These hot lunch recipes will leave you filling full and satisfied, no matter what your tastes. From baked beans to grilled cheese, soups, and more, these recipes will make your mouth and your belly happy!
I'm always happiest if I can have a nice, hot lunch during the day. My husband is, too. We just love filling our bellies with rich, hearty, hot foods that leave us feeling like we really ate something.
Salads are all well and good, but when we're really hungry, we want something substantial. That's especially true up here in Canada during the winter.
These delicious hot lunch recipes are perfect year-round, but they'll make your tummy especially happy during the cold months.
Why Choose Hot Lunches
Hot lunches are filling and so satisfying. Salads and cold cut sandwiches make great lunches, but when you really want to fill yourself up, hot lunches are the way to go.
Hot lunches can be anything from burgers to Wendy's chicken wraps and everything in between. The main thing they all share is that they're hot, hearty, and use simple ingredients.
What is usually in a hot lunch?
Our hot lunch recipes combine meats, cheeses, pasta, and bread as the base. In some recipes, you'll find sauces of some sort, and almost all of them have some form of vegetables from onions and garlic in the bakes to tomatoes and lettuce on some of the sandwiches.
In reality, though, a hot lunch can contain anything. They can be as simple as pasta and sauce to meaty casseroles, burgers, hot dogs, or even steak sandwiches. The only constant is that they're hot.
What to Serve with These Recipes
All of the recipes on this list are complete meals in and of themselves. They're so hearty, we don't actually recommend serving anything with most of them.
That being said, you can serve salad or your favorite bread with the soups on this list, and garlic bread makes a great addition to our bakes and pizza.
Why You'll Love These Recipes
- They're hot and hearty and will keep you full all day.
- They're loaded with flavor and easy to make.
- The use simple ingredients.
Hot Lunch Recipes
No matter what your tastes are, you're going to find something you love on this list. You'll find soups, sandwiches, bakes, pizzas, burritos, and so much more.
They're all piping hot, full of flavor, and will keep you satisfied for hours. Check them out!
Try These Hot Lunch Recipes Today
These delicious hot lunch recipes are the perfect thing to carry you through the day. Make a meatball bake or a pot of soup, sliders, or anything else on this list for the weekend and then bring them to work during the week!
These recipes also make great additions to potlucks and parties. No matter where or when you decide to serve them, we hope you'll give these hot lunch recipes a try. They're delicious!