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This midweek meal plan includes some of the recipes that you’ve told me time and time again that your family love.

Here are 5 simple recipes that will take the strain of thinking about what to have for dinner every evening. ❤️

A collage showing meal plan recipes from Meal Plan 17.

There are some meals that you can serve up and just know everyone will love. That’s what these are for me, and I hope they are for you too! So many of you have told me that your family love these and now they are all in one place, with a printable shopping list.

I’ll be sharing this meal plan on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, so watch out for the videos so you can cook along.

For reference, I shopped for this Meal Plan in February 2023 at Aldi and it cost £34.84.

Why use a meal plan?

⭐️ Knowing exactly what food to buy avoids food waste and saves 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 Meal Plans here:

Meal Plan 16 30-minute meals
Meal Plan 15More 30-minute feasts
Meal Plan 14Sanity savers

Some tips:

➡️ 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.

The recipes:

Dinner 1

⭐️ A ‘hands off’ oven-baked veggie meal.

Vegetarian Enchiladas in a dish ready to be served.
5 from 13 votes

Best Ever Vegetarian Enchiladas {with Butternut Squash}

These easy Vegetarian Enchiladas with are packed with roasted vegetables and beans. Simple to make and totally delicious. You definitely won't miss the meat.
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Dinner 2

⭐️ An easy one-pan 30 minute meal.

Big pan full of Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake with cheese and spring onion on top.
4.66 from 44 votes

Chicken Fajita Pasta {One Pan Recipe}

This is a simple and delicious Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake recipe, loaded with all of your favourite fajita flavours in a pasta bake. With tasty chicken, delicious peppers and creamy cheesy pasta, it's a delicious family-friendly midweek meal. 
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Dinner 3

⭐️ Another 30 minute quick win.

Big pan full of easy lamb keema curry, freshly made.
4.54 from 100 votes

Easy Lamb Keema Curry

A delicious, quick and easy, family-friendly Lamb Keema Curry recipe. Perfect for a midweek dinner or weekend fakeaway. Here's how to make one of the tastiest and easiest curry recipes.
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Dinner 4

⭐️ All-in-one tray bake that cooks together at once.

⭐️ Great way of using up any vegetables hanging around in the fridge.

Tray filled with cooked sausages and vegetables for the recipe Sticky Sausage Tray Bake.
4.94 from 144 votes

Sticky Sausage Tray Bake {Easy & Delicious}

This simple Sticky Sausage Tray Bake is comfort food packaged in one healthy meal that is super easy and so delicious. A winner for the whole family!
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Dinner 5

⭐️ Zero faff and great for batch cooking

⭐️ If you’re using the printable shopping list here, Aldi don’t sell fish pie mix or fresh chives, so we’ve included smoked basa, salmon and fresh parsley instead. The prawns pack is also slightly smaller than the recipe, but that’s fine.

Weekly meal plan recipe for fish pie.
4.94 from 62 votes

Easy Fish Pie

This Easy Fish Pie recipe with delicious cheesy mash topping is the ultimate comfort food. It has a really simple sauce, involves no pre-cooking the fish, just assemble for a delicious, hearty favourite.
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Quick reminder, the printable shopping list can be found HERE.

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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 ❤️

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