Finding the time to make delicious family meals from scratch seems to be impossible, when working, looking after children and trying to keep the home in some semblance of order. This is where we come to the rescue! No, we’ve sadly not invented a time machine, instead we’ve collated some nutritious family meals that take 20 minutes or less to cook and included our own tried and tested favourites too!
- Quick Chilli with Creamy Chive Crushed Potatoes
Perfect to keep the winter chill at bay, this warming and comforting chilli recipe takes just 15 minutes to cook. This chilli uses sausage meat meatballs for a deliciously different take. With the goodness and vitamins of tomatoes and red peppers, not only your family but your immune system will thank you too. Check it out on the BBC Food website – Quick Chilli Creamy Chive Crushed Potatoes
- Venetian Style Pasta
Bring the taste of the warmer climes of Italy to the dinner table. Suitable for vegetarians and everyone else alike, this delicious pasta dish gives the mouth a treat, combining the saltiness of capers, the crunch of pine nuts and the fruitiness of sultanas. This can be adapted to suit the tastes of all the family – add more vegetables for an even healthier super speedy family meal. You can find this delicious recipe here – Venetian Style Pasta.
- Quick and Easy Jerk Chicken Skewers – *Tried and Tested*
Are you ready for a midweek taste sensation? These super easy Jerk chicken skewers will bring the family to the table in record time. Dial down the heat if you prefer by substituting the jerk seasoning for mild Cajun spice or do some of each. Served in a pitta bread, with a side of salad, roasted vegetables, fries or rice, these are a tried and tested family winner. Follow this super quick recipe here – Quick and Easy Jerk Chicken Skewers.
- Quick Lamb Tagine with Pan Fried Aubergine and Cumin Crunch
Jamie Oliver devises some amazing time saving, nutritious family meals and this recipe is no exception. In his words, “You can knock up this killer lamb tagine in just 15 minutes – happy days!” Healthy for all the family with couscous, tomatoes, aubergine and spring onions, the taste of Morocco is delivered with delicious lamb, cumin and coriander. Cooking in just 15 minutes, this winner of a dinner can be found here – Quick Lamb Tagine with Pan Fried Aubergine and Cumin Crunch
- Chicken Pot Pie – *Tried and Tested*
Is it possible to make a delicious chicken pie in less than 20 minutes? Absolutely, yes! Ok, so you have to cheat a bit with some ready-made puff pastry but this comforting pie, packed with vegetables and the sublime combination of chicken and smoked bacon will have you wondering why you’ve left it this long to try it. In a little break from the norm with a chicken pie, there’s no cream in this recipe so a little more health-conscious too. You can find it here – Chicken Pot Pie.
I don’t know about you but just reading these recipes has made me hungry! Now for the difficult decision – which one will you try first?