What should I eat for dinner tonight? Easy recipes you’ll want to make right now

Struggling to decide what you feel like eating tonight? Sometimes all the choices out there can be overwhelming. Worry not, we’re here to make the decision easier for you.

Enter our 10 easy dinner recipes that can be cobbled together in minimal time, using simple ingredients and will guarantee you a few ‘mmm’s at the dinner table.

There’s a one-pot, a stir-fry, a traybake, a pasta dish and simple storecupboard recipes ready in just 15 and 20 minutes. Have a look, you’re bound to find at least one you’ll want to make right now. Hunger – be gone!

What should I eat for dinner tonight? Easy recipes you’ll want to make right now

The impressive dish that actually requires very little effort

There are chicken stiry fries and then there’s Jeremy Pang’s General Tso’s chicken. Crispy chicken is marinated then coated in corn flour and fried, then doused in an incredible sauce; spicy, salty and deeply tangy from black rice vinegar and soy.

General Tso’s chicken


The chuck-it-all-in one-pot 

Georgina Hayden’s version of this traditional slow-cooked butter beans and caramelised onions dish from Serbia is going to make you see baked beans in a new light. Serve with crusty bread for a filling vegan meal. It’s completely bargainous, good for you – oh, and it’s all made in one pot for extra ease.

Prebanac – Serbian baked beans


The one-pan fry-up you can eat any time of day

Keep things simple and make our crispy fry-up in a pan complete with spuds, mushrooms and tasty chorizo.

Mushroom, potato and chorizo fry-up


The classic pasta recipe you can make in 15 minutes

Pasta al limone is an Italian stalwart. Here we call it lemon pasta but it’s still got all the classic ingredients: anchovies, olives, lemons and stale bread whizzed into crunchy breadcumbs. Even better? It’s on the table in just 15 minutes. Tap to find out how we did it.

Lemon pasta


The five-ingredient traybake

Try this simple twist on meat and two veg: sticky glazed chicken legs, caramelised sweet potato, broccoli and feta come together in a balanced and flavour-packed meal. It couldn’t be simpler, try the traybake for yourself.

Pomegranate and sweet potato chicken traybake


The gnocchi that uses a couple of kitchen cheats (shhh…)

You could simply boil your gnocchi, but if you pan fry it too, it becomes a golden and crunchy delight. Keep the cooking time and fuss-factor to a minimum with our easy, broccoli and pancetta gnocchi – all it takes is 10 minutes!

Gnocchi with broccoli and pancetta


The storecupboard saviour for when you can’t face the supermarket

Mustard, capers, and sardines… They’re all things you can hide away in your cupboard for our lemon, parsley and caper fish balls. A great recipe and something different to do with that tin of sardines.

Fish balls in a mustardy sauce


The recipe for one 

Achieve a beautifully refreshing and colourful dinner with a tuna poke bowl – all in under 30 minutes. Who says you have to go out to eat well?

Tuna poke bowl


The 20-minute stir-fry you’ll make time and time again

It’s kimchi fried rice! If you’re a fan of fried rice, you’re going to love this version which gets all its flavour from kimchi, and is made extra filling and delicious with a fried egg on top. This is one of the best ways to amplify a classic fried rice dinner – and all it takes is 20 minutes.

Kimchi fried rice
Kimchi fried rice


The 15-minute sandwich you can serve as a dinner…

There’s always a place for a sandwich at our table, especially this Turkish style fish sandwich. It makes for the speediest supper: just drizzle lettuce with oil and lemon juice, spread dill yogurt on rolls, then top with the lettuce, mackerel and pickled onions. You’ll be feeling like you’re right on the banks of the Golden Horn.

Istanbul-style fish sandwiches

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