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Summer family recipes

105 Recipes
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Feed the whole family with our selection of kid-friendly summer recipes, from barbecue staples and one-pan traybakes, to light salads and fruity desserts.

For more family-friendly recipes, check out our freezable family recipes, family lunch recipes and family dessert recipes.

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  • A selection of baked chicken drumsticks on a plate

    Baked chicken drumsticks

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Change the flavourings as you like for these chicken drumsticks – we’ve gone for Cajun spice but curry powder, ras el hanout or black pepper would also work

  • Two people assembling sticky pork lettuce wraps

    Sticky pork lettuce wraps

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.13 ratings

    Let people build their own with these sticky pork lettuce wraps - they'll prove a winner with kids. They're perfect for a summer lunch or light dinner

  • Spicy chicken couscous

    Spicy chicken couscous

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.44 ratings

    This quick one-pot dish is perfect for a summer supper

  • Fish finger wraps with cheat’s tartare sauce

    Fish finger wraps with cheat’s tartare sauce

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    White fish served in tortilla wraps with a choice of cucumber ribbons, romaine lettuce or tomatoes makes this a good build-your-own meal for the whole family

  • Salmon in tray with greens

    Sticky mango-roasted salmon

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Encourage young cooks to make our sticky salmon traybake. The recipe is specially created for children to follow, and includes the equipment needed, too

  • Strawberry lemonade cake on a cake stand with a slice cut out

    Strawberry lemonade cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Wow guests with this showstopping celebration cake. It tastes of strawberry lemonade, with lemon-syrup-soaked sponges, a cheesecake icing, candied lemons and popping candy

  • Caprese sandwich cut into squares

    Caprese sandwich

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Load slices of focaccia with pesto, mozzarella, rocket, red onion and tomato. They're a perfect sandwich for feeding a crowd in a picnic.

  • Chicken and veg in a roasting tray

    One-tray roast chicken dinner

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Inspire budding young chefs to make our easy chicken traybake. The recipe is specially created for children to follow, with detailed instructions

  • Chicken, baguette & tomatoes traybake

    Chicken, baguette & tomatoes with pesto

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Try a chunky pesto with pine nuts in it to make our chicken, tomatoes and sliced baguette traybake. It's an easy, preparation-light choice for family dinners

  • Raspberry cake decorated with fresh raspberries and icing sugar

    Raspberry cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make this summery cake with seasonal fresh raspberries. A dusting of icing sugar offsets the red of the raspberries, but you could also serve with a glaze.

  • Epic summer salad served in a large bowl

    Epic summer salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.93 ratings

    Perfect for BBQs and buffets, our epic salad is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast

  • Summer sausage rolls

    Summer sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.69 ratings

    When the weather is warmer, bring some sunshine flavours into everyone’s favourite afternoon tea and picnic snack

  • Vegan paella in a large casserole dish

    Vegan paella

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Achieve four of your 5-a-day with this vegan paella – it makes a satisfying yet low-calorie supper. We’ve included broad beans, a valuable source of plant protein

  • Halloumi burgers served on a wooden serving board

    Halloumi burgers

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.33 ratings

    These veggie halloumi burgers in brioche buns are perfect for the whole family. Serve as a quick and easy lunch - they're also great on camping holidays

  • Triple-layered berry cheesecake served on a plate

    Triple-layered berry cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.17 ratings

    Make this showstopping cheesecake for summer entertaining. Top with strawberries or a mix of fresh berries, plus a drizzle of chocolate for extra indulgence

  • Lemon & yogurt chicken served on a flatbread

    Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.22 ratings

    Make these family-friendly chicken wraps with lemon, garlic and cinnamon marinade on a barbecue if the sun is shining. Serve in flatbreads with yoghurt

  • Teriyaki salmon & green beans traybake

    Teriyaki salmon & green beans

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.14 ratings

    Buy a whole piece of salmon for this traybake if you're feeding a family and cut into adult and children-sized portions. It's cooked in a delicious teriyaki sauce

  • Pea & pasta frittata cut into 8 slices

    Pea & pasta frittata

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Use up leftovers with this easy mint, pea and pasta frittata, which takes just 20 minutes. It keeps really well – pack into lunchboxes for the next day

  • Mini milkshakes served in small milk bottles

    Mini milkshakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make these cute mini fruit milkshakes for a family picnic. With three flavours to suit everyone, try banana, strawberry & raspberry and mango & coconut

  • Green bean mac ’n’ cheese

    Green bean mac ’n’ cheese

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.26 ratings

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

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