After a long day, it’s so tempting to grab ready-made convenience food for a swift and stress-free dinner solution, but these healthy traybake recipes are the perfect alternative. They’re nutritious, tasty and will cost you a fraction of the price. Take our chicken, red pepper & almond traybake; it's a colourful supper heady with North African spice and rich with nutrients – and it only takes 15 minutes to prep.


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10 easy healthy traybakes

1. Sausage traybake

Sausage traybake with potatoes and red onion

Pack in the veg with this easy sausage traybake – artichokes, new potatoes, tomatoes, red onion and butter beans are cooked with sausages, then topped with fresh pesto for a bit of zingy freshness. It's delicious served with crusty bread.

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2. Sticky miso aubergine traybake

Sticky miso aubergine traybake with brown rice

Use storecupboard ingredients to pack umami flavour into this simple vegetarian dish, which makes aubergines the star. It makes a tasty meat-free midweek meal.

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3. Spiced salmon & tomato traybake

Spiced salmon & tomato traybake

Mild madras curry paste adds flavour to this light salmon, tomato and chickpea traybake. It only takes 30 minutes to make, perfect for a midweek meal. Serve with naan and lemon wedges.

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4. Spinach, ricotta & chicken traybake

Spinach, ricotta and chicken traybake with a bowl of roasted veg

This low-calorie chicken dish comes with roasted peppers, courgettes, onions and tomatoes on the side – you could simplify things and roast everything together in one tray. It's packed with veg to get four of your five-a-day and results in minimal washing up.

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5. Layered aubergine & lentil bake

Layered aubergine and lentil traybake

Creamy mozzarella, tangy tomato and soft aubergine marry together perfectly in this vegetarian traybake. The wholesome addition of lentils and butternut squash bulks it out, too, making it a substantial and satisfying meal. You may have to use an extra pan to fry onions and garlic, but we promise it will be worth the extra few minutes.

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6. Smoky cod, broccoli & orzo bake

Smoky cod, broccoli and orzo bake with peas

Smoked paprika and chipotle paste add flavour to this speedy supper. As it bakes, the cod, orzo, broccoli and peas will soak up the smoky spices in this delicious low-fat traybake.

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7. Moroccan freekeh traybake

Moroccan freekeh traybake with cherry tomatoes

This traybake is all about the contrast of sweet roasted tomatoes and apricots with the salty olives and nutty freekeh. The addition of chickpeas makes it a filling, nutritious supper.

We love using freekeh in all kinds of dishes, like our chicken & freekeh chopped salad with salsa verde.

8. Salmon pesto traybake with baby roast potatoes

Salmon, pesto and potato tray bake with roasted veggies

With its fresh and flavoursome pesto crust, this salmon traybake offers a taste of the Mediterranean. Teamed with crispy roast potatoes and lots of roast veg, this nutritious dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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9. Curried chicken & new potato traybake

Curried chicken and new potato traybake

With a dash of garam masala, turmeric, ginger and garlic, chicken and potatoes are transformed into a fragrant dinner. This chicken dish is low-calorie, too, so ideal for a simple, light dinner. Serve with a spoonful of natural yogurt to balance the spices – we guarantee that even picky eaters will enjoy it.

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10. Crunchy baked tomato & onion gratin

Crunchy topped tomato gratin in a baking tray

Simple recipes are always our first port of call in the kitchen and this throw-together crunchy baked tomato gratin is freezable, too, if you need a make-ahead vegan dinner. Serve with chunks of fresh bread to mop up the juices.

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