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10 easy midweek meal recipes

Hungry kids? Need something easy to cook in the week? Here are 10 of the most popular recipes our families love to cook when busy. They’re speedy, super tasty, and easy to make.

From delicious one-pots, to quick pasta recipes and fakeaways, Annabel is on hand to feed the family in a flash.


10. Cherry Tomato & Spinach Gnocchi Bake

Tossed in a creamy sauce, topped with melted mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes, this one-pot gnocchi bake is comfort food at it’s best.


9. Mummy’s Pot Noodles

Stuck for after-school meals? This recipe is quick, filling and nutritious, plus it can be packed full of their favourite veggies.


8. Teriyaki Chicken Balls 

These are so incredibly tasty and so easy to make. Serve with a side of veggies or on top of fluffy white rice.


7. Tuna Orzo Pasta

Turn storecupboard staples into this vibrant, nutritious orzo pasta salad in next to no time.


6. Chinese Chicken Noodles

Kids love noodles, so why not transport their taste buds to the Orient with this Chinese-inspired dish. Little ones will love the mild curry and coconut sauce.


5. Chicken Karmel 

Chinese chicken recipe annabel karmel

This sweet and sour Chinese chicken recipe is a certified family favourite. Make this even more fun by serving with child-friendly chopsticks!


4. Krispie Fish Fingers  

The super crispy coating on this recipe will have the whole family asking for seconds. Homemade fish fingers have never tasted so good!


3. Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

This iron-rich recipe is one of Annabel’s midweek mealtime saviours. It’s a great way to pack in flavour and goodness all year round.


2. Tasty Lentil Bolognese

If you’re looking for more meat-free dinner options, Annabel’s lentil Bolognese is a true winner. Rich in flavour and packed with veggies, this was one of our most shared recipes of 2020!

1. Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets

Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe Image by Annabel Karmel

See if little ones can guess the secret snap, crackle and pop ingredient in these healthy chicken nuggets. Say bye bye to batter once the family have tried this yummy recipe.

No time to cook? Discover Annabel’s ready-to-go recipes!

AK Chilled Meals Products

Annabel’s chilled meals are the perfect fuel for tots and kids. Made with just the right ingredients, including up to 2 their 5 a day, they are the ideal fridge filler for busy days.

And most importantly, every recipe in the range is ready in under 3 minutes. It’s no wonder this range wins parenting awards time and time again.

Discover the range for children aged 1+ in the chilled aisle and online at Sainsbury’sTesco, Ocado Waitrose.


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