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Summer family recipes

Our selection of kid-friendly summer essentials. Feed the whole family with barbecue staples, one-pan traybakes, light salads and fruity desserts.

9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this cheesy garlic tear-and-share bread at a family dinner. It's perfect for feeding a crowd at a barbecue, or as a side dish to a hearty casserole

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up a batch of vanilla cupcakes with pretty butter icing for a family picnic or weekend treat. Decorate them with fruit or sprinkles, if you like

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

25 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make these tasty soy, honey and butter salmon parcels on a barbecue for the taste of summer. Serve with a refreshing cucumber and sesame salad on the side

30 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This chicken and noodle soup will feed two young children. For adults, or if your kids are older, use a pack of noodles each, extra stock and a whole egg

15 mins
Easy
130 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Make these moreish banana muffins for an easy breakfast or a snack on the go. They're also great for lunchboxes and will prove popular with the whole family.

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up these cod and pea fritters for an easy family dish during the week. They're also great for a packed lunch – simply serve with tomatoes and rocket

35 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this easy ‘mix it up and bung it in the fridge’ dessert. The combination of chocolate, coconut and cardamom is such a winner for a summertime pudding

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Try these flavour-packed veggie wraps filled with pickled onions, roasted veg, coconut tzatziki and spicy green sauce. They will feed four people for under £10 – perfect for a hungry crowd

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Children and adults will love this – part recipe, part science experiment. Milk transforms into delicious colourful ice cream in front of your eyes

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Spruce up a simple risotto with pork sausages and fennel for a comforting and flavour-packed midweek meal. It will go down a storm with family and friends

50 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Forget takeaway pizzas, encourage kids to eat a rainbow every day with this colourful recipe full of fresh flavours – guaranteed to please even fussy eaters

40 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Create a bit of fun for kids by serving supper in a parcel. Open at the table to reveal delicious pink salmon, spaghetti, courgettes and tomatoes

40 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make for kids and big kids, too! These banana lollies with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries are great for a party or after-school treat

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make these rice paper wraps for an easy snack or appetizer. Kids will love them and they're wholesome, too, filled with plenty of protein and veg

23 mins
Easy
202 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve this delicious chicken and chorizo ragu over rice or pasta as an easy midweek dinner for the family. You can freeze any leftovers for another day

55 mins
Easy
69 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a vegetarian lasagne bursting with spinach and courgette, held together with a creamy mascarpone sauce. It's a filling midweek meal for all the family

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
86 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These prawn and salmon burgers are not only fabulously tasty, they're healthy too, being rich in omega-3. Make them for the family in just 25 minutes

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
728 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Cook this tasty vegan curry for an exotic yet easy family dinner. With spinach and sweet potato, it boasts two of your five-a-day and it’s under 400 calories

1 hr
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
50 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A healthy spaghetti dish full of broad beans, leeks and asparagus tips. Make the most of spring greens with this vibrant, filling pasta recipe

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This braised pork with cider ketchup is a great summer dish for big gatherings with family and friends. Finish on a BBQ for a fabulous smoky crust

3 hrs and 20 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Low fat, but high in taste - make the most of summer's pea bounty with this light pasta dish

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star 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
21 ratings 4.1 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
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