10 Brilliant Back-to-School Recipes

Gearing up for the new school term? Or feeling like the beginning of September is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start on your midweek meal solutions? We've rounded up 10 Brilliant Back-to-School Recipes from weeknight dinner saviours to breakfasts for champions. With this collection of recipes, you'll steam into the autumn no problem. 

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One-tray Peanut Chicken from Time to Eat by Nadiya Hussain

This easy traybake is a midweek favourite. Served with gnocchi and broccoli, this peanut chicken dish is a complete and filling meal the whole family will love.

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Romano Pepper and Herb Penne from Mary Berry's Quick Cooking by Mary Berry

Dried pasta dishes are weeknight saviours. This recipe packs a punch of flavour with salty, crispy Parma ham, sweet roasted red peppers and fragrant fresh herbs.

Get your copy of Mary Berry's Quick Cooking here

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Hit ’n’ Run Traybaked Chicken from Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver

If chicken dishes go down well in your house, you'll get nothing but clean plates after serving this tasty traybake. This recipe is perfect for busy evenings as after minimal prep, the oven does all the hard work for you. 

Get your copy of Save with Jamie here.

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Freezer Oaty Bars from Eat Well For Less by Jo Scarratt-Jones

Swap out shop-bought cereal bars for your own version. This easy recipe from Eat Well For Less uses unrefined sugar, cereals and fruit for a healthy sweet treat. Plus they're freezer friendly so you can pull them out as and when they're needed.

Get your copy of Eat Well for Less here.

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One-pan Creamy Squash Pasta from Stirring Slowly by Georgina Hayden

This simple pasta dish is comforting, substantial and packed with veg. Almost like a risotto, this pasta creates its own delicious sauce from stock and starch.  

Get your copy of Stirring Slowly here.

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Chocolate Porridge Greek Yoghurt & Fresh Seasonal Fruit from Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver

Ditch sugary supermarket cereals with this batch recipe from Jamie Oliver. The whole family will love this porridge rich with cocoa and dates. Plus you can make batches up to two weeks in advance - so that's breakfast sorted! 

Get your copy of Super Food Family Classics here.

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Quick Chicken, Leek and Chorizo Pie from The Quick Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

Pie on a weeknight is possible with this speedy recipe. Chorizo and leeks give a hit of flavour to an otherwise traditional chicken pie topped with buttery puff pastry. 

Get your copy of The Quick Roasting Tin here.

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Greens Mac'n'Cheese with Leek, Broccoli, Spinach and Toasted Almond Topping from VEG by Jamie Oliver

Family favourite mac 'n' cheese gets a makeover from Jamie Oliver. This version is loaded with veg and is perfect for feeding a crowd. 

Get your copy of VEG here.

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Hoop Fish Bake from Time to Eat by Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain's easy fish bake is bound to become a family favourite thanks to the addition of spaghetti hoops. This recipe can be doubled-up, meaning you can save one in the freezer for a future busy weeknight. 

Get your copy of Time to Eat here

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Veggie Bolognese Loadsa Veg, Lentils & Parmesan from Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver

Switch out your regular Bolognese for Jamie Oliver's version packed with fibre-rich veggies and lentils. This simple recipe is bound to become one of you weeknight staples. 

Get your copy of Super Food Family Classics here.

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