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Family summer traybake ideas

Our top selection of family traybakes, perfect for lazy summer dinners. These easy recipes include chicken, fish, vegetarian options and puddings.

Spend less time in the kitchen this summer with our easy traybakes. Families will love these hearty portions and classic flavours. We’ve included tasty veggie options such as nachos and halloumi, plus fruity puddings packed full of seasonal produce like berries, citrus fruits, passion fruit and mango.

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We have quick midweek dinners that come together in under 30 minutes. Our guide takes a look at the best recipes for busy families during those sweltering summer months. 

For the ultimate selection of seasonal, kid-friendly recipes, see our summer family collection.

Chicken, baguette & tomatoes with pesto

Our chicken, baguette & tomatoes with pesto is an easy family dinner with minimal ingredients. Just layer baguette slices, chicken and your favouite chunky pesto in a pan with cherry tomatoes on the vine. After baking for 40 minutes, top with basil leaves or extra pesto. 

For more chicken ideas, see our chicken traybake collection.

Halloumi traybake

This halloumi traybake is a hearty vegetarian option for a summer everning. This colourful bake contains four of your 5-a-day, making it a nutritious dinner for the whole family. This filling dish is packed with halloumi, cherry tomoatoes, romanesco broccoli and chickpeas.

For more veggie meals for the warmer months, see our summer vegetarian collection.

Orange & passion fruit traybake

This orange & passion fruit traybake makes for a great weekend family pudding. The zesty flavours of orange and passion fruit balance with the creamy mascarpone topping. Serving 12-16 people, this fruity traybake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

For more seasonal puddings, see our summer dessert recipes

One-pan nachos with black beans

These one-pan nachos with black beans are perfect for a summer party. Kids will love assembling the massive tray with their favourite toppings. This gluten-free recipe is full of black beans, salsa, avocado and melted cheddar. 

For more entertaining ideas, see our summer dinner party and summer cocktail collections.

Teriyaki salmon & green beans

Get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with our teriyaki salmon & green beans. If you’re feeding a family, buy a whole piece of salmon and cut into adult- and child-sized portions. Our simple teriyaki sauce requires only four ingredients. Serve up with noodles or rice for an easy midweek meal.

For more speedy dinners, see our collection of quick summer recipes.

Coconut & mango sponge

Our highly rated coconut & mango sponge is a fruity traybake that will go down a treat at a party or bake sale. This thrifty sponge uses canned fruit and coconut-flavoured yogurt. The vibrant mango and coconut combination make this dessert a perfect summer treat. 

For more baking ideas, see our summer cake collection.

Sausage, sweet potato & sweetcorn bake

Our easy sausage, sweet potato & sweetcorn bake takes only five minutes to prepare. This simple dish is perfect for lazy summer evenings. You can use any kind of sausages you like, or swap out for veggie sausages and vegetarian Italian-style hard cheese for a veggie meal. Serve up with our barbecue sauce on the side.

Try serving with this epic summer salad or any recipe from our summer salad collection.

Jerk chicken & pineapple traybake

Our jerk chicken & pineapple traybake is full of bold flavours like jerk seasoning, zesty lime and fresh pineapple. This filling dish is served with rice and black beans, perfect for a hearty family dinner. For some leafy greens, serve with Little Gem lettuces

For more Caribbean-inspired flavours, check out our jerk chicken collection.

One-pan seafood roast with smoky garlic butter

Upgrade your Sunday roast with our one-pan seafood roast with smoky garlic butter. This bake is full of smoky, charred seafood including large prawns, squids and fresh mussels. Feel free to swap out the mussels with large clams, or mix the two. With corn on the cob and hasselback potatoes, this traybake is great for a family feast. Serve with crusty bread to mop up all the buttery juices.

For more seafood inspiration, see our fish collection.

Blueberry & orange traybake pancake

blueberry pancake in pan with blue spatula

Our blueberry & orange traybake pancake is the perfect finish to a summer family meal. This easy traybake comes togeteher in just under 35 minutes. Feel free to use raspberries instead of blueberries. Try serving with our summer fruit compote or vanilla ice cream

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