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With winter coats and scarves making an appearance and the last few amber leaves clinging to the trees, it can only mean one thing. Bonfire Night is on the horizon. And after all the fireworks, sparklers and Catherine Wheels, comes food. Chow down on one of our Bonfire Night recipes for an explosive yet tasty 5th of November. Find all of our Bonfire Night food ideas below!

4 Easy Bonfire Food Ideas

Macaroni Cheese

Bonfire Night Food Perfect For Sharing

Originally an American classic, Macaroni Cheese is a tasty, filling, warming dish perfect for cooking up and serving out in batches. Whether you’re having a slightly more intimate Bonfire Night or inviting your whole address book, this Bonfire Night food is sure to go down well no matter how many people turn up. Simply mix cooked macaroni with your cheese sauce – made up of butter, flour, milk and cheese, and cook. Top with breadcrumbs for extra crunch!

Chicken Stew

Perfect for autumn, chicken stew always goes down a treat, especially when you’ve got guests huddled up outside in need of some warmth. You can either use leftover chicken if you’ve some tucked away in the fridge from last night, or prepare some fresh thighs and legs. Simply fry up onions before browning the chicken and adding your potatoes, carrots and any other vegetables. Then add your stock and leave to cook, the longer the better. Add chorizo for a smokier flavour, and serve with crusty bread – one of the most warming gluten free Bonfire Night recipes. And if you don’t fancy chicken? Why not try our beef stew recipe instead!

Pumpkin Soup

Gluten Free Bonfire Night Recipes

We hope you’ve saved your pumpkins! When it comes to bonfire food ideas, pumpkin soup is possibly even better than the carving. Combine onion, garlic, salt, pepper, water and chicken broth with boiled down pumpkin. For added flavour, you can also blend together boiled potatoes or sweet potatoes. To take your recipe up a notch, why not also provide a separate bowl of cream for people to drizzle on top after serving? Find our easy to follow recipe here. 

Chilli Con Carne

Easy Bonfire Food

Never one to be missed off a bonfire night food ideas list, chilli con carne is a great way to get everybody together. Knowing how to make chilli is the easy part. Deciding how you’re going to serve it is where it gets difficult. With rice, in a jacket, or with accompanying wraps or nachos? Or go the whole hog by serving the whole lot up! Chilli con carne is certainly easy Bonfire Food to warm the cockles of your guests.


When it comes to Bonfire Night meals, you want hot, hearty, one-pot Bonfire Night meals that can be dished out easily while enjoying the fireworks. Whether you’re going for meaty meals, vegetarian options or both – keep your guests’ plates full with dishes sure to impress. Grab everything you need from you nearest convenience store or check out our recipes for more inspiration.