Weeknight recipes

Get a delicious dinner on the table in next to no time with these easy weeknight recipes. Our best recipes for busy weeknights include noodles, pasta, speedy chicken dinners and dozens more family favourites.

Let the oven take the strain with minimal-prep pasta bakes or a healthy salmon traybake.  Our weeknight chicken dinner ideas include Marmite chicken thighs and a quick chicken and mango curry . If you’ve got an air fryer, try this speedy macaroni cheese or air fryer meatballs with crispy potatoes. Throw together a healthy stir fry or indulge with comforting creamy pasta and hearty meatballs.

We’ve included plenty of vegetarian and vegan ideas, too. Whatever you’re in the mood for this week, plan your menu with our weeknight dinner ideas…

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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Braised sausages, lentils and fennel

One-pot recipes

Braised sausages, lentils and fennel

Georgina Hayden’s braised sausages with fennel and lentils is a weeknight winner. A one-pot family dinner that doesn’t skimp on...

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Lamb chops with chermoula and giant couscous

Favourite lamb recipes

Lamb chops with chermoula and giant couscous

Treat yourself to a springtime lamb chop dinner. This giant couscous salad is packed with sun-dried tomatoes and olives, topped...

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Walnut and four-herb pesto pasta

30-minute meal recipes

Walnut and four-herb pesto pasta

Use our fabulous, freeze-ahead easy green sauce to make this delicious walnut pesto pasta in a flash. A great speedy...

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Creamy green skillet pork medallions

Creamy pork recipes

Creamy green skillet pork medallions

This easy creamy pork recipe is perfect when you want something special in a hurry. Golden pork medallions nestle in...

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Baked hake with green rice

Healthy fish recipes

Baked hake with green rice

Brush hake fillets with a slick of punchy harissa, then serve the flaky white fish on top of herby green...

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Tuna puttanesca ragù

Weekly pasta recipes

Tuna puttanesca ragù

This tuna pasta isn’t your usual. Puttanesca is usually a fresh and zingy dish, but whizzing up the olives and...

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