One thing we are all often looking for is fairly easy and healthy supper recipes for the middle of the week. Ones that can be planned from pantry staples or that require fewer cooking steps and ingredients. I am very bad at planning my midweek meals and very often resort to foraging something out of the freezer. Here are a few of my favourite recipes that are easy to do when you need something fresh but when your brain can’t handle complicated.

Pasta dishes are always my go-to for quick and easy and I love these:

Pasta with tomato, olive, anchovy, capers, lemon, garlic and basil

A recipe for a delicious summer pasta with tomato, olives, anchovy, basil & lemon

Pasta with roasted tomato, red pepper, aubergine & olives

Pasta with broccoli, anchovies & garlic

This might seem ridiculously simple but it’s really the nicest way to eat broccoli.

Creamy pasta with artichokes, spinach & capers

Made with mainly pantry staples this vegetarian dish is quick and easy to whip up for a midweek supper.

Creamy pasta with artichokes, spinach & capers recipe

Spaghetti Puttanesca 

Spaghetti Puttanesca 

Amatriciana

Pasta con Ceci – made from pantry staples

Creamy salmon pasta with spinach, capers & lemon

Creamy salmon pasta with spinach, capers & lemon recipe

Spaghetti carbonara

Tortellini & Italian sausage bake with spinach  

tortellini & italian sausage meatball bake with spinach

Creamy chicken with ravioli and spinach

Creamy chicken with ravioli & spinach recipe

Creamy oven risotto with roasted cauliflower & sage

With this oven-baked version of risotto, you bang it in the oven and carry on doing other things

Creamy oven risotto with roasted cauliflower & sage recipe

Trout or salmon en papillote with fennel and tomato

I eat this at least twice a month and replace the wine with fish stock (in sachets). Its the perfect quick meal if you are feeding one or two people and tastes like it was made in a decent restaurant. 

trout en papillote with fennel and tomato

Roasted salmon with miso & orange glaze

Roasted salmon with a miso and orange glaze recipe

Jamie Oliver’s fantastic fish pie

This is my ultimate fish pie recipe and is perfect for a family midweek supper or book club night (it was a favourite in ours).

Jamie Oivers fantastic fish pie recipe

Warm lentil salad with Italian sausages

The perfect lentil salad recipe

Mushroom & barley risotto

Mushroom & Barley risotto recipe

Roast chicken with white wine herbs and garlic

This is a one-pan supper roast situation with new potatoes. It’s effortless in that it goes in the oven and it cooks itself. 

roast chicken in white wine, herbs and garlic

Quick and easy chicken thighs cooked in lemon

Quick and easy chicken thighs cooked in lemon recipe

Ina Gartens chicken Parmesan

Ina Garten's Chicken Parmesan recipe

Healthier veggie-loaded butter chicken curry

My healthier veggie loaded butter chicken curry with roasted cauliflower and carrots

Ottolenghi’s roast chicken & three rice salad

Ottolenghi’s roast chicken & 3 rice salad recipe

Chicken & rice pilaf with orange and spices

This is my favourite one-pot rice pilaf dish and perfect for a weeknight supper.

Chicken & rice pilaf with orange & spices recipe

Creamy chicken with red pepper & spinach

Creamy chicken with red pepper & spinach recipe

Chicken pie with bacon, leeks & mushrooms

Chicken pie with bacon, leeks & mushrooms recipe

Chicken, sausage & potato tray roast

Chicken, sausage and potato tray roast recipe

Air Fryer ‘KFC’ fried chicken

Air Fryer 'KFC' fried chicken recipe

Creamy chicken & mushrooms

Creamy chicken & mushrooms recipe

Chicken meatballs & spaghetti

Drenched in Marcelle Hazan’s life-changing tomato sauce (which is my go-to whenever I’m in a pinch and have nothing to cook for supper). 

chicken meatballs with spaghetti & marcella hazan's famous tomato sauce

Morrocan meatballs with herby couscous (I blast from my past but a tasty recipe)

Meatballs with Napolitana sauce

Pork burgers with apple & sage

Pork burgers with apple & sage recipe

Meatball & spinach ravioli bake

meatball and spinach ravioli bake

Spaghetti & meatballs

Spaghetti & meatballs recipe

Beef san choy bow

Beef san choy bow recipe

Greek lamb souvlaki with easy homemade pita

Greek lamb souvlaki and easy homemade pita recipe

Beef Bulgogi

This dish comes together in minutes and is perfect for a midweek supper packed with delicious Asian flavours. 

Beef Bulgogi recipe

Mussels have to be the easiest thing to make in a hurry so I have included a few. of my fave recipes:

Mussels with white wine, garlic & cream

Mussels with white wine, garlic & cream recipe

Mussels steamed in orange and fennel

Creamy masala mussels

Creamy masala mussels recipe

Panfried salmon with a lemony dill dressing

Chickpeas with chorizo and sherry

This is hands down my favourite recipe with chickpeas outside hummus

Spinach & 3 cheese phyllo pie

Spinach and 3 cheese phyllo pie recipe (Spanakopita)

Eggs and breakfasty dishes are always a good idea for supper and very often when I don’t feel like cooking or if I get home very late I will whip up a quick wobbly omelette with a cheese filling. Served on a slice of sourdough toast this is perfection for me. All these egg recipes are perfect for a quick supper too:

Huevos rancheros with chipotle

Huevos rancheros with chipotle recipe

Shakshuka

Minty asparagus and zucchini frittata 

Menemen – delicious Turkish scrambled eggs

how to make menemen the most delicious turkish scrambled eggs recipe

This warm salad of broccoli, new potatoes, artichokes, pesto & egg

A substantial salad that works well for a light supper. You could cook the halved new potatoes and broccoli in the air fryer.

Warm salad with broccoli, new potatoes, artichoke, pesto & egg recipe

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2 Comments

  1. Carolie de Koster

    What a generous share dear Sam! We just love your generosity and I am slowly going to work my way thorugh these magnificent recipes! At present I am thinking about putting a cooking class together with “A Taste of Ottolenghi” as the theme. You actually introduced me to his recipes several years ago! Carolie xxx

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