BBC Good Food Recipes


Mexican penne with avocado

Get all five of your 5-a-day in this mildly spiced, healthy pasta dish. It’s rich in iron, fibre and vitamin C as well as being low-fat and low-calorie.

Easy butter chicken

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinated the day before so you can get ahead on your prep

Red Cabbage, Cauliflower & Coconut Dhal

Use up your leftover red cabbage and cauliflower at Christmas to make this easy dhal with coconut. It's satisfying, healthy and full of nutrients

Best ever chocolate brownies

Make classic chocolate brownies with this easy recipe, perfect for everyday baking and occasions. Find more cake recipes at BBC Good Food.

Italian sausage stew with rosemary garlic mash

When on a budget, try whipping up this hearty and cheap midweek stew, from BBC Good Food.

Vegan Shepherd's Pie

A warming vegan supper with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, butternut squash and plenty of herbs, topped with crispy potatoes - it's low calorie, low fat and perfect for when the nights draw in

Hunter’s chicken

What could be more comforting than chicken breasts wrapped in bacon with BBQ sauce and cheese? Serve this easy chicken dish with mash or roast potatoes

Layered Aubergine & Lentil Bake

Puy lentils bulk out this low-calorie vegetarian bake with mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil sauce and roasted aubergines

Next Level Fried Chicken

Choose boneless thighs to make the ultimate fried chicken. For the coating, we've come up with a method that results in the crispiest finish ever

Next level spaghetti Bolognese

Ramp up your usual spaghetti Bolognese with this recipe which throws in a few unorthodox methods and ingredients to deliver the ultimate pasta dish

Cheesy celeriac, leek & rosemary gratin

Combine celeriac and leek with mature cheddar for an indulgent Christmas side dish. A spoonful of mustard or horseradish stirred through the cream wouldn’t go amiss

Yummy Golden Syrup Flapjacks

Bake these four-ingredient flapjacks – they're easy to make and ready in half-an-hour. Add chocolate drops, desiccated coconut or sultanas, if you like

Perfect pancakes

An easy pancake batter recipe with tips on how to make the best pancakes every time with sweet or savoury toppings

Best Ever Chunky Guacamole

This is the best version of this classic dip. The ingredients are kept to a minimum, so it's as fresh-tasting as possible

Best Yorkshire puddings

The secret to getting gloriously puffed-up Yorkshires is to have the fat sizzling hot – and don't open the oven door! From BBC Good Food.

The Best Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Our best ever spaghetti bolognese is super easy and a true Italian classic with a meaty, chilli sauce. This recipe comes courtesy of BBC Good Food user Andrew Balmer

BBQ chicken & blue cheese wedges

If you need a simple midweek meal that takes just a few ingredients and will fill you up, whip up this chicken, sweet potato and cheese dish

Sushi rice bowl with beef, egg & chilli sauce

Sticky and delicious, sushi rice is more versatile than you may think and is great in a stir fry, from BBC Good Food.

Stir-fried Korean beef

Whip up a speedy beef, beansprout and spinach stir-fry seasoned with sweet mirin, garlic, sesame seeds and soy sauce

Roast Radish, New Potato & Peppered Mackerel Salad

This quick and easy lunch or supper features omega-3 rich fish and a creamy yogurt and lemon dressing

Healthy pancakes

These easy healthy pancakes get their fluffy texture from whipped egg whites. Stack them high with fresh berries and a spoonful of low-fat yogurt

Rice & quinoa prawn sushi bowl

Do something different for dinner: top rice and quinoa with prawns, sweet potato, avocado and seaweed to make this stunning Japanese-inspired family dish

Pork Milanese With Spaghetti

This saucy spaghetti with crispy pork on top is a sure-fire hit

Beef Stroganoff With Herby Pasta

If you usually serve beef stroganoff with rice, try it with pappardelle pasta instead - it works beautifully with the creamy sauce

Orange, fennel & wild rice salad

Use up leftover roasted veg from Christmas dinner, nuts and citrus fruits in this light, bright and fresh rice salad - perfect for a Boxing Day buffet

Asparagus Cream Pasta

Making a cream out of the stalks means that every mouthful of pasta will have a delicious taste of asparagus

Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya

A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes

Roast Chicken & Pea Risotto

Make something special from your leftover roast chicken with this rich, creamy recipe

Tomato & Thyme Cod

Ready in 20 minutes and low fat, this fish dish is great for a Monday night when you'd rather be on the sofa than in the kitchen

Hob-to-table Moussaka

Try this rich, hearty and quick variation on the classic family favourite

Hasselback Potato Gratin

A Scandinavian bake with herbs and butter - cutting the spuds really thin helps them to crisp up nicely

Moroccan Turkey Meatballs With Citrus Couscous

Lighter than pasta and packed with protein - these meatballs make for a satisfying and superhealthy supper

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

Cooking a chicken in a slow cooker makes it very succulent and packed full of flavour. This simple, freezable recipe is perfect for feeding a family

Chana Masala

Serve this vegetarian Indian chickpea curry as a main meal or side dish. It's gluten-free, good for you and freezable so you can save any leftovers

Vegan ramen

Enjoy this vegan ramen for a tasty midweek meal in just 25 minutes. Dried mushrooms and miso paste give the broth plenty of umami flavour

Thai Red Curry

Forget ordering takeaway and make your own Thai red curry at home. This classic dish takes just 15 minutes to prep and it's bursting with flavour

Prawn & coconut curry

Delicious curry with fresh spicy flavours - ideal for part of a relaxed curry buffet

Lemon drizzle cake

Bake a classic lemon drizzle cake with this easy recipe, perfect for everyday baking and occasions. Find more cake recipes at BBC Good Food.

Beef Massaman Curry

Slow-cooked, meltingly tender beef and a sprinkling of crunchy peanuts to finish - it's curry heaven

Black Bean Chilli

This chilli is great for casual entertaining - just lay everything out and let people add their own toppings

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Don't call the local takeaway – impress friends and family by cooking this fragrant and creamy Thai green chicken curry. It's easy and quick to make

Baked Salmon

Get all the goodness of omega-3 with easy baked salmon for lunch or supper. It's super versatile and makes a great partner for salads, veggies and pasta

Chilli-stuffed Peppers With Feta Topping

A satisfying vegetarian supper that packs in 4 of your 5-a-day. Stuff peppers with cream cheese, beans, aubergine and feta

Pork With Garlicky Bean Mash

Crushed haricot beans make a tasty, nutritious alternative to mashed potato and go great with grilled meat

Spiced Carrot & Lentil Soup

A delicious, spicy blend, packed full of iron and low fat to boot. It's ready in under half an hour or can be made in a slow cooker

Prawn & Salmon Burgers With Spicy Mayo

These prawn and salmon burgers are not only fabulously tasty, they're healthy too, being rich in omega-3. Make them for the family in just 25 minutes

Grilled halloumi with spiced couscous

Light but filling, this tangy vegetarian dish takes just 20 minutes to prepare. From BBC Good Food.

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

Try this slow cooked smoky chicken as an easy alternative to pulled pork. It's best served in a bun or with rice, and makes a simple dish for a family meal

Falafel Burgers

A healthy burger that's filling too. These are great for anyone who craves a big bite but doesn't want the calories

Prawn & broccoli Asian omelette

Quick, cheap and tasty, this chilli-spiked omelette can be made from storecupboard and everyday ingredients

Japanese-style Mackerel Rice Bowl

This no-fuss fish dish is packed with Asian flavours of sweet, salty teriyaki sauce, garlic and lemon - ready in half an hour

Ultimate Tomato Salsa

Make this tasty salsa in just 5 minutes with tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime, coriander and white wine vinegar. Recipe by BBC Good Food member Oli Wilson-Nunn

Friday Night Fish Pie

Everyone loves a fish pie. Lulu Grimes shares a delicious, easy recipe to pop in the freezer for those busy nights

Asparagus & Cheese Tart

Bring together seasonal British flavours in this springtime quiche

No-fuss Shepherd's Pie

We've got some lovely twists on shepherd's pie on the site, but we were missing a definitive version of this classic family recipe - here it is!

Smoky Pork & Black Bean Tacos

Mexican pork chilli with a smoky barbecued flavour, served in crispy tortilla shells with ripe avocado

Slow Cooker Chicken Korma

Make a mild and creamy korma in the slow cooker. Sure to become a family favourite, slow cooking ensures tender chicken and a rich, fragrant curry sauce

Tofu, Greens & Cashew Stir-fry

Healthy, light and quick - just what you need in an after-work meal

Next Level Tikka Masala

Who can resist the combination of smoky tandoor-charred chicken in a delicately spiced tomato-based sauce? Master the tikka masala with our ultimate version

Slow Cooker Pork Loin

Cook your Sunday lunch in the slow cooker this weekend. The pork stays succulent and moist and the vegetables are cooked alongside in the tasty gravy.

Salmon & Ginger Fish Cakes

Create a complete superhealthy supper with these light, Asian-style fish cakes and sweet potato chips

Creamy Tarragon Chicken & Potato Bake

This comforting, creamy tarragon chicken bake with fluffy mash is ideal for a family supper. You can speed up the prep by using ready-made mash

Roast Cod With Curried Cauliflower Purée & Onion Bhaji

One of Phil Howard's menu highlights, this dish is a mix of spices, flavours and textures. Try this delicate cod with crispy bhajis and creamy cauliflower

Cherry ripple, chocolate & rose ice cream

Serve this cherry, chocolate and rose ice cream in cones for the kids, or in slices for a dinner party dessert. You don't need an ice cream maker to make it

Garlic And Lemon Chicken

This is a recipe I made up once when I was experimenting in the kitchen. I had no idea how it would turn out. I just put some flavours together that I felt would work. Thankfully it turned out beautifully and it is a family favourite.

Chinese-style Braised Beef One-pot

Great for casual entertaining, when you fancy a warming beef stew but with some more vibrant flavours

Sweet peperonata salad

Drizzle colourful roasted peppers with a tangy honey dressing to make this vibrant side dish - the ideal offering to take to a barbecue or buffet

Double Bean & Roasted Pepper Chilli

This warming vegetarian chilli is a low-fat, healthy option that packs in the veggies and flavour. Serve with Tabasco sauce, soured cream or yogurt

Chicken laksa

Use lighter rice noodles in this fragrant Malaysian soup with spiced chicken, coconut broth, coriander and mint

Spiced Salmon Coulibiac

This make-ahead main of pastry-wrapped fish and rice is an extra-special way to serve seafood for a dinner party, spiced with cardamom, cloves and chilli

Mini Lentil Shepherd’s Pies

Make these mini veggie shepherd's pies ahead and freeze them for a nutritious family supper when you're pushed for time. They contain three of your 5-a-day

Lentil Ragu

Struggle to get your five-a-day? This superhealthy ragu will get you four steps closer and can be frozen for extra convenience

Enchilada Pie

Give your midweek meal a Mexican twist with our easy enchilada pie. Packed with nutritious veggies, it provides a whopping four of your 5-a-day

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Serve this mildly spiced curry with rice noodles, basmati rice or chappati breads and introduce your kids to curry

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Try this easy, one-pot chicken curry that's low-fat, low-calorie and delivers three of your five-a-day. It's slow-cooked so the meat is beautifully tender

Family Meals: Easy Fish Pie Recipe

A simple fish pie recipe that’s quick and easy to prepare. Portion into ramekins and freeze for quick toddler meals or cook in a big dish for the perfect family supper

Turkey Chilli Jacket Potatoes

Turkey mince is cheap and lean - flavour Mexican-style with cumin and paprika and serve in crisp baked potatoes

Bombay Lamb Wraps

Spice up cheap frozen lamb mince with Indian flavours and pile onto flour wraps or chapatis for a healthy and filling dinner

Blackberry & Apple Loaf

This moist and fruity cake is a great way to get kids to eat fruit, you may have trouble stopping them!

Sweet potato & coconut curry

Prep your veggies and let the slow cooker do the work with our filling sweet potato curry


Raclette is the ultimate cheesy sharing platter and an après-ski tradition. Try it for an informal party served with potatoes, cured meats and crusty baguette

Eggy fried rice

Introduce your kids to Chinese food with this tasty, quick, rice recipe

Ultimate Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Discover how to make superb spaghetti carbonara. This cheesy pasta dish is an Italian favourite and with the right technique, you can make it perfect every time

Chilli prawn linguine

An elegant, low-fat seafood dish, perfect for mid-week entertaining - very light and stylish

Red Lentil, Chickpea & Chilli Soup

Come home to a warming bowlful of this filling, low-fat soup

Aubergines & feta with chilli

Delicious served with triangles of toasted pitta bread, hummus and fresh mint

Next Level Steak & Ale Pie

Discover the secret ingredients that take the humble steak and ale pie to new levels. But, be warned: one slice just won't be enough

Hasselback New Potatoes With Oregano

Looking for something different to try with your new potatoes? This fun looking side dish makes for beautifully tender potatoes that soak up all the herby flavours

Crispy Broccoli Salad

Broccoli lovers rejoice: this crispy salad serves up broccoli topped with a crispy, spicy coating. It's accompanied with mixed grains, mint and rocket

Cheese & Ham Pancake Roll-ups

Kids can help make these savoury pancakes, created as part of our Maisie Makes series. Top with creamy cheese sauce and bake in rolls

Spinach & Chickpea Curry

A low fat, low calorie Indian vegan one-pot that's full of delicious sunshine flavours and hot spice

Cod & Chorizo Stew

Fancy a fish supper ready in under half an hour? Mix up your midweek meal with our satisfyingly spicy chorizo and cod stew

Easy Lamb Hotpot

Family comfort food doesn't get much better than a hotpot. This lamb version is a great choice for busy weeknights, needing just 15 minutes prep

Chicken & Mushroom Risotto

Learn to make this creamy, comforting risotto with our easy, step-by-step recipe - great for using up leftover chicken

Venetian Duck Ragu

Cinnamon adds complexity to this slow-cooked pasta sauce, which goes perfectly with large tubular paccheri pasta, or ribbons of pappardelle

Melanzane Lasagne

This vegetarian lasagne is freezer-friendly, the ideal standby supper

Smoky shakshuka

Our four-ingredient version of the North African dish contains chorizo, roasted red peppers, tomatoes and eggs - eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

The best spaghetti Bolognese

Our best ever spaghetti Bolognese is super easy and a true Italian classic with a meaty, chilli sauce. This recipe comes courtesy of BBC Good Food user Andrew Balmer.

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