Try our easy bowl food recipes for quick and easy comfort food to enjoy in front of the TV or around a campfire.


Our bowl food recipes are also really useful to make for easy-to-eat party food instead of canapés.

From breakfast smoothie bowls to hearty chilli, we've got lots of bowl food ideas for you to try.

Easy bowl food recipes

Spiced grains with peas, spinach and jammy eggs

A riot of colour, this buttery freekeh bowl is packed with spinach and peas, and flavoured with cumin, coriander and turmeric. A great veggie meal, on the table in 30 minutes.

Spiced grains with peas, spinach and jammy eggs

Chicken burrito bowl

Make this veg-packed burrito bowl for a filling lunch or dinner – it’s ideal for meal-prepping as it keeps well overnight.

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A bowl filled with sliced chicken, veg and rice next to a small plate of chopped herbs

Aubergine teriyaki bowls

This 30-minute vegan bowl recipe is packed with fresh flavours of crunchy radishes, fiery ginger and zesty lime. More aubergine recipes here.

Teriyaki Aubergine Bowls with Radishes and Chopsticks

Salmon poke bowl

Can dinner get any more colourful than this? Match salmon, red pepper and sushi rice with a dressing made from soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, sriracha and lime juice for a bowl of big flavours.

Bowl of sushi rice topped with raw salmon and vegetables

Chicken and ginger congee

Mix up your porridge with our savoury congee topped with crispy fried chicken, ginger and garlic. Traditionally a breakfast dish, but satisfying at any time of the day.

Chicken and ginger congee

Mango and prawn noodle salad bowl

Check out our quick and easy noodle salad recipe with fresh king prawns, sweet and juicy mango and crunchy veggies. This super bright bowl is low in calories and ready in 25 minutes – an easy midweek meal for the family.

Prawn Rice Noodle Salad Recipe with Mango

Chicken meatball tom kha gai

Check out our quick and easy Thai coconut soup recipe. This tom kha gai is packed with plenty of flavour and ready in just 20 minutes. Create a Thai feast with our ideas here, including Thai fishcakes, massaman curry and refreshing watermelon salad.

Tom Kha Soup Recipe with Chicken Meatballs

Diner-style chilli

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

diner chilli

Halloumi breakfast bowls

Check out our vibrant breakfast bowl with salty pan-fried halloumi and creamy beetroot borani, topped with crunchy dukkah. This wholesome recipe comes from food writer John Gregory-Smith.

Halloumi, eggi and salad bowl on a bed of pureed beetroot borani yogurt

Falafel and hummus grain bowl

Check out this colourful vegan bowl with fragrant falafel, crunchy beets and warm grains. This easy recipe is a simple yet stylish midweek meal for two. Try plenty more vegan dinner ideas here.

Falafel and Hummus Bowl with Beetroot Recipe

Steak bulgogi bowls

Check out these Korean steak bowls. Rump steak is marinated in Korean red pepper paste for extra flavour, and then served in a bowl of fresh veggies and steamed brown rice.

Korean Beef Bulgogi Bowl Recipe

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 midweek meal. We have plenty of quick pasta recipes to try here.

Antipasti rigatoni

Vegan buddha bowl salad

Check out this low-calorie vegan buddha bowl. This bright and colourful bowl of goodness is an easy way to get some nutritional balance into your day.

Colourful salad in a buddha bowl

Quick and easy grain bowls

We’ve created four quick and easy grain bowls. These super simple recipes are packed with flavour and take no time at all to whip up. Use a shop-bought grain pouch and add your own toppings for a speedy after-work meal.

Four bowls of grains on a dark background

Vegan chilli tofu ramen

Nothing is more comforting than a warming bowl of ramen. Our chilli tofu version is vegan and low-cal and packs in loads of fresh flavours. Here are some quick vegan dinner ideas to try.

Vegan Ramen Recipe with Chilli and Tofu

Easy chicken mole

A great bowl food recipe. This easy chicken mole uses a clever product to mean it's ready in less than an hour and is under 300 calories – perfect for a midweek treat.

Easy Chicken Mole Recipe

Potato, chorizo and kale stew

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

Potato, chorizo and kale stew

Fajita bowl with cauliflower rice

Our fajita bowl with cauli rice is quick and easy to make, vegan, low calorie and 5:2 diet-friendly – but still really delivers on flavour.

Vegan Fajita Bowl with Cauliflower Rice Recipe

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.

Vegan Buddha Bowl

Gnocchi with squash, amaretti and rocket

Amaretti may seem like a strange addition to a savoury dish, but in this bowl food 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.

Simple Gnocchi Recipe with Squash and Rocket

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 more low-calorie breakfast recipes here.

Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Ramen noodles with chilli salmon

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

Chilli Salmon Noodle Soup Recipe

Dan Doherty's 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.

Dan Doherty's duck congee

Chicken satay with rice

This high-protein chicken rice bowl is great if you’re looking for something quick. Spoon our nutty peanut sauce over caramelised chicken, serve with pickled veg and you’re good to go.

Three bowls filled with chicken, rice and salad, placed on a wooden table

Harissa chicken meatballs with bulgar

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

Harissa Chicken Meatballs Recipe with Bulgar

Chicken sesame noodles

Forget the takeaway 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.

Chicken sesame noodles recipe

Falafel mezze bowl

This easy falafel mezze bowl makes a great vegetarian midweek meal and takes just 25 minutes to put together.

Falafel Mezze Bowl Recipe

10-minute Moroccan prawn rice bowl

Our 10-minute Moroccan prawn rice bowl delivers big flavours in no time. Plus it's under 500 calories, making it perfect for a midweek meal.

Moroccan Prawns with Rice and Chickpeas in a Frying Pan

Vegan burrito bowl

Try our vegan burrito bowl recipe with zingy lime, red pepper, sweetcorn, pinto beans and guac. It delivers all the big flavours you'd want, just without the calories.

Vegan Burrito Bowl

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.

Chicken and Broad Bean Pilaf Recipe

Big bowl chickpea salad

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

Chickpea Salad Bowl Recipe

Five-spice beef with sesame greens

An 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.

Beef with Chinese Five Spice and Sesame Greens Recipe

Supergreen broccoli pasta bowl

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

Bowl of linguine with broccoli

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. We have more quick and easy stir-fry recipes here.

Pork and mangetout stir fry recipe

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.

A bowl of prawn noodle soup topped with coriander garnish

Sriracha salmon poke bowl

Can dinner get any more colourful than this? Match salmon, red pepper and sushi rice with a dressing made from soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, sriracha and lime juice for a bowl of big flavours.

Bowl of sushi rice topped with raw salmon and vegetables

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