Tomato, mozzarella and chorizo gnocchi bake in a pan

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Keep it easy with these simple but delicious recipes. From make-ahead lunches and midweek meals to fuss-free sides and moreish cakes, we've got everything you need.

174 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Upgrade cheesy tomato pasta with gnocchi, chorizo and mozzarella for a comforting bake that makes an excellent midweek meal

35 mins
Easy
136 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinaded the day before so you can get ahead on your prep

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
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81 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Kids will love to help assemble this easiest ever pasta bake with streaky bacon, beef mince, a crème fraîche sauce and gooey mozzarella

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
69 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This quick, low calorie supper is perfect for a busy weeknight. Cook your rice in advance to get ahead - run it under cold water to chill quickly, then freeze in a food bag for up to one month

25 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A spicy sausage pasta dish with a difference. Using the cooking water helps the sauce cling to the pasta and gives the dish more body. A silky smooth sauce, perfect pasta and one pan to wash!

30 mins
Easy
332 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Learn a skill for life with our foolproof crêpe recipe that ensures perfect pancakes every time – elaborate flip optional

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
77 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Need a simple, vibrant midweek meal the family will love? Put together these easy chicken fajitas and people can create their own masterpieces at the table

25 mins
Easy
151 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Top this classic carrot cake with moreish icing and chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve as a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of the day.

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
51 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Serve up an easy one-pan traybake of piri-piri chicken with sweet potatoes and broccoli. As well as being simple to make, it delivers three of your 5-a-day

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

BBC Good Food magazine's food editor Barney & his daughter Maisie love making these sausage and beef meatballs to serve on spaghetti with hidden vegetable tomato sauce

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
167 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Stretch a pack of mince to make this hearty dish. It's perfect eaten straight from the bowl with a spoon and some crusty bread on a cold winter's night

45 mins
Easy
464 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

No rolling required! Press the raw, crumbly pastry directly into your tin for a short, biscuity finish. Our easiest mince pie recipe and great fun to make with kids

1 hr
Easy
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This recipe ensures a crispy-bottomed pizza without ever turning on the oven. It's easy, veggie and 2 of your 5-a-day

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
191 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine the crunch of a shortbread base with a gooey caramel middle and chocolate topping, and you have millionaire's shortbread – the ultimate sweet treat

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

An easy Mexican breakfast that'll keep you going all morning, it's got everything you need to pep up your plate

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

The easiest chilli you'll ever make, with ready-to-eat grains, kidney beans in chilli sauce and summer veggies - it's 4 of your 5-a-day too!

32 mins
Easy
Vegan
52 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A simple baked version of this classic childhood pudding, with a zesty treacle sauce forming an irresistible puddle at the bottom

55 mins
Easy
125 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Great for a bake sale, a gift, or simply an afternoon treat to enjoy with a cuppa, this rocky road is quick to make and uses mainly storecupboard ingredients.

20 mins
Easy
57 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Bake an impressive dinner party dessert with minimum fuss – these chocolate puddings, also known as chocolate fondant or lava cake, have a lovely gooey centre

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
157 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Simple one-pots are perfect for the busy cook. This chicken tagine is great eaten with cous cous for something a bit more filling

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
60 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Homemade chicken Kievs don't have to mean hours in the kitchen. Just add spuds and salad before serving

40 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Crusty ciabatta, spicy chorizo, a generous dollop of pesto and sweet roasted peppers make a moreish combination. Serve warm for a quick supper you'll really enjoy

15 mins
Easy
16 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Make vegan burgers with polenta and spice with cumin, chilli and coriander. Cook in the oven or on the barbecue and serve with a plant-based salsa

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
71 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Try this basic recipe for fail-safe biscuits every time. Make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, or adapt it to include nuts, fruit or your favourite sweets

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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