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Best ever bowl food recipes

Our 19 best ever bowl food recipes are really comforting and perfect for quick midweek meals. From on-trend breakfast smoothie bowls to noodle soups, try one tonight

Diner-style chilli

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This recipe is based on a simple US chilli served in bars and diners in small bowls or cups. This is also a great chilli to serve in burgers, hot dogs, or over nachos.


Buddah bowls with shredded sprouts and beets

Buddha bowls are generous portions of good-for-you ingredients piled into a bowl as a healthy but filling salad. They’re balanced in grains, protein, veggies and carbs, so choose what you fancy and get filling! Think of this as a savoury smoothie bowl: it’s all about those toppings!

buddha bowls with shredded sprouts and beets

Gnocchi with squash, amaretti and rocket

Amaretti may seem like a strange addition to a savoury dish, but in this recipe for gnocchi with squash, amaretti and rocket, the subtle, sweet crunch really works. It’s vegetarian and ready in just 30 minutes – perfect for a midweek meal.


Breakfast smoothie bowl

Breakfast smoothie bowls are a big trend and it’s all about how you arrange your toppings. Experiment with different fruits and veg and any superfood toppings you can get your hands on. We have plenty more low calorie breakfast recipes here


Dan Doherty’s duck congee

This is Dan Doherty’s recipe for duck congee. Found all over Asia, congee is essentially a comforting bowl of rice porridge. Traditionally it’s just the rice and it’s kind of soupy, but this recipe uses chicken stock to cook the rice and serves it with duck confit.  A versatile base lends itself to so many different variations; you can do what you want with it – try adding hot sauce and a runny egg.


Harissa chicken meatballs with bulgar

This recipe for harissa chicken meatballs with bulgar is quick, easy and healthy, but packs a flavour punch


Chicken sesame noodles

Forget the take-away on a Saturday night, this chicken noodle dish is super quick and much more healthy. The sesame seeds add a great crunch and flavour to the dish. Here are plenty more DIY takeaway recipes


Falafel mezze bowl

This quick and easy falafel mezze bowl makes a great vegetarian midweek meal


10-minute Moroccan prawn rice bowl

Our 10-minute Moroccan prawn rice bowl delivers big flavours in no time AND it’s under 500 calories, making it perfect for a mid-week meal.


Antipasti rigatoni

Our recipe for antipasti rigatoni is a great Italian-inspired recipe for a speedy, healthy supper. Using the best Italian antipasti ingredients and combining it with pasta is ideal for a mid-week meal.


Potato, chorizo and kale stew

Fluffy potatoes, spicy chorizo and warm, comforting stew – what more could you want from a quick and easy mid-week meal this winter?

Potato, chorizo and kale stew

Vegan burrito bowl

Try our vegan burrito bowl recipe that delivers all the big flavours you’d want without the calories


Ramen noodles with chilli salmon

Salmon is a great choice for a quick midweek supper for 2. This Asian-inspired recipe cooks salmon in a zingy broth with chilli and soy then serves over instant noodles. A complete meal in a bowl. Inspired to make noodle soup? We have more recipes here


Chicken and broad bean pilaf

Pilaf makes the best fast rice dish. This healthy chicken recipe serves 2 and can be whipped up in half an hour. Add broad beans and flaked almonds, then serve.


Big bowl chickpea salad

Our vegetarian big bowl chickpea salad is super quick and easy to make – perfect for lunch or a speedy supper


Five-spice beef with sesame greens

Easy-to-follow recipe for slow-cooking a cheap cut of beef. With Asian flavours and sesame greens, this is a one-pot that friends and family will enjoy.


Supergreen broccoli pasta bowl

This supergreen broccoli pasta bowl recipe is easy, vegetarian, and ready in just 20 minutes – ideal for a midweek meal


Sticky pork and mangetout stir-fry

Pork, noodles, mangetout: the three main ingredients for this quick and easy stir-fry. Spice it up with sweet chilli sauce to serve and tuck in for a fast midweek meal for two.


Prawn laksa (spicy noodle soup)

This quick meal for two hails from Malaysia and takes just 20 minutes to prepare. Warming prawn noodle broth with spicy Laksa paste is topped with cucumber and coriander.

 

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