparation.

Total: 10 mins

Spicy Beef Pitas

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Dinner is ready in about 15 minutes when you stuff the marinated meat, tomato, avocado, and feta cheese into pita pockets.

Total: 15 mins

By the Seaside Sandwich

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This kid-friendly sandwich recipe gets kids in the kitchen to help design their favorite tastes for a quick meal.

Grilled Egg Sandwich

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Enjoy eggs for dinner with this fast, yet filling, sandwich.

Total: 20 mins

Meatball Hoagies

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Choose smaller 1/2-ounce meatballs when making these sandwiches to make them bite-size. This 30-minute meal is a hearty dinner treat.

Total: 30 mins

Chimichurri

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There are many versions of this parsley-based sauce, but this recipe uses cooking oil instead of olive oil to give the sauce a milder flavor.

Total: 25 mins

Smashed Veggie-Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup

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These vegetarian sandwiches can also be made in a skillet. If you miss the meat, just add deli turkey or ham.

Italian Sandwiches

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You'll enjoy these simple, easy-to-assemble open-faced chicken sandwiches.

Total: 10 mins

How to Cook Spaghetti

Sometimes the most comforting, satisfying meals happen to be the simplest to put together. Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic favorite for both children and grownups, and you don't even need a traditional Italian mamma to show you how to cook spaghetti. Certain variations of spaghetti and meatballs can be tricky, but if you stick to the basics--including prepared sauce and store-bought meatballs, this dish becomes practically foolproof.

How to Make Broccoli Casserole

Although one-pot meals have been around for decades, learning how to make broccoli casserole will provide you with one of the most familiar American versions to date.

How to Make Baked Ziti

Sure, your friend's Italian-American grandmother knows how to make baked ziti, but why not gather a few tricks yourself? Ziti, a dish that's as beloved as spaghetti with meatballs, is poised to be your next Sunday supper.

How to Make Curried Chicken

As a country, we eat a lot of chicken, so most home cooks are always on the lookout for new ways to prepare it -- that's why you should learn how to make curried chicken. In this recipe, spices, dried fruit, vegetables, and garlic come together for a sweet and savory casserole that's nothing short of fantastic.

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