After a long day at work, the last thing you want is a gruelling session in the kitchen, slaving over a hot stove to cook a delicious evening meal for your family.

Here are our favourite wholesome family meals that are quick and easy to make (with some help from the experts):

Chicken and leek pasta bake (Jamie Oliver)

Pasta, chicken, leeks, peas and cheese… not exactly the most extravagant of ingredients, but mix them together and add Jamie Oliver’s special touches and you’ve got yourself a real winner that the whole family will enjoy. This delicious dish takes just 25 minutes to bake in the oven, and can be prepared in just 10 minutes, making it ideal to make when you get in from work. Why not make some extra and bring it to work for your lunch the next day? Chick here for the full recipe.


Ground beef tacos

Spice up your evenings with a little Mexicana, and you will have a very happy family. Bursting with flavour, these ground beef tacos can be cooked in less than 25 minutes, and offer a healthy option that that can be concocted with a small number of ingredients. This beef mix also goes great with rice, potatoes or pasta, so why not make some extra and pair it with one of these for your lunch the next day? Chick here for the full recipe.


Italian sausage and tortellini skillet

Sound fancy? Don’t worry, this Italian gem couldn’t be easier to make. With just a handful of ingredients, this simple meal can made in around 15 minutes and can be cooked from scratch using just the one pot. With only one dish to clean, you’ll not only have an easy meal to make, but a tidy kitchen in no time! Chick here for the full recipe.


Crispy chicken thighs with peppers and salsa

With chicken thighs, peppers, basil and lemon juice making up the key ingredients of this dish, it is both easy to make and low in cost. This wholesome dish is easy to prepare, and is oven cooked, so you can keep your kids amused while they wait for their tea. Chick here for the full recipe.


Sun dried tomato chicken Florentine pasta

It’s difficult to go wrong with a creamy pasta dish that contains chicken and sun dried tomatoes, and this beautiful Italian creation can be made in just over ten minutes, so those hungry tummies won’t have to wait too long. With minimal ingredients and easy preparation, you’ll be guaranteed a tasty evening meal. Chick here for the full recipe.


Once you’ve settled on your recipe of choice, it’s time to sprawl out on the sofa and watch one of the exciting new Autumn box sets available. You can see our top recommendations here.