Coming up with tasty, quick-to-make midweek meals is a constant struggle and let’s face it, nobody likes eating the same thing, night after night. To help you out, we’re sharing some of our favourite speedy dinners which are oh-so-easy to put together.
Sweet and sour pork in crispy batter
Looking for a simple, family-friendly meal that packs in the nutrients? We’ve got you covered with this delicious dish. This sweet and sour pork has a delightful zing, thanks to the garlic, chilli, root ginger and soy sauce – providing a new flavour to your weekly dinner menu.
Beef and stout pie
Hearty and wholesome, this classic Irish dish is fuss-free and ready in no time! We adore the tender meat –whether it be chuck steak or stewing beef – in this flavour-packed pie, topped with a buttery flaky crust.
Comfort food made in minutes. The combination of creamy crème fraiche and nourishing broccoli makes this dish a taste sensation, which is sure to keep you warm and well fed in these still-cold months.
Chicken, bacon and spinach fettucine alfredo
Making the most out of the pasta in your pantry, this 30-minute meal is super simple and loaded with flavour, thanks to those salty, crispy streaky bacon rashers.
Sausage and cannellini bean casserole
Maximise those leftovers with this versatile dish that can easily be doubled up. Freezer-friendly and made in 30-minutes, this savoury sausage casserole is a scrumptious midweek saviour.
Tomato fish pie
High in protein and gluten-free, this nourishing pie would make a rich and delicious dinner option, as well as being a hearty lunchbox meal the next day.
Best basic chilli con carne
Perfect for meal prepping, this cosy chilli tastes better a day after it’s cooked. As a one-pot meal, it’s effortless, but full of smoky flavour. Top it off with whatever you fancy – from creamy guac to shredded cheese and from sour cream to crushed tortillas, the options are endless!
All-in-one lemon chicken
Not only can this meal be made on a budget, it can also be made in one pot! The zesty lemon works perfectly with the tender, moist chicken, providing a fresh, citrus flavour. Not to mention, this handy dish is also diabetic-friendly!
Slow cooker pulled pork chilli
Taking inspiration from American barbecue, this is an easy recipe that can serve a crowd. Featuring smoky spices like paprika and coriander, there’s no shortage of flavour in this slow-cooked dish.
Sweet potato tikka masala
Brimming with flavour, this vegetarian spin on a classic Indian dish is served with naan breads and rice – two of our favourite storecupboard staples.
Slow-cooked beef lasagne
Comfort food at its finest, this cheesy lasagne features a silky smooth, creamy sauce, flavoured with rich Parmesan and mild mozzarella. Sure to be enjoyed by the whole family, this wholesome dish is such a crowd-pleaser.
Garlic and herb roast chicken
A dinner idea that’s rich in protein, low in carbs and gluten-free – this recipe is bound to make its way into your weekly dinner rotation. Brilliantly budget-friendly, this hearty chicken calls for just seven ingredients and pairs beautifully with fluffy mashed potatoes and a simple serving of green veg.
If you’re looking to venture out from your typical pasta dinner, this carbonara recipe is the one for you. Using only five ingredients, you’ll be enjoying this delicious meal in no time. While guanciale is the star of this Italian classic, it can easily be swapped out for pancetta, streaky rashers, parma ham or even ham hock.
Bacon & egg burger
Made in 30 minutes, you’ll want to add this quick dinner to your weekly meal plan. Combining breakfast and dinner staples, this is a budget dinner that can be made with ingredients you already have in your fridge.
Looking for even more recipe inspo? Check out our complete collection of quick and easy dinner ideas, here.
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