Mid Week Meals

Pizza Bagels

Recipe by Snapguide.

Recommended by JN, Poole Mumbler.

Chicken & Pesto Tart

Recipe by Jus-Rol

Leave out the chicken for a veggie meal.

Recommended by JN, Poole Mumbler.


Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff

Recipe by Gousto.

Recommended by SC, Poole Mumbler.


Easy Fish Pie

A lovely warming recipe by BBC Good Food. You can find it here.

hearty family meals

Easy turkey burgers

‘500g turkey mince, 2-3 tbsp mayonnaise, 6 tbspn paxo stuffing mix. Stir together, use hands to form 4-5 burgers depending on how big you want them, I then pan fry each side and throw them in the oven for 10 mins at 180. Kids love them!’

Recommended by SF Poole Mumbler Chat Group

Eggy veggie noodles

This is a super quick and tasty idea. Recipe by notjustfishfingers.

Noodles egg vegetables

Fresh, nutty and cheesy pesto

Recipe by Notjustfishfingers

Serve with pasta, on top of homemade pizzas, as a sandwich filler, with chicken… the options are endless!

Green Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Whatmummymakes

Ingredients (Serves 3 large portions) ⠀⠀⠀
• 250g of macaroni pasta (any pasta shape will work) ⠀⠀⠀
• 7 blocks of frozen spinach. You can use fresh but you’ll need to finely chop the leaves and add to the sauce in the pan, rather than in the microwave) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• 500ml of whole milk (or plant-based alternative) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• 100g of cheddar cheese (2 tbsp of nutritional yeast can be replaced here) ⠀⠀
• A good grinding of black pepper ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• 1 tablespoon of coconut oil ⠀
• 2 tablespoons of cornflour (plain flour can also be used but I find corn flour gives a smoother consistency) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Method; ⠀⠀⠀
1) Get your pasta on to boil. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2) To a microwaveable jug, add the spinach and milk. Cook for 3 minutes so the spinach is nearly defrosted and the milk slightly warmed. Meanwhile, grate your cheese. ⠀⠀⠀
3) In a hot pan, add the coconut oil and the cornflour. Stir and cook for a minute and then add the spinach milk. ⠀⠀⠀
4) Stir till starting to thicken, add the black pepper, cheese and keep stirring till you have a nice thick sauce. ⠀
5) Add the cooked pasta to the sauce, stir and serve with an extra grating of cheese on top. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Honey and soy chicken noodles

Noodles with pepper, baby corn and chicken with honey/soy.

Recommended by JN, Poole Mumbler.

Jackets stuffed with corn, cheese and bacon

Jacket potatoes, scoop out the middle, mix with cheese and sweet corn / bacon and put back into skin and grill til top goes a bit crispy.

Recommended by JN, Poole Mumbler.

Marmite pasta

Recipe by Nigella.

Recommended by JN, Poole Mumbler.

Sausage and bean casserole

Recipe by Sainsbury’s

Recommended by SC, Poole Mumbler

Sausage, tomato and rocket gnocchi bake

Recipe by Sainsbury’s

Recommended by SC, Poole Mumbler

Simple king prawn, garlic & chilli linguine

Recipe by Gousto.

Recommended by SC, Poole Mumbler.


Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Recipe by Sainsbury’s

Recommended by SC, Poole Mumbler.



Speedy peanut chicken with boodles

Recipe by Sainsbury’s 

Recommended  by SC, Poole Mumbler


Vegetarian Chilli

Check out this lovely and warming recipe by Healthy Little Foodies.


easy family vegetarian meals

*Mumbler Tip: The avocado seed keeps the guacamole from going brown.