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? Fear not, we’re making the decision easier for you.

We’ve got 10 easy dinner recipes that can be cobbled together in minimal time, using simple ingredients and all cry out ‘eat me!’. Well, not literally obviously…

There’s a curry, a traybake, a one-pot, a pasta dish and recipes ready in just 15 and 20 minutes. Have a look, you’re sure to find at least one you’ll want to make right now.

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

Take a trip to Thailand and make this vibrant chicken noodle dish (khao soi) in well under half an hour. The secret is in the garnishes; load up on pickled red cabbage, chilli sauce, coriander and lime, to take this coconut curry to the next level.

Khao soi with chicken


The five-ingredient traybake

Try our super simple twist on meat and two veg. Sticky glazed chicken legs, caramelised sweet potato, broccoli and feta is all you need for a balanced and flavour-packed meal. Give it a go and try the traybake for yourself.

Pomegranate and sweet potato chicken traybake


The chuck-it-all-in one-pot 

Our easy Mexican-style chicken pie uses crispy toasted tortillas as a lid so you can use them for dunking in the sauce beneath. Oh, and it’s all made in one pot for extra ease.

Chicken and pepper pie with tortilla crisps


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 we’ve made a little healthier

Don’t worry, our carbonara is still super creamy, enriched with egg yolks, flecked with pieces of Parma ham and sprinkled with parmesan. It’s just a little bit better for you. Tap to find out how we did it.

Healthier spaghetti carbonara with parma ham


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

You could make your own cheese sauce if you have time, but if you don’t, that’s ok too. Keep the cooking time and fuss-factor to a minimum with our easy, cheesy parma ham and broccoli grilled gnocchi.

Grilled gnocchi with broccoli and parma ham


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

Chickpeas, tinned tomatoes, chilli flakes, dried mushrooms… They’re all things you can hide away in your cupboard for this rainy day recipe.

Mushroom and chickpea ragoût


The recipe for one 

Achieve beautifully crisp-skinned chicken and whizz up a garlicky salsa verde with this elegant dinner for one – all in 20 minutes. Who says you have to go out to eat well?

Crisp-skinned chicken breast with salsa verde


The 15-minute stir-fry you’ll make time and time again

It’s egg-fried rice, of course! Eat as it is, swap in different veggies, add chicken, prawns or tofu and then drizzle over all your favourite sauces (we love soy sauce and sweet chilli). This is one of the most valuable dishes you’ll ever learn to make – and all it takes is 15 minutes.

Egg-fried rice with veg stir-fry


The 20-minute wonder you can serve as a starter, main, small-plate and more…

There’s always a place for chorizo at our table, especially John Whaite’s chickpeas and chorizo braised in cider. We love eating this as a speedy supper with lots of crusty bread to soak up the juices. But it would make an excellent starter or tapas plate too, as part of a Spanish-style feast.

John Whaite’s chorizo and chickpeas braised in cider

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