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:
This might seem ridiculously simple but it’s really the nicest way to eat broccoli.
Made with mainly pantry staples this vegetarian dish is quick and easy to whip up for a midweek supper.
Pasta con Ceci – made from pantry staples
With this oven-baked version of risotto, you bang it in the oven and carry on doing other things
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.
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).
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.
This is my favourite one-pot rice pilaf dish and perfect for a weeknight supper.
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).
Morrocan meatballs with herby couscous (I blast from my past but a tasty recipe)
This dish comes together in minutes and is perfect for a midweek supper packed with delicious Asian flavours.
Mussels have to be the easiest thing to make in a hurry so I have included a few. of my fave recipes:
This is hands down my favourite recipe with chickpeas outside hummus
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:
Menemen – delicious Turkish scrambled eggs
A substantial salad that works well for a light supper. You could cook the halved new potatoes and broccoli in the air fryer.