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Beef goulash

Make this hearty beef goulash to feed the family on chilly nights. Stir in the soured cream and parsley for an indulgent, crowd-pleasing supper

Author: Member recipe by sweetunique

Chicken Tagine With Olives and Preserved Lemons

This rich and fragrant chicken stew is laden with complex flavors and spices reminiscent of the sort you might encounter in a mountainside cafe in Morocco. Save yourself the cost of a plane ticket, however,...

Author: Florence Fabricant

Beef stroganoff

Make a classic beef stroganoff with steak and mushrooms for a tasty midweek meal. Garnish with parsley and serve with pappardelle pasta or rice.

Author: Elena Silcock

Chicken Cacciatore

This classic Italian dish must have hundreds of versions, all resulting in a rustic braise of chicken, aromatic vegetables and tomatoes. My version includes lots of mushrooms, both dried and fresh. You...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Ultimate spaghetti carbonara recipe

Discover how to make superb spaghetti carbonara. This cheesy pasta dish is an Italian favourite and with the right technique, you can make it perfect every time

Author: Angela Nilsen

Rich braised beef with melting onions

Spoil your family with meltingly tender braised beef, that won't break the bank

Author: Sara Buenfeld

Ina Garten's Make Ahead Coquilles St. Jacques

Here is an easy version of coquilles St.-Jacques, the classic French preparation of scallops in a creamy sauce, under a crust of bread crumbs and cheese. It comes from Ina Garten, the celebrated cookbook...

Author: Sam Sifton

Scallops with mushrooms & white wine (Coquilles St Jacques Parisienne)

Anne Willan's timeless seafood classic makes for an impressive and elegant main course

Author: Anne Willan

Easy paella

Whip up this easy version of the traditional Spanish seafood dish straight from the storecupboard. Add extras such as chorizo and peas if you like

Author: Jane Hornby

Simple seafood chowder

A chunky, creamy soup with salmon and smoked haddock, mixed shellfish and potatoes - a hearty meal

Author: Good Food team

Crispy chilli beef

Ditch the takeaway and whip up this Chinese flash-fried steak with a sweet gingery sauce and red peppers

Author: Cassie Best

Easy chicken curry

This easy staple chicken curry is a fantastic recipe for family dinners. It's made with just a handful of ingredients and is enriched with creamy yogurt

Author: Esther Clark

Cottage pie

This great-value family favourite freezes beautifully and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

Author: Good Food team

Moussaka

Make our easy moussaka for an instant crowd pleaser. This classic Greek dish of layered thinly sliced potato, aubergine and lamb is topped with a creamy béchamel sauce.

Author: Esther Clark

Pork belly slices

Nothing tastes better than tender pork belly with sticky barbecue sauce. Grill it for a perfect finish, then pile into buns and serve with coleslaw and fries

Author: Elena Silcock

No fuss shepherd's pie

We've got some lovely twists on shepherd's pie on the site, but we were missing a definitive version of this classic family recipe - here it is!

Author: Good Food team

Succulent braised venison

Venison benefits from long, slow cooking, and this Scottish dish develops a beautifully earthy sweetness - try it as an alternative to turkey, or for Hogmanay

Author: Nick Nairn

Beef & vegetable casserole

A traditional braised beef stew with thick, rich gravy - an ideal recipe for cheap cuts, as slow-cooking guarantees a tender dish

Author: Sarah Cook

The best salmon fish cakes

A fail-safe recipe for a speedy fish supper - flaked salmon flavoured with parsley, dill and some secret ingredients

Author: Good Food team

Easy Roast Duck

Duck is so difficult to roast badly that all experienced cooks seem to claim their procedure is the best. Having tried many methods, I can say that the results are all about the same. So I chose the one...

Author: Mark Bittman

Ultimate toad in the hole

An indulgent favourite comes bursting to life in this luxurious recipe - everyone loves a good toad in the hole

Author: Angela Nilsen

Thai red curry

Forget ordering takeaway and make your own Thai red curry at home. This classic dish takes just 15 minutes to prep and it's bursting with flavour.

Author: Elena Silcock

Grilled lobster tails with lemon & herb butter

Treat guests to grilled lobster tails served with a lemon, garlic and parsley butter. They take a little effort, but make an impressive dinner party dish

Author: Barney Desmazery

Pulled pork

The easiest pulled pork recipe you'll ever make. No tricky measurements involved, minimal ingredients and a mouth-watering smoky barbecue result

Author: Emma Freud

Roasted Chicken Thighs With Lemon, Thyme and Rosemary

The ease and deliciousness of this recipe, from the chef Nancy Silverton's cookbook "Mozza at Home," deserves to be emphasized. Though you need several hours of refrigeration to allow the chicken skin...

Author: Florence Fabricant

Roasted Chicken With Figs and Rosemary

This is truly one of the easiest company-worthy chicken dishes out there. Marinated with citrus zest and rosemary then quickly roasted at high heat, the chicken turns golden, juicy and richly flavored,...

Author: Melissa Clark

Rao's Meatballs With Marinara Sauce

This is one of the signature dishes at Rao's, the East Harlem red-sauce joint that is best-known for a loyal, boldface-name clientele that makes it difficult to get a table. The restaurant now has satellites...

Author: Adam Nagourney

Roasted Chicken Provençal

This is a recipe I picked up from Steven Stolman, a clothing and interior designer whose "Confessions of a Serial Entertainer" is a useful guide to the business and culture of dinner parties and general...

Author: Sam Sifton

Nut roast

Bake a satisfying vegetarian loaf with lentils, chestnut mushrooms and cheese to go with all the classic roast dinner trimmings.

Author: Good Food team

Easy roast beef

This easy roast beef recipe with carrots and a simple gravy is ideal for a stunning Sunday dinner for the family. It takes just 15 minutes to prepare

Author: James Martin

Sausage & bean casserole

A comforting and hearty one-pot sausage stew with chorizo, smoked paprika and plenty of vegetables

Author: Caroline Hire - Food writer

Lancashire hotpot

This famous lamb stew topped with sliced potatoes should be on the menu at every British pub

Author: James Martin

Coq au vin

We've made this classic French chicken casserole a little lighter than the traditional version, but it still has a rich, deep flavour

Author: Angela Nilsen

Family meals: Easy fish pie recipe

A simple fish pie recipe that's quick and easy to prepare. Portion into ramekins and freeze for quick toddler meals or cook in a big dish for the perfect family supper

Author: Caroline Hire - Food writer

Mushroom stroganoff

A few clever substitutions can make this traditional creamy casserole low in fat and calories

Author: Lucy Netherton

Cod Provençal

Gordon cooks a one-pan dish for two that has all the flavours of the sun-drenched south of France

Author: Gordon Ramsay

Pot roasted beef brisket

Cook this one-pot brisket in beer for a richer flavour and your parsnips and mushrooms will absorb the liquor, too. Serve with mash to soak up the gravy

Author: Good Food team

Easy teriyaki chicken

Try this easy, sticky Asian-style teriyaki chicken for a speedy weeknight supper - it takes just 20 minutes to make! Serve it with sticky rice and steamed greens

Author: Esther Clark

Ossobucco

This classic veal recipe provides the staple for a magnificent Italian Sunday lunch

Author: Ruth Watson

Roasted duck breast with plum sauce

This easy yet impressive recipe makes a stylish main course for a special occasion

Author: James Martin

Cornbread Tamale Pie

This recipe came to The Times in a 2006 magazine article about the 75th anniversary edition of The Joy of Cooking, the soup-to-nuts cookbook found on practically every home cook's shelf since its first...

Author: Jennifer Steinhauer

Slow cooker Moroccan lamb stew

Warm up with our easy slow cooker lamb stew, with aromatic spices and bags of flavour. This simple, crowd-pleasing dish takes just 10 minutes to prep

Author: Cassie Best

Chicken parmigiana

This classic chicken Parmesan recipe gets the Good Food makeover, resulting in a hearty yet healthy dish great for sharing with your mates

Author: Good Food team

Slow cooker beef pot roast

Get this beef brisket in the slow cooker first thing in the morning, so that come evening-time your Sunday dinner is an absolute breeze. Perfect for busy family weekends

Author: Miriam Nice

Doner kebab

Make your own version of this takeaway favourite, complete with chilli and garlic sauces. Serve your homemade doner kebab with pitta bread and shredded cabbage

Author: Barney Desmazery

Chicken kievs

This family favourite is making a comeback, so keep a few portions in your freezer for a quick midweek meal

Author: Good Food team

Beef bourguignon

The secret to this super-rich beef casserole is to use all wine and no stock. Our ultimate beef bourguignon recipe is an instant comforting classic, full of satisfying flavours.

Author: Barney Desmazery

Chicken madras

Ditch the takeaway menu and cook our healthy chicken madras curry instead. This simple family dinner is full of fragrant spices and tender pieces of chicken

Author: Elena Silcock

Salmon With Lemon Herb Marinade

Here's one of the easiest ways to entertain: broil or grill a large salmon fillet, then adorn it with lemon wedges and rosemary sprigs. This recipe marinates the rich salmon in lemon juice, soy sauce and...

Author: Moira Hodgson