Saturday lunch recipes - family fish pie crispy mash top

Saturday lunch is an opportunity to slow down and enjoy beautiful food – without all the extras that go with a Sunday roast.

We’re talking simple pastas with impact, sharing dishes, all-in-one traybakes, and mix-and-match recipes… Cook up something special this weekend, with these relaxed dishes designed to make it easy for you – tuck in!

This rich, tomatoey, sausage pasta is an absolute doddle and feels like a proper, hearty meal. Serve it on a large platter in the middle of the table, and let everyone help themselves. Delicious with a simple crisp green salad.

This one-pan wonder delivers all you need for a fast and fantastic feast. It’s a celebration of British early-summer flavours, and it’s a great recipe to have up your sleeve on a busy weekend.

Juicy chicken cooked in wine with pops of sweetness from the roasted grapes – incredible! The amazing sticky bits in your pan are particularly tasty mopped up with crusty bread.

Jools’ fish pie is a thing of beauty. With fancy piped topping, you can dress this dish up or down to suit the occasion. It’s one of those failsafe recipes that guarantees clean plates and happy faces.

This wonderful aubergine lasagne keeps it simple with a few intensely delicious flavours – it has the same vibe as a Greek moussaka, but uses pasta rather than potatoes.

Baleadas are one of Honduras’s most popular street food dishes and they make brilliant party food. Just top the tortillas with whatever you like – refried beans, fried eggs, chorizo, cheese, avocado… The possibilities are endless.

Jamie says: “I’ve embraced the flavours of East London’s Brick Lane to create one of the best veggie burgers ever. My inspiration came from an onion bhaji, but I’ve taken it to another level with extra grated veg, paneer and chilli. You’re going to love it.”

For more weekend ideas, check out our collection of Friday Night Feast recipes.