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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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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Yellow dal with crispy sea bass and coriander chutney

Sea bass recipes

Yellow dal with crispy sea bass and coriander chutney

This quick and easy dal is flavoured with coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds. Yellow split peas are firmer than...

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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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Chicken with peanuts, chilli and coconut

Chicken traybake recipes

Chicken with peanuts, chilli and coconut

Claire Thomson’s peanut chicken recipe takes the flavours of satay chicken and turns them into a zesty midweek chicken traybake....

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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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Spicy cauliflower and peanut noodles

Cauliflower recipes

Spicy cauliflower and peanut noodles

Tongue-tingling Sichuan peppercorns and crispy chilli oil give this easy veggie noodle stir-fry a kick of welcome heat. Don’t forget...

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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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Chicken and chicory orzo

Easy orzo recipes

Chicken and chicory orzo

Caramelising bitter chicory draws out some sweetness, especially when paired with balsamic vinegar and orange. Throw in favourites like orzo...

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Herby haddock with salt and vinegar mash and curry mayo

Midweek meal recipes

Herby haddock with salt and vinegar mash and curry mayo

This quick fish dinner has serious chip shop vibes. The mash tastes exactly like a perfect bag of chips, soggy...

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Chicken thighs with curried leeks and lentils

Quick midweek meals

Chicken thighs with curried leeks and lentils

This comforting bowl of creamy curried lentils, soft sweet leeks and juicy chicken thighs is just what you need on...

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Marmite chicken with cacio e pepe butter beans

Butter bean recipes

Marmite chicken with cacio e pepe butter beans

This easy chicken dinner is absolute umami in a bowl. If you’re unable to eat gluten, the rich cheesy beans...

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Sausage stroganoff

Midweek meal recipes

Sausage stroganoff

You can’t beat sausages for a midweek meal, and this sausage stroganoff couldn’t be simpler. The stroganoff sauce is smoky...

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Mushroom pasta alla vodka

Portobello mushroom recipes

Mushroom pasta alla vodka

Pasta alla vodka is a magically perfect thing on its own: smooth and creamy, fruity and tangy and full of...

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Loaded sweet potatoes with sardines and cheese

Sweet potato recipes

Loaded sweet potatoes with sardines and cheese

This easy midweek meal is a delicious mismatch of some of our favourite ingredients – yet it works. The melt-in-the-mouth,...

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