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31 Easy Family Meal Ideas For Busy Weeknights

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Wondering what to cook for dinner? We’ve got a whole month of tasty, easy family meal ideas for you to eat your way through!

With the hustle and bustle of daily life, balancing kids and work, it can be hard to decide what to cook for dinner every night.

Luckily, we have you covered with some great ideas for tea, 31 easy family meal ideas that are sure to please everyone at the table.

From classic tea-time favourites to tasty pasta and quick curries to easy Mexican dishes. These family dinner ideas will make mealtime stress-free and delicious.

Easy Family Meal Ideas

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  • chicken and halloumi. burger on ciabatta rolls with rocket salad and Nando's chilli jam. Bowl of peri peri wedges in the background - family meal ideas
  • southern fried chicken wrap with chips served in buckets - family meal ideas
  • pesto pine nut salad served in a glass bowl alongside a pot of olives and some growing parsley
  • turkey mince curry - turkey keema made with spinach and peas served alongside fluffy boiled rice, naan breads, Indian mint sauce and mango chutney - family meal ideas
  • minced beef stir fry served with rice and topped with a fried egg, spring onions, coriander, sesame seed and chopped green chilli
  • fish finger tacos - taco boats stuffed with salad, fish fingers and salsa on a wooden serving platter with watermelon and nachos to the side - family meal ideas
  • tuna pasta bolognese served in white bowls
  • cooked firecrackers chicken sauce in a skillet, scattered with chopped coriander and served alongside Tilda microwave egg fried rice
  • halloumi fajitas with salad, sour cream and candied jalapeños. Panful of halloumi and peppers on the table along with different fajita toppings - family meal ideas
  • Air fryer Nando's chicken recipe marinated chicken sliced on a wooden board - family meal ideas
  • cooked burger in air fryer basket
  • spicy beef taco bowl with rice, taco mince, spicy beans, shredded cheese, grilled peppers and nacho crisps
  • vegetable curry in a black pan served alongside naan bread, mango chutney and Indian mint sauce
  • hotdog pasta served in colourful bowls and sprinkled with cheese - family meal ideas
  • chicken and chorizo jambalaya served with cheesy nachos and coleslaw - family meal ideas
  • vegetarian fajitas - pan full of spicy veggies and black beans being spooned onto a soft tortilla with grated cheese, avocado and sour cream - family meal ideas
  • beef stir fry with baby corn, broccoli and spring onions in a bowl alongside a bowl of boiled rice scattered with chopped coriander - family meal idea
  • dirty rice family meal ideas served with side of cheesy nachos
  • homemade family meal ideas - quick chilli con carne with baked beans - chilli is in an enamel skillet pan and is scattered with chopped coriander
  • peri peri chicken wraps served with McCain chipotle chips and salad in a silver bucket. Bowl of corn cobs alongside - family meal idea
  • spicy chicken noodles served with a side portion of broccoli in geometric print bowls
  • family meal ideas - creamy chicken and chorizo pasta scattered with chopped flat leaf parsley
  • sausage stir fry served alongside some Tilda microwave rice
  • family meal ides - air fryer salmon with noodles and side dish of steamed broccoli and baby corn
  • family meal idea cheese and tomato pasta bake fresh from the grill
  • air fryer chicken fajitas on a wooden board with nachos, salsa and sour cream
  • chilli nachos loaded with beef mince chilli, cheese, avocado, salsa and spicy mayonnaise
  • air fryer pizza bagels served on a white plate with vegetable crudités and fruit plate with melon and strawberries - bottle of orange juice with a black and white striped plastic straw to the side.
  • easy italian pasta salad with red onions, mozzarella, black olives, baby plum tomatoes, chargrilled peppers and salami - family meal ideas
  • air fryer tandoori chicken served with turmeric rice, lime wedges, spicy indian salad, mango chutney and indian mint sauce
  • easy family meal ideas - homemade puff pastry pizzas topped with sun dried tomatoes, chopped ham, cheese and olives on a serving platter with fresh salad, cucumbers , tomatoes and herbs

And if you’re looking for a delicious dessert to follow dinner, check out our dessert Pinterest board here.

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