A serving dish of 3-veg mac 'n' cheese and a plateful alongside it

Family meal recipes

53 Recipes

Kids and grownups will love these family dinners from Good Food, including a veg-filled mac 'n' cheese, classic lasagne and hearty moussaka.

3-veg mac 'n' cheese

3.75

(4 ratings)

Sneak vegetables into macaroni cheese, a popular family meal that becomes even more nourishing for kids with the addition of butternut squash, leeks and peas
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker chicken casserole

0

(0 ratings)

Treat the family to this wholesome chicken casserole that delivers comfort while being low-fat. And you can let a slow cooker do most of the work
  • 7 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pasta with salmon & peas

5

(2 ratings)

Make this salmon pasta in under 20 minutes for a dinner the whole family will enjoy. Kids will love the fun-shaped pasta while packing in fibre and omega-3
  • 17 mins
  • Easy

One-pan egg & veg brunch

0

(0 ratings)

With courgette, peppers and eggs, this vegetarian dish is a filling, healthy breakfast for all the family – kids will enjoy dipping toast into soft egg yolk...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced koftas with honey & chickpeas

5

(1 rating)

Spiced lamb koftas are a great budget option for a simple family meal. Serve with a drizzle of the creamy yogurt dressing, and baked chickpeas
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Pot-roast Bombay chicken

4.583335

(3 ratings)

Perfect for busy nights, this pot-roast chicken with masala seasoning is ideal for sticking in the oven to feed a crowd. Enjoy with poppadums and chutney
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Child-friendly slow cooker chilli

0

(0 ratings)

Batch-cook this chilli and freeze for healthy dinners when you're pushed for time. It'll soon become a family favourite with hidden veg to nourish fussy eaters...
  • 7 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Crispy cod fingers with wedges & dill slaw

3.75

(1 rating)

A fantastic budget family meal with a crunchy slaw and sweet potato wedges. This easy, crowd pleasing recipe is low-fat and full of fresh flavours
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Baked sweet potatoes with steak fajita filling

4.65909

(11 ratings)

Food blogger Alessandra Peters created this gluten-free supper of baked sweet potato and spicy filling. It's super-easy and contains 4 of your 5-a-day...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Double bean & roasted pepper chilli

5

(8 ratings)

This warming vegetarian chilli is a low-fat, healthy option that packs in the veggies and flavour. Serve with Tabasco sauce, soured cream or yogurt
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pull-apart pork with honey chipotle

3.75

(4 ratings)

Melt-in-the-mouth, tender shredded pork with a sweet and spicy glaze, what's not to like? Serve this simple make-ahead meal with all the trimmings...
  • 4 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Chipotle chicken wraps

4.75

(5 ratings)

These healthy smoky chicken wraps, packed with veg, are great for a night in. To make a veggie version, simply replace the chicken with roasted sweet potato
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Artichoke, aubergine & lamb moussaka

4.375

(4 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

4.375

(2 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

4.108335

(30 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

(16 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

4.75

(15 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

4.416665

(15 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

4.609375

(16 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

4.464285

(7 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

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