Finding it hard to please the entire family at suppertime? We have heaps of family friendly dinners that are sure to become family favourites – from quick and easy pasta bakes to mild chicken curries and more.
Top family favourite dinner recipes
Classic bangers and mash
This is a delicious and irresistible dish that everyone loves. Use your favourite sausages.
It’s not an exact match for KFC but its fairly close and tastes great. You can also use the mixed spices on pork, etc. I am still working on perfecting it, messing around with different spices and the amounts but its a good place to start
Family cottage pie
This classic favourite makes a comforting meal, especially on a cold day. Lean minced beef is a healthy filling that takes minutes to cook, and the topping is quickly browned under the grill. Serve with peas or seasonal greens. Delicious!
Baked macaroni cheese with chicken
Adding chicken to this family favourite transforms it into a satisfying meal. Keep it healthy by serving with a green salad.
THE Baked Pasta Dish
This is a rustic Spanish, spicy, mince based baked penne pasta dish which is perfect for a no-frills family supper. It has come about through trial and error in an attempt to replicate a dish that I ate in a Spanish farmhouse some 15 years ago. In our family it is simply called THE Pasta Dish. The sauce makes 5 portions and so it becomes economical and quick after you’ve cooked the batch of sauce.
Recipe videos: Family favourite dinners
Chinese stir-fried steak with peppers
Classic beef burger
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Zesty pineapple chicken
Honey baked chicken