Here at Zweigle’s, we know just how crazy life can get — especially during the school season. That’s one of the reasons we value simple, yet delicious recipes along with our many conveniently pre-cooked products just so much. 

Check out a few of our top back to school lunch ideas below, and start preparing for the new academic year. Less stress and more tasty midday meals guaranteed!

Best Recipes for Lunch Leftovers

Healthy & Easy Chicken Sausage Soup

It’s only a matter of time before the summer sunshine starts to fade away here on the east coast. Keep the kids warm on those cool fall days this school year though with a thermos full of Zweigle’s chicken sausage soup. 

Not only is this recipe overflowing with flavor, but it’s totally diet approved and makes for a filling weeknight meal as well.

Savory Sausage and Pepper Pizza

Switch out delivery for this homemade Zweigle’s favorite. You won’t be disappointed by the savory sausage and pepper combo, and we don’t think the kids will either.

You can never go wrong with pizza anyways, right?

Italian Sausage Calzones

Where there’s pizza, there’s also calzones. Though this Zweigle’s recipe takes a bit more prep, it makes the perfect leftovers for an easy next day lunch.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Take things up a notch with Zweigle’s Italian sausage stuffed peppers. While this may be a regular meal for the school cafeteria, you can’t beat homemade.

Our Italian sausage recipe is even adapted from our owner’s maternal grandmother’s own recipe! It really is a melting pot here at Zweigle’s, and our kitchen is certainly all the better for it thanks to the many wonderful secrets that have been passed down through the years.

One Pan Sausage Pepper Fettuccine Skillet

If you needed another reason this school year to break out the thermos, let our one pan sausage pepper fettuccine skillet be it. 

There’s no going wrong with one pan meals, which double as both a dinner and leftover lunch. It doesn’t get any easier (or more delicious) than that!

What are your favorite back to school lunch ideas?