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Family meal recipes

Kids and grown-ups will love these family dinner ideas. Our simple suppers include comforting pasta bakes, warming one-pots and speedy stir-fries.

64 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 50 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make pizza for the family with a homemade base and tomato sauce. The recipe is perfect to get kids involved in cooking. Top with mozzarella and fresh basil

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

If you're after a family-friendly meal that takes under 30 minutes, try this courgette and pea risotto. We've added prawns, but you could swap for chicken

29 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This quick-to-prepare pasta bake with capers, chilli flakes, olives and courgettes is the ideal midweek meal. Tasty and filling, it'll satisfy the whole family

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
79 ratings 4.8 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
19 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Batch-cook this chilli and freeze for healthy dinners when you're pushed for time. It'll soon become a family favourite with hidden vegetables to nourish fussy eaters

7 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve our lamb burgers with a vibrant beetroot slaw for an easy midweek family dinner that delivers two of your 5-a-day. They'll be on the table in just 30 minutes

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
12 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Make this cheesy sprout pasta bake for a filling family supper. Our easy veggie recipe makes for a tasty twist on a standard macaroni cheese

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
32 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make our simple, budget-friendly tomato, orzo and chickpea soup in just 30 minutes. This easy, vegetarian family meal is healthy and even low fat

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star 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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
8 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

Make an easy meatloaf when you need to feed the family midweek. Serve slices with homemade tomato sauce and use any leftovers as sandwich filling

40 mins
Easy
39 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve this pasta crowd-pleaser with a fresh green salad for a hearty dinner. Our indulgent chicken carbonara uses eggs and butter to create a rich sauce

25 mins
Easy
45 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve up this crowd-pleasing meal of meatballs in a creamy mushroom and thyme sauce. Enjoy with green veg and mash for a delicious family dinner

55 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
156 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
56 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Double up this recipe for sharing with family and friends  - it has plenty of tasty components you can mix and match

35 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Two classics combined, meatloaf flavoured with sage and feta plus pasta and tomato sauce - guaranteed to please

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

A lightly spiced lamb bake with artichoke hearts, a cherry tomato ragu and layers of fried aubergine and potato

3 hrs and 20 mins
More effort
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
73 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A healthy one-pan traybake with garam masala, turmeric, ginger and garlic – lightly spiced and ideal for a family supper

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
48 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
83 ratings 4.2 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
43 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Use ground turkey to lighten up this comforting American classic - a low fat, low calorie dinner that the whole family will love

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
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