Colourful rainbow pizza topped with cheese and vegetables

Family lunch recipes

56 Recipes

Make a lunch the whole family will love. From simple soups, frittatas and pasta bowls, to a full Sunday roast, we've got a lunch for every occasion.

Rainbow pizzas

4.666665

(6 ratings)

Forget takeaway pizzas, encourage kids to eat a rainbow every day with this colourful recipe full of fresh flavours – guaranteed to please even fussy eaters...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Mexican-style stuffed peppers

3.666665

(3 ratings)

Stuff peppers with rice and black beans, then top with chilli cheese and fresh guacamole for an easy family meal. If the kids don't like spice, use a mild cheese instead...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

15-minute chicken & halloumi burgers

4.85

(20 ratings)

Struggle to find dishes to cook that take very little time but the whole family will love? Look no further than these chicken and halloumi burgers
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Sweet potato, spinach & feta tortilla

5

(1 rating)

Make this tortilla the night before for a quick and easy picnic lunch for the family. With sweet potato, spinach and feta, it’s packed with flavour...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Flatbreads with brunch-style eggs

5

(2 ratings)

Make our homemade flatbreads and serve alongside brunch-style eggs with cheese and tomatoes. This easy recipe is great for getting kids involved in the kitchen
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hummus rainbow wraps

0

(0 ratings)

Make these colourful rainbow wraps, with hummus, beetroot, carrot, feta and baby spinach for a quick and easy veggie lunch for the whole family
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese, Marmite & spinach pinwheels

0

(0 ratings)

Make these easy pinwheels with cheddar, Marmite and spinach flavours to serve with soup or as part of a family picnic. Freeze before baking, if you prefer
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Puff pastry pizzas

3

(2 ratings)

Have fun preparing these puff pastry pizzas with kids. Chop up any veg you have into small pieces and let everyone choose their own toppings
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sesame, edamame & chicken noodle salad

0

(0 ratings)

Pack a picnic for the family with this healthy wholewheat noodle lunch with chicken, edamame, broccoli and sesame seeds. Make it in just 20 minutes
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Falafel burgers

4.307925

(656 ratings)

A healthy burger that's filling too. These are great for anyone who craves a big bite but doesn't want the calories...
  • 16 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pick & mix pesto pasta salad bar

0

(0 ratings)

Put out all the ingredients for classic pasta salad with pesto dressing and let the kids pick whatever they like to stir in – it's great for fussy eaters...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Falafel lunchbox

0

(0 ratings)

Make this falafel salad fun with a bento-style lunchbox. It's great for toddlers and young children who prefer lunches with lots of individual elements. Use shop-bought falafel or make our Edamame falafel...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Easy egg muffins

4.5

(4 ratings)

Make these mini egg muffins for an easy breakfast or lunch with the kids. Add chopped ham, bacon or smoked salmon, if you fancy
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

5-veg creamy tomato soup

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy this vegetable-packed soup for a lovely light family meal, with leftovers for the next day. Serve with bread or our Cheese, Marmite & spinach pinwheels
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Layered rainbow salad pots

4.5

(4 ratings)

Give kids two of their five-a-day and a dose of vitamin C with these colourful rainbow pots of tuna salad, ideal for a lunchbox, or summer picnic
  • 37 mins
  • Easy

Loaded open sandwiches

5

(1 rating)

Keep the kids happy over the summer holidays with a patisserie-style afternoon tea complete with these easy open sandwiches featuring a variety of toppings
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Sausage & pesto pizza

5

(1 rating)

Make these cheesy sausage and pesto pizzas with just a handful of ingredients for an easy, takeaway-style dinner. If you prefer, make these veggie-friendly using our tip below
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Easy cheesy frittata

4.526315

(19 ratings)

This simple lunch dish is a great way of getting children aged 5-9 involved in the kitchen
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Real tomato soup

3.97638

(127 ratings)

Creamy tomato soup is the stuff of childhood, and it's easy to make yourself. Emma Lewis shows you how
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Foolproof slow roast chicken

4.642855

(224 ratings)

Slow-roasting is a great way to keep the chicken nice and moist. Adding the potatoes to the roasting tin infuses them with plenty of flavour, too
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Chicken enchiladas

4.59542

(131 ratings)

Mildly spicy and satisfying, these easy enchiladas stuffed with refried beans, onion and red pepper will be popular with the whole family
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Pea & leek super-green tart

5

(5 ratings)

Enjoy a slice of our cheesy leek & pea tart with a fresh green salad and crusty bread. This recipe works equally well with shortcrust or puff pastry
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Black bean tortilla with salsa

3.69231

(13 ratings)

Make this frittata for a quick, easy and healthy lunch option, making the most of storecupboard ingredients and packing in three of your 5-a-day
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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