Are looking for healthy fast dinners for family? Are you tired of cooking the same food every night, although you are trying to eat healthy? Check out these ideas, and your family will love these healthy fast dinners for family.
How do you get healthy fast dinners on the table with a busy family?
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Make curry in a hurry or even faster pasta – these nutritious and delicious family meals can be made in just 20 minutes or less. Perfect for busy days.
Struggling for inspiration when it comes to cooking nutritious midweek meals? We have speedy family dinner ideas using storecupboard ingredients to make recipes even more easy and convenient. Whip up a hearty and wholesome soup, a pasta dish to impress, or the easiest biryani you’ll ever make. Whatever you choose, you know that something healthy and full of flavour will be ready in 20 minutes tops.
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Beany pasta pot
This easy beany pasta recipe uses apple to enhance the sweetness of the tomato sauce, borlotti beans for a chunky texture and a swirl of red pesto for a final flourish. Open a couple of tins and spend just 5 minutes prepping this filling family meal. Serve with hunks of crusty bread and for an extra dose of veggies, try adding ribbons of courgette or mushrooms when softening your onions.
Storecupboard spaghetti puttanesca
Forget that last-minute supermarket run and dig into the kitchen cupboards to make our storecupboard spaghetti puttanesca. This Italian classic lends itself well to feeding a crowd with just a few key ingredients. Don’t skimp on the grated parmesan to finish it off and add a splash of red wine to the sauce for an even richer flavour. You can also freeze the sauce for future speedy meals.
Spanish rice & prawn one-pot
Give your standard midweek rice dish some Spanish spice with our easy prawn one-pot. Take your tastebuds to the Mediterranean with chunks of chorizo, plump prawns and fresh peppers. Don’t fancy spending time at the stove? Make this dish even simpler by baking in an oven-proof dish and take a holiday from boring and bland dinners.
Lemon spiced chicken & chickpeas
We do love a one-pot, especially if it involves just five minutes prepping and 15 minutes relaxing. This lemon-spiced chicken with chickpeas only calls for storecupboard spices, a couple of tins and a bag of fresh spinach, adding up to two of your five-a-day. It’s an adaptable dish, too, and a midweek must in our book. Try serving with rice or quinoa.
Easy veggie biryani
Forget calling the local takeaway and try our easy veggie biryani with crunchy cashews and juicy raisins. We predict it’ll be on the table faster than a delivery man can get to you and with more fresh flavour. Plus, it will still taste great the next day if you need something for your lunchbox. This nutty, fruity bowlful of goodness isn’t overwhelmingly spicy either, so it’s great for kids and adults alike.
Roasted red pepper & parsley pesto with penne
Try jazzing up a standard pasta sauce using our recipe for roasted red pepper pesto. Who knew a fresh Italian-style sauce could be so easy to make? Simply whizz up your peppers, cashews, parsley, garlic and a drizzle of olive oil and you’ve got yourself a mouth-watering partner to penne.
Crispy chicken & asparagus pie
Our chicken & asparagus bake is a simple twist on a classic traybake with creamy crème fraîche and a crunchy breadcrumb topping. Once you’ve tasted this crispy, meltingly tender chicken masterpiece, you’ll never look back. If you’re looking for something extra luxurious, try a potato topping with fish fillets or prawns instead of chicken.
Family-Friendly Dinners You’ll Want to Make This Spring
These recipes pack in spring produce like spinach, broccoli, carrots and asparagus for a healthy, nutritious meal that everyone at the table will want to dig into. There’s something for every palate in this mix of dinners that serve at least four, from creamy casseroles to quick pastas and easy sheet-pan meals. With recipes like Garlic Butter-Roasted Salmon with Potatoes & Asparagus and Easy Chicken & Broccoli Soup on the menu, family dinner just got even more delicious.
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Sheet-Pan Maple-Mustard Pork Chops & Carrots
You need just one pan for this satisfying weeknight dinner. A sweet and savory maple-mustard glaze livens up baked pork chops, while the carrots are jazzed up with flavor-boosting and anti-inflammatory garlic, ginger and turmeric. Rainbow carrots add colorful pizazz, but regular orange carrots are a just-as-tasty substitute. Pork dries out easily–using an instant-read thermometer ensures meat is cooked safely, but still moist.
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Smoked Gouda-Broccoli Soup
Smoked paprika and smoked Gouda give this broccoli-and-cheese soup recipe a double hit of smoky flavor. If you can’t find smoked Gouda, smoked Cheddar gives delicious results as well.
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Salmon & Asparagus with Lemon-Garlic Butter Sauce
Looking for a recipe to help you eat more heart-healthy fish and veggies? Add this salmon and asparagus dinner to your rotation. Not only is it healthy and delicious, this sheet-pan dinner is also easy to make and a breeze to clean up.
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One-Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta with Asparagus
This healthy chicken pesto pasta recipe is easy to make thanks to convenience ingredients like rotisserie chicken and store-bought pesto. The addition of fresh asparagus brightens up the look and flavors of this easy one-pot dinner. Fresh basil, if you have it on hand, is a nice finishing touch.
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Lemon-Garlic Steak & Green Beans
For a steak that’s deliciously tender, flavorful and not too fatty, we reach for strip (also known as New York strip or shell steak). It has less than half the saturated fat of a rib-eye but is more tender than leaner sirloin. Here, we cook green beans in the same pan used to sear the spiced steak. All those delicious drippings add richness to the beans—plus there’s one less pan to wash!
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Creamy Mushroom, Chicken & Asparagus Bake
This comforting weeknight casserole recipe features plenty of mushrooms and asparagus combined with chicken and brown rice and a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce. Whip this up anytime you have leftover chicken or cooked brown rice to spare.
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Spinach, Feta & Rice Casserole
This one-pan recipe is the casserole version of spanakopita! It’s hearty enough to enjoy as a vegetarian lunch or dinner, yet versatile enough to serve alongside just about any protein. To make it extra creamy, top each serving with a dollop of sour cream.
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Crispy Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs with Roasted Potatoes & Carrots
Panko breadcrumbs make this healthy lemon-garlic chicken super-crispy on the outside, while a bit of mayonnaise amps up the juiciness of the thighs. And everything–including fingerling potatoes and carrots–cooks on one sheet pan, so this healthy dinner is super-easy to prep and clean up after too. You can swap out the potatoes and carrots for other vegetables, such as broccoli and parsnips, but just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
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Spicy Orange Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry
With fresh broccoli, ginger, red bell peppers and plenty of fresh citrus, this healthy beef stir-fry is sure to become a favorite. And it’s ready in 30 minutes, making it the perfect healthy weeknight dinner. Serve with brown rice.
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Ginger Roasted Salmon & Broccoli
This quick Asian salmon recipe uses the sauce for both glazing the salmon and tossing with the broccoli. Serve over rice noodles or brown rice tossed with sesame oil and scallions.
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Skillet Broccoli-Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Broccoli—just like pasta—makes a tasty pairing with sharp Cheddar. Here, we’ve combined all three ingredients in a homey casserole that’s baked in a cast-iron skillet. Replacing some of the pasta in the dish with vegetables makes it more nutritious and helps you cut down on carbs.
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Fruit, Veggie & Cheese Plate
This healthy fruit, veggie and cheese plate is easy and affordable to pull together for a fun snack-style dinner at home or can be packed up and enjoyed as an outdoor picnic.
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Sesame-Garlic Beef & Broccoli with Whole-Wheat Noodles
A savory marinade with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil infuses flavor into sirloin steak pieces in this healthy beef and broccoli stir-fry recipe. Tip: Partially freeze the beef for easier slicing.
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Shrimp & Broccoli Pasta
The corkscrew-shaped rotini pasta and broccoli florets do such a great job of holding the cream cheese sauce in this easy shrimp-and-broccoli pasta.
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Easy Shrimp Tacos
These easy shrimp tacos are inspired by the seafood tacos in Baja California.
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Cilantro Bean Burgers with Creamy Avocado-Lime Slaw
Lighten up your burger! Bean patties have less saturated fat and more fiber than beef patties. They’re also cheaper and easier to cook indoors–and we promise they’re just as satisfying, especially with the mouthwatering creamy slaw on top.