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Quick dinner ideas


Find delicious quick dinner ideas for busy weeknights – just pick your ingredient, then choose from the three easy recipes we’ve devised around it.

Butternut squash

Butternut squash linguine in a bowl

Cook simple yet satisfying dishes using ready-prepared butternut squash, plus only three other ingredients. Try a wholesome lentil salad, comforting linguine or quesadillas – these meals are perfect if you’re short on time.


3 quick dinner ideas with butternut squash


Mushroom gnocchi with spinach on a plate

We've come up with comforting meal ideas to make with a punnet of mushrooms and a few other everyday ingredients. Serve these tasty fungi with gnocchi, as a filling for baked potatoes, or with pan-fried kale and eggs.

3 quick dinner ideas with mushrooms


Spinach with halloumi and mandarin segments on an oval plate

Get inspiration for using spinach in speedy meals. Whether you’re tossing the leaves in a zingy orange & halloumi salad, blitzing them with soft cheese or simmering them in a creamy chickpea curry, this versatile ingredient can make your supper more tasty and nutritious.

3 quick dinner ideas with spinach


Gammon steak with watercress and lentils on a plate

Watercress can be used in far more than soups and sandwiches. Our three quick dinner recipes incorporate this peppery leaf into a fresh salad, a creamy linguine sauce and a gammon steak dish.

3 quick dinner ideas with watercress

Chicken breast

Chicken breast in barbecue sauce with sweet potato wedges in blue cheese

One of the nation’s favourites, chicken breasts are a versatile supper staple. Stuff them into pitta pockets with spicy piri-piri sauce and crunchy coleslaw, mix them into a nutty grain salad, or smother them in smoky BBQ sauce. 3 quick dinner ideas with chicken


Omelette filled with asparagus stalks and topped with mixed seeds

Make the most of seasonal greens with our three easy ways to cook a bunch of asparagus. Mix them into an omelette with pesto, combine with sardines in a traybake, or stir into a creamy orzo dish with turkey meatballs.3 quick dinner ideas with asparagus 


Couscous salad topped with turkey slices and pomegranate seeds

Leaner than most meats yet still high in protein, turkey is a healthy and affordable ingredient for midweek meals. Stir turkey slices into a fragrant paella, scatter them over a fresh couscous salad, or make a crispy filo twist pie stuffed with turkey, ricotta and chargrilled veg.

3 quick dinner ideas with turkey

Tortilla wraps

Chicken katsu curry in a tortilla wrap

Pack up some tasty tortillas for a quick lunch or dinner. We’ve taken inspiration from around the globe for fillings, from smoky Mexican-style chilli pots to aromatic chicken katsu curry wraps and a gooey Gruyère-topped pissaladière. 

3 quick dinner ideas with tortilla wraps

Chopped tomatoes

Cod and chopped tomatoes in a traybake

We've come up with three flavour-packed meal ideas which put a can of chopped tomatoes to great use. Whip up a simple aubergine Parmigiana, make a satisfying cod traybake, or take beans on toast to the next level.

3 quick dinner ideas with chopped tomatoes


Courgetti, tomato sauce, pancetta and basil leaves in a bowl

Spiralized courgetti makes a light, low-carb base for a range of tasty meals. Serve this versatile veg in a fresh Greek salad, combine it with creamy tomato and mascarpone sauce, or cook it in a speedy yet flavoursome laksa soup.


3 quick dinner ideas with courgetti

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