Save yourself from lots of washing up with these one pot soups, stews, casseroles and lots of other deliciously easy one-pot recipes. We have loads of delicious recipe ideas that all the family will enjoy.
Lamb is layered in with butternut squash, herbs and veggies to make a hearty winter stew.
Cooking the rice with the rest of the ingredients came from my South African upbringing. It's my family's ultimate comfort food. I often make 2 lots up - 1 for the chili lovers and another (minus the hot stuff) for the chili haters! Both are extremely tasty and easy to prepare. Can be reheated next day too if you make too much! You can also add more veg depending on what's in the fridge.
Turn a tray of roasted vegetables into a spicy meal by adding kidney beans, a tomato sauce and a cheesy topping. This should prove a popular dish for teenaged vegetarians and is great served with warmed soft tortillas.
A firm favourite in our family, corned beef stew is a relatively cheap dish, always guaranteed to please. Using the quantities below, this should provide 6-8 servings although as with all good stews, it can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days and be reheated, tasting just as good as the moment you made it! Alternatively, lower or increase the amounts depending on your requirements.
Nothing beats a traditional pie, and this one with a healthy touch uses ‘light’ shredded vegetable suet for the fresh rosemary-flavoured crust.
This is a hearty, warm and healthy soup. Easy to make for beginners. I came up with this recipe when I was looking for a soup to make for my partner and I to take to work for lunch. I needed something that would last at least 6 portions and that would be suitable for freezing. I wanted to ensure I was keeping the budget low and the goodness high so opted for swede instead of potato and beans instead of meat. I believe this soup would be to everyone's liking, even the kids.
Easy to make beef stew. Serve with mashed potatoes or buttery bread. Takes about 3 hours but is worth the wait :)
An updated version of an old favourite. This pretty pie combines lean meat with lots of fresh vegetables, all topped with crisp and light filo pastry.
Slim pasta spirals called fusilli are delicious cooked in a casserole of beef and vegetables. The dried, uncooked pasta is added towards the end of the cooking time so that it retains its al dente texture while still absorbing the savoury flavours of the meat, vegetables and oregano in the rich stew.
The coconut and the spices complement each other beautifully. An easy dish that goes well over noodles, rice or pasta.