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Summer family recipes

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

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  • A carving board serving barbecued pork shoulder with cider ketchup

    Braised & barbecued pork shoulder with cider ketchup

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Summer pasta with peas & mint

    Summer pasta with peas & mint

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.12 ratings

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

  • Asparagus & meatball orzo

    Asparagus & meatball orzo

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.12 ratings

    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

  • Crispy cod fingers with wedges & dill slaw

    Crispy cod fingers with wedges & dill slaw

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.23 ratings

    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

  • Hoisin mackerel pancakes

    Hoisin mackerel pancakes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Green burgers

    Green burgers

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.36 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!

  • Peanut butter chicken

    Peanut butter chicken

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.290 ratings

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

  • Diner sloppy joes

    Sloppy joes

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.34 ratings

    Sloppy joes are a simple, American staple the whole family can get stuck into. Add a dash of spicy chipotle or smoky barbecue sauce to the minced beef filling for some zing.

  • Dude ranch tacos

    Dude ranch tacos

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Pea, pesto & sausage lasagne

    Pea, pesto & sausage lasagne

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.40 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

  • Grilled salmon tacos with avocado salsa

    Grilled salmon tacos with avocado salsa

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.24 ratings

    Fill crisp taco shells with flaked fish fillets, salsa and a garlicky yogurt sauce for a family-friendly weeknight dinner

  • Barbecued bream with spring onions, lemon & chilli served on an oval dish

    Barbecued bream with spring onions, lemon & chilli

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Cook outdoors and make our barbecued sea bream, with chilli, spring onions and lemon. For children to enjoy, flake the fish onto plates and check for bones

  • Creamy tomato risotto

    Creamy tomato risotto

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.220 ratings

    A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper

  • Blueberry & orange traybake pancake cut into slices

    Blueberry & orange traybake pancake

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.22 ratings

    Serve this blueberry and orange traybake pancake at the end of a family dinner for a crowd-pleasing dessert. Swap the blueberries for raspberries, if you like

  • Rib-eye steak cut into slices with potatoes & peas

    Rib-eye with steak pan potatoes & peas

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Indulge in rib-eye steak, which takes just 20 minutes to make. Cooking the potatoes in the steak pan ensures you'll make the most of all the lovely, meaty flavours

  • Chocolate concrete squares

    Chocolate concrete with caramel sauce

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.7 ratings

    Update a classic school-dinner recipe by using caramel sauce instead of pink custard to serve alongside chocolate squares. Kids (and big kids) will love it

  • A bowl of asparagus and lemon spaghetti with peas

    Asparagus & lemon spaghetti with peas

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.36 ratings

    This healthy, vegan pasta dish is ready in under 20 minutes. It's low calorie and provides 3 of your 5-a-day along with fibre, vitamin C and iron.

  • Sausage, sweet potato & sweetcorn tray bake

    Sausage, sweet potato & sweetcorn bake

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    Use any sausages you like for this family-friendly sausage, sweet potato and sweetcorn bake. Or make it veggie with veggie sausages and vegetarian Italian-style hard cheese

  • Harissa & lamb sausage rolls on a baking tray

    Harissa & lamb sausage rolls

    A star rating of 3.1 out of 5.9 ratings

    Spice up your sausage rolls with the flavours of harissa, herbs and spices. They're perfect picnic food for summer and a winner when you're feeding a crowd

  • Raspberry layer cake

    Raspberry layer cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.87 ratings

    Try this light, creamy raspberry cake for a sweet summer treat

  • Jelly & custard trifle cut into squares in baking tin

    Jelly & custard trifle squares

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Create this retro jelly and custard trifle using cheat’s ingredients. It’s a completely make-ahead dessert, so ideal for a stress-free get together

  • A nacho cheeseburger

    Nacho cheeseburger

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Pile up burgers with cheese, guacamole, chipotle, salsa and nachos for a fiery and zingy twist on a cheeseburger. The nachos give added crunch

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