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.

Showing 1-16 of 694 recipes

Filter This Page
Clear All
Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Norma al forno

Weekly pasta recipes

Norma al forno

This aubergine pasta bake (norma al forno) is based on a dish our head of food Tom Shingler had in...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Creamy sweetcorn and Tajín pasta

Weekly pasta recipes

Creamy sweetcorn and Tajín pasta

This budget recipe is the storecupbard saviour you didn’t know you needed but will always come back to. Tajín is...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Puy lentil and tomato salad with jammy onions and crispy feta

Lentil recipes

Puy lentil and tomato salad with jammy onions and crispy feta

This delicious lentil salad relies on the freshest tomatoes, lightly marinated, and red onions prepared two ways: quick-pickled and cooked...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Sausages with braised celery and chickpeas

Weeknight recipes

Sausages with braised celery and chickpeas

Got sausages in the fridge? We have an simple one-pot dinner for you – with an easy twist. Braising celery...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Halloumi and blistered tomato orzo

July seasonal recipes

Halloumi and blistered tomato orzo

Hands up who loves an easy orzo recipe? Pasta takes a summer holiday to the Greek islands in this simple...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Cumin-spiced mushroom gyros

Sponsored by Strong Roots

Easy vegan recipes

Cumin-spiced mushroom gyros

We’re pleased to be teaming up with Strong Roots – pioneers in veg-forward frozen food – to bring you crowdpleasing...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Sicilian tuna pasta

Tuna recipes

Sicilian tuna pasta

This quick and easy tuna pasta is ready in under half an hour and brings the fresh, vibrant flavours of...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Chinese chicken, prawn and lap cheong stuffed peppers

Pepper recipes

Chinese chicken, prawn and lap cheong stuffed peppers

These delicious Chinese stuffed peppers from chef Yvonne Poon are packed with juicy chicken, prawns and nuggets of lap cheong...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Chickpeas with chorizo and herbs

Recipes using chickpeas

Chickpeas with chorizo and herbs

Debora Robertson dishes up an effortless weeknight dinner of chickpeas with chorizo and fresh herbs. Debora says: “Chickpeas are the...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Spring chicken one pan casarecce

Favourite chicken recipes

Spring chicken one pan casarecce

Everything gets cooked in a single pan in this recipe, with the pasta soaking up the stock for extra flavour....

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Paneer, tomato and pea curry

Paneer recipes

Paneer, tomato and pea curry

A speedy weeknight curry is always a winner, especially one that doesn’t require lots of fresh ingredients. This vegetarian offering...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Sausage, courgette and watercress pesto pasta

Sausage pasta recipes

Sausage, courgette and watercress pesto pasta

Peppery summer watercress is a brilliant partner for silky, soft courgettes in this easy sausage pasta dish. The vibrant lemony...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Lemongrass turkey mince noodle salad

Dinner ideas for two

Lemongrass turkey mince noodle salad

A riff on a Vietnamese rice noodle salad, this turkey dish is bursting with fresh, lively flavours from lemongrass, ginger,...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Pollock, red pepper and olive stew

Healthy fish recipes

Pollock, red pepper and olive stew

Paprika infuses this easy fish stew with a smoky depth. Zesty lemon and briny olives add contrasting freshness, while potatoes...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Chipotle black bean and broccoli tacos

Taco recipes

Chipotle black bean and broccoli tacos

These speedy vegan black bean tacos are a midweek winner. Quick-pickling the broccoli stem saves waste and helps make a...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe
Anelli alla vodka (vodka spaghetti hoops)

Tomato pasta recipes

Anelli alla vodka (vodka spaghetti hoops)

This is spaghetti hoops – but for grown-ups! Anelli is the Italian word for pasta hoops, and this recipe is...

Subscribe to our magazine

Food stories, skills and tested recipes, straight to your door... Enjoy 5 issues for just £5 with our special introductory offer.

Subscribe

Unleash your inner chef

Looking for inspiration? Receive the latest recipes with our newsletter

We treat your data with care. See our privacy policy. By signing up, you are agreeing to delicious.’ terms and conditions. Unsubscribe at any time.