Top 20 family summer traybake recipes
Our one-pan family traybakes make perfect summer dinners. Try easy chicken, fish and vegetarian options, and leave room for a traybake pudding!
Spend less time in the kitchen this summer with our easy traybakes. Families will love these hearty portions and classic flavours. We've included colourful veggie options such as nachos and halloumi, plus fruity puddings packed full of seasonal produce like berries, citrus, passion fruit and mango.
Want more? Check out our 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. And for the ultimate selection of seasonal, kid-friendly recipes, see our summer family collection.
Our chicken, baguette & tomatoes with pesto is an easy family dinner with minimal ingredients. Just layer baguette slices, chicken and your favourite chunky pesto in a pan with cherry tomatoes on the vine. After baking for 40 minutes, top with basil leaves or extra pesto.
Our halloumi traybake is a hearty vegetarian option for a summer evening. This colourful bake contains four of your 5-a-day, making it a nutritious dinner for the whole family. It comes packed with halloumi, cherry tomatoes, romanesco broccoli and chickpeas.
These one-pan nachos with black beans are perfect for a summer party. Kids will love assembling the massive tray with their favourite toppings. It's a gluten-free recipe that's full of black beans, salsa, avocado and melted cheddar.
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.
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 meal without the meat. Serve up with our barbecue sauce on the side.
Our jerk chicken & pineapple traybake is full of bold flavours such as 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.
Upgrade your Sunday roast with our one-pan seafood roast with smoky garlic butter. This bake is full of 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.
Our cajun chicken traybake is jam-packed with flavour, and although sweet potatoes aren’t as crispy as regular potatoes, they count as one of your 5-a-day. This recipe also includes kefir which is excellent for helping beneficial gut bacteria.
Try our delicious tempeh traybake for an easy vegan dinner. Tempeh is a nutrient-rich plant protein made from fermented soya beans that's easier to digest. Pop all your veg onto a tray and bake for 10 minutes before adding your marinated tempeh and cooking for 30 minutes.
Our wonderful chicken saltimbocca traybake is a special meal that’s super quick to prepare. It can be prepped and cooked in just an hour and is high in fibre. It’s sure to be a family favourite.
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. Or experiment with one of our passion fruit recipes, including mango & passion fruit roulade and passion fruit & lemon self-saucing pudding.
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.
Treat the family to our simple but gorgeous raspberry ripple blondies. With a serving capacity of 12-16, you would think these would last a while, but with their raspberry, white and dark chocolate filling, they’re incredibly moreish.
For more delicious variations on the classic blondie, browse our blondie recipes.
This beautiful broken biscuit traybake is a great way to use up your leftover biscuits sitting at the bottom of the tin. The indulgent buttery cake is topped with a sweet ganache and then coated in your broken biscuit favourites. A step up from your ordinary tea and biscuits, this will make a great afternoon treat.
16. Chocolate crunch
These indulgent chocolate crunch squares are perfect for enjoying with a cup of tea or by themselves. If you feel like you need a little sugar, they're a great pick-me-up.
Our banana traybake with cream cheese frosting is a fantastic sweet dessert and great for using up over-ripe bananas. The rich icing offsets the banana perfectly.
Pair creamy milk chocolate with coconut for a match made in heaven, then decorate with more coconut and a drizzle of white chocolate.
Our easy coconut & jam macaroon traybake takes only 15 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook. It’s perfect for picnics, because it’s easy to transport.
The whole family will love our vegan chocolate party traybake. Made with plant milk and dairy-free chocolate, no one will be able to tell the difference.