Cooking Lunch for Two Recipes

Browse more than 80 lunch recipes perfect for just the two of you. Find recipes for lunch complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Mama's Best Broiled Tomato Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 564
A broiled sandwich, made of fresh seasoned tomatoes, with an Italian taste. A perfect match for soup.

Eggplant Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 245
Roasted eggplant in a French roll with feta cheese, basil and garlic mayonnaise. This was my favorite sandwich of all time, adapted from a cafe at the University of California, Irvine.

Divine Summertime Chicken Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 92
Pan-fried chicken breasts with a fresh cream cheese dill spread and tomatoes and lettuce on toasty French bread, YUMMY! Oh so good with a glass of wine or lemonade! You can also grill your chicken breasts for extra flavor.

Beth's Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
This is a quick, delicious and healthy way to enjoy an American classic!

Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 141
Grilled cheese with onions, tomatoes and jalapenos-- tastier than the original!

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 825
Bread, butter and Cheddar cheese - here's a way to make this classic sandwich in a nonstick pan.
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Vermicelli Noodle Bowl

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
Many Vietnamese dishes are perfect for hot weather. This simple noodle salad combines fresh herbs, rice vermicelli, cucumber, bean sprouts, and more, topped with grilled shrimp. Tossed with a tangy sweet and sour sauce, it's a simple and satisfying dinner.

Easy Chorizo Street Tacos

Rating: 5 stars 22
5 ingredients, amazing tacos.

Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

Rating: 4.5 stars 1535
Serve this tasty sandwich spread on crusty whole grain rolls or pita bread, with lettuce and tomato. Other raw, chopped vegetables can be substituted for the celery. Your favorite salad dressing can be substituted for the mayo.

Tuna Egg Sandwich

Rating: 4 stars 80
This is just an old-fashioned tuna egg sandwich that is simple and quick to make! My grandparents make these and tell me that this is the 'correct' way to make a hearty sandwich!

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 150
This sloppy joe recipe is quick and inexpensive. In addition to putting it on rolls, try this slightly sweet beef mixture over rice, biscuits, or baked potatoes.

Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
Tired of the same ol' fried rice? Well, this will add a kick to any of your favorite fried rice recipe by adding kimchi. If you love kimchi, you will surely love this recipe. You can substitute butter for the canola oil and any meat (chicken, ham, pork, or spam) for the ground beef.

Inspiration and Ideas

Baja-Style Chicken Bowl
Rating: Unrated 98
For a little extra flavor, add the salsa while cooking instead of after.
Simple Stromboli
Rating: Unrated 282
This is a baked sandwich using frozen bread dough, meat, and cheese. My picky eaters love this for an easy weeknight meal and it's great served with a soup. My family fights over the leftovers!
Mahi Mahi Burgers
Rating: Unrated 1
Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken
Rating: 4.5 stars 263

I sometimes chop up a chipotle pepper and throw it in with some adobo sauce for a twist. I don't measure spices, so my measurements are conservative.