Friday Night Dinner Ideas

Friday night is the perfect time to relax with your family and enjoy a delicious meal together. Whether you’re looking for something quick and easy or a more elaborate dinner, there are plenty of options to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. To help you plan your next Friday night dinner, we’ve compiled a list of easy and tasty recipes that the whole family will love.

One-pot meals are a great way to make an easy and delicious dinner without much work. For classic comfort food, try making sloppy joes using ground beef, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. You can serve them on hamburger buns with a side of creamy mashed potatoes for a complete meal. Another great addition to your one-pot meals is chicken fajita. With simple ingredients like chicken breast, bell peppers, onion, and soy sauce, you can create a delicious meal in no time.

Friday Night Fakeaway

Who doesn’t love Domino’s? Well, now you can make your own!


Domino's Pizza Dough Copycat Recipe
Imagine biting into a slice of pizza with a perfectly balanced crust—crispy on the outside, yet soft and airy on the inside. The magic behind Domino's Pizza dough has captivated taste buds worldwide for years, and now, you have the chance to recreate this iconic crust from the comfort of your home.
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Domino's Pizza Dough Copycat Recipe


If you’re in the mood for pizza night, consider making your own pizza using store-bought pizza dough. You can use a sheet pan to make a classic cheese pizza, or get creative and make a sloppy joe pizza with ground beef, tomato paste, and mozzarella cheese. To take it to the next level, add some sesame seeds on top of the crust for an extra crunch.

For something a little more adventurous, why not try my delicious Thai Pad See Ew recipe? It is quick and easy to prepare and will have the entire family salivating and you tease their tastebud with an Asian sensation.


Beef Pad See Ew
Pad see ew is a delicious and popular Thai noodle dish that has its roots in China. Its essential ingredient is Chinese broccoli, and the sauce is a perfect balance of soy sauce, brown sugar, white vinegar, and lime juice.
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Pad See Ew Recipe


For a quick and easy dinner, try making a burrito bowl using black beans, rice, and your choice of meat. You can use pork chops, chicken thighs, or even mahi-mahi for a tasty recipe that’s sure to please. Top it off with some fresh ingredients like cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, and fresh herbs for a delicious flavour.

If you have an air fryer at home, it’s a great way to make a delicious meal with minimal effort. Try making a crispy chicken salad using chicken breast, tortilla chips, and sour cream. You can also make Philly cheesesteak using thinly sliced beef, bell peppers, and lots of cheese. Serve it on crusty bread for a perfect combination of flavours.

Friday night dinner ideas


Korean BBQ Short Ribs
Do you want to up your BBQ game? This easy-to-follow recipe for some delicious Korean-style short ribs is quick and simple to prepare and only takes a few minutes on the BBQ (or under the grill if the weather isn't BBQ weather). The flavours are out of this world and I can assure that you will want to make it over and over again.
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BBQ Korean Short Ribs
Easy KFC Copycat Recipe
If you’re a fan of KFC’s chicken and want to make it at home, the good news is that there are many KFC copycat recipes out there that you can try. Here’s a simple recipe that you can try and it tastes just like the real thing. 
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Easy KFC Copycat Recipe
The best Sushi Recipes (How to make Sushi)
We love homemade sushi, not only is it delicious, but with a bit of practice it is fairly easy to make. It is also a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen with the rolling process. I was pleasantly surprised to find a piece of Scottish Salmon in the yellow sticker section of my local supermarket recently.
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The best 5 Sushi Recipes
Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe
Another affordable and delicious recipe, perfect for a busy families midweek meal. This Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe was delicious and was ready in 20 minutes. Most of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen cupboards already, just remember to pick up the bits you do need when you next go shopping. *MENTAL NOTE* If your kids ask what Puttanesca means in Italian, don't, I mean, DON'T Google it in front of them.
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Easy Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe
Easy Pasta and Meatballs Recipe
Who wants another easy mid-week meal? If so, this is for you. Taking only ten minutes from start to finish the easy pasta and meatballs recipe is a family favourite. Made from just a few store cupboard ingredients, it comes together in just a few minutes. The kids love this meal and often request it, which suits me fine. Especially on the nights, we are rushing around together to fit in all the out of school activities that fill our diaryies. Why not give this easy pasta and meatballs recipe a try for yourself.
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easy pasta and meatballs recipe
Chicken Kebab Recipe: Greek Style Shish Kebab
Chicken Kebab - Greek Style Shish Kebab. This has been, by far the best of a great bunch of new recipes. The kids love it, I love it and who would have known it was so easy to make. We have cooked in the oven and on the
BBQ. If you don't try anything else on my site, make sure you try this one! If you like a shish kebab takeaway you will love this.
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Chicken Kebab Recipe
Easy Chicken Satay with sticky rice and cucumber salad
Sometimes you need something quick and easy for your mid-week meals and this Chicken Satay recipe fits the bill well. Served with sticky rice and a cucumber salad, turns a traditional snack into an evening meal rather nicely. Being unusually organised, I remembered to get the chicken breast out of the freezer in the morning, allowing them to be thoroughly defrosted by early evening. It may appear to be a large list of ingredients. However a lot of it you may already have in the cupboard. It came in at just over £5 but did make enough for my lunch the next day.
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Easy Chicken Satay


Another great idea for Friday night dinner idea is to use a slow cooker. You can make Lipton onion soup meatloaf using ground beef, tomato sauce, and Lipton onion soup mix. For a delicious meal with minimal prep time, try making chicken thighs with coconut milk, lemon juice, and curry powder. Serve it with some rice and steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

If you’re looking for a family favourite, consider making a cheesy tater-tot casserole using minced beef, brown sugar, and parmesan cheese. You can also make cheeseburger soup using minced beef, tomato sauce, and lots of cheese. These recipes are sure to please everyone at the dinner table.

Friday night is the perfect time to enjoy a movie night with your family. Instead of ordering take-out, make your own popcorn and serve it with some good bread and homemade pizza. You can use rotisserie chicken, bell peppers, and tomato sauce to make a delicious pizza that’s perfect for the entire family.

There are plenty of easy Friday night dinner ideas that the whole family will love. From one-pot meals to slow cooker recipes, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for classic comfort food or something new and creative, these recipes are sure to satisfy your taste buds. So next time you’re planning your Friday night dinner, consider trying one of these delicious meals.

And last but not least. Don’t forget to add a pudding to your Friday night dinner ideas with this delightful strawberry gateaux!


Strawberry & elderflower gateau with strawbery coulis
Strawberry Gateau - I’m going to be honest and say I didn’t price this up because I forgot. It was a special treat during the holidays. Also, whilst being honest I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out because I haven’t really cooked a pudding before. Well, I say cook, this actually doesn’t involve any cooking! As it turned out, it wasn’t bad! Oh, before I woke up this morning I didn’t even know what a coulis was, let alone how to make one.
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strawberry gateau


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