Weekly meal planner

Neil Perry's bruschetta.
Neil Perry's bruschetta.

This week's meal planner is full of fast and easy dinners - think lamb kofta, speedy sesame chicken noodle salad, and tuna 'meatballs' the kids will love.

Pancakes with berries and gooey dulce de leche caramel make an indulgent weekend breakfast.

Invite friends over for a fresh and light Italian dinner party, with Neil Perry's adaptable bruschetta, a classic spaghetti marinara and Jill Dupleix's lighter take on tiramisu.

On Sunday, Caroline Velik's one pot wonder gives you all the best things about roast chicken, but in half the time.

And catch up on your Christmas baking with Yotam Ottolenghi-inspired spiced brown sugar meringues. They make for a fluffy festive treat.

 

Baked eggplant with spinach, tahini and mint

MONDAY: Team glossy baked eggplant with spinach, tahini and mint

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Tuna meatballs.

TUESDAY: Fresh tuna makes tasty 'meatballs' for kids and grown-ups alike

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
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WEDNESDAY: Neil Perry's quick chicken noodle salad with sesame dressing

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (22)
Lamb kofta with pine nuts and sumac

THURSDAY: Lamb kofta with pine nuts and zesty sumac - leftovers for lunch

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Quick cherry ice cream.

THURSDAY: Whizz up this cherry sorbet and freeze overnight for a TGIF treat

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Chermoula prawns.

FRIDAY: Marinate Frank Camorra's chermoula prawns Thursday night

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Pancakes with dulce de leche.

SATURDAY: Pancakes with berries and gooey dulce de leche caramel

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
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SATURDAY: Neil Perry's adaptable bruschetta makes for a simple starter

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Spaghetti marinara.

SATURDAY: Choose the freshest seafood you can for this spaghetti marinara

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (33)
Strawberry tiramisu

SATURDAY: Make this strawberry tiramisu in the morning and leave to soak

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Brown sugar and spice meringues.

SUNDAY: Meringues with brown sugar and spice and all things nice

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Quick roast chicken with prosciutto and potato wedges. Caroline Velik Food in a Flash recipe for Epicure. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Recipe, food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik. All props stylist's own.

SUNDAY: Speedy one-pot roast chicken with potato wedges and prosciutto

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)