No matter what the time of year, our lives are now so busy, many of struggle to come up with ideas for family week night dinner recipes that are quick to make and are delicious and healthy at the same time.
As a starting point, it’s always a good idea to plan your weekly menu. You don’t have to stick to it rigidly but that way you know what you need to buy in advance without having to make a stop at the local, but expensive, convenience store.
If you’re fussy about where you purchase your meat, and you really should be, then we have the answer. You can order all the meat for your family week night dinners from our online shop, www.bestonlinebutcher.co.uk, without even leaving the home. Whether you’re cooking a casserole, baking a pie, grilling on the BBQ or preparing a salad, we can supply it all, packaged and delivered in environmentally friendly packaging, so no worries about recycling either!
So, with this in mind, we have come up with some ideas for your family week night dinners from the Delish.com website , based on our quality meat products, to keep save you time and keep your family well fed and happy.
Week Night Dinner Recipe 1: Healthy Chicken Casserole
This healthy chicken recipe takes just 20 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to cook and will serve up to eight people (so ideal to pop in a container to heat up for lunch the next day or you could freeze half of it for a meal later in the month). You can also halve the quantity of ingredients if you just want to cater for a family of four.
You will need 2lbs (just under a kilo) of chicken and we highly recommend our succulent and tender chicken breast fillets which are full of flavour. We only supply Farm Assured chicken fillets, with guaranteed no added water. You can purchase these online in packs of two or alternatively, if chicken is favourite in your household, then we also offer a 5 kilo bulk buy containing 22 fillets.
Week Night Dinner Recipe 2: Spaghetti & Meatballs
Any meal involving meatballs is not only delicious, but practical too as you can make the meatballs in advance and keep them chilled in the fridge until you’re ready to start cooking. What’s more, most families have everything it takes to make this simple but tasty recipe in their kitchen store cupboards.
This spaghetti and meatball recipe serves four and just takes 20 minutes to prepare. For a healthier, option why not try our extra lean mince beef which is selected from lean cuts from our grass fed Welsh Beef. The meat is hand trimmed to 95% visual lean before being passed through the mincer twice.
Week Night Dinner Recipe 3: Pork Loin Roast
If you fancy a mid-week roast then there’s nothing tastier than a easy-to-prepare pork loin roast. The recipe we have chosen is ideal for a family of four (though you can always buy a larger joint if you are bigger family). It takes just 15 minutes to prepare and then an hour to cook, giving you time to enjoy a bath or glass of wine before dinner.
Perfect for this recipe is our rolled pork of loin joint which is a lean, easy to carve joint with just the right amount of fat covering for a succulent tender joint.
Week Night Dinner Recipe 4: Pork Chops
Staying with the pork theme, you can’t beat a tasty, and easy to cook pork chop for a meaty, mid-week family treat. All you need for this 20-minute recipe is olive oil, salt, black pepper, a few sprigs of rosemary and whatever accompaniments you want to serve.
And don’t forget the pork chops; ours are taken from the loin our qualified butchers hand-cut to order. Our chops come in packs of two or four.
Week Night Dinner Recipe 5: Cajun Chicken Lasagne
Most families love a pasta dish and this Cajun chicken lasagne recipe mixes the best of spicy Mexican flavours with an Italian classic.
Preparation time is just 25 minutes with a further 35 minutes cooking time and the recipe serves six people. You will need 1lb of our diced chicken breast pieces which succulent, tender, full of flavour, and hand diced fresh to order.
Best Online Butcher
We hope you find our week night dinner recipes helpful when it comes to feeding your family. We also stock a range of meat boxes with a variety of cuts which will cover all your weekly dinners. Orders are despatched on Tuesdays and Thursday so place your today by visiting our website: