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 (we have ideas to make party tartines here). From breakfast smoothie bowls to hearty chilli, try one of our bowl food ideas.
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, hot dogs, or over nachos.
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.
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.
Our recipe for vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice is quick and easy to make, vegan, low calorie and 5:2-diet friendly but delivers on flavour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This recipe for harissa chicken meatballs with bulgar is quick, easy and healthy, but packs a flavour punch
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.
This quick and easy falafel mezze bowl makes a great vegetarian midweek meal
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.
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.
Fluffy potatoes, spicy chorizo and warm, comforting stew – what more could you want from a quick and easy mid-week meal this winter?
Try our vegan burrito bowl recipe that delivers all the big flavours you’d want without the calories
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.
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.
Our vegetarian big bowl chickpea salad is super quick and easy to make – perfect for lunch or a speedy supper.
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.
This supergreen broccoli pasta bowl recipe is easy, vegetarian, and ready in just 20 minutes – ideal for a midweek meal.
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.
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.