Our ultimate next level recipes

Make our next level classic recipes for the ultimate version of your favourite dishes – they're perfect for home cooks who are looking for a new challenge

Our next level series is designed to bring you the most indulgent, expertly made dishes you know and love. These recipes are a real labour of love. If you’ve tried a standard spaghetti and want to make something special, try our ridiculously creamy carbonara. Tired of boring beef bourguignon? Our expert recipe is full of tips and tricks to get seriously intense flavours.

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If you’re looking for an impressive dish for your next dinner party or a special family meal, look no further.

Next level margherita pizza


Master the art of the perfect pizza with our next level margherita. Ditch the takeaway – once you’ve tried this doughy masterpiece you’ll never look back. Learn how to make the best tomato sauce and how to present your parmesan. Check out our top 10 tips and our easy-to-follow infographic on how to make our next level pizza.

Next level carbonara


Our next level carbonara uses a creamy hollandaise-style sauce and crisp pancetta to make the ultimate bowl of Italian comfort food. Mix in an egg yolk at the end of plating up for a super silky sauce and an impressive-looking dish. Take a look at our top 10 tips for this classic pasta recipe and our handy guide on how to make our next level carbonara.

Next level cottage pie


Take the humble cottage pie to the next level with our ultimate cottage pie recipe. Build defined layers of irresistible ingredients, a fluffy mash and cheesy rarebit topping. Nobody could resist a scoop of this hug on a plate.

Next level tikka masala


The classic chicken tikka masala is a thing of beauty. Our next level recipe combines smoky tandoor-charred chicken and a delicate sauce for a true taste sensation. Master the masala and serve with fluffy naans and warm rice for a truly crowd-pleasing curry – everyone will want a second helping.

Next level apple crumble


Time for something sweet! Our next level apple crumble is simply unforgettable. Each element from the fruit to the crumble topping gets a little extra TLC. Serve with hot custard or fresh cream for a sweet Sunday treat.

Next level fish pie


Generous chunks of fresh fish, a creamy sauce and buttery mash – who would turn down a portion of our next level fish pie? A few secret ingredients take this dish from so-so to pie perfection in a few simple steps. Follow our top 10 tips for this crispy-on-top and fluffy-inside masterpiece, and check out our easy-to-follow infographic on how to make our next level fish pie.

Next level Dauphinoise potatoes


Try making these deliciously creamy Dauphinoise potatoes for a spectacular Sunday side dish. Layering up the thin slices ensures an extra crisp topping, and the cream is infused with classic herbs for extra flavour. Brush the edges with butter before baking, et voila! Read our top 10 tips for this sumptuous side and our step-by-step guide on how to make our next level Dauphinoise potatoes.

Next level beef bourguignon


Our ultimate beef bourguignon takes this classic dish to new heights. It’s the perfect recipe for feeding a seriously hungry crowd of family and friends. Read our handy top 10 tips, such as using all wine and no stock to get the best flavour possible from your stew. Want an extra in-depth walk-through? Consult our guide on how to make our next level beef bourguignon.

Next level spaghetti Bolognese


It’s a truth universally acknowledged that everyone loves spaghetti Bolognese, especially when it’s full of flavour. Our inventive method and unusual additions create the definitive Bolognese you’ll be making again and again. Read our top 10 tips for making this moreish dish, and our easy-to-follow guide on how to make our next level spaghetti Bolognese.

Next level macaroni cheese


We’ve revamped everyone’s favourite pasta bake to bring you our next level macaroni cheese. Adding a spoonful of Marmite gives this dish great depth of flavour, while a sprinkling of cayenne pepper adds warmth and enhances the flavours of the cheese. Read our 10 steps to making the perfect macaroni and our guide on how to make our next level mac ‘n’ cheese.

Next level chilli con carne

Chilli with sides in bowl

Pile a dish high with chilli con carne and all the trimmings – a grating of dark chocolate and a warming spiced sauce is all it takes to elevate your dish beyond the everyday. Read our top 10 tips for making the best chilli con carne and our handy step-by-step guide.

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