5 simple winter recipes to please the household!

What to do if there is not enough inspiration, time and energy to treat the family? Simplicity is often the best ally to prepare an easy and delicious family meal in under 20. List of ingredients (fish, vegetables, meat, eggs, aromatic herbs, vegan products, etc.), simplified preparation and quick preparation… here are 5 convenient recipes , which you can cook without any worries and share with the whole household.

What if we told you we could give you some free time in your already busy day? And no, we are not magicians! Here’s the headache solution multiplied by 5: lentil soup, Stew Provençal, stuffed conquillons, baked risotto and Scandinavian meatballs. Delicious, easy and easy on the wallet, our recipes can be made in less than 20 minutes. The proof is below!

Tofu Lentil Soup is an easy vegan meal for the family

easy quick family recipe cheap vegan lentil with smoked tofu

Ingredients required for 4 servings:

  • 200 g of green lentils
  • 100 g of coral lentils
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. garam masala
  • 2 liters of vegetable broth
  • 2-3 sprigs of oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 190 g of tofu
  • salt and pepper


Start by rinsing the lentils with clean water. Then peel the carrot and cut it into circles. The same goes for onions. Pour a little olive oil into a saucepan and fry the garam masala with onions for a few minutes. Add carrots and fry for 3-4 minutes. Pour vegetable broth, then herbs and green lentils. Season with salt and pepper and cook covered for half an hour. Halfway through cooking, add the red lentils. Meanwhile, cut the tofu into cubes and fry in a pan with a little olive oil. Just before serving the soup, add the tofu cubes and add seasonings if needed. Have a nice lunch!

Canciglioni stuffed with spinach, walnuts and ricotta

stuffed canciglioni pasta recipe family dish prepare in advance the day before

Do you love pasta and can eat it 365 days a year? So, you’re sure to love this quick and easy family meal recipe! The only downside? Although the dish is easy to prepare, it has several stages of production. Do not forget to prepare pumpkin puree in advance.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 100 g of cashew nuts
  • 24 conquilions
  • 200 g of spinach
  • 100 g of ricotta
  • 2 tbsp. a tablespoon of peeled pumpkin seeds
  • olive oil
  • nutmeg
  • salt and pepper


Start by making the pumpkin puree. To do this, preheat the oven to 180°. Clean and cut the squash into cubes, salt and pepper. Peel the garlic clove and place it together with the squash cubes in a baking dish. Drizzle the vegetables with a little olive oil and roast them for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of salted, boiling water according to package directions. Drain and refresh under cold water, then spread out on a clean cloth. Remove the pumpkin from the oven and blend it in a blender with the garlic, cashews and a little olive oil. You should get a thick puree. Line the bottom of a large baking dish. Garnish the pasta with the rest of the puree and place in the dish. Bake for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, wash and dry the spinach leaves. Fry them in a pan with a little olive oil. Remove the dish from the oven and garnish each shell with a little spinach and ricotta. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cover the canchiglioni with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Risotto in the oven

family meal recipe in the oven easy vegetarian risotto in the quick oven

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 250 g of arborio rice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 liter of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 400 g of canned tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • grated parmesan or pecorino
  • fresh herbs (basil, thyme, parsley, green onion, sage)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 180°C, peel the garlic and shallots, then finely chop them. Put them in the roaster and fry them for a few minutes with a little olive oil. Add rice and mix well. Pour in the stock and tomatoes, season, then add the bay leaf. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the casserole from the oven and stir in the rice. Bake for another 8 minutes or until the rice has absorbed the stock. Remove from oven, add parmesan, chopped herbs and mix. Adjust seasoning and serve.

Scandinavian meatballs

recipe for Scandinavian meatballs, a family meal with vegetables and meat

Ingredients required for 4 servings:

  • 500 g of minced meat from free-range pork
  • 2 fennel bulbs
  • 3 grated beets
  • 400 g of beans (canned)
  • 2 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1 S. olive oil
  • 200 ml of chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 20 g of fresh dill
  • ½ tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 100 ml of sour cream
  • 1 handful of fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper


First, preheat the oven to 180°C. Then mix the fennel, beetroot, beans, garlic and olive oil in a baking dish. Then add the chicken broth. In a bowl, mix the pork, mustard, dill, fennel seeds and egg. Form about 22 walnut-sized balls and place them on top of the vegetable mixture. Bake for 25 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through. After that, stir in the sour cream when it comes out of the oven, then sprinkle with dill. Finally, season (if needed) and serve! Have a nice lunch!

Fish stew, saffron and fennel

light friendly family meal based on inexpensive French cuisine

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 500 g of fish fillet
  • 200 g of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 leek
  • Orange peel
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 500 ml of fish broth
  • 50 ml of olive oil
  • 1 lemon in juice
  • salt and pepper

family dish stew with fish easy cheap cook leger


First, preheat the oven to 180°C. Next, cut the cherry tomatoes in half and place them with the fennel, garlic, leek, orange zest, bay leaf, saffron, stock and olive oil in a small oven-proof baking dish. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the fish fillet into pieces. Remove the casserole from the oven. Crush the tomatoes with a wooden spoon, add the fish and bake again for about 5 minutes or until the fillets are cooked through. Add salt and lemon juice. Sprinkle with dill or dill. Finally, serve the family meal immediately with toast or breadsticks.

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