The answer, my friends, is neither! It turns out pasta is the perfect work lunch. Sauce and cheese keep things moist, while add-ins like Gorgonzola, Meyer lemon and sausage make for a much more exciting meal than anything you could get at the local coffee shop. Best of all, pasta freezes beautifully, so you can make a batch of pasta on Sunday, freeze it into individual portions and keep enjoying it all week long.
Creamy pasta doesn't have to taste heavy. Here, sunny Meyer lemon brightens things up.
Tired of the same old pasta with red sauce? Jazz things up with plump tortellini and hearty chili.
Full of flavor thanks to sausage and Gorgonzola, this pasta is a great midday pick-me-up.
This creamy pasta sauce is actually vegan — or vegetarian if you garnish with a sprinkle of cheese.
Make this quick meal the night before, and bring leftovers the next day. You'll get two satisfying meals without wasting a bunch of time in the kitchen.
Microwaving seafood for lunch at the office is kind of a no-no, but these succulent vegan "scallops," made from mushrooms, are just as satisfying.
Delightfully creamy with a garlicky punch, this hearty pasta will keep you going all day long.
Enjoy a taste of fall all year-round with this luscious pumpkin and sage pasta.
It's a little spicy and a lot delicious. Make this Sriracha pasta bake for dinner, and enjoy the leftovers at lunch all week long.
These pesto chicken shells are a dream when it comes to packing easy lunches. Freeze individual portions, then grab and go in the morning.
Hearty greens pack a nutritional wallop while smoky bacon keeps things fun in this tasty dish.
Who said pasta has to be Italian? This warming pasta features the flavors of your favorite enchiladas.
Simple and classic, this one-skillet meal will fill your lunchbox all week long.
Repurpose some leftover chili, or create it from scratch in this unique spaghetti recipe.
Sometimes you don't want to get bogged down by a heavy lunch. That's when dishes like this skinny Alfredo come in handy.
Kale is full of vitamins and fiber to help keep you full longer without putting you into a food coma.
Fresh and light, this spring-y pesto pasta will brighten up your lunchtime.
Craving pasta but avoiding carbs? This easy spaghetti squash casserole is for you.
Peppery arugula and moist chicken kick this simple pasta dish up a notch.
Your lunch will be anything but boring with this pasta dish. I think we can all agree that bittersweet broccoli rabe, creamy pine nuts and salty pancetta are a cut above your standard cup-o-noodles.
If you find yourself ravenous at lunch but are trying to be healthy, then this meal is perfect for you. Hearty protein- and fiber-rich lentils, zucchini and small pasta make for a hearty but healthy lunch.
We guarantee you won't find a meal like this in your office vending machine. This pasta salad with blueberries, asparagus and feta is straight-up gourmet.
Jazz up the classic macaroni salad with smoky, salty bacon and fresh cilantro. You'll be amazed at how two small ingredients can make such a big difference.
Full of crisp, colorful veggies, this pasta salad will give you the energy you need to finish your day strong.
Bruschetta and pasta salad are a match made in heaven, bringing you a dish that's perfect for summer — or when you want to pretend it's not still winter.
Cool, fresh and light, pasta salad without mayo is the champion of lunchtime.
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