Easy meatloaf with spaghetti & tomato sauce

Family meal recipes

47 Recipes

Something for all the family from tuna balls to spaghetti.

Artichoke, aubergine & lamb moussaka

0

(0 ratings)

A lightly spiced lamb bake with artichoke hearts, a cherry tomato ragu and layers of fried aubergine and potato
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Dude ranch tacos

0

(0 ratings)

Sure to be a family favourite, serve up these simple beef steak wraps with avocado, soured cream and tomato sauces, and let everyone mix and match
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Family meals: Easy lamb tagine

4.089285

(28 ratings)

Sweet juicy apricots and tender butternut squash are a winner with kids and make for a delicious Middle Eastern family meal for toddlers through to teens and beyond
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Classic lasagne

3.90625

(8 ratings)

Kids will love to help assemble this easiest-ever pasta bake with streaky bacon, beef mince, a crème fraîche sauce and gooey mozzarella
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Turkey meatloaf

4.6875

(8 ratings)

Use ground turkey to lighten up this comforting American classic - a low fat, low calorie dinner that the whole family will love
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Pepper, pesto & sweetcorn calzones

4.0625

(4 ratings)

A shop-bought bread mix is the trick to making a no-fuss crust for these veggie parcels - add leftover chicken or pork for a meatier meal
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Turkey Bolognese pasta bake

4.75

(5 ratings)

No need to choose between tangy tomato or creamy cheese sauce - this easy bake, with turkey mince and mascarpone, has the best of both
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Spring roast chicken

4.5

(10 ratings)

Cut the cost of a chicken dinner with thighs and be rewarded by juicy meat and crispy skin in this dish with asparagus, courgettes, peas and feta
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Lighter spaghetti & meatballs

4.375

(2 ratings)

Lentils make a low-fat addition to these minced pork patties for a healthier family favourite - still full of herby, garlicky flavour
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lemony chicken stew with giant couscous

4.23077

(13 ratings)

This healthy Moroccan-style one-pot can be slow-cooked and dished up at different times - ideal for busy households
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Golden squash & sausage risotto

4.791665

(6 ratings)

Sneak more veg into kids' diets with this easy, tasty rice dish - mash the sweet butternut squash if your little one doesn't like bits
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Chicken & mushroom hot-pot

3.90625

(8 ratings)

Get the kids in the kitchen to help use up leftover cooked chicken in this hearty pie topped with slices of potato
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Pork cassoulet

5

(4 ratings)

Perfect for using up stray bits and pieces from the fridge, this pork and bean stew is rich, warming and cheap to prepare
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • Easy

Family meals: Easy fish pie

4.656715

(67 ratings)

A simple fish pie that’s quick to prepare, portion it into ramekins for quick toddler meals you can pull out of the freezer or cook in a big dish for the whole family
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Cauliflower & bacon pasta

4.660715

(14 ratings)

Cauliflower and macaroni cheese in one pasta bake? This family-friendly gratin is comforting and filling
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Oven-baked sweet potato fajitas

4.857145

(7 ratings)

Vegetarians needn't miss out on the joy of tortilla wraps- we use peppers, onions and sweet potato topped with feta and soured cream
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Family meals: Easy fish cakes

4.375

(6 ratings)

These freezable and simple-to-make fish patties are ideal as a family meal or can be made and frozen individually as a quick last-minute kids supper, from toddlers to teens
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Turkey burgers with sweet potato chips

4.84375

(8 ratings)

Turkey thigh mince is a lean but flavoursome meat- shape into patties with cheese and spring onions, and serve in healthier wholemeal buns
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Chicken & sweet potato curry

4.65

(25 ratings)

This Indian spice pot flavoured with korma paste is mild enough for kids- the sweet potato stretches it a little further
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

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