Easy dinner recipes for midweek meals including simple baked salmon with ginger, easy tomato and mushroom pasta and a simple chicken noodle soup
Easy dinner recipes are perfect for when you've come home late and want to throw something quick, easy and delicious together for dinner. Whether you've got a fridge full of ingredients or it's looking a bit barren and you don't know where to start, take a look through our easy dinner recipes for quick ideas for a lovely supper.
Easy salmon and parsley fishcakes make a quick and healthy dinner, made with fresh herbs, lemon zest and spring onions.
Our pick of easy dinner recipes is useful if you're stuck for time and have a hungry family to feed, or perhaps you've had to work late, are exhausted and don't feel inspired by what's in the fridge. We also have plenty of seasonal recipes, so you should be able to find what you're looking for, whether it's a nutritious and warming soup recipe or a lighter but still substantial salad that works as a meal in itself.
If you're looking for a sophisticated vegetarian dish that doesn't take too long, try our artichoke, caper and lemon risotto, or our courgette and goats' cheese tart. Both are dishes you might think take a while to put together, but actually are surprisingly quick but really tasty.
Lamb and chickpea burgers are a wonderful option if you love meat, as is chicken with chorizo, chickpeas and kale - and it's even easier as it all cooks in one dish so it's minimal fuss too!
There's no need to reach for the phone to call for a takeaway or opt for a microwave meal anymore - our recipes will show you that delicious can be quick and easy. Minimum-fuss, maximum taste!
Click through to see our easy dinner recipes...
Thai Red Beef Curry
Thai red beef curry is so simple but delicious (and it's on the table in just 25 minutes). See the Thai red beef curry recipe.
Sweetcorn, Bacon and Sweet Potato Chowder
So simple and nourishing, this chunky chowder is easy to make but plackes with flavour and nutrients. See the sweetcorn, bacon and sweet potato chowder recipe.
Salmon And Wasabi Burgers
Hot and tangy, these salmon and wasabi burgers are a lovely (and lighter) twist on burgers so that are so simple to make. See the salmon and wasabi burgers recipe.
Lamb and Chickpea Burgers with Grain Salad
Swap burger buns and fries for this healthier burger recipe, which is so easy to make. Chickpeas replace some of the meat in the buger and it's served with grain salad and houmous rather than buns and fries. See the lamb and chickpea burger recipe.
Oven Baked Fish And Chips
Instead of reaching for the takeaway menu and going for something easy but full of saturated fats, try this super simple oven baked fish and chips recipe. It's a much better choice than shop-bought as it's baked in the oven with minimal oil, but you still get to enjoy your favourite comfort food.
Baked Salmon Provencale with Freekah
This easy baked salmon recipe has a healthy side with freekah but punchy flavours from the olives, capers and tomatoes. It's ready in just 30 minutes. See the baked salmon provencale recipe.
Artichoke, Caper and Lemon Risotto
This easy risotto uses mainly storecupboard ingredients, plus we've added artichoke and capers to give it a bit of a pep. See the artichoke, caper and lemon risotto recipe.
Miso Soup with Prawns
Super easy miso soup with prawns is made with nutritious green beans and edamame beans and is ready in just 15 minutes.
Everyone loves this classic ham carbonara recipe, which is usually made with pancetta, but it's also a good way to use up any leftover ham from the night before.
Salmon Stir-Fry with Soba Noodles
Easy salmon stir-fry with soba noodles is packed with veg and ready in just 20 minutes for a simple light dinner.
Roasted Squash and Goats' Cheese with Breadcrumbs
This meat-free roasted squash and goats' cheese with breadcrumbs recipe is perfect for a weekend lunch or light supper.
Chicken with Chorizo, Chickpeas and Kale
One pot chicken with chorizo, chickpeas and kale is so easy to throw together and all the flavours meld together to make a delcicious but easy dinner.
Courgette and Goats' Cheese Tortilla
A lovely light supper dish, this courgette and goats' cheese tortilla recipe tastes just as good cold the next day for lunch.
Asian Prawn and Rice Omelette
Super easy Asian prawn and rice omelette is ready in just 20 minutes, making it a delicious take on fast food.
Penne with Tomato and Porcini Mushroom Sauce
This penne with tomato and porcini mushroom sauce recipe is so delicious and easy to make. Conchiglie or pappardelle also work well with this rich, earthy sauce. The sauce can also be made in large quantities and frozen successfully. After thawing, simmer for 10 minutes before tossing with the pasta.
Smoky Sausage and Chickpea Quick Casserole
This smoky sausage and chickpea quick casserole recipe is delicious served with jacket potatoes or hot, buttery garlic bread.
Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms, Cream and Cider
Pork tenderloin with mushrooms, cream and cider makes an easy but impressive dinner that's ready in just 35 minutes.
Easy Fish Pie
Cheat a fish pie with this easy fish pie recipe that uses creme fraiche instead of a roux so that it's ready in 40 minutes.
Meatballs and Spinach
This easy meatballs and spinach recipe is ready in just 15 minutes. Serve with with spaghetti or crusty bread for dipping.
Moroccan-Spiced Chops with a Crunchy Salad
This wonderful Moroccan-spiced lamb chops with crunch salad recipe takes just 30 minutes to make, including prep and marinating time. You don't want to cook a good lamb chop too long as you want for it to be both tender and juicy. The spice mix perfectly complements the meat and goes so well with the sweetness of the apple salad.
Baked Salmon with Ginger, Soy and Pak Choi
A simple no-fuss dish, this baked salmon with ginger, soy and pak choi recipe all cooks together in the oven. Serve with steamed jasmine rice or noodles.
Rich Pea and Parmesan Risotto
A midweek staple, this rich pea and parmesan risotto recipe can be whipped up from storecupboard ingredients.
Herby Lemon Chicken and Chorizo Pasta Salad
You could happily eat this herby lemon chicken and chorizo pasta salad recipe on its own for supper with some green leaves, plus save any leftovers for lunch the next day.
Chunky Smoked Haddock Chowder
This chowder recipe is great with smoked haddock, but you could use prawns, clams or even chicken if you prefer.
Healthy Prawn Noodle Bowl
Perk yourself up with this healthy and delicious prawn noodle recipe.
This chicken risotto recipe is a great way to use up roast chicken from the Sunday lunch - delicious served with a watercress and orange salad
Mixed Bean Salad with Radish, Pomegranate and Goats' Cheese
This mixed bean salad with radish, pomegranate and fresh goats' cheese recipe is great as a side dish for roast lamb or as a main course with bread
Herby Wensleydale Pancakes with Spinach
Who says pancakes have to be sweet? Add this green herb and wensleydale pancakes with spinach recipe to your list of favourites.
Courgette and Hazelnut Orecchiette with Mozzarella
This courgette and hazelnut orecchiette with mozzarella recipe is a delicious meat-free pasta recipe
Haddock with Hot Chopped Tomato Sauce
Choose sustainable fish for this haddock with hot chopped tomato sauce recipe.
Lamb Fillet with Creme Fraiche and Herb Lentils
This lamb fillet with creme fraiche and herb lentils recipe is a fabulous mini midweek roast recipe.
Conchiglie with Squash and Sage
An easy-to-make conchiglie with squash and sage recipe that contains butternut squash, which provides an abundance of vitamins and nutrients.
One Pot Chicken Curry
This aromatic one-pot chicken curry recipe is very filling so you won't miss rice on the side.
Classic Croque Monsieur
Assemble this classic croque monsieur recipe up to 6 hours in advance, then enjoy it as a fuss-free supper.
This mixed pizzette recipe is great for a light lunch or supper. Serve with salad.
Smoked Haddock and Salmon Hash
This smoked haddock and salmon hash recipe makes an easy dinner and the leftovers (if you have any!) make delicious fish cakes, which would work for lunch the next day.
Turkey Stir-Fried Rice
A simple turkey stir-fried rice recipe that's packed with flavour. This is also a great Monday night supper, using up leftover chicken from a Sunday roast.
Motori Pasta with Tenderstem Broccoli and Anchovies
This motori pasta with tenderstem broccoli and anchovies recipe is a fab meat-free pasta recipe.
King Prawn and Peppadew Linguine
This king prawn and peppadew linguine recipe is so quick and really packs a real punch. If you like chilli, go for the hot Peppadews - they have a great kick.
Cajun Chicken with Giant Couscous
Cajun chicken with giant couscous recipe makes a simple but delicious dinner and the salad is perfect for a packed lunch, so you can enjoy any leftovers the next day.
Chicken and Sweetcorn Noodle Soup
This is a fantastic chicken and sweetcorn noodle soup recipe if you want a low fat supper that's still bursting with flavour. Make sure you use the best fresh stock you can to really make the most of the dish.
Roast Chicken Salad with Eggs, Chives and Sourdough Crouton
A delicious roast chicken salad with eggs, chives and sourdough croutons recipe and a brilliant way to use up leftover roast chicken. Or you could roast your own and keep the rest of the meat to shred and put in a pie or soup.
Prawn and Coconut Balti Curry
A delicious prawn and coconut balti curry recipe that's very easy to make.
Roasted Butternut Squash and Wilted Rocket Spaghetti
A warming roasted butternut and wilted rocket spaghetti recipe that is simple to make and perfect for a midweek meal.
White Fish with Mango Black Olive and Tomato Salsa
Any firm white fish will work well with this white fish with mango black olive and tomato salsa recipe and you'll just love the salsa accompaniment.
Cod with Courgettes, Crispy Pancetta and Dill
This cod with courgettes, crispy pancetta and dill recipe is a healthy Med-inspired dish that cooks all in one pot.
Crab, Chilli and Cherry Tomato Linguine
The lemony almond and dill paste of this crab, chilli and cherry tomato linguine recipe just makes this easy dinner recipe.
Beef and Ginger Broth with Noodles
A succulent beef and ginger broth with noodles recipe, this works just as well with chicken or salmon.
Sausage and Mash Pie
This delicious sausage and mash pie recipe is a cross between a cottage pie and sausage and mash that will be a firm family favourite.
Fillet Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter and Bubble and Squeak Cakes
Stilton lends a rich, rounded flavour that goes brilliantly with this fillet steaks with blue cheese butter and bubble and squeak cakes recipe.
Thai Prawn Curry with Lychees and Pineapple
This Thai prawn curry with lychees and pineapple recipe is so inexpensive, yet so speedy and impressive enough to serve as supper for friends or a quiet midweek meal.
Mushroom and Prosciutto Lasagne
This mushroom and prosciutto lasagne recipe is a great recipe to make when you are catering for a crowd and doesn't require a time-consuming meat ragù.
Smoked Salmon Tart
You don't get many better than this rich and creamy smoked salmon tart recipe.
Chicken and Barley Broth
Comfort in a bowl, this chicken and barley broth recipe is perfect served with crusty bread on a cool evening.
New Potato and Bean Salad with Chorizo
This new potato and bean salad with chorizo recipe is a brilliant combination of salty and sweet, spicy and cool. Plus, the potato keeps you fuller for longer.
Grilled Tikka Salmon with Spicy Rice Pilaf
One for spice lovers, this grilled tikka salmon with spicy rice pilaf recipe is easy and quick to make.
Spicy Sweetcorn and Turkey Burgers
We've taken the guilt out of this Friday night favourite. Once you've made your own burgers, you'll never choose shopbought again try this spicy sweetcorn and turkey burgers recipe
Rich Red Onion Cheese Quiche
Light and delicious, this rich red onion cheese quiche recipe makes a great last-minute supper and is equally good served with a green salad for lunch.
Oregano and Lemon Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce
This oregano and lemon meatballs with spicy tomato sauce recipe will become a real family favourite
Speedy Pizza Treats
Artichoke makes a perfect topping for this speedy pizza treats recipe.
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