Easy Home Lunch Recipes | Waitrose & Partners

With more of us eating meals at home during such unprecedented times, we wanted to share some lunchtime inspiration in the form of 3 quick and easy recipes.

Whether it be a cheese toastie with a chilli kick, fried rice with tangy Kimchi or a vibrant and warming squash soup, these simple recipes will add some variety to the new lunchtime routine.

For the Gruyère and Chilli Toastie
Preparation time: 10 minutes 
Cooking time: 10 minutes 
Total time: 20 minutes 

Little salted butter, softened, for spreading 
8 slices white sourdough bread or bloomer 
180g mature cheddar, grated 
200g gruyère, grated 
1 red chilli, sliced lengthways, deseeded and thinly sliced

For the Kimchi Fried Rice:
Preparation time: 10 minutes 
Cooking time: 6-7 minutes 
Total time: 16-17 minutes 

77g pack Cooks’ Ingredients Beechwood Smoked Diced Pancetta
250g pack microwaveable long grain rice
4 salad onions, sliced
1 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Kimchi Paste (to taste – add less if you prefer a milder flavour)
2 eggs, fried
½ x 28g pack coriander, finely chopped
1 tsp black sesame seeds
½ lime, halved  

For the Squash and Carrot Soup:
Preparation time: 15 minutes 
Cooking time: 40 minutes 
Total time: 55 minutes 

30g unsalted butter 
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
2 onions, finely chopped 
3 garlic cloves, crushed 
1kg butternut or golden butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped 
500g carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 
1 litre fresh chicken or vegetable stock 
12 sage leaves 
½ tsp chilli flakes

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Squash and Carrot Soup:

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