Our top 5 family traybake recipes

Save time and stress with our super simple traybake recipes, packed with nutritious ingredients and plenty of flavour to keep the whole family happy.

Coconut fish curry traybake

At the end of a long day, our favourite dinner option is one that takes minutes to prepare and doesn't mean washing up endless bowls and kitchen kit. Pushed for time? Try our Asian-style coconut fish curry traybake for a dose of zest and fragrance. These simple family traybake recipes are all-in-one midweek lifesavers to feed a crowd with minimal effort. For even more speedy meal inspiration, try our quick family meals for when time is tight. 

All these recipes use under 10 ingredients and take 10 minutes or less to prepare. Grab a tray and a handful of ingredients for our favourite filling family dinners.  

Healthy salmon pesto traybake

Salmon traybake with pesto and new potatoes
Almost too beautiful to eat, this colourful salmon traybake has a good dose of omega-3 from the fish and plenty of fresh vegetables, as well as being an easy dinner to satisfy growing kids. With just five minutes prep time, this recipe is sure to become part of your repertoire.

Try our best fish recipes for kids for a varied range of hearty meals. 

Italian aubergine traybake

Aubergine traybake with mozzarella
An all-in-one Italian masterpiece, this low-calorie dinner option is one we can never say no to. Simple, classic ingredients like chopped tomatoes and a handful of basil make up the base, then simply add chunks of aubergine, ciabatta and mozzarella for a filling veggie midweek meal. This is one even picky little diners will want seconds of. 

Cod & tomato traybake

Cod traybake with tomato & olives
There's nothing better than a simple fish supper, except a supper you can throw together in five minutes. This recipe counts as four of your five-a-day, with a smooth tomato sauce, red peppers, olives and butter beans. Sprinkle over basil leaves and serve with hunks of crusty bread for mopping up the sauce. 

Meatball & mozzarella bake

Meatball traybake in dish
With a grand total of five ingredients, this marvellous meatball dish is our idea of the perfect warming, help-yourself dinner. It's as easy as throwing your ingredients in a roasting tin and baking till it bubbles. 

Amatriciana chicken traybake

Amatriciana chicken traybake
This one-pan winner is inspired by the classic Italian pasta sauce. Chicken thighs and new potatoes are flavoured with bacon and sweet cherry tomatoes. Serve straight from the dish with a green salad and bread for dunking. 

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14th Jan, 2018
you had a sponge tray bake some time ago that had mayonaise in it, it was delicious and so light. I thought id saved it but cant find it. if you still have it could you send me it or do it again please.
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22nd Jan, 2018
We're not sure which recipe you're referring to. The following bakes contain mayonnaise. Hope one of them is what you're after: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10036/the-ultimate-makeover-chocolate-brownies https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vegan-banana-peanut-butter-cupcakes
13th Nov, 2017
what is the recipe for the dish at the top? photo with greens / chicken / rice
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16th Nov, 2017
Thanks for your question. It is the coconut fish curry traybake which you can find here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/coconut-fish-curry-traybake
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