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We’re keeping this latest Meal Plan varied as always. with a combo of meats and veggie dishes, slow cooker simplicity, quick pastas and a trusty pie. Hope you love it.

Collage of meals in meal plan 22

You know the drill with my regular meal plans by now, but this time I’m excited to say I’m unveiling not one but THREE brand new recipes for you to give a go.

They’ll each give you plenty of variation to mix up during your week, from a slow cooker saviour to a hearty pie and a super-speedy fakeaway. Check them out below!

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 April 2023 at Aldi and it cost £32.15.

Why use a meal plan?

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

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

The printable shopping list can be found here.

You can find more Meal Plans here:

Meal Plan 21Family favourites
Meal Plan 20Old classics and new creations
Meal Plan 19Midweek mix

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.

The recipes:

Dinner 1

⭐️ BRAND NEW: A delicious slow cooker recipe.

⭐️ If you’re using the shopping list, we’ve substituted Mozzarella here for Cheddar to avoid buying an extra bag of cheese.

⭐️ We haven’t included an additional side dish here as this recipe has protein, carbs and vegetables, obviously feel free to add rice or potato wedges if you prefer.

Fried chicken tacos with tomato sauce and pulled chicken, melted cheese and an avocado dip on the side.
5 from 45 votes

Pulled Chicken Tacos {Slow Cooker Recipe}

Mexican-style street food are flavours that really lend themselves to a slow cooker, and BONUS, it’s an ultra convenient way to serve up dinner. My Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are easy and delicious.
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Dinner 2

⭐️ BRAND NEW: An old classic reinvented to something fresh!

⭐️ Easy one pan meal.

A close up of a big dish of beef orzo with bolognese.
5 from 45 votes

Orzo Bolognese {One Pot}

With its rich, classic ragu, this Orzo Bolognese is a reinvention of the classic family favourite. It’s just as simple to make, is full of simple ingredients, but it gives a fresh take on a perfect one-pot midweek meal.
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Dinner 3

⭐️ BRAND NEW: A perfect make-ahead or batch cook meal.

⭐️ Comforting, healthy and hearty veggie dinner.

⭐️ Add a veg side if you like but it’s great on its own (there are leftover carrots on the printed shopping list that you could use.)

A close up of Vegetarian Cottage Pie cooked dish being served up for dinner.
5 from 25 votes

Vegetarian Cottage Pie

This easy Vegetarian Cottage Pie recipe is filled with goodness, is wonderfully hearty and totally delicious. Comfort food that’s so good and full of flavour and texture, even meat eaters will love this dish.
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Dinner 4

⭐️ A hands-off meal that the slow cooker takes care of.

⭐️ Fantastic value for money, something a little different and always a big hit!

⭐️ Serving suggestion: Homemade Chips or wedges (use from the bag of potatoes already added to the printable shopping list. )

A slow cooker pan filled with cooked Campfire Stew and topped with spring onions.
5 from 60 votes

Easy Campfire Stew {Slow Cooker Recipe}

This Campfire Stew recipe is a really easy way to cook gammon in the slow cooker. Packed with veggies and beans, it's makes a tasty midweek meal.
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Dinner 5

⭐️ A veggie, quick, one-pan pasta – always satisfying and ready in 20!

⭐️ CHEESE: In accordance to the recipe, Gruyere has been added to the shopping list, but it’s not totally crucial you use this cheese if you don’t want to. Share the cheddar between this and the tacos (Dinner 1), or the mozzarella that’s stipulated in the tacos recipe, so you only have to buy one bag. (Sometimes supermarkets sell a combo of mozzarella and cheddar, so this would be good here).

One pan simple macaroni cheese for a quick dinner for the whole family.
5 from 48 votes

Easy Macaroni Cheese {One Pan}

THIS is the EASIEST Macaroni Cheese recipe EVER! So easy, quick and straightforward to cook, with maximum flavour and satisfaction in about 20 minutes.
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Quick reminder, the printable shopping list can be found here.

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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.

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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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  1. Made the Orzo Bolognaise at the weekend and went down a treat! Nice and easy and made loads, so have frozen some for another day!