5 quick after-school suppers

Make these family-friendly recipes on weeknights when you need a quick, nutritious meal in a flash. These hearty mains can be plated up in no time.

Noodles in bowl with vegetables and forkful

Our top five most satisfying family suppers are great for those nights when you need to feed the troops and don't have much time to spend in the kitchen. These child-approved recipes are filled with fresh ingredients, mouth-watering flavours and can be plated up in 20 minutes or less.

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1. Noodle stir-fry with crunchy peanuts

Noodles in bowl with vegetables and serving tongs
Looking for a speedy veggie supper the kids will get excited about? Try our noodle stir-fry with peanuts. You can leave out the sweet chilli sauce for kids who don't like spice. It takes just 20 minutes to throw together and there's no chopping, slicing or dicing involved. Stir-fries are perfect for fridge-raiding and adding in whichever veggies you have available. The ultimate adaptable dinner.

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2. Pick & mix omelette with crunchy croutons 

Omelette on plate with salad and knife and fork
The egg is our favourite no-fuss, versatile ingredient that can be made into myriad simple dinners; a dippy egg with buttery soldiers, a hash, scramble or fluffy omelette. You could also use up any leftover sandwich fillings and create customisable omelettes that kids will love. A grating of melty cheddar and scattering of crunchy croutons makes this dish a tempting supper with plenty of flavours and textures.

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3. Fish tacos with baja sauce

Tortillas with fish and vegetables on board with lime wedges
Add some Mexican pep to your midweek meals with these flavourful fish tacos with baja sauce. Use a ready-made fajita mix for your fish and a mouth-watering mix of storecupboard ingredients for a super-easy sauce. Leave out the jalapeños if they're a spice too far. They take just five minutes to cook and kids will love dishing up and wrapping their own tortillas. 

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4. Pasta with salmon & peas

Pasta with peas and salmon in bowls with napkins and cutlery
Our simple salmon supper is one the kids will be requesting again and again. Grab a pack of pasta, frozen peas and salmon fillets, stir in a couple of spoonfuls of smooth crème fraîche and you'll have a filling, creamy bowlful of after-school comfort. This recipe is rich in omega-3, too.

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5. Speedy red pepper chana masala 

Red pepper and chickpea curry in bowl with spoon
Our speedy red pepper chana masala is a deliciously quick veggie curry that you can serve with rice and a fluffy naan for a simple supper. Make the most of those cans and jars languishing at the back of the cupboard and add in chopped tomatoes, chickpeas and roasted red peppers for a rich, slightly sweet tikka-spiced dish. Serve with cooling yogurt to tame the heat, if necessary. 

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