We all know that cooking midweek can be stressful but it doesn’t have to be. It’s possible to eat delicious meals every night that can be thrown together in under 30 minutes. These colourful, flavour-packed easy dinner recipes will get the good stuff in your belly without spending hours in the kitchen.
A bit like fajitas but baked in a bubbling tomato sauce and topped with quality cheddar, these veggie enchiladas are the perfect midweek meal. A family favourite packed full of flavour.
Tuna Pasta Bake
Tuna pasta bake is a family classic for a reason. Using cherry tomatoes and sustainably-caught skipjack tuna, with a subtle kick of chilli flakes and creamy melted mozzarella to top it all off. Delicious.
Chorizo & Bean Stew
This chorizo and bean stew recipe is a comforting, winter dish that you can get on the table in under 30 minutes. With protein-rich beans and a slightly spicy tomato sauce, this recipe also works well with winter greens, like kale, chard or spinach.
Loaded-with-veg mac ‘n’ cheese
This mac n cheese recipe is a great way to load up on greens. Packed with broccoli, this is a midweek winner, especially if you want the kids to get more of their 5-a-day. This recipe will take 25 minutes to throw together, and you can leave the oven do the rest of the work for 25 minutes.
If you only have one pasta recipe in your repertoire let this 15-minute pasta recipe be it. A healthy, hearty one-pot dinner on the table in 15 minutes (and no need to drain the water)!
Super easy to throw together, this harissa chicken recipe combines rich and spicy tomato sauce with melt-in-your-mouth tender chicken thighs.
DIY Baked Beans
In just 20 minutes, whip up homemade baked beans for a quick and nourishing meat-free supper. Serve with an egg and wilted spinach for something a bit heartier, or chuck in some chopped chorizo for a more indulgent dinner.
Oven-baked fish parcels
Fish parcel recipes are super easy to scale up and down, depending on how many you’re cooking for. This is a simple, healthy supper that requires minimal effort. It’s also one of the best ways to cook fish as all the flavourful juices aren’t able to escape. This recipe uses pouting – a member of the cod family – so it has a similar, tender flaking texture, but feel free to swap in any other fish fillets you can get hold of.
This 5-ingredient dinner recipe uses orzo – a traditional Greek pasta shaped like rice – tomatoes, oregano, garlic and vinegar to make a delicious supper ready in 20 minutes. Feeding the kids? Just double the recipe.
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