Weekly meal planner

Chicken pot pie.
Pot-pies offer a pastry hit with a minimum of fuss.

From a comforting apple crumble to a crowd-pleasing lasagne, this menu plan has some great dishes to share with family and friends over the weekend. But we have to get there first!

Start the week with a quick and tasty Neil Perry pasta dish. He writes: "You don't have to be vegetarian to fall in love with this rich, luscious pasta."

Caroline Velik's chicken pot pie ticks a lot of boxes. It's fuss-free and tasty, plus you get a hit of pastry without having to blind bake a base. On Wednesday night there's a soup and Friday a herb crusted fish that's a lot easier to make than it sounds.

Recipes

Pasta with mushrooms

MONDAY: A mushroomy meat-free pasta even non-vegos will love

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (24)
Chicken pot pies.

TUESDAY: Chicken pot pie offers all the comfort of a pie without the fuss

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Leek and potato soup.

WEDNESDAY: Leek and potato soup, that's lunch sorted tomorrow too

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (31)
Neil Perry's roast snapper with a herb crust.

FRIDAY: This herb crusted snapper is easier than it sounds to make

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Banana pancakes.

SATURDAY:Banana's are in season, so why not add them to pancakes?

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
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SATURDAY: Sprucing up the steak sandwich lunch

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Paella with chicken

SATURDAY: Paella with chicken is one-pot dish with wow-factor

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (15)
Chorizo and eggs, baked.

SATURDAY: Chorizo and tomato add a flavour hit to baked eggs

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (36)