Easy weeknight dinners

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Busy week ahead? Don’t worry, we’ve got it sorted. When the last thing you want to think about is what to cook for dinner, here are a few simple recipes to keep in your arsenal for easy weeknight dinners.   

Shallot, Cherry Tomato and Mascarpone Pizza


This fast and easy dinner is the perfect alternative to the Friday night takeaway dinner. The shallot, tomato and mascarpone offers a sophisticated alternative to the usual toppings and tastes great on both flat bread or a ready made pizza base. Find our recipe here.

Total prep and cook time: under 30 minutes

Cheddar, Mushroom and Leek Risotto


Create a spin on the classic North Italian dish. Creamy, filling and satisfying, this delicious Vegetarian risotto is the ultimate evening comfort food. Mushroom and leek combine beautifully with the creamy rice base, while the melted cheddar oozes flavour. Find our recipe here.

Total prep and cook time: 40 minutes


Hot Smoked Salmon & Watercress Frittata

Hot Smoked Salmon & Watercress Frittata

Simple and quick enough for a midweek meal with friends and family, this frittata is loaded with goodness. Rich in high quality protein and healthy fats, antioxidants such as vitamin A, C and B vitamins, as well as a variety of minerals including potassium and iron, a slice will help your muscles recover and repair after exercise and supercharge the immune system. If you’re not a fan of fish, replace it with some cooked ham or chicken, or for a vegetarian option, try chickpeas or roasted sweet potato. Find our recipe here.

Total prep and cook time: under 30 minutes

Oven Baked Chicken

 marinated chicken

This quick, simple and healthy supper is only 306 calories per portion. Bursting with flavours and colours, it’s enough to satisfy even the hungriest diner. Find our recipe here.

Total prep and cook time: 40 minutes

Winter Stew

Celery stew

This comforting stew is the perfect dish for a cold evening. Can be served with fluffy, mashed potatoes if you are feeling in need of comfort food! Prep your ingredients before work and then all you’ll need to do in the evening is throw everything together on the hob. Find our recipe here.

Total prep and cook time: Over 1 hour

Roasted Cod Topped with Celery, Walnut and Black Olive Stuffing


Roasted Cod Topped with Celery, Walnut and Black Olive Stuffing with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes is quick and easy to make whilst being very light and healthy; this is good food at its best. The crunchy mixture of the nuts, breadcrumbs and crunchy, sweet celery make a lovely contrast to the soft, creamy cod. Find our recipe here.

Total prep and cook time: 30 minutes


What are your favourite easy weeknight dinners?



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