Smoky steak with Cajun potatoes & spicy slaw served on a plate

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15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to this hearty chorizo and halloumi breakfast baguette – perfect for the weekend. Make the rich tomato jam in advance and then enjoy it on sausage sarnies, a cheeseboard, chicken…

55 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy our buttermilk corn pancakes with bacon and maple syrup for an American-style brunch. If you can't get hold of buttermilk, you can easily make your own

40 mins
Easy
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45 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Give the humble fish pie a flavour-boosting makeover with Tommy Banks' version, made with king prawns, salmon and haddock and topped with a comforting, cheesy mash

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Using lobster and crab makes this macaroni cheese really special – perfect for an indulgent weekend meal. Top with garlic breadcrumbs for a crispy finish

1 hr and 10 mins
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22 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Kids love a korma? This creamy salmon, prawn and almond curry will be a big hit with the whole family. Serve with poppadums or naan bread and mango chutney

40 mins
Easy
289 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A great way to get kids to eat spinach, this comforting sausage supper dish is also perfect for a hungry crowd

1 hr and 10 mins
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39 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

The ultimate comfort food recipe. Golden brown pastry and a creamy chicken, leek and bacon filling make this a real feast for friends and family

3 hrs
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18 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Take all the best bits of a roast dinner, and wrap it in a fluffy, indulgent Yorkshire pudding wrap. This takes weekend comfort food to a whole new level

40 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Chunky pasta tubes with a meaty, garlicky sauce and a good dollop of mascarpone - this is classic comfort food at its best

40 mins
Easy
27 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Steak and Cajun potatoes make a tasty meal for two – perfect for special occasions like Valentine's

1 hr
Easy
20 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Try a meaty take on the traditional Italian aubergine bake by adding rich beef ragu. Top with mascarpone, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
28 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

What's more comforting than a curry in pie form? This one-pot paneer pie is filled with a makhani-style filling and topped with a crisp puff pastry lid 

1 hr and 55 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.5 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
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

An Alsatian-style white pizza, the sprouts in this recipe gratinate in a puddle of blue cheese and mascarpone - you can make the homemade pizza dough the day before

42 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this veggie lasagne, with layers of spinach and slow-roasted squash. Add in some sage and a little crunch from golden pine nuts for a comforting supper

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Put a savoury twist on apple pie with potato, cheese and onion, as well as mustard and thyme. The sweet and savoury flavours create a stunning pie

1 hr and 40 mins
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11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This savoury make-ahead tart has a delicious crumbly base – no one will realise it's shop-bought pastry! Fill with goat's cheese and beautiful spring veg including asparagus and fresh peas  

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
263 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in some cheese scones for afternoon tea or as part of a picnic. They're also great served alongside soups and you can freeze them for later use

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This classic banana bread is best baked the day before - topped with a fruity compote, it makes a lovely sweet brunch or light dessert

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
8 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

With 29g of protein in each serving, this delicous breakfast stack is the perfect fuel after exercise. Complete with layers of yogurt, seeds and blueberry chia jam 

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
48 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Struggle to find dishes to cook that take very little time but the whole family will love? Look no further than these chicken and halloumi burgers

15 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A burger that combines all five of your 5-a-day? It's real and really tasty! Vegetarians have never had it so good

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
147 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Grilled Cajun-spiced chicken breasts topped with bacon, avocado and cheese... set to become a Friday night favourite

35 mins
Easy
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