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Easy Family Dinner Recipes Ready in Less Than 30 Minutes

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Quick and easy dinner recipes you’ll actually have time to cook on a weeknight. All these dinners are totally kid approved and we think you’ll just love them too!

All our dinner recipes can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or less – work night winners! 

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Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Subs 

Totally delicious spicy buffalo chicken breast just dripping with melted cheese all stuffed into a soft sub roll with salad – easy and oh so good!

platter of cheesy buffalo chicken sub rolls with homemade wedges and ketchup dip

20 Minute Beef & Baked Bean Chilli

Real chilli in just 20 minutes! Serve with rice, wraps or potato wedges and a side of salad for an easy midweek dinner. 

bowlful of 20 minute beef and baked bean chilli

Sweet Chilli Chicken Wraps 

The whole family are just going to love these delicious sweet chilli chicken wraps. Serve with lots of salad and try a side of our cheat’s Chinese style chips

sweet chilli chicken and salad wrap with salt and pepper chips

Tuna Bolognese

Tuna bolognese is a great go-to family meal for a busy weeknight. Made with store cupboard ingredients, it’s ready to eat in just 15 minutes, low fuss and really tasty. A quick and easy kid friendly dinner. 

red and blue bowl filled with homemade tuna bolognese with fusilli pasta

Healthy Turkey Burgers 

Homemade peri peri turkey burgers that just ROCK! Slide them on to brioche rolls and load them high with halloumi, grilled pineapples and chilli jam

Homemade turkey burger on brioche roll with salad, pineapple and halloumi alongside sweet potato fires. Yellow SMEG fridge in the background

Super Easy Pasta Pesto

Super easy pasta pesto is perfect for busy weeknights. It’s quick, packed with tasty veggies and best of all pesto is always a huge hit with the kids so it’s a win-win for me. 

white wooden table with two bowls of pasta pesto using fusilli pasta, homemade pesto, spinach, black olives and baby plum tomatoes - two vintage silver forks by the bowls.

Smoky Beef Burritos 

You guys are going to love these smoky beef burritos, they make a fab go-to family dinner recipe that’s ideal for a busy weeknight. Ready in just 25 minutes – real food, really quick.

smoky beef burrito bar - dishes with smoky beef, sweetcorn, shredded lettuce, grated cheese, limes, and sour cream with plate or tortilla wraps

Pizza Puff Tarts

Puff pizza tarts are just the most brilliant recipe for busy parents, you can have these prepped, cooked and on the table in just minutes. They’re great for kids tea time, just serve with baked beans and sweetcorn or a great big salad and some coleslaw.

puff pastry pizza topped with pesto, ham and olives and mozzarella

Savoury Mince

Savoury mince is a quick and easy family dinner, ready and on the table in under 20 minutes making it perfect for a busy school night. And better still it’s a meal kids really love especially if it comes with a side of cheesy mash. Proper comfort food.

white plate with pile of homemade savoury mince served over cheesy mashed potatoes with a side of peas and corn

Spaghetti Margherita 

We just can’t get enough of this delicious, quick Spaghetti Margherita recipe, it’s just so quick to prepare, super quick to cook and is literally on the table in under 15 minutes, with just 10 minutes cooking time –  which is just great for busy work nights. 

enamel pan filled with spaghetti margherita.

Easy French Bread Pizza

French bread pizza is proper comfort food and great for a midweek dinner or throwing together on a busy school night as it cooks in just 10 minutes. You can vary the toppings and pile on combinations that make your tastebuds tingle.

A white plate with four french bread pizzas it, pizza topped with ham, cheese, pineapple and BBQ sauce, small white bowl of salad next to the plate

Honey & Mustard Chicken

Honey and mustard chicken is so simple and so tasty and as it’s ready in just 30 minutes it’s a great midweek dinner, perfect for a busy school night. Add a side of mashed potato or rice and a pile of seasonal vegetables. 

hessian cloth with white plate piled hight with homemade honey and mustard chicken

Potato Wedge Melt

Potato wedge melt, hardly a recipe but totally delicious and ready in under 20 minutes which is pretty perfect when you want a really quick and cheesy meal.

potato wedge melt with tuna, sweetcorn and chargrilled peppers covered in melted cheddar cheese

Chicken & Tzatziki Wraps 

Chicken and tzatziki wraps are perfect for a simple, fresh and tasty dinner – add a side of veggie rice or sweet potato wedges.

chicken and tzatziki wrap on a white plate held in front of a large green bush

Fish Finger Sandwich

A quick and easy family dinner – packed with freezer cheats for convenience – be sure to whizz up a pot of pesto pea dip for those wedges! It’s just so good! 

fish fingers on toasted roll with rocket salad, alongside portion of potato wedges and homemade pesto pea dip

Easy Vegan Burger 

Our super tasty vegan burger is simple to make and packed with flavour. Add wedges and salad for a filling family dinner. 

homemade vegan burger recipe served on bread roll with tomato slices, cress and a side of homemade sweet potato wedges

Vegetarian Posh Dogs

Tuck into lightly toasted brioche rolls filled with salad, vegetarian sausages and topped with salsa – easy and delicious. 

toasted brioche rolls filled with salad, vegetarian hotdogs and tomato salsa

Tuna Muffin Melts

Delicious, quick and easy tuna muffin melts that are ideal for when you need to make dinner for lots of kids at once. These are a great standby dinner – serve with baked beans and coleslaw to up the veggie content. 

tray filled with tuna muffin melts fresh from the oven

Quick BBQ Pasta Pot

Super quick BBQ pasta pot that the kids go mad for! This BBQ pasta pot literally takes minutes to throw together. It’s easy, yummy and counts towards the kids five-a-day.

bowlful of homemade bbq pasta with sausage, sweetcorn, peas and peppers

Ham & Cheese Toasted Sandwiches

Some nights all you need is a toasted sandwich – easy and quick. Add a fresh salad or pot of slaw on the side. 

dutch style ham and cheese toasted sandwiches with cornichons in front of a Dualit silver radio

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