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Summer family recipes

22 Recipes

Make the most of summer's produce with these simple, tasty family meals that will keep everyone feeling light and bright

Easy pulled beef ragu

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A low-and-slow cooking dish that works a treat when you don’t have time to watch a pot. Add this rich sauce and tender shredded beef to your favourite pasta...
  • 4 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Asparagus & meatball orzo

5

(1 rating)

This springtime pasta dish requires just four ingredients. The perfect, fuss-free feast with a creamy sauce and pork meatballs that's bound to be a hit...
  • 28 mins
  • Easy

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

Hoisin mackerel pancakes

5

(1 rating)

Need a speedy, DIY family meal? Try these mackerel pancakes. Using sweet ingredients with stronger-flavoured fish such as mackerel helps tempt children to try them
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Green burgers

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(0 ratings)

This vegetarian burger recipe can be frozen, letting you get ahead on busy days. It's craftily packed with spinach - one of the trickier veg to get into kids!...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fish pie with shoestring potato topping

3.75

(1 rating)

Using spiralized potato instead of mash gives the classic fish pie a crispy topping. An ideal, filling family supper packed full of king prawns
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

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

Peanut butter chicken

4.19643

(14 ratings)

The whole family will love this new, budget chicken dish. Any leftovers freeze well and make a handy lunch
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Diner Sloppy Joes

4.583335

(6 ratings)

A simple, American staple the whole family can get stuck into. Add a dash of spicy chipotle or smoky barbecue sauce to bring some zing
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Courgette lasagne

3.875

(10 ratings)

A classic veggie recipe that uses fresh, seasonal veg, is low calorie and bound to please the whole family
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Dude ranch tacos

5

(1 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

Pea, pesto & sausage lasagne

4.375

(10 ratings)

Switch up your classic family lasagne with pesto, broccoli, mascarpone and chunks of sausage in a dish that's rich in calcium, folate, fibre and vitamin C...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & fennel pork meatballs

3.5

(5 ratings)

Meatballs are always popular and these are served with toasted pine nuts and vibrant kale, making a vitamin C-rich dish that's 2 of your 5-a-day...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Rich ragu

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(3 ratings)

A rich, versatile meat sauce: serve it Bolognese-style with spaghetti or use it as a base for lasagne or moussaka
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Roasted chickpea wraps

4.25

(5 ratings)

This super-healthy vegetarian supper packs in 4 of your 5 a day, with avocados, roasted red peppers and spiced chickpeas
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Green bean mac ’n’ cheese

4.82143

(7 ratings)

Runner and green beans make a delicious addition to a comforting pasta bake - top with pumpkin seeds for added crunch
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy tomato risotto

4.67742

(31 ratings)

A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy