Weekend dinner recipes

The weekend is the time to flex your culinary muscles and make something that might take that little bit longer, but will reward you in the form of a delicious meal you can enjoy with family and friends. Our weekend dinner recipes include decadent treats like steak and chips, lobster mac and cheese and truffle chicken.

If you’re looking to potter about and take your time in the kitchen, we have all sorts in store for you. May we suggest a from-scratch fish pie, our best of the best lasagne, or homemade pizza and pasta? Then there’s our slow-cooked duck tacos or a Malaysian beef curry, layered with flavour that can only come from hours of cooking…

If you’re in the mood for a challenge, why not give homemade roti canai a go? Or some banging bao buns? Maybe today is the day you turn your mind to tortellini in brodo with a homemade meat stock that would make any nonna proud? Impress friends, family and most importantly yourself, with these stunning dinner ideas, or recreate your favourite Chinese, Indian or Thai takeaway.

What’s on the menu for your weekend cooking? Are you up for a challenge or looking for something low effort but packed with flavour? Either way, we’re here to help you celebrate with something delicious. Explore our weekend dinner recipes here…

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Cumin-spiced mushroom gyros

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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...

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Atul Kochhar’s lamb pepper fry

Lamb curry recipes

Atul Kochhar’s lamb pepper fry

This special Keralan dish is flavoured with curry leaves, cloves and plenty of black pepper. “From Kerala, this curry –...

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Lamb chop platter with cheesy potato skins

Favourite lamb recipes

Lamb chop platter with cheesy potato skins

“This is a great feasting dish for sharing with friends: a big pile of rosemary lamb chops, garlicky cheesy potato...

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The Roti King’s roti canai

Indian side dishes

The Roti King’s roti canai

This flaky, enriched flatbread might take a few attempts to get right, but when you finally crack the flip-and-slap method...

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Best of the best lasagne

Best of the best recipes

Best of the best lasagne

A saucy, slow-cooked, meaty ragù enhanced by a rich, cheesy brown-butter bechamel and layered between al dente pasta sheets with...

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Tortellini in brodo

Italian pasta recipes

Tortellini in brodo

A Piedmontese classic, this dish from chef Chris Leach at Italian restaurant Manteca in London might look simple but is...

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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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