7 super quick mid-week meals from Donna Hay

Whether you're planning a weekly menu or looking for a quick mid-week meal, take some guidance from Donna Hay.

When you're pressed for time, cooking can be the last thing you feel like doing. But these quick and easy meal ideas are the perfect dinner problem solvers.

We've pulled together some of our favourite Donna Hay dishes that you can whip up in less than 40 minutes.

So say goodbye to the same old staple meals and introduce some of these tasty and fresh dinners that will make your week run just that little bit smoother.

 

One pot Chinese chicken

Apart from being a super quick dinner solution, this one pot wonder requires minimal washing up.

Time: On the table in less than 30 minutes.

 

Pasta carbonara

This recipe is as easy as cooking pasta and then letting the sauce thicken for just two minutes - simple!

Time: On the table in less than 20 minutes.

 

Bacon and lentil soup

This recipe will make you fall in love with lentils again and it freezes really well, so stock up your freezer.

Time: On the table in less than 30 minutes.

 

Chorizo spinach and ricotta frittata

This is the perfect recipe to wind down the week and any letovers can be had for breakfast or lunch. 

Time: On the table in less than 20 minutes.

 

Buttermilk fried chicken

This recipe is all about crunchy, well flavoured succulent chicken. If making this mid week, it will take you 40 minutes. But you can plan ahead and marinate the chicken the night before for a quick meal.

Time: On the table in less than 40 minutes.

 

Garlic prawn pasta

This simple seafood dish is a real winner, plus yu can cook the prawns quickly by following Donna's simple tip.

Time: On the table in less than 15 minutes.

 

Roasted chicken and chorizo

This is the ultimate one dish dinner that takes just 30 minutes to cook.

Time: On the table in less than 40 minutes.

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