This post may contain affiliate links.

Something a bit different for this Family Meal Plan. Five meals, all ready in 10 minutes. Save the recipes for those days when there really is no time or energy!

Meal Plan 10

This is the 10th set of meal videos I will be sharing on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, and this is A SPECIAL ONE! All of the recipes are ready in just 10 minutes, start to finish.

Are these going to be the best meals you’ve ever tasted in your life? Perhaps not. BUT they will be there for you on those nights when you really do only have 10 minutes to think about dinner. I hadn’t REALLY planned these all to be eaten in one week. More to pull out when you need something SUPER fast, but of course, it’s up to you!

I hope you can try these out and come back to them on those days when you really have no time to cook and need an extra helping hand ❤️

Watch out for the videos of each recipe coming each night this week, so you can cook along.

For reference, I shopped for this Meal Plan in June 2022 at Aldi and it cost £31.79.

Why use a weekly food planner?

⭐️ Knowing exactly what food to buy for avoids food waste, saving you money.

⭐️ Having a plan for dinner avoids the mental load of “what’s for dinner?” question every night.

The printable shopping list can be found here.

You can find more of my Weekly Meal Plans here:

Meal Plan 9 – £32 from Aldi

Meal Plan 8 – £30 from Aldi

Meal Plan 7 – £30 from Aldi

Some tips for using a family meal planner:

➡️ Check for any items on the shopping list that you already have in your cupboard.

➡️ Maybe think about doubling up and freezing a recipe or two where the recipes are suitable, so save cooking another day or for the weekend.

➡️ Remove ingredients for any meals that you don’t want to cook.

➡️ The shopping list includes the cheapest version of each ingredient. Obviously if you want to buy lower fat mince or free range etc, that’s personal choice.

➡️ All of the recipes are to serve 4, so if you’re cooking for 2, simply halve the ingredients.

Weekly Meal Ideas: The Recipes

Dinner 1

⭐️ £1.25 per portion

A pan full of fresh tortellini lasagne - a simple 10 minute meal.
5 from 32 votes

Spinach and Ricotta Baked Tortellini Lasagne {10 Minute Meal}

Some days just call for a quick, delicious, budget-friendly, cheat's recipe, and that's just what this 10 minute Baked Tortellini pasta dish is.
View Recipe

Dinner 2

⭐️ £1.60 per portion

⭐️ I’ve listed x2 packs of falafels, but depending on your family appetite one pack may be fine.

A bowl filled with falafel, tomatoes, cucumber, rice, feta and hummus.
5 from 7 votes

Easy Hummus Bowl {10 Minute Meal}

This super simple 10 minute light meal includes Middle Eastern flavour and Mediterranean freshness. Throw all the ingredients in together for a delicious bowl of goodness.
View Recipe

Dinner 3

⭐️ £1.78 per portion

⭐️ You could save money here by cooking your own chicken, but obviously we were focussed on saving time.

Oven tray with quick Chicken Tacos ready to eat.
5 from 12 votes

Quick Chicken Tacos

This is probably the speediest recipe for Chicken Tacos around. Rustle it up on busy evenings in less than 10 minutes.
View Recipe

Dinner 4

⭐️ £1.52 per portion

⭐️ Not the healthiest meal ever, but it does include two portions of vegetables per serving!

A tray filled with veggie loaded nachos, topped with salsa and guacamole.
5 from 1 vote

Veggie Loaded Nachos {10 Minute Meal}

This easy, simple, budget-friendly vegetarian meal can be thrown together for a quick midweek dinner.
View Recipe

Dinner 5

⭐️ £1.97 per portion

⭐️ You can leave out the pork if you’d prefer this to be vegetarian, or replace it with cooked chicken.

Homemade instant noodles with vegetables in a tub.
5 from 15 votes

Homemade Instant Noodles {10 Minute Meal}

You won’t believe how quick and easy these Homemade Instant Noodles are. A full, delicious, healthy meal that’s ready in 10.
View Recipe

Quick reminder, the printable shopping list can be found here.

If you’ve found this useful, let’s be friends on Instagram @tamingtwins

new cookbook!

Featuring 100 delicious recipes that can be cooked in one pot, you can open any page in this book and find something that will give you not only a meal that the whole family will eat and enjoy, but also one that makes your life a little simpler in the process.

More Recipes

Sarah Rossi founder of and author of 'What's for Dinner?' books.


Hi, I'm Sarah. I help busy people decide 'What's for Dinner?' Find hundreds of recipes here, and also in my bestselling recipe book. Hope my recipes make your life easier ❤️

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.