1. For breakfast, serve eggs IN bread instead of eggs with bread.
Recipe: Baked Egg Boats
2. Or, transform your breakfast sandwich into a breakfast bread bowl for easier clean-up.
3. For something simpler, eggs baked in a crispy potato crust is the ultimate breakfast cup.
Recipe: Baked Eggs In a Potato Crust
4. If you want to carry the egg/potato combo over to lunch, try these sweet potato egg boats.
Not sure why these count as lunch, but that’s true for most things. Lunch is a feeling, and I feel these sweet potato boats.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Egg Boats
5. Potato boats with kale are delicious and healthy.
Just like having salad for lunch.
Recipe: Cheesy Bacon Kale Potato Skins
6. Lettuce boats count, but only when filled with delicious things like bacon and avocado.
There are radishes, too. Which are also delicious, but a admittedly less of a selling point.
More here: Bacon, Lettuce and Avocado Lettuce Wraps
7. If you’re going to turn a classic sandwich into a stew, you should at least serve it in a bread bowl.
Because taking the bread away would be blasphemy.
8. If you’re anti-bread, potato boats are the only acceptable substitute.
Recipe: Cheesesteak Potato Skins
9. PRO TIP: Pizza boats allow for more cheese than regular pizza baguettes.
Almost enough cheese to sink the ship.
Recipe: Pizza Boats
10. If you’re feeling healthy-ish, you can make your pizza boats out of zucchini instead of bread.
Not too healthy, though, because look at all that wonderful cheese. Recipe here.
11. Remember, a salad in a huge, cheese-lined tortilla bowl is still a salad.
And they’re baked, not fried, so you’re golden.
12. When you start to feel snack-y, celery logs are the answer.
Before potato boats and lettuce cups, there were celery logs.
Recipe: Reinvented Ants On A Log
13. Marshmallow-topped sweet potato boats make for a good snack and a fun afternoon project.
Not just for Thanksgiving, people. And if “snack” appeals to you but “project” does not, forget about the pretty piping and just spoon the filling right in.
Recipe: Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Boats with Toasted Marshmallows
14. A pretzel bowl filled with spinach dip is fun and filling and super cute.
Carrot sticks are optional, since the best way to eat this is obviously to tear the bowl apart and messily dig in with your hands.
15. How about Italian for dinner? The best kind of parm is an eggplant/chicken parm hybrid in boat form.
These halved eggplants are stuffed with chicken sausage and sauce and smothered with mozzarella.
16. This overachieving pumpkin is both the bowl and the soup.
A hollowed-out pumpkin gets filled with stock and cheese and roasted, then served whole and split into individual serving bowls, where you’ll ladle on more stock to make a soup. It’s very pretty, but also pretty genius.
Recipe: Pumpkin Soup with Gruyère
17. No tortillas? No problem, if you stuff your fajitas right into bell peppers.
You would have put the peppers in there, anyway.
Recipe: Chicken Fajita-Stuffed Peppers
18. For a gluten-free, vegan dinner, look no further than the acorn squash bowl.
As with many edible bowls, the vessels may actually be the most delicious part.
19. If you like your squash boats with a little more attitude, add cream and cheese.
Actually, the recipe calls for milk, not cream. You can feel good about that.
20. And for dessert, why eat ice cream out of a cone when you can eat it out of a cookie bowl?
If if was a cookie cone, that would also be acceptable.
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cups
21. Cookies and cream is your favorite flavor?, You can make the cookie bowls out of OREOs.
OREO overload is right.
22. Brownies make for excellent ice cream bowls, too, if you have two muffin tins.
Brownie batter is thinner and won’t stick to the sides of the tin, so you need that second tin to give your bowls a little help.
Recipe: Brownie Bowl Sundaes