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50 Easy Lunch Ideas for the Whole Family

Whether you're packing lunch for the kiddos or looking for something quick to make the whole family, we've got you covered with these fun, easy meals. The best part? They come together in less than 20 minutes with minimal ingredients.

Easy Pizza Muffins

“I made these this morning with pepperoni and pepper jack cheese. They were great! I’ll make them again.”

-JackieRay M.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Panini

“I didn't expect this to be so incredible! Both the peanut butter and jelly change composition entirely — you need to try it to see how good it is!”


Chorizo & Egg Burritos

“One of my favorite breakfast meals! I grew up eating this. I’ve never tried sour cream or avocado, but it sounds yummy!”


Bow Tie Pepperoni Pasta Salad

“What a great salad! It comes together quickly with minimum ingredients — but what a taste! I had to keep everyone out of the bowl so we could have some for supper. This is equally good warm or cold, and is definitely a keeper.”


Veggie Delight Sandwich

“Very yummy! I like Subway, but I love these and it tastes so much fresher. Don’t leave off the pepperoncini, it makes it! A keeper.”

-Little Bee

Classic BLT Sandwich

“A classic BLT is my favorite sandwich. We made this and it was a hit all around. A great classic!”


Microwave Salmon Fillets

“The best salmon I’ve ever eaten in my life. Very good stuff.”

-Nolan F.

Simple Pasta Toss

“I added feta cheese and some red pepper flakes. The family really enjoyed this!”


Baked Pesto Chicken

“This was awesome! I mixed the greens with some balsamic vinaigrette and it made it even better.”


Club Wrap

"An excellent wrap! I used mayo and Swiss cheese."


Baked Chicken Tenders

“I found this gem of a recipe. It turned out amazingly well! In fact, it surprised everyone in the family. The best part is it’s baked and really quick.”


Easy Pizza Soup

"Wow, my husband loved this! I needed a soup to go with his hoagie sandwich tonight and this was fast, easy and so delicious.”


Hot Molten Blobs

“This is a really tasty snack called molten blobs to make it more interesting for my five year-old. It’s great for Halloween or kids parties, and also great as a kids lunch!”


Easy Enchiladas

“I made this for dinner last week and it was a huge hit. They were quick, very simple to make and tasted fantastic.”


Egg Salad on English Muffin

"I scaled this back to three eggs and it was the perfect amount for two whole-grain muffins. I served mine with some extra salad on the side for what made a delicious lunch.”


Portobello Pizzas

“A very easy recipe. My husband ate one and very quickly devoured another one. He can’t wait for me to make more!”


Quick Chicken & Rice

"This really is a fast meal! Great for a busy night. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs as we prefer those over breasts. I most definitely like the ease and quickness of this recipe.”


Hummus Pizza

"This is my favorite —the perfect kind of pizza for those who want to cut back on calories!"


Chicken Breast With Honey-Balsamic Glaze

“The glaze on this chicken is sweet, bold and absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe to a tee and served it with sautéed green beans and grape tomatoes. I highly recommend!”


5-Ingredient Spaghetti

“Made with five simple ingredients, this spaghetti recipe will have your family dining in no time.”

-Mary Jenny

Microwave Lemony Waldorf Fish Fillets

A new take on fish! Only now, microwaveable. Wow your kids in minutes with a nutritious lunch that’s decadent enough to feel like dinner.

Healthy Egg Salad Sandwich

“Because it doesn’t use mayo, this is a lighter and healthier version of the standard egg salad sandwich, and the mustard and scallions give it a little kick.”


Quick & Delicious Goat Cheese Salad

"This was a very nice salad. I enjoyed all the flavors in this tasty dish! Next time, I’ll add raspberries. I used romaine and baby spinach with a good quality raspberry vinegar.”

-Baby Kato

Lunchbox Pizza Quesadilla

"Yum! This was very easy to make and tasted great."


Microwave Garlic Prawns

“The combination of ease and taste easily makes this five stars. A squeeze of lemon enhances the dish further.”


Ground Beef & Potatoes

"Wow, what a surprise! It was late, we were hungry and my oven had just died. I just wanted to put something on the table. A recipe this uncomplicated couldn't be too tasty, could it? But it was delicious! Turns out, we will be making it again as often as possible."

-Chez Bob

My Favorite Spinach Salad

"This is unquestionably the best spinach salad I've ever had! It’s key to have a nice, sweet poppy seed dressing. This can make a full meal by itself!"


Pizza Scrolls

“Wow, I loved these! I made them for my personal lunch box for work. These are even better than personal pizzas!”


Cheesy Turkey Burger

"This is the easiest, most wonderful way to kick your turkey burger up a notch. I used Italian breadcrumbs and mozzarella cheese because my pantry and refrigerator made me. It turned out delicious!"

-Peachie Keene

Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

“Fantastic! This would be the perfect dish for a spring time potluck or picnic. I’ll make this again for sure.”

-Probably This

Tomato & Egg Muffin

“I never would’ve thought to use balsamic in something like this but it was delicious! I used a nice, thick aged balsamic. So good!”


Easy Pita Bread Pizza

“I had this for lunch today and loved it! I think this is my new way of making pizza at home. So easy, and I love that the crust is thin and crispy. I used ground beef as my topping, but will definitely try with many different toppings in the future.”


Grilled Chicken Flatbread Pizzas

"Super easy to make and delicious! I used fresh tomatoes and a lot more fresh basil leaves. Very yummy!"


Quick & Easy Tuna Salad Sandwich for Kids

"Just like the title, this is quick, easy and good! I didn't have any lettuce handy but love lettuce on tuna sammies.”


Easy Roast Beef Wrap

“Finally! Oh, this was good. I’d never thought of dipping it in ranch dressing. I just drizzled some ranch over top and it was terrific.”


Cheese-Tomato Melt

“Super simple with great results. What more could I ask for? I prepared this as a quick breakfast for myself.”

-Ms B.

Healthy Sandwich

“Mashing avocado isn’t just for guacamole. I think there is something in this sandwich for everyone. This recipe easily doubles if you want seconds or are making this for one other person.”


Buffalo Chicken Wrap in a Snap

“This is an easy summer or anytime wrap sandwich to put together. An easy lunch for a warm summer day would be an apple, this sandwich and an iced tea.”


Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

"What a great idea! I know I'll love this. I live for peanut butter and jelly on toast. It's the simple things in life that make me smile.”

-Tresa H.

Hummus Vegetable Sandwich

“I liked this even more than I thought I would. I chose it for my vegetarian daughter to take in her lunch, but figured I would make one for myself today. It was fabulous! I loved the combination of the hummus and tapenade. I didn’t realize what a treat this would be!”

-Julie F

Italian Saucy Sausage Sub

“This is an oldie but goodie. I sometimes add mozzarella cheese on top, and we like ours grilled!”


Cheater's Chicken Noodle Soup

"This is better than anything you get out of a can. It reminds me of homemade!"

-Tattooed Lady

Ground Chicken Ranch Burger

"So yummy! I prefer these over hamburgers now!"


Snack Stackers

“I make this all the time! It’s a bit more effort than picking up a lunchable, but really easy and I’m sure much healthier because I control what goes in!”


Yummy Grilled Tuna & Cheese Sandwiches

“This is easy to make and really tasty! I added pineapple, because my fiancé loves it on nearly everything.”


Mushroom Quesadilla

"This was so good! Mushrooms and cheese taste great together. This was also very easy to make. I’ll be making it again soon!”


Boston Fenway Franks

“Yum! What a classic way of making a hot dog. Simple and tasty.”


Apple-Cheddar Panini

"This is a great sandwich! Not only because it tastes great, but also because I usually have all the ingredients on-hand. Next time I will try it with prosciutto."

-Teri G.

California Rollwich for Kids

“I’ve developed this ‘rollwich’ for my two year-old grandson. He loves avocados so it’ll make it easier to sneak in veggies. For adult tastebuds, I’d add onions and jalapeño peppers to the avocados!”

-Galley Wench

Chunky Chicken Nachos

"I loved this easy recipe! I was able to come home from work and put it together in ten minutes! The taste was excellent."