Whether you’re trying to plan for the week or you’ve just come home from a busy day, it can be hard deciding what to cook for your evening meal. Not only do you have to think about what each family member likes and dislikes, you also need to keep to your time constraints after school or work. What’s more, you want a quick and tasty meal you can enjoy each evening to get you through the working week. So to ensure you’ve got simple yet satisfying weeknight dinners, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite ideas!
6. Creamy Chicken Pasta
Pasta offers a fantastic versatile dish which can be added with a variety of ingredients to make a hearty meal. Whilst cooking the pasta, fry some chicken pieces, vegetables and a creamy sauce (or with pesto or tomato) and serve as it is, or bake in the oven.
A great traditional Mexican dish and easy weeknight dinner, tacos can be loaded with meat, cheese and a splash of salsa to make a tasty meal when served with fajitas or nachos. A taco is a corn or wheat tortilla that can be easily folded or rolled with a filling.
4. Beef Stroganoff
Beef stroganoff offers a fantastic dish to make the most of any diced beef you have available in the house. Simply add condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, sliced mushrooms and serve with pasta. This beef recipe can also be used for slow cooking and put in the freezer if necessary.
3. Grilled Chicken & Asparagus
Ready in 20 minutes, this easy dish is tasty and healthy for you to cook after work. The dish consists of grilled chicken with your choice of flavouring and some asparagus on the side to make a filling and easy weeknight dinner.
2. Chicken Stir Fry
Easy to throw together, a stir fry can be enjoyed at any day of the week! Simply fry your favourite vegetables and chicken pieces in a pan and serve with a few herbs and spices. This is also a reasonably healthy meal and can be cooked in under 30 minutes.
1. Spaghetti Bolognese
Always a classic, spaghetti bolognese makes a delicious and really easy weeknight dinner. It can be served with a variety of pasta options and can be cooked with other ingredients including bread crumbs, onions, eggs and seasonings. Consisting of tasty mincemeat, the meal can be cooked in a number of ways such as frying or baking.