5 Easy Weeknight Dinners To Add To Your Rotation

It's the start of a new week which means it's time to figure out what to cook.

All the midweek dinner inspiration you could possibly need.

Our food cravings have inspired this list, based on recipes we've been posting on the site lately. The dishes below are ones we know we'll cook again and again, so try them out with us and let us know what you think.

beef, chilli and basil stir fry

When you’ve had a tiring day and want something quick and easy for dinner, a stir fry often feels like the inevitable choice. Who among us, in pre-lockdown times, hadn’t stood in a supermarket at 7 pm, wearily buying a bag of ready-chopped vegetables and a packet of noodles because we simply didn’t have the energy to make anything else? As a result, you may have cooked some distinctly lacklustre stir-fries in your time. But done right, stir-fried dishes can be the exact opposite: vibrant bowls of good stuff bursting with flavour and texture. Do stir-frys justice by making this easy to prepare beef, chilli and basil dish. Get the recipe, here. 

ginger beer soaked chicken

Cooking chicken over a can of ginger beer may be an unconventional method but once you taste it, you'll wonder why you didn't try it sooner. The ginger beer gives the sauce a delicious Oriental style flavour and ensures the chicken stays moist. It’s best served with simple boiled rice and steamed green vegetables. Get the recipe, here. 

Pumpkin And Crispy Pancetta Risotto

Autumn is no longer represented by falling leaves or crisp air, but instead, pumpkin flavoured everything. Sure, you can carve a pumpkin, or sip on a pumpkin spiced latte — but our favourite way to enjoy this season’s best fruit (yes, pumpkin is a fruit) is to cook it up into a delicious risotto. Get the recipe, here. 

Slow cooker vegan bean chilli

By now, you've gotten the memo that slow cookers are magical kitchen appliances that basically do your cooking for you while you live your life. Since slow cookers are best known for braising meat and making meaty stews, though, vegan recipes can be a little harder to come by. Cue this slow cooker vegan bean chilli. Simply gather your ingredients, pop them into the slow cooker and allow it to cook for four hours - simple! Get the recipe, here. 

Roasted Sweet Potato Galette

Galettes are the perfect meal for those evenings when you just need an extra piece of comfort. Whether served as a side dish, main meal or snack, they have a decadent buttery crust and an infinite number of topping possibilities. Now that we're well into Autumn, we suggest making the most of the season and going for roasted sweet potato, tomato and goat's cheese filling - the perfect mix of sweet, salty and savoury. Get the recipe, here. 

Main image by Aldi

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