Are you looking for quick and easy lunch ideas for your family? Each recipe is full of flavor and takes less than 30 minutes to make. You are sure to find the perfect recipe for your next family lunch!
Weekends tend to be the one time during the week when many families enjoy lunch together. To keep meal prep quick and easy I’ve put together a list of 35 family lunch ideas that are perfect for busy days.
35 Easy Family Lunch Ideas
Each meal below takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. They include simple ingredients so you won’t spend hours in the kitchen or break the bank feeding your family lunch. You’ll find fresh salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and more.
Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese with Fresh Basil
This Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese is the ultimate summer grilled cheese made with fresh juicy heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil. A Caprese Salad in the form of a grilled cheese sandwich that takes only 20 minutes to make!
Easy Tomato Basil Soup with Parmesan (Crockpot or Stove Top)
We love a delicious Tomato soup and this Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup from Lydia at Thrifty Frugal Mom is a new favorite! You can make it on the stove or in the crockpot so it’s perfect for a Sunday lunch.
California Open-Faced Tuna Melt
California tuna melt turns pantry essentials (canned tuna) into a fresh & warm open-faced sandwich. Made with Greek yogurt & a touch of mayo, all topped with Havarti cheese!
Turkey Avocado Sandwich
This simple and refreshing turkey avocado sandwich is layered with chive cream cheese, mashed avocado, turkey, and plenty of fresh veggies including sprouts, cucumber, and red onion.
20-Minute Thai Beef Noodles with Mushroom and Snow Peas
This is a perfect dinner for when you want something equally as delicious as it is quick. The Stir-Fry Sauce is versatile for so many different recipes. The winning combination of rice noodles, beef, veggies, and sauce is the best option for your next fast family dinner.
Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl - Low Carb Friendly Recipe
If you love Asian flavors, this keto eggroll in a bowl recipe will give you all the flavor of a delicious egg roll without the carbs!
Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk
This quick and easy recipe is ready in about 20 minutes. Boneless chicken breast simmered in a rich and spicy coconut sauce makes a delicious chicken curry for the whole family.
Sweet Potato Red Lentil and Coconut Curry Recipe
I love a comforting curry dish. This one is a perfect one-pot meal when you’re after a wholesome and filling yet easy recipe. It's ready in less than 30 minutes and requires simple pantry staples.
Healthy Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry
This gluten-free chicken and veggie stir fry recipe will become a staple in your home. It’s so quick and easy to make.
White Bean Caprese Salad
White beans are mixed with juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and fragrant basil in this simple and delicious protein-packed salad, which takes less than 10 minutes to make.
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
These Enchiladas are creamy, delicious, and baked to perfection. Enchiladas can be enjoyed anytime with your favorite toppings!
Sliced Egg Sandwich Recipe
A delicious protein-packed sandwich that can be made in just 10 minutes, if boiled eggs are already on hand.
Yaki Udon | Stir Fried Udon Noodles
Yaki udon is an easy Japanese dish ready in 20 minutes! It’s made with stir-fried udon noodles with vegetables and any protein of choice!
Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl Recipe
This Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl strikes a perfect balance between healthy, hearty, and absolutely delicious! Oven-roasted sweet potatoes, tangy yogurt tahini dressing, and fluffy quinoa come together in less than 30 minutes to make this quinoa bowl recipe
Hawaiian Tortilla Pizza with Ham, Bacon, and Pineapple
A pizza with a tortilla crust? YES! Super easy to make and ready in less than 15 minutes too! Hawaiian Tortilla Pizza with Ham, Bacon, and Pineapple has a slightly spicy sauce, mild and creamy Monterey Jack cheese, and salty bacon all on a thin and crispy tortilla crust.
Curried Tuna Roll Ups
This recipe makes a super easy appetizer or lunch idea made with zippy curry tuna salad with Japanese Daikon pickles rolled up in a gluten-free tortilla.
Pan seared Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes
These pan-seared chicken breasts with tomatoes and basil are so tasty, that you'd never guess they're so easy to make. Ready in just 20 minutes, it's the perfect meal for a busy day.
Avocado & Honey Dijon Pasta Salad
This is a light and colorful meal that will fill you up and is so easy to make! Packed with delicious flavors, this is the perfect everyday recipe.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos
Ready in just 25 minutes, these delicious sweet potato and black bean tacos are super easy to make. Topped off with corn, sliced avocados, cilantro, and more, these make the best lunch.
Crispy Potato Tacos
These potato tacos are so good and super easy to make as a simple weeknight dinner that sure impress everyone.
You get deliciously Mexican seasoned mashed potatoes layered over corn tortillas and lightly pan-fried to make crunchy, crispy tacos. It is topped with pico de gallo and its fresh, bright flavors go well with creamy potato stuffing
The Best Turkey Bacon BLT Wraps
Deli turkey and bacon are wrapped in a flour tortilla with lettuce, tomato avocado and ranch. These Turkey Bacon Wraps are the perfect solution to lunchtime boredom. With a little bit of prep work with the bacon, this easy wrap recipe is great for grabbing lunch on the go!
Easy Halloumi and Smashed Avocado Sandwich (on focaccia)
A delicious sandwich with warm halloumi slices, creamy and zesty smashed avocado, and tangy tomato chutney on toasted focaccia.
Vegan Mediterranean Buddha Bowls
This recipe is loaded with nutritious, real food. Fresh Mediterranean-inspired ingredients with an easy tahini dressing. It's great for lunch or dinner and is ready in less than 30 minutes.
Mexican Cauliflower Burrito Bowl
This quick and easy veggie-packed burrito bowl with a Mexican cauliflower rice and refried beans makes the perfect lunch to eat at home or carry with you.
Red Pesto Pasta Recipe
This creamy pasta dish is quick, easy, and tastes so good. Ready in just 15 minutes, this is the perfect lunch idea for a busy day.
The Best Pearl Couscous Mediterranean Salad
You’ll love the mixture of flavors in this unique and colorful couscous salad.
Fried Spaghetti with Eggs
Use up your leftover spaghetti in a delicious lunch that only takes 20 minutes. The garlic-infused oil and eggs create a creamy sauce with so much richness.
Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
This is a one-pot meal you can have in your Instant Pot in only 10 minutes. Kid-friendly and delicious.
This tahini pasta is smothered in a luscious, creamy sauce. It’s quick, nutritious, filling, and comforting!
Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
This Orzo Salad is refreshing, light, and flavorful. The bright flavor of lemon vinaigrette really makes this salad shine. Great served on its own or with your favorite choice of protein.
Tuna Pea Pasta
Ready in under 20 minutes, this Pasta dish is a light, healthy, pasta with tuna recipe made with fresh herbs, canned tuna, and sweet peas. It is so easy to make and a family favorite that can be served hot or cold or for lunch or dinner!
Mediterranean Chickpea Spinach Salad
This Greek-inspired vegan recipe features carrots and Kalamata olives in a light dressing. It is easy to make with only 6 ingredients in about 15 minutes!
Cheese Ramen | How to make Cheese Ramen
This cheese ramen is ready in just 5 minutes making it perfect for a quick and easy meal. It uses 4 simple ingredients and is hearty, filling, and delicious. Both adults and kids will enjoy this.
Red Lentils and Kale Soup
This soup is a hearty, comfort food that you are going to love when the cold days start to hit. It's really simple to prepare and will take you only 30 minutes. Perfect for a quick lunch on a busy day.
Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup
This instant pot vegetable beef soup is the perfect healthy soup recipe! This one-pot meal is packed with savory flavor and is ready in 30 minutes!
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