23 Easy Family Meals To Prepare On Weeknights

23 Easy Family Meals To Prepare On Weeknights

Apr 16, 2014
Veronica Brandy

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Slow Cooked Beef Stew With Potatoes

1.75 pound (800g) round steak, in 1 inch pieces
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 onion, chopped
1 large handful of sage leaves
1 pound (500g) small potatoes, scrubbed
4 carrots
2 parsnips
1/2 butternut squash
1/2 bottle of red wine
1/2 liter of beef or vegetable stock
2 large tablespoon tomato paste
Salt and pepper

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weeknight dinner recipe

Coriander Meat Balls With Sautéed Zucchini

1 lb (500g) of ground beef
2 slices of bread
1/2 cup (10cl) of milk
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
5 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1tablespoon cumin
2 eggs
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup (10cl) of olive oil

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spring dinners

Baked Ham And Cheese Sandwiches

12 slice white sandwich bread
3 slices of ham
3/4 cup (20cl) of heavy cream
1 1/4 cups (150g) grated Gruyere cheese, divided
Freshly ground black pepper , salt
A finely chopped shallot (or 1 tablespoon of fine dried shallot soup)
Oregano
A large log of goat cheese, about 6 oz (170g)

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easy weeknight dinner

Puff Pastry Pizza With Salmon & Mozzarella

1 sheet of homemade or store-bought puff pastry
1 pound (400g) skinless salmon fillets
A handful of cherry tomatoes
1 ball of mozzarella
A small bunch of fresh basil (just the leaves)
A drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper

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quick spring dinner

Roast Lemon Chicken With Green Beans

2 beautiful organic chicken breasts
2 small handfuls of green beans
1 head of garlic
2 fresh shallots or two fresh red onions
1 preserved lemon cut into 4 (recipe here)
Olive oil
White balsamic vinegar (or white wine)
Coarse salt
Sea salt and pepper

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dinner ideas

Bacon Spinach Lasagna

1 pack of no-boil lasagna noodle
2 2/3 lbs (1.2kg) of fresh spinach
2/3 lb (300g) goat cheese
14 slices of smoked bacon
1 1/2 oz (40g) shelled hazelnuts
2 eggs
1 ball of mozzarella
1 2/3 cup (40cl) liquid cream
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pinch of nutmeg

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easy spring dinners

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin With Rosemary

1 1/3 lb (600g) pork tenderloin
3 1/2 ounces (100g) thinly sliced ​​bacon
2 onions
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup (10cl) chicken stock
Rosemary
Ground pepper and olive oil

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easy weeknight dinner

Grilled Salmon With Mint & Basil Sauce

4 salmon fillets
1 oz (25g) fresh basil leaves
1 oz (25g) of mint leaves
7 oz (200ml) olive oil
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon mustard
2 tablespoons cream
Finely grated zest and juice of one lemon
Oil
Salt
Ground pepper

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spring recipe for leftover chicken

Chicken leftovers cut into cubes or strips (breast or thighs)
2 beautiful white turnips
2 large carrots
Olive oil
1 tablespoon shallot pulp
1 tablespoon sugar ( whole cane )
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoons heavy cream, or 1/3 cup soy milk or coconut milk
Crushed cashews

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weeknight dinners

Light Chicken Pot Pie

3 cups (300g) all-purpose flour
6 oz (175g) butter
2 cups (1/2dl) of cold water
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 lb (350g) chicken breast
1/3 lb (300g) frozen peas
1 onion
3 carrots
2 potatoes
1 cup (25cl) of liquid cream
1/2 cup (10cl) chicken broth
1 tbsp milk for gilding

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simple weeknight dinner recipes

The Best Pork Tenderloin In Puff Pastry Ever!

1 pork tenderloin
1 puff pastry sheet
1 large onion
1 clove of garlic
2 or 3 slices of ham
3 1/2 ounces (100g) grated parmesan
1 egg
Mustard
1 lb (500g) fresh spinach
Olive oil
Butter or cream

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dinner ideas, easy dinner ideas

Roasted Tomato Pie With Pesto & Mozzarella

1 sheet of puff pastry
6/7 oblong tomatoes (Torino here)
1/2 lb (250g) mozzarella
2 large tablespoons of pesto
Salt and pepper

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healthy weeknight dinners

Sea Bass Fillets With Herbs & Scallions

4 sea bass fillets (140g each) with skin on
8 scallions
Fresh coriander, freshly chopped
Half a lemon
Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Thai or Basmati rice

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spring dinners

Veggie tart With Dried Tomatoes, Eggplant And Tofu

1 pastry sheet of your choice
4 1/2 ounces (125g) dried tomatoes in olive oil
2 1/2 (70g) firm tofu
1/2 ounce (15g) fresh basil
Salt
Granulated garlic
1 large eggplant
Feta (optional but it is always better with)
Some green olives
Fresh basil leaves

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weeknight dinner ideas

Chicken Tagine With Prunes & Almonds

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 pounds (1.3 kg) chicken legs and thighs
2 yellow onions, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 coffee spoon turmeric
1-inch piece ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
7 oz (200g) dried prunes
3 1/2 oz (100g) blanched almonds
3 tablespoons (30g) of sesame seeds
8 potatoes

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weekday dinners

Fresh Salmon & Asparagus Quiche

1 round sheet of pastry
1lb (400g) fresh salmon fillet, without skin
1 bunch of asparagus
3 eggs
1 1/4 cup (30 cl) of cream
1 1/2 ounces (40g) Parmesan
Salt and pepper

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simple dinner recipes

Spicy Lamb Stew With Chickpeas

1 boneless lamb shoulder, approximately 2 1/2 lbs (1.2 kg)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1 cinnamon stick
1 can crushed tomatoes
2 sprigs of fresh thyme.
1/2 chicken bouillon cube
1 can chickpeas (optional)

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chicken recipes for evening night

Braised Chicken With Caramelized Onions

1 chicken of 3lbs (1.5kg)
3 onions
1 tablespoon raisins
4 1/2 oz (125g) blanched almonds
4 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
4 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Some saffron

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easy weeknight recipe

Spinach Risotto With Mushrooms

1/2 lb (250 g) rice
1 pint (50 cl) of vegetable broth
1/2 pint (25 cl) of white wine
1/2 lb (250 g) small mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 oz (20 g) butter
3/4 oz (20 g) Parmesan
1/2 lb (250 g) baby spinach
Dried tomatoes
A beautiful garlic clove
Parsley
Thyme

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simple weeknight dinners

Chicken Soup With Pasta

1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 onions, sliced
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 carrots, cut into thin strips
1/4 lb (125g) cooked chicken breast, cut into strips
3 pints (1.5 liters) hot chicken stock
1 tablespoon of tomato puree
2 2/3 ounces (75g) conchigli pasta
Salt
2 tablespoons chopped oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

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weeknight dinner recipes

Mustard Seeds Pork Stew

4 sides of pork in the spine (1lb – 500 g)
2 yellow onions
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp brown mustard seeds
1/2 cup (10 cl) of white wine
1 1/4 cup (30 cl) chicken stock
1 tbsp thick cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper

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simple dinner ideas

Curried Chicken Thighs With Carrot & Peanut

3/4 lb (300g) carrots
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp vegetable Oil of your choice — olive, sunflower, peanut
4 chicken thighs
1 tbsp curry paste
3 tbsp peanut butter
3/4 cup (20cl) coconut milk
1 lb (450g) frozen green beans
2 handfuls of salted peanuts
Fresh cilantro

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quick recipes dinner

Orecchiette Pasta With Ham, Artichokes & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

13oz. (375g) of orecchiette, farfalle, or penne pasta
1lb (500g) cooked ham, thickly sliced
1/4lb (340g) artichoke hearts in oil, quartered
2 2/3 oz (75g) dried tomatoes, halved
2 3/4 oz (80g) parmesan cheese, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon of mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 clove garlic, crushed

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If you are looking for something new to change up family dinnertime, you have come at the right place. These 23 wonderful recipes focuses on common and easy-to-find ingredients. You’ll breeze through the weeks to come!

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