We're all capable of getting stuck in a dinner rut from time to time, going back and forth between the same handful of recipes out of habit. That's why we're here to inject some exciting inspiration into your dinner rotation, so you can feel encouraged to cook up something new.


You can rustle up many of these meals in 30 minutes or less – helping you save time and money – however they're special enough to elevate your dinner experience and leave you wanting to make them again and again.

Update your recipe arsenal with these standout recipes from Good Food shared below, then take a look at these dinners for when you don't know what to cook, easy midweek meals, easy dinner recipes and freezable family recipes.

30 dinners to add to your weekly rotation

1. Lasagne soup

Two bowls of lasagne soup

Lasagne fans, rejoice! Take your love of lasagne one step further with this fun pasta soup featuring the moreish flavours of this much-loved Italian dish, including cherry tomatoes, sheets of pasta and molten cheese. We slide it under the hot grill for 3-5 mins until the topping is beautifully golden and bubbling. It's a recipe you'll want to cook on repeat.

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2. Spicy prawn & fennel chickpeas

Spicy prawn & fennel chickpeas in a large skillet pan

Looking a new and exciting dish to add to your collection of midweek meals? Try your hand at this warming, brothy stew, bulked up with plump prawns and nutrient-rich chickpeas and flavoured with fennel for a lovely aniseed flavour. It's also topped with a simple homemade gremolata. Make sure to serve with crusty bread, too, so you can mop up the spicy tomato sauce.

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3. Thai-inspired coconut chicken soup

Thai coconut chicken soup in a large blue bowl next to coriander and lime wedges, served on an orange tray

Try your hand at this Thai-inspired soup with chicken and mushrooms for a dinner with a difference. It's as warming as it is creamy, balancing the ample heat from the chillies, as well as zesty lime to add lots of zing. This recipe uses galangal, a Thai cuisine staple which is slightly milder in spice to ginger. You could also swap the meat for prawns or squash, if you prefer.

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4. Charred cauliflower pasta with pumpkin seed pesto

Bowl of pasta pesto topped with charred cauliflower and lemon zest

This simple vegetarian pasta sees roasted cauliflower florets peppered with chilli flakes, garlic and onion, then coated in a simple homemade pesto that's ready in seconds. Sprinkled with a pinch of lemon zest, it's a luxe, flavour-rich dish without any of the hassle. Plus, the chances are you'll already have most of the ingredients to make it.

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5. Chicken in white wine sauce

Chicken in white wine sauce in a baking dish

Tender chicken breasts are paired with a creamy wine sauce in this comforting midweek recipe. Finished with a scattering of parsley and served with rice or potatoes, plus your choice of veg, it's a reliable chicken recipe which, once you get a taste of, you'll want to make again.

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6. Spiced fried rice with sausage

Spiced fried rice with sausage in a wok

Whip up this spicy, gluten-free rice for dinner tonight – it's quick and easy to make, mixing pork sausages with red peppers and frozen peas for pops of colour and fresh flavour. Ready on the table in just 30 minutes, it's a fail-safe dinner which happens to be low in sugar as well as high in fibre.

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7. Roasted vegetable, cheese & cheat's tomato risotto

A serving of roasted vegetable cheese & cheat's tomato risotto

This family-friendly risotto is perfect if you're looking for a dish which packs in the veggies while still feeling comforting and familiar. Combine courgettes, peppers, passata and cheese to make this easy meal which everyone around the table will enjoy tucking into. It's gluten-free, low in sugar and freezable, too.

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8. Loaded potato skins with speedy baked beans

Two servings of loaded potato skins with speedy baked beans

Elevate the humble jacket potato with this extra-comforting recipe for cheesy potato skins, topped with the speediest-ever homemade baked beans. It's healthier than you may think. This family-friendly dish is vegetarian, gluten-free, high in fibre, low-calorie and low-fat.

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9. Leek, walnut & goat's cheese pasta

A serving of leek, walnut & goat's cheese pasta

Combine leeks, walnuts and goat's cheese to make this speedy vegetarian pasta, flavoured with garlic and chilli. Promising creamy flavours and heat, as well as crunchy texture, it makes a satisfying supper in just 25 minutes. The ingredient list is kept short, too, so it's perfect for a last-minute weeknight dinner.

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10. Salmon & asparagus one-pot gratin

Salmon & asparagus one-pot gratin in a large baking dish

Try out this deliciously creamy salmon gratin for a family dinner ready in under an hour. Topped with crunchy breadcrumbs and cooked until golden, it's a solid salmon recipe to add to your rotation of meals. It's made in one pot, too, meaning you'll save on washing up. It's also great way to make the most of asparagus, in season in early British summertime.

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11. Spicy harissa bean stew

Spicy harissa bean stew served in bowls

Harissa adds ample heat to this creamy butterbean, spinach and ricotta stew. It's perfect if you're after a dish which is as comforting as it is nourishing – it's packed with nutrients, as well as delivering four of your five-a-day. It's also high in fibre and low in calories. This recipe serves two, with leftovers to spare, so it can work as lunch the following day, too.

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12. Healthy chicken burritos

A serving of healthy chicken burritos

Try your hand at this healthier version of burritos for dinner tonight. These nutritious chicken-loaded burritos make brilliant use of cheap storecupboard ingredients, such as black beans, sweetcorn and tomato purée. This recipe is perfect if you're craving those comforting Tex-Mex flavours, but fancy a lighter meal.

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13. Nduja & spring greens pasta

A serving of nduja & spring greens pasta

Refresh your repertoire with this flavour-packed pasta, combining nduja with shredded spring greens and finished with a breadcrumb topping. It's perfect if you're after something fancy without the fuss. If you don’t have any nduja, try squeezing the meat out of 1-2 sausages, break into chunks, fry until golden with a pinch of chilli flakes then stir into the pasta.

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14. Gnocchi traybake with lemony ricotta

One gnocchi traybake with lemony ricotta

We're a nation of traybake lovers, and we believe this one-tray wonder deserves a place in your midweek rotation. It layers crispy gnocchi with creamy ricotta, artichokes, plum tomatoes and courgette, but the beauty of this recipe is it can be easily adapted by using any veg you have in the fridge. It's a healthy option for dinner too, as well as being high in fibre.

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15. Basil & lemon chicken meatballs

Basil & lemon chicken meatballs with spaghetti

We've swapped beef mince for chicken in this lighter take on meatballs. Although, you could also use turkey mince if you prefer. Nestle the homemade meatballs into the tomato sauce, cook for 15 minutes on the hob, then spoon over the pasta and sprinkle over basil leaves to serve. Boasting fresh and herby flavours, the meatballs would also work well in a meatball sub.

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16. Green goddess avocado salad

Large platter of green goddess salad topped with avocado and radishes

Looking to add a fresh and filling green salad to your collection? Look no further than this green goddess number. We've made creamy avocado the star of the show, layered with chicken breasts and crunchy green veg such as lettuce, green apples, celery and cucumber. Finished in a creamy yogurt-based dressing, it's a seriously tasty, vibrant dish which you'll want to return to.

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17. Spicy bean & avocado quesadillas

Plate of sliced quesadillas

Dinner in just 20 minutes? These Mexican-inspired, vegetarian quesadillas are ready on the table in no time. They pack in plenty of flavour – spicy beans and pickled onions cut through the creamy avocado – while staying low in calories, perfect for a quick, light supper. What's more, they provide three of your five-a-day.

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18. Baked sweet potatoes with whipped feta, spiced chickpeas & green tahini

A serving of baked sweet potato with whipped feta, spiced chickpeas & green tahini

Level up your jacket potato with this smart whipped feta number. Loaded with spiced chickpeas, a drizzle of herby tahini and served with charred lime wedges, the flavour profiles turn this budget staple into an exciting midweek dinner option. We've opted for purple sweet potatoes as they're packed with nutrients.

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19. Tahini noodles with red cabbage & Sichuan peppercorn slaw

A serving of tahini noodles with red cabbage & Sichuan peppercorn slaw

Upgrade your noodles with this tahini version with red cabbage slaw. It's a quick and easy win, ready on the table in just 15 minutes, and packing a flavour punch with Sichuan peppercorns offering an amazing grapefruit aroma (you could substitute these for chilli flakes if you don't have them). The ingredient list is kept short, so it's appropriate for a speedy midweek meal.

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20. Curried spring veg pilaf

Curried spring veggie pilaf served on a white plate

Clear out your freezer while trying something new with this spiced veg pilaf. This one-pot wonder features plenty of green veg, including courgettes, spinach and peas, but any frozen mixed veg would work well. It's flavoured with everyday spices, such as turmeric and curry powder, as well as floral jasmine rice. It's a healthy option for dinner, too – it's low in calories and fat and high in fibre, plus it's suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike.

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21. Juicy prawn & lemongrass burgers

Two juicy prawn & lemongrass burgers

Add these light seafood burgers to your locker – these juicy prawn burgers make a smart pescatarian option, boosted with fragrant lemongrass and chilli, as well as being suitable for those on a gluten-free diet. You may already have some of the ingredients already to hand, such as garlic, chilli, coriander and lime, plus it's ready on the table in only 30 minutes. Sunny weather permitting, it's a great dish to enjoy al fresco, too.

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22. No-cook veggie fajitas

No-cook veggie fajitas on a plate

Fancy a dinner which requires no cooking whatsoever? These filling vegetarian fajitas can be ready on the table in just 25 minutes, without the need to turn on the oven or use the hob. They take just a little prep, and kids will also love assembling their own. Packed full of fibre-rich pinto beans, smashed avocado and pre-made chargrilled vegetables, we suggest leaving out the hot sauce if you have younger ones to feed. If you want to make it non-veggie, try adding king prawns or shredded cooked chicken.

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23. Sticky tempeh stir-fry

Sticky tempeh stir-fry in a bowl

If you haven't cooked with tempeh before, take this as your sign to give it a go. It's a great source of protein, made from soy beans, and turns wonderfully tender and sticky in this nourishing vegan stir-fry. This dish features plenty of fresh, crunchy green veg, such as mangetout and broccoli, as well as coriander, ginger and chilli for fragrance and heat. Quick and easy, it takes just 30 minutes to make.

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24. Chicken & cashew noodles

Chicken & cashew nut noodles served in a saucepan and bowl

Rustle up this flavour-packed noodle dish for the whole family in under 25 minutes. Flat rice noodles are combined with chicken, cashews, carrots and red peppers, with a lip-smacking sauce made of soy, miso, ginger paste and dark brown sugar. A delicious gluten-free option, it's high in protein and can be frozen, too – just defrost in the fridge and reheat in a hot wok with a little oil.

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25. Beef enchiladas

Beef enchiladas in a baking dish

Cook a family crowd-pleaser for tonight's dinner with these Mexican-inspired enchiladas. These enchiladas demonstrate a different way to cook with beef mince, combined with spices and black beans to make the filling for the tortillas. Topped with melted cheese and scatted over with coriander leaves, it's a knockout dish which deserves a place in your repertoire. It's super comforting, but is high in fibre and low in sugar.

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26. Stroganoff meatballs & mash

Stroganoff meatballs in a large frying pan with mash alongside

Do something a little different for tonight's dinner with our homemade stroganoff. Make a stroganoff sauce with mushrooms as the base, served with beef meatballs, creamy mash and spinach. You can enjoy the comforting flavours of this dish in just half an hour, and you'll be surprised at how few ingredients are required to cook it from scratch. Once completely cool, it will keep frozen for up to three months.

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27. Braised sesame tofu

Braised sesame tofu in two bowls

Go meat-free for dinner with this moreish tofu-based dish. The braise is loaded with heat and umami flavour for the tofu to soak up, with gochujang, soy sauce, mirin, garlic and spring onion. Served with rice and green beans, it's a smart way to transform a handful of ingredients into a satisfying meal with big flavours.

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28. Peanut & herb noodle salad

A serving of peanut & herb noodle salad

Looking for a refreshing dinner without the hassle? Take a look at this fibre-rich noodle salad, combining vegan-friendly rice vermicelli noodles, edamame and cucumber, along with lime juice, sweet chilli sauce and herbs. This fragrant dish couldn't be simpler to make: cook the vermicelli noodles, toss into the sauce with cucumber, carrot and edamame then finish with a scattering of peanuts, sesame seeds, chilli sauce and spring onions.

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29. Caramelised red onion & anchovy pasta with gremolata

A serving of caramelised red onion & anchovy pasta with gremolata

Looking for a luxurious dinner, achieved with just a handful of ingredients? This pappardelle dish is both impressive and simple to make, combining golden, caramelised onions with salty anchovies. Spoon a DIY, three-ingredient gremolata over the pasta to cut through the saltiness of the sauce – add it to your rotation for a well-balanced, special meal for two.

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30. Spicy tortilla soup

2 bowls of spicy tortilla soup

Get inspired by a Tex-Mex classic with this levelled-up spicy soup, cooled down with soured cream and served with crispy tortillas. While the chicken thighs are cooking, tortilla triangles are drizzled in oil and baked in the oven or air-fryer until golden brown and crisp, offering a crunchy texture to compliment the warming soup.


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