These easy pasta ideas for lunch are a great way to fill up bellies at lunchtime!
With these recipes, you will save time by turning leftover pasta dinners into another meal or utilizing dinner leftovers and packing them in a thermos. Pasta lunches make epic nutritious lunchboxes kids love.
From warm pasta packed in a thermos to quick cold pasta salads, you’ll find something for everyone in these recipes.
It’s hard to resist a warm, tasty serving of pasta at lunch. Veggies, proteins, and cheese turn simple pasta into a complete lunch that will please both kids and adults! If it’s a winner for dinner, it’s a winner for lunch!
Pasta Salad Lunch Ideas
The term “salad” isn’t just for lettuce-based salads. These pasta salad recipes use up last night’s pasta leftovers and turn it into a fresh and healthy lunch to be eaten cold or at room temperature.
How to Pack Pasta for Lunch
There are two ways to enjoy pasta for lunch: warm or cold. If you want to pack pasta for lunch to be enjoyed warm, you ‘ll need a thermos. To enjoy it cold or at room temperature, you simply pack it inside your favorite lunch container.
To pack hot pasta in a thermos, you’ll preheat the thermos container, heat up the pasta serving piping hot, transfer it into the heated thermos, and seal.
To pack pasta for lunch to be eaten cold or at room temperature, you’ll simply assemble the pasta salad directly in the lunch container and close the lid.
Want to see learn how to preheat a thermos? Watch this video: