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.

7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
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25 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 2.1 out of 5 star rating

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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
665 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

16 mins
Easy
Vegan
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
9 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 1.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this vegetable-packed soup for a lovely light family meal, with leftovers for the next day. Serve with bread or our

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star 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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr
Easy
20 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
129 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
225 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Quick and easy pizza breads that little ones will love

30 mins
Easy
135 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
111 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Healthy veggie bites that are packed with flavour - a midweek must

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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