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Chilli con carne recipe
This great chilli recipe has to be one of the best dishes to serve to friends for a casual get-together. An easy sharing favourite that uses up storecupboard ingredients.
The best spaghetti bolognese recipe
Our best ever spaghetti bolognese is super easy and a true Italian classic with a meaty, chilli sauce. This recipe comes courtesy of BBC Good Food user Andrew Balmer
Ultimate spaghetti carbonara recipe
Discover how to make superb spaghetti carbonara. This cheesy pasta dish is an Italian favourite and with the right technique, you can make it perfect every time
Serve this comforting classic made with chipolata sausages and a simple batter – it’s easy enough that kids can help make it.
This great-value family favourite freezes beautifully and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
Family meals: Easy fish pie recipe
A simple fish pie recipe that’s quick and easy to prepare. Portion into ramekins and freeze for quick toddler meals or cook in a big dish for the perfect family supper
Best ever macaroni cheese recipe
This perfect baked macaroni cheese recipe comes with a creamy cheese sauce, a hint of mustard and uses leftover French stick for its crunchy topping
Slow-cooker beef stew
Cook beef stew in a slow cooker for really tender meat. Add button mushrooms or smoked paprika for extra flavour – it will be an instant family favourite
No-fuss shepherd's pie
We've got some lovely twists on shepherd's pie on the site, but we were missing a definitive version of this classic family recipe – here it is!
Chicken & chorizo jambalaya
A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes
Prepare this easy lasagne ahead of time and save in the freezer, uncooked, for when you need it during a busy week. Then just bake for an extra 45 mins.
Chicken pasta bake
Enjoy this gooey cheese and chicken pasta bake for the ultimate weekday family dinner. Serve straight from the dish with a dressed green salad
Thai green chicken curry
Don't call the local takeaway – impress friends and family by cooking this fragrant and creamy Thai green chicken curry. It's easy and quick to make
Beef & vegetable casserole
A traditional braised beef stew with thick, rich gravy – an ideal recipe for cheap cuts, as slow-cooking guarantees a tender dish
Beef burgers – learn to make
Learn how to make succulent beef burgers with just four ingredients. An easy recipe for perfect homemade patties
Make a classic beef stroganoff with steak and mushrooms for a tasty midweek meal. Garnish with parsley and serve with pappardelle pasta or rice.
Pizza Margherita in 4 easy steps
Even a novice cook can master the art of pizza with our simple step-by-step guide. Bellissimo!
Whip up this easy version of the traditional Spanish seafood dish straight from the storecupboard. Add extras such as chorizo and peas if you like
Sweet potato & peanut curry
Cook this tasty, budget-friendly vegan curry for an easy family dinner. With spinach and sweet potato, it boasts two of your five-a-day and it’s under 400 calories
Classic roast chicken & gravy
What more can we say? A classic roast chicken recipe should be in everyone's repertoire, and it can always save the day