If you’re passionate about feeding your creativity and appetite for delicious food, we’ve got quick and easy recipes to make cooking dinner tonight an absolute breeze. We've teamed up with our friends at NEFF to bring you jaw-dropping post-work meal ideas that'll make you want to spend time getting imaginitive in the kitchen. Whatever you love to eat, we've got it covered.
Take a peek at our 'pop-in-the-oven' dishes in the recipe gallery above and save even more time with our seven tips for easy after work meals below.
7 Tips for Easy After Work Meals
1. Prep Meals in Foil and Freeze
Just like keeping a well-stocked store cupboard is important for getting meals on the table quickly, a full freezer is also as useful. Frozen veggies like peas, sweetcorn, spinach and broccoli are perfect for bulking out dinners and take no time at all to cook.
Frozen veggies are also packed very quickly after being harvested which ensures they’re loaded with vitamins and nutrients. We love this recipe for Prawn Fajita Foil Packs - all you need to do is pop them onto a baking tray and oven bake until juicy and succulent.
2. Have a 'Brinner'
We like to think that breakfast for dinner (a 'brinner') is a legitimate way to ensure you’re not spending hours in the kitchen. Sometimes a flavour-packed omelette, frittata or breakfast burrito is all you need to keep your belly full in the evening. This one-pan Oven-Baked Cheese and Bacon Omelette for Two is made in a frying pan, which means you're able to spend less time washing up and more time relaxing after work.
3. Create More with a NEFF Slide&Hide® Oven
With the NEFF Slide&Hide® oven, you can rustle up fast and healthy weeknight bites that are both innovative and simple. The amazing disappearing oven door slides away into the oven base, giving you more kitchen space to get creative with your cooking. Let your inner Cookaholic shine with recipes like Easy Roast Chicken in a Frying Pan and 30-Minute Roasted Pork with Couscous and Grapes.
4. Keep Your Store Cupboard Stocked
It’s no secret that a well-stocked cupboard is the key to putting meals on the table fast. We’re not going to tell you exactly what you should put in there but generally we rely on tinned tomatoes, rice, pasta, spices, and condiments like mustard, soy sauce and stock cubes. These can form the basis of any speedy meal or instantly add flavour to your dish.
5. Cook Multiple Dishes at Once
NEFF CircoTherm® technologys ensures you can have two or more dishes cooking in the oven at once, without any of the flavours mixing. This means you can save time by baking a healthy Spanish Baked Salmon dinner and put an apple crumble in for pud too. What's not to love about that?
6. Get Your Butcher and Fishmonger to Do More
From filleting fish to deboning joints of meat, make sure you’re making the most of the knowledge your fishmonger and butcher have. Tell them what you’re cooking, how much you want to spend and how they can help cut cooking time by helping you with trimming, trussing and deboning.
7. Leave Your Oven to Clean Itself
Let your NEFF Slide&Hide® oven do all the hard work when it comes to cleaning. The pyrolytic self-cleaning function reaches an extremely high temperature, burning away any cheeky spills. You'll be left with very fine ash you can quickly wipe away with a damp cloth - a very welcome time saver and no harsh chemicals in sight either.
Find out more about the NEFF Slide&Hide® oven with pyrolytic self-cleaning.