Midweek meals that are quick and easy recipes, including easy chicken recipes, simple soup recipes and storecupboard tortilla recipes.
Midweek recipes should be quick, easy and tasty and we’ve brought together the best of our midweek recipes for a hassle-free supper for two or more! Try anything from our courgette soup, Moroccan spiced chicken or lightened-up chicken korma to lamb fillets with lentils and herby toad in the hole – we’ve got something for every night of the week.
Meatballs and spinach in tomato sauce (pictured) make a quick and easy dinner recipe served with spaghetti or crusty bread for dipping. This is a really simple recipe to scale up or down, depending on how many people you’re catering to. This recipe serves four, but if you’re cooking for fewer people or simply have too much left over, it freezes really well so you can defrost at a later date when you fancy it again for the ultimate speedy midweek meal.
Midweek meals are all about rustling up food that’s good for you, full of flavour and yet takes no time at all to make. Especially after a long, busy day, the last thing you want to do is get stuck slaving away in the kitchen, or, worse still, reaching for that handy takeaway menu. Dishes like our simple seared salmon with horseradish, or courgette fritters are great choices for something light, yet filling that you can make in no time.
If you love meat and can’t do without it, try our lemongrass chicken skewers – there’s nothing easier and they’re great with a simple salad on the side. Or, our Middle Eastern burger is a real delight too.
Whether you’re looking for a speedy fish dish for supper tonight, or you’d prefer something lighter and vegetarian or you simply want a quick, classic recipe, we’ve got everything you might need to create a wonderful dinner with hardly any hassle at all.
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Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms, Cream and Cider
Pork in a creamy mushroom sauce makes an easy dinner recipe that's ready in 35 minutes.
Crispy Cod Tray Bake
Keep supper simple with this all in one crispy cod tray bake recipe.
Courgette and Basil Soup with Parmesan Croutons
Although courgettes have a delicate flavour they work well when partnered with gutsy flavours as in this courgette and basil soup with parmesan croutons recipe.
Chilli and Butternut Squash Quesadillas
This chilli & butternut squash quesadillas recipe is a Mexican favourite of flour tortillas sandwiched together with a savoury cheese & vegetables mix.
Mini Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potato Mash
Individual portions of a family favourite with the twist of herby sweet potato mash topping - why not make our mini shepherds pie with sweet potato mash recipe at the weekend and freeze for the week ahead?
Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Tomatoes, Saffron and Apricots
This Moroccan spiced chicken with tomatoes, saffron and apricots recipe is delicious served with a pile of cous cous flavoured with a teaspoon of ras el hanout spice mix or warm flatbreads and a watercress and spinach salad.
Anchovy and Parsley Butter Stuffed Chicken
Try this retro anchovy and parsley butter stuffed chicken recipe, the combination of anchovy and chicken is divine!
Tomato, Mozarella and Basil Sandwich
This tomato, mozzarella and basil sandwich recipe makes a flavour-packed supper for one in minutes - not your average sandwich!
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.
Parmesan Pork with Paprika Sweet Potato Wedges
Perk up a pork steak with this Parmesan pork with paprika sweet potato wedges recipe.
Lamb Fillet with Creme Fraiche and Herb Lentils
Packed with vitamins and minerals, this lamb fillet with creme fraiche and herb lentils recipe is a perfect meat-free winter warmer - even the carnivores will be happy!
Spicy Sausage, Broccoli and Ricotta Pizza
Don't order in pizza - make your own with our healthier (and tastier) spicy sausage, broccoli and ricotta pizza recipe.
Freezer Greens Risotto
The ultimate midweek recipe, this freezer greens risotto recipe is completely storecupboard, and can be altered depending on what frozen veg you have hanging around the freezer.
Lightened Up Chicken Korma
We've created a lightened up chicken korma recipe by using Greek yogurt instead of cream - just as delicious but much lower in saturated fat.
Chicken Schnitzel with Noodles
This simple Austrian schnitzel recipe is normally made with veal, but tastes just as delicious with chicken.
Made entirely from storecupboard ingredients, this spaghetti puttanesca recipe is completely delicious hot and will also keep for lunch the next day.
Chorizo and Pasta Salad
Although the Italians would probably disagree, we love chorizo with pasta! This delicious chorizo and pasta salad recipe would make a great packed lunch the next day, or would be equally lovely served on a buffet.
Seared Salmon with Horseradish
Forget ready meals. This seared salmon with horseradish recipe is so easy and quick to make, but tastes fantastic.
Fish Goujons with a Gremolata Crust and Homemade Tartare Sauce
Reinvent the classic fish goujon with the verdant herby coating packed with parsley, garlic and lemon zest, in this fish goujons with a gremolata crust and homemade tartare sauce recipe. Dipped in your very own tartare sauce they make the perfect Friday night supper!
Herby Toad In The Hole
A family favourite, the new flavours of our herby toad in the hole recipe gives the comforting yorkshire pudding a great depth of flavour.
Seared Salmon with Beans and Quails Eggs
This super-speedy seared salmon with beans and quails eggs recipe is also very good for you - with protein from the eggs and salmon and iron from the beans.
Charred Salmon Fillets with Mango and Chilli
So quick and delicious, this salsa recipe will work well with any fish, and you can up or down the chilli content to taste.
Trofie Pasta with Roasted Red Onions and Goats' Cheese
This trofie pasta with roasted red onions and goats' cheese recipe has a lovely mix of flavours and textures and has very few ingredients.
Tomato and Peppadew Summer Spaghetti
Looking for a super simple pasta supper or lunch? Try this tomato and peppadew spaghetti recipe for dinner tonight - and leftover lunch tomorrow!
Sweet Thai Duck Breast and Butternut Salad
The richness of duck meat holds up perfectly to the strong Thai flavours in this warm sweet Thai duck breast and butternut salad recipe.
This courgette fritter recipe is delicious served with a tomato and feta cheese salad for a light lunch or to accompany grilled lamb chops for a simple supper.
Three Cheese and Tomato Pizza
If you've never made your own pizza, now's a good time to start. It's enormous fun and you can top it with whatever you fancy, but we love the combination of sharp tomatoes and rich, melting cheese in this three cheese and tomato pizza recipe.
Beetroot and Broad Bean Salad
Sweet & earthy beetroot mixed with the slightly nutty flavour of broad beans are a match made in heaven in this beetroot & broad bean salad recipe.
Cajun Chicken with Giant Couscous
The sweetcorn and couscous salad is perfect for a packed lunch, so any leftovers from this cajun chicken with giant couscous recipe won't go to waste.
Avocado and Proscuitto Balsamic Toasties
You can't get simpler or tastier than this avocado & proscuitto balsamic toasties recipe.
Smokey Pork Tenderloin Salad with Tabasco Lime Dressing
Chipotle paste is made from smoked, dried jalapeño peppers and is used in Mexican cooking to give a smokey richness and warmth to this smokey pork tenderloin salad with Tabasco lime dressing recipe.
King Prawn and Peppadew Linguine
Such a quick king prawn and peppadew linguine recipe that packs a real punch. If you like chilli, go for the hot Peppadews they have a great kick.
Beetroot, Quinoa and Chickpea Salad
Pomegranate molasses is a reduced syrup of pomegranate juice lovely with strawberries or drizzled over beetroot, quinoa and chickpea salad recipe or steak, as we have done here.
Lemongrass Chicken Skewers with Spicy Butternut Squash Salad
A great combination of flavours, these lemongrass chicken skewers with spicy squash salad recipe would be great done on the griddle. Squash is also the perfect side dish, as it's good for you, and completely delicious!
Stir-Fried Greens with Goats' Cheese and Walnuts
These stir-fried greens with goats' cheese and walnuts recipe make a lovely light supper, and can be bulked out with lardons if you really need some meat in there!
Classic Caesar Salad
Who doesn't love a classic caesar salad recipe? Perfect as a midweek dinner, you can add in whatever you fancy, but we like it just the way it was intended!
Quinoa Salad With Chickpeas, Soy Beans and Poached Chicken
A filling quinoa salad with chickpeas, soy beans and poached chicken recipe, bursting with healthy ingredients, it takes no time to pull this together.
Middle Eastern Burger
There's nothing like the taste of this Middle Eastern burger recipe - and they're so easy to make, so perfect for a quick family meal or if friends are coming over last-minute. Don't skimp on the seasoning and chill to firm before cooking.
Friands with gooseberry and hazelnut
These friands with gooseberry and hazelnut make the most of the fruit's short season
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Make the most of the summer nights by spending them outside rather than in the kitchen with this easy one-pot chicken ratatouille
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Semifreddo with grilled peach, pistachio and amaretto
Semifreddo is a classic Italian dessert. We've given it a warm, boozy kick that goes perfectly with an after-dinner coffee.
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Imelda Staunton is taking over the role of the Queen from Olivia Colman
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Why Prince William and Kate Middleton are 'nervous' for Prince George's future
Prince George is third in line to the British throne
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The one sign future King, Prince Charles has already started to streamline the monarchy
The Prince of Wales is next in line to the British throne
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