50 terrific tray bakes

Tray bakes were invented by people who want their dinner to cook while they are in the bath reading a book, catching up on the news, or reading a story to the kids. It sounds simple – you just chuck everything onto a baking tray and throw it in the oven. But the science is in choosing the right things to toss together, and prepping them so they cook in the same amount of time. Some simple ideas: root vegetables, sausages and feta; meatballs with pumpkin and red onion; chicken with lemon and olives; whole snapper with red and yellow capsicums and chilli.

Tray bakes will save your life.