Midweek meal recipes

Worked late? Need something not too challenging? Our choice of midweek meal recipes is what we like to cook on busy weekdays. They’re speedy, satisfying and easy to make. If you’re looking for weeknight dinner inspiration and bored of the same meals on rotation, you’re in the right place. Discover air fryer sausage stew, easy pasta dishes, speedy one-tray roasts and simple fishcakes. Whether you’re on the hunt for chicken dinners for weeknights, new ways with your jacket potatoes, or vegetarian recipes to please the whole family, we’ve got stacks of ideas for you. Our aim here is to offer up midweek meal recipes that won’t take hours to make or leave you with a tonne of dishes to wash up. And everyday dinners don’t need to be boring. Whether you’re a confident cook or a relative newbie, these weeknight dinner recipes have all been developed to fit into your busy routine, but still deliver big-time on flavour.

Dashing out the door or too exhausted to linger in the kitchen? Try dinner inspiration in 20 minutes. Trying to make healthy choices? You’ll love our healthy family dinners.

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Potato tagine with baked halloumi

Halloumi recipes

Potato tagine with baked halloumi

This North African-inspired potato dish is by no means an authentic tagine, but it does include the fantastic flavours of...

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Vinegar-braised chicken with herby polenta

Favourite chicken recipes

Vinegar-braised chicken with herby polenta

This piquant vinegar chicken is a classic dish from the French city of Lyon. While it does mellow during cooking,...

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Sausage and mozzarella gnocchi bake

Gnocchi recipes

Sausage and mozzarella gnocchi bake

This quick and easy midweek dinner is a real crowd pleaser. Combining sausages with gnocchi is a great start, but...

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One-pot chicken and rice with saffron and dill

One-pot chicken recipes

One-pot chicken and rice with saffron and dill

Aromatic saffron, verdant dill and sweet pops of pomegranate bring plenty of life to this simple one-pot chicken dinner. Discover...

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Spiced venison naan with pineapple salsa

Venison recipes

Spiced venison naan with pineapple salsa

Chilli, lime and coriander pep up this sweet pineapple salsa, which works wonderfully with the pink venison steaks, marinated in...

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Mushroom larb

Healthy dinner recipes

Mushroom larb

Inspired by larb (or laab), the Thai recipe of fragrant pork mince in lettuce cups, this mushroom version is a...

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Spinach and ricotta pancakes with crispy ’nduja oil

Savoury pancake recipes

Spinach and ricotta pancakes with crispy ’nduja oil

Savoury pancakes are where it’s at. Make this Pancake Day the best yet with these vibrant green ricotta-stuffed crêpes topped...

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Pork chops with bean pureé, sprouts and apples

Pork chop recipes

Pork chops with bean pureé, sprouts and apples

This new take on the classic combo of pork, apple and sage is ready in just 30 minutes – but...

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Sloppy joes with coleslaw potato salad

Beef mince recipes

Sloppy joes with coleslaw potato salad

A sloppy joe (saucy beef mince in a burger bun) is the perfect dish for when you want some all-American...

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Chipolata toad in the hole with creamed butternut squash

Toad in the hole recipes

Chipolata toad in the hole with creamed butternut squash

There are few things more comforting than a toad in the hole for dinner – this chipolata version means a...

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Spiced kipper fried rice

Dinner inspiration in 20 minutes

Spiced kipper fried rice

Fragrant turmeric, smoky tinned kippers and a lick of chilli take fried rice to a new level in this simple,...

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Potato risotto

Risotto recipes

Potato risotto

This double-carb delight combines two favourite comfort dishes: the relaxing simplicity of a fluffy jacket potato and the soothing process...

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Creamy trout and caper linguine

Creamy pasta recipes

Creamy trout and caper linguine

This new pasta classic proves cooking fish is easier than you think. Trout fillets are baked with lemon and dill,...

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Tamarind and coconut mussels with rice

Mussel recipes

Tamarind and coconut mussels with rice

Tangy tamarind, warming ginger and subtly chilli-infused coconut milk create a stunning, vibrant broth to cook mussels in. Served over...

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Colcannon with mustard-fried eggs

30-minute meal recipes

Colcannon with mustard-fried eggs

It doesn’t get more comforting than colcannon – cheesy, creamy mashed potato threaded with tender leeks and cabbage (or any...

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Bacon and harissa flatbread pizzas

Flatbread recipes

Bacon and harissa flatbread pizzas

When these came out of the test kitchen, it was hard to stop eating them, put it that way! Using...

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