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Family lunch recipes

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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.

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  • A pizza sliced into 6 pieces alongside a pizza cutter

    Rainbow pizzas

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.10 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

  • Mexican-style stuffed peppers served on a plate

    Mexican-style stuffed peppers

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.24 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

  • 15-minute chicken & halloumi burgers served on a wooden serving platter

    15-minute chicken & halloumi burgers

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.55 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

  • Sweet potato, spinach & feta tortilla cut into slices

    Sweet potato, spinach & feta tortilla

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.17 ratings

    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

  • Flatbreads with brunch-style eggs served in a frying pan

    Flatbreads with brunch-style eggs

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 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

  • An open hummus rainbow wrap

    Hummus rainbow wraps

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 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

  • Cheese, Marmite & spinach pinwheels served with tomato soup

    Cheese, Marmite & spinach pinwheels

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 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

  • One puff-pastry pizza

    Puff pastry pizzas

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.8 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

  • Sesame, edamame & chicken noodle salad in Tupperware

    Sesame, edamame & chicken noodle salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 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

  • Falafel burgers in a pitta bread with salsa

    Falafel burgers

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.699 ratings

    A healthy burger that's filling too. These are great for anyone after a satisfying bite low in calories.

  • Pick & mix pesto pasta salad bar arranged in bowls

    Pick & mix pesto pasta salad bar

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 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

  • A falafel lunchbox with ingredients separated in compartments

    Falafel lunchbox

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 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

  • A group of easy egg muffins

    Easy egg muffins

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.29 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

  • 5-veg creamy tomato soup with marmite and spinach pinwheels

    Healthy tomato soup

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • Three jars filled with rainbow salad pots

    Layered rainbow salad pots

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 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

  • Loaded open sandwiches on a plate

    Loaded open sandwiches

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Two sausage & pesto pizzas served on a wooden platter

    Sausage & pesto pizza

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • Easy cheesy frittata

    Easy cheesy frittata

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.21 ratings

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

  • Real tomato soup

    Real tomato soup

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.137 ratings

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

  • Foolproof slow roast chicken

    Foolproof slow roast chicken

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.232 ratings

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

  • Tuna melt pizza baguettes

    Tuna melt pizza baguettes

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.14 ratings

    Quick and easy pizza breads that little ones will love

  • Chicken enchiladas

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.159 ratings

    Mildly spicy and satisfying, these easy enchiladas stuffed with refried beans, onion and red pepper will be popular with the whole family

  • Leek tart with salad and bread on board

    Pea & leek super-green tart

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 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

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