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10 midweek family meal recipes from Mary Berry

by Lottie Huckle

published on 2 February 2017

If anyone knows how to turn an everyday meal into something truly special, it’s Mary Berry. Her many bestselling cookbooks are famously stuffed with tips and tricks, designed to help home cooks ramp up flavour, cut down on prep time, and streamline their cooking methods to ensure the best results, every time. So, who better to turn to in search of quick and easy family meal recipes? Here, we’ve gathered ten of our favourite family-friendly Mary Berry dishes, each bursting with flavour, but simple enough to attempt on a busy midweek evening. From sticky, oven-baked chicken to comforting pies, these recipes are guaranteed to appeal to kids and adults alike.

Honey Chicken

Honey Chicken

from Classic

This simple recipe packs a flavoursome punch thanks to Mary’s mouthwatering marinade, made using just a handful of store cupboard ingredients.

Mary Berry’s Salmon and Fennel One-pot Wonder

Mary Berry’s Salmon and Fennel One-pot Wonder

Delicate pink salmon is beautifully offset by fragrant fennel, sweet peas, and a creamy sauce in this one-pot wonder of a recipe.

From the book

Mary Berry’s Sausage and Red Pepper Hot Pot

Mary Berry’s Sausage and Red Pepper Hot Pot

Perfect for those rainy midweek evenings when you’re in need of some cosy comfort food, this sausage and red pepper hot pot also happens to be a doddle to make.

15-minute Pasta

15-minute Pasta

Whipping up a truly flavoursome pasta dish in under fifteen minutes is no mean feat, but Mary manages it with a mouthwatering combination of Parma ham, chestnut mushrooms, and Parmesan cheese.

Mary Berry’s Panang Chicken and Rice Stir-fry

Mary Berry’s Panang Chicken and Rice Stir-fry

Honey-coated chicken and crisp, stir-fried vegetables make this a healthy and satisfying midweek meal.

Mary Berry’s Red Pepper, Mushroom & Leek Lasagne

Mary Berry’s Red Pepper, Mushroom & Leek Lasagne

Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will devour this creamy vegetable lasagne, made with peppers, mushrooms, leeks, and a luxurious cheese sauce.

Lamb Dhansak

Lamb Dhansak

In her take on the classic Indian dish of dhansak, Mary cooks lamb pieces in a spiced sauce until they’re melt-in-the-mouth tender. If serving this to the spice-averse, adjust the amount of chilli used.

Goat’s Cheese, Thyme, and Onion Marmalade Galette

Goat’s Cheese, Thyme, and Onion Marmalade Galette

A super-simple tart combines puff pastry, caramelised onions, and tangy goat’s cheese. It’s perfect for a midweek meal, and makes an equally good picnic dish.

Mediterranean All-In-One Chicken

Mediterranean All-In-One Chicken

Inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean, this one-pot chicken dish is flavoured with preserved lemons, paprika, and olives.

Smoked Haddock and Cauliflower Gratin

Smoked Haddock and Cauliflower Gratin

Mary fuses two comfort food classics, fish pie and cauliflower cheese, to create this cheesy, creamy bake.

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