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Something for all the family from tuna balls to spaghetti.

Lighter Spaghetti & meatballs

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Lentils make a low-fat addition to these minced pork patties for a healthier family favourite - still full of herby, garlicky flavour
1 hour and 5 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Lemony chicken stew with giant couscous

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This healthy Moroccan-style one-pot can be slow-cooked and dished up at different times - ideal for busy households
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Golden squash & sausage risotto

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Sneak more veg into kids' diets with this easy, tasty rice dish - mash the sweet butternut squash if your little one doesn't like bits
40 minutes
Easy

Chicken & mushroom hot-pot

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Get the kids in the kitchen to help use up leftover cooked chicken in this hearty pie topped with slices of potato
1 hour
Easy

Sausages with braised cabbage & caraway

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Caraway seeds add a sweetly aromatic note to the onion cream sauce in this German-inspired sausage and mash dinner
45 minutes
Easy

Creamy split pea curry

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This freezable vegetarian curry reheats well, and provides 3 of your 5 a day - perfect for busy families eating at different times
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Chorizo, ricotta & spinach pasta bake

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Creamy and mild ricotta cheese pairs beautifully with punchy chorizo and salty parmesan in this no-fuss family favourite
35 minutes
Easy

Pork cassoulet

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Perfect for using up stray bits and pieces from the fridge, this pork and bean stew is rich, warming and cheap to prepare
2 hours and 45 minutes
Easy

Family meals: Easy lamb tagine

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(26 ratings)
Sweet juicy apricots and tender butternut squash are a winner with kids and make for a delicious Middle Eastern family meal for toddlers through to teens and beyond
2 hours and 20 minutes
Easy

Family meals: Easy fish pie

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(38 ratings)
A simple fish pie that’s quick to prepare, portion it into ramekins for quick toddler meals you can pull out of the freezer or cook in a big dish for the whole family
1 hour
Easy

Cauliflower & bacon pasta

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Cauliflower and macaroni cheese in one pasta bake? This family-friendly gratin is comforting and filling
50 minutes
Easy

Peri-peri roast chicken with new potato slaw

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Use a spicy chilli marinade to perk up your poultry, then roast whole and serve with a crunchy coriander coleslaw
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Oven-baked ratatouille & sausages

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Roast onions, courgettes and red peppers, then serve in a tomato sauce alongside juicy pork sausages
50 minutes
Easy

Oven-baked sweet potato fajitas

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Vegetarians needn't miss out on the joy of tortilla wraps- we use peppers, onions and sweet potato topped with feta and soured cream
50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Family meals: Easy fish cakes

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These freezable and simple-to-make fish patties are ideal as a family meal or can be made and frozen individually as a quick last-minute kids supper, from toddlers to teens
45 minutes
Easy

Turkey burgers with sweet potato chips

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Turkey thigh mince is a lean but flavoursome meat- shape into patties with cheese and spring onions, and serve in healthier wholemeal buns
55 minutes
Easy

Chicken & sweet potato curry

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This Indian spice pot flavoured with korma paste is mild enough for kids- the sweet potato stretches it a little further
55 minutes
Easy

Bean & sausage hotpot

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Warm up after work with this ultimate comfort food dish, just add a buttery dollop of mash
45 minutes
Easy

Creamy ham, leek & mushroom spaghetti

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Creamy pasta needn't be off the menu when you're watching your weight - this one's low-fat
30 minutes
Easy

Italian tuna balls

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(49 ratings)
A superhealthy twist on a family favourite that can be served with spaghetti or squashed flat and cooked as burgers
20 minutes
Easy

Quick sausage Bolognese

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(34 ratings)
Pasta, sauce, and sausages, what could be a better combination? The sausage meat adds great flavour to a simple dish
20 minutes
Easy

Pizza margherita in 4 easy steps

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Even a novice cook can master the art of pizza with our simple step-by-step guide. Bellissimo
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

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