52 midweek dinner recipes

Always on the hunt for new quick and easy midweek recipe ideas? Here’s our list of midweek dinner recipes, one for every week of the year. They can all be on the table in 30 minutes or less, and use easy-to-find ingredients.

All recipes feed two or four, and we’ve organised them by month, so you can make the most of seasonal produce.

Want more? We’ve got over 100 recipes in our healthy family meals collection.

52 midweek dinner recipes


1. Creamy leek and gorgonzola risotto
2. Quick Japanese-style chicken with pea and herb rice
3. Healthier spaghetti carbonara with parma ham
4. Prawn red curry with coconut rice
5. Quick butternut and bean stew with cauliflower ‘rice’ (V)


1. Warm salad of fried tofu, broccoli, romanesco and miso (V)
2. Seared Asian-style beef and stir-fried savoy cabbage
3. Sicilian lemon pappardelle with ‘nduja and crunchy breadcrumbs
4. Miso-baked cod


1. Ultimate open steak sandwich
2. Broccoli and watercress soup with crispy chorizo crumbs
3. Indian spiced vegetable frittata (V)
4. Baked broccoli and parmesan eggs
5. Easy Thai prawn cakes with dipping sauce and rocket


1. King prawn and herb-and-almond pesto pasta
2. Pork loin with pickled red onion
3. Satay noodles (Vegan)
4. Sausages and potatoes in ale with roasted red onions


1. Lamb and halloumi salad with peas
2. Baked cod with a pistachio crust
3. Quick paneer and chickpea curry (V)
4. Asparagus, pecorino and lemon risotto
5. Poached eggs with harissa chickpeas and garlic yogurt (V)


1. Grilled cherry tomato sauce with pan-fried chicken breast and spinach
2. Beetroot and feta burgers (V)
3. T-bone steaks with tomato, caper and rosemary sauce
4. Cod, prawn, pea and rocket fishcakes


1. Green noodle and tofu salad with tamari dressing (V)
2. Maple and chilli pork wraps with smoky mayo
3. Ginger and lemongrass marinated beans with crab and sticky rice
4. Ricotta gnocchi with cherry tomatoes and sage


1. Green veg and chicken tacos with pea guacamole
2. Grilled mackerel with orange and basil-dressed pepper salad
3. Tomato, merguez sausage and cannellini summer stew
4. Gazpacho (V)
5. Cherry tomato, olive, feta and herb pappardelle


1. Creamy broccoli and bacon spaghetti
2. Seared steak with lentils and veg
3. Butterbean and vegetable stew (V)
4. Butternut squash and sage fritters


1. Pan-fried mackerel fillets with pear and pomegranate slaw
2. Crispy potato, lamb and rosemary hash
3. Fried tenderstem and kale with poached eggs and polenta (V)
4. Chicken arrabbiata


1. Herby potato and ham hock tortilla
2. Spaghetti cacio e pepe (V)
3. Roast cod with warm wild rice and lentil salad
4. Cauliflower curry (V)


1. Smoked salmon with beetroot parsnip rösti
2. One-pan chilli eggs with guacamole (V)
3. Cabbage and potato cakes with poached eggs
4. Shredded ham, kale and pasta soup



Made it this far? We’d love to hear if you manage to cook some or even all of these recipes. Let us know in the comments!

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