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Autumnal midweek meal recipes

by Lottie Hazell

published on 11 September 2019

When the days grow shorter and the nights colder, it is always a pleasure to come home and eat something satisfying and sustaining for dinner. These recipes are easy enough to cook on a weeknight with little trouble and will warm your cockles and fill your belly. From a speedy pie to a reviving curry, there is a recipe for every craving. 

autumnal midweek meal recipe

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

This speedy recipe from The Quick Roasting Tin promises pie on the table in forty minutes flat. And sometimes after a trying day, only pie will do. 

From the book

autumnal midweek meal recipe

Butternut Squash and Pancetta Penne from Jamie's Food Tube: The Pasta Book by Gennaro Contaldo

Sweet squash, salty, smoky pancetta and fragrant rosemary come together in this simple pasta recipe to create a wonderfully autumnal dish. Best served with freshly ground black pepper and plenty of Parmesan. 

Get your copy of Jamie's Food Tube: The Pasta Book here.

autumnal midweek meal recipe

Minestrone Verde from My Simple Italian by Theo Randall

Revive over a bowl of soup with Theo Randall's take on minestrone verde. Filled with vegetables, this hearty recipe is a healthy and warming supper. 

Get your copy of My Simple Italian here.

autumnal midweek meal recipe

West African Vegan Peanut Stew from Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats by Rachel Ama

Bring a little heat to your kitchen with this flavour-packed sweet potato and peanut stew. This is a comforting, crowd-pleasing dish that also happens to be vegan. 

Get your copy of Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats here.

autumnal midweek meal recipe

Merguez, Chorizo and Butter Bean Cassoulet from Rosemary Shrager's Cookery Course by Rosemary Shrager

Rosemary Shrager's hearty cassoulet is a real autumnal warmer, flavoured with red wine, tarragon, paprika and smoky bacon and chorizo. Serve with hunks of crusty bread for a real feast. 

Get your copy of Rosemary Shrager's Cookery Course here.

autumnal midweek meal recipe

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

Jamie Oliver's veggie bolognese is loaded with veg and packing a punch of fibre. Be sure to make a big batch – it freezes well and is great to have on hand for busy weeknights. 

Get your copy of Super Food Family Classics here.

autumnal midweek meal recipe

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry from Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon

This freezer-friendly creamy, comforting curry is just what the doctor ordered for chilly autumnal evenings. Mix things up a bit by serving with with quinoa or millet, if you like. 

Get your copy of Oh She Glows Every Day here.

autumnal midweek meal recipe

Wild Mushroom Pilau from Made in India by Meera Sodha

Enjoy seasonal wild mushrooms in Meera Sodha's fungi-packed pilau. This one-pot recipe is fragrant with the flavours of fennel seeds, cinnamon, bay and fresh dill. 

Get your copy of Made in India here.

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