Weekend dinner recipes

Celebrate the weekend with these delicious dinner ideas. Our weekend dinner recipes include treats like steak and chips, lobster mac and cheese and truffle chicken.

Take your time in the kitchen with from-scratch fish pie, lasagne, homemade pizza and pasta, and rich stews just made for lazy weekends. Impress friends, family or the one you love with some impressive dinner ideas, or recreate your favourite Chinese, Indian or Thai takeaway.

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Portobello mushroom mulitas

Dinner inspiration in 20 minutes

Portobello mushroom mulitas

Mexico’s mulita is like a smaller, even more delicious quesadilla, fried in oil and sandwiched together rather than folded over....

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Bacon-wrapped coley with cheesy polenta

Polenta recipes

Bacon-wrapped coley with cheesy polenta

Chef and MSC UK ambassador, James Strawbridge says “this recipe is my twist on a classic, the well-loved dish hunter’s...

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Blue cheese and bacon smash burger

Beef mince recipes

Blue cheese and bacon smash burger

This blue cheese and bacon smash burger consists of two caramelised beef patties – each topped with a rich blue...

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Pork smash burger with cheddar and sauerkraut

Burger recipes

Pork smash burger with cheddar and sauerkraut

Somewhere between a burger and a sausage McMuffin, this pork smash burger pairs perfectly with the sweet and punchy peach...

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Pulled pork buns with fennel and gooseberry ketchup

Slow cook recipes

Pulled pork buns with fennel and gooseberry ketchup

Porchetta gets slow cooked in this pulled pork bun recipe making it a great make-ahead choice for a weekend dinner...

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Miso and gochujang butter roast chicken

Roast chicken recipes

Miso and gochujang butter roast chicken

“Miso and gochujang bring all the sweet-spicy-umami richness you need to this buttery roasted chicken dish,” says chef Lara Lee....

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Paccheri pasta with lamb ragù

Favourite lamb recipes

Paccheri pasta with lamb ragù

This lamb ragù develops its rich flavours during a long, slow simmer. Patience will be seriously rewarded, however, as the...

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Sea bream with spring onion and brown butter rice

30-minute meal recipes

Sea bream with spring onion and brown butter rice

“Sea bream is a lovely fish that is easy to cook and goes brilliantly with the strong flavours in this...

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Ginger garlic chicken with broccoli and sesame chilli sauce

Tahini recipes

Ginger garlic chicken with broccoli and sesame chilli sauce

“It’s chicken and veg but not as you know it. The flavours here have been taken up a notch, with...

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James Martin’s loaded potato skins with tomahawk steak

Celebrity chef recipes

James Martin’s loaded potato skins with tomahawk steak

Serve loaded potato skins the James Martin way, with juicy tomahawk steak, tangy barbecue sauce and lashings of chipotle butter....

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Smoked haddock fish pie with parmentier potatoes

Fish pie recipes

Smoked haddock fish pie with parmentier potatoes

Debora Robertson transforms the classic French dish of parmentier potatoes into a filling dinner with the addition of smoked haddock....

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Lasagne sheets with celeriac sauce, olive tapenade and egg yolk

Winter pasta recipes

Lasagne sheets with celeriac sauce, olive tapenade and egg yolk

Sheets of pasta don’t just have to become lasagne! In Liguria, they’re traditionally served tossed in pesto, but they’re great...

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Ultimate venison burgers

Venison recipes

Ultimate venison burgers

Smoky caramelised onions team up with garlic-laced mushrooms to take these seriously tasty venison burgers to another level. And if...

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Ultimate vegan lasagne

Vegan comfort food

Ultimate vegan lasagne

Lasagne is usually a celebration of all things meaty and creamy, with a rich ragù and creamy bechamel layered between...

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Pressure cooker spiced shepherd’s pie

Shepherd's pie recipes

Pressure cooker spiced shepherd’s pie

Make spicy shepherd’s pie with a pressure cooker using this easy recipe. A flavoursome spiced lamb filling plus fluffy mash...

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Vegan butternut squash risotto with millet

Easy vegan recipes

Vegan butternut squash risotto with millet

Butternut squash, sage and hazelnuts are an iconic flavour combination synonymous with the colder months and work really well in...

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