Strawberry and whipped cream tarts topped with basil

Bank Holiday recipes

59 Recipes

Light and lazy dishes, for feeding a crowd.

Texas BBQ medley

0

(0 ratings)

Once you've tried smoking and slow cooking your chicken, you'll be totally converted. The dry brine seasons the meat to the bone and keeps it succulent during cooking...
  • 7 hours
  • More effort

Pisto con huevos

2.875

(8 ratings)

This traditional Spanish take on ratatouille uses delicious seasonal ingredients. Serve with country-style bread and fruity red wine
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

5-minute mocha pots

3.75

(1 rating)

This dreamy dessert is ready in under 10 minutes. Use milk chocolate if you're feeding young children...
  • 7 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sweetcorn & courgette fritters

4.73077

(26 ratings)

An easy, vegetarian fritter you can have on the table in 25 minutes. Top with an egg with a runny yolk and a drizzle of our chilli dressing
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Frozen caipirinha

0

(0 ratings)

Cool down with this frozen spin on the classic Brazilian Caipirinha. The secret is squeezing as much lime into the sugar as you can
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Apple prosecco punch

5

(1 rating)

Spritz up a basic apple cocktail with a dash of prosecco and a splash of vodka
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Truffle macancini

0

(0 ratings)

Our twist on arancini balls, filled with the perfect ratio of pasta, cheese, truffle and crumb. Serve these moreish morsels up with cocktails at your next party, they're a crowd-pleaser!...
  • 55 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sticky pork belly bao buns

5

(2 ratings)

These soft Chinese bao buns are stuffed to bursting with spicy pork and topped with crushed chilli peanuts
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • More effort

Mussel popcorn subs

0

(0 ratings)

Similar to an American po' boy, these battered mussel morsels aren't your average sub filling. Great as a party snack or an alternative fish supper...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Cheese & bacon scones

4.604165

(12 ratings)

These savoury brunch beauties can be made ahead of time and warmed up when you're ready to serve. Top with lashings of butter...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Home-style lamb curry

4.3125

(28 ratings)

Storecupboard spices along with puréed onions, garlic and ginger create an authentic flavour in this tender lamb curry that's rich in iron and 2 of your 5-a-day...
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Crispy layered thyme potatoes

4.25

(5 ratings)

Thinly slice then oven bake your spuds for an impressive side dish to serve with your Easter roast or Sunday lunch
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Warm spring vegetables

5

(2 ratings)

This vibrant green side dish is a delicious way to serve vegetables alongside your Sunday roast
  • 23 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

BBQ pulled pork

4.930555

(18 ratings)

An American classic, the meat is slow-cooked then shredded or ‘pulled’ and layered with BBQ sauce, pickles and slaw in a soft brioche bun...
  • 5 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Mediterranean potato salad

4.03846

(13 ratings)

Swap a mayonnaise base for cherry tomatoes, olives, roasted red peppers and fresh Italian herbs in this low-fat salad
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ploughman’s scones

3.75

(1 rating)

These savoury cheese scones, filled with thin slices of apple and chutney, make a delicious addition to an afternoon tea spread
  • 37 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chorizo Scotch quail’s eggs

5

(4 ratings)

Upgrade this picnic family favourite with a tangy chorizo and blanched almond shell, covering perfectly soft-set yolks
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • A challenge

Kale & salmon kedgeree

4.0625

(4 ratings)

Packed full of heart-healthy brown rice, oily fish and turmeric, this curried classic makes a brilliant brunch, lunch or supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

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