Are you tired of the same old fast food or sandwich for lunch? No more boring PB&Js for you! It’s time to ditch the drive-thru and start enjoying tastier meals! These quick, delicious and easy lunch ideas are here to change up your routine. With these 32 easy and delicious lunch recipes, you’ll never want to go back to boring burgers and fries again. Get ready to revolutionize your lunch game and feel good about what you’re eating! These are the most popular lunch recipes, have you given them a try yet?
Pressed Italian Picnic Sandwiches
Not just for picnics, pressed Italian sandwiches are a delicious lunch option that brings authentic flavors of Italy to your taste buds. With their incredible flavors and portability, these sandwiches are perfect for indulging in an Italian culinary experience anytime, anywhere.
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Chopped Italian Sandwich
A chopped Italian sub is sure to satisfy even the strongest hunger pangs. This Italian bread sub with deli meats, cheese, pepperoncini peppers, red onion, and more make a great lunch. This is one of those TikTok recipes you will make on repeat!
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Green Goddess Salad
There’s a reason this green goddess salad has gone viral on Tik Tok, and that’s because it’s delicious. You will love every element from the colourful, crunchy salad mixture to the garlic, cashew, spinach, and parmesan dressing.
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Pasta e Ceci – Pasta and Chickpea Stew
Experience the wonderful flavors of classic Italian comfort food with pasta e ceci, a delicious chickpea soup packed with bacon, garlic, rosemary, tomatoes, and more. This iconic and nutritious recipe will satisfy your craving for a hearty stew.
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Meatball Marinara Subs
Savor the juicy homemade meatballs, tangy marinara sauce, and fluffy brioche buns in Italian meatball marinara subs – a satisfying comfort food that’s perfect for lunch or busy weeknights. These sandwiches are far tastier than the fast-food version and sure to please anyone, regardless of their Italian heritage.
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The Best Fried Chicken Sandwich
This Fried Chicken Sandwich recipe is a deliciously satisfying upgrade from the fast food version, with a perfectly seasoned, golden brown coating and mouthwatering toppings. It’s a finger-licking deliciousness will elevate your sandwich game to the next level!
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Spicy Baked Salmon Sushi Muffins
Baked salmon sushi cups are a delicious combo of fish, rice and Japanese flavours. It’s an exciting twist on sushi rolls and makes a great lunch on-the-go or snack. This is one of the best TikTok recipes!
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Bacon Steak Wraps
Enjoy a rich and hearty lunch with these bacon steak wraps featuring a homemade blue cheese dressing. Add add your favorite ingredients for a personalized touch to this easy-to-make lunch.
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Cheeseburger Hot Pockets
Cheeseburger hot pockets make fabulous comfort food! These cheeseburger hand pies with French fry topping aren’t hard to make and they boast so much flavor plus a charming homemade look. You will love lunch recipes like this!
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Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla
Savor the deliciousness of these cheesy chicken quesadillas, a perfect blend of melty cheese, juicy marinated chicken, and a touch of spice. Bring the taste of Mexican cuisine to your dinner table tonight!
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Crispy Homemade Chicken Fingers
Crispy homemade chicken fingers are even better than your favorite restaurant! You can bake, fry, or air fryer your chicken fingers to make them exactly to your liking. This 30 minute meal is going to be a huge hit!
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Caprese Stuffed Avocado
Basil Pesto Caprese Stuffed Avocado drizzled with balsamic glaze makes an incredible light lunch or snack!
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Bbq Turkey and Greek Yogurt ‘Slaw Burgers
Turkey burgers taste just as good as any other greasy burger, with extra spice and half the fat.
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Chicken Pesto Sandwich
Italian chicken pesto sandwich, which is easy and quick to make for dinner or lunch. Made with tender grilled chicken, creamy pesto sauce, fresh mozzarella, and tomato, this sandwich is sure to satisfy your taste buds when served on ciabatta rolls or focaccia bread.
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Atlantic Canada Lobster Roll
Indulge in the taste of the Atlantic with this flavor-packed lobster roll recipe, perfect for seafood lovers. The combination of lobster tail meat with garlic, shallot, hot pepper, dill, and lemon creates a mouthwatering filling that’s best served in a buttery or split-top hot dog bun.
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You won’t be able to resist making slow cooker Italian beef again and again once you try it. This hearty and filling dish is perfect on toasted rolls or hoagie buns and the slow cooked beef is incredibly tender and flavorful.
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Honey Garlic Pulled Chicken Sandwich
This honey garlic BBQ smoked pulled chicken recipe is perfect for outdoor cooking and features a garlicky pickle brine, sweet mustard, chili, garlic/onion rub, and a honey garlic sauce. Smoked to perfection, it’s a must-try dish!
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Lentil Soup – Zuppa Di Lenticchie
This Italian lentil soup, or zuppa di lenticchie, is a flavorful minestrone packed with fresh vegetables, perfect for any occasion but especially comforting in cooler months.
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Italian Stromboli Recipe
Experience the taste of true Italian flavors with this authentic stromboli recipe, originating from South Philly where Italian immigrants first created this Italian-American dish. With its combination of deli meats, cheese, and rich Italian flavors rolled into a delicious sandwich, this easy-to-make stromboli is a great way to spice up any pizza night.
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Savor the deliciousness of a homemade muffaletta sandwich, featuring a flavorful olive spread, deli meats, and cheese. With a simple recipe that you can make at home, this satisfying sandwich is sure to become a culinary highlight that will impress even the heartiest of appetites.
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Enjoy a hearty smoked brisket sandwich with homemade pickled red onions and other toppings for a special dinner. Learn how to make this amazing treat that pairs well with various side dishes. Lunch recipes like this will become family favourites!
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Beef Tortilla Folded Wrap
Inspired by a TikTok recipe, this beef tortilla folded wrap is a delicious hack for getting more fillings in each fold. Crunchy and perfect for busy weeknights, it’s a real treat that’s reminiscent of Taco Bell’s flavors.
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Unsloppy Joes Biscuit Pockets
Enjoy a delicious twist on the classic sloppy joes with these air fryer unsloppy joes biscuit pockets, a less messy version that packs all the flavor. Made with ground beef and Pillsbury biscuit dough, these manwich sandwiches are a breeze to prepare in the air fryer, perfect for a quick and tasty meal.
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Tofu Thai Wrap
Experience maximum flavor in a vegan wrap with this gluten-free tofu Thai wrap that’s easy to make and tastes amazing. Filled with marinated tofu and healthy veggies, it pairs perfectly with coconut almond butter dip for a delicious vegan and gluten-free lunch option.
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5 Minute Pesto Eggs
Pesto and eggs are perfect partners for a delicious breakfast. Make this in a flash for wholesome fast food. This is one of those TikTok recipes you will make again and again.
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Lettuce Wrap Lunch Hack
Healthy lunch hack that’ll fill you up with fresh ingredients full of protein and nutrients. The best part about this recipe? You can make it your own and use this lunch hack to create your own lettuce wrap recipe with what you have available.
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Vermicelli Noodle Bowl with Crispy Tofu
This delicious high-protein vermicelli noodle bowl is inspired by the flavorful, colorful Vietnamese noodle dishes that are fresh and the perfect summer meal.
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Baked Bacon Cheddar Chicken Tenders
Baked Bacon Cheddar Chicken Tenders – Fast, EASY, perfectly CRISPY on the outside, and juicy on the inside!! Don’t bother frying chicken when you can bake it! The BACON and CHEDDAR coating is irresistible!!
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Jennifer Aniston Salad with Orzo
This tasty, easy, and healthy salad recipe is a spin of the TikTok-famous Jennifer Aniston Salad with a few different additions and swaps.
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Grated Egg Avocado Toast
Skip the fancy brunch spot and make this delicious avocado toast at home. The grated egg on top is such a good way to top this tasty toast!
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15-Minute Skinny Vegetable Soba Noodles
When I want something warmer than a salad yet something that still incorporates plenty of healthy vegetables, this is perfect. Part noodle bowl, part soup.
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Havarti Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This Havarti Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich is made with crispy bacon, fried eggs, and two kinds of Havarti cheese! It’s simple, yet perfect for any meal.
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