Pinch of Nom’s September Recipe Round-up
Autumn is officially here in the UK, bringing with it cosy knitwear weather and even cosier home-cooked meals! Our comfort-filled September recipes have arrived at the perfect time, with no shortage of indulgent creaminess and cheesy roasted veggies – yummy!
From pizza-style traybakes to using bagels as burger buns, we’ve had some serious fun getting creative in the kitchen lately. We bet your new favourite midweek dinner is on this list!
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Creamy Tomato Chicken
It’s no secret by now that we love rustling up creamy chicken dishes. Ever since Creamy Garlic Chicken from our first cookbook took our Facebook group by storm, we’ve set out to create new versions that are every bit as irresistible. Enter, Creamy Tomato Chicken!
We think you’ll agree that this one is a banging addition to Pinch of Nom’s ‘creamy chicken’ hall of fame. As silky as you’d expect (without a pot of cream in sight!), we’ve made it intensely rich by combining juicy roasted tomatoes with herbs and budget-friendly store cupboard ingredients.
A trusty frying pan like this one is ideal for this recipe. It has plenty of room for your ingredients to simmer, and the non-stick coating makes washing up a breeze.
Some of our fabulous Pinch of Nom community have already made our Creamy Tomato Chicken and sent us pictures (you can view them all in our Gallery here).
Anna-Marie’s portion looks luxuriously creamy and good enough to eat right now!
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Trust us – this one’s a winner of a chicken dinner that the whole family will love. We know what we’re making tonight…
Margherita Meatball Traybake
We love the easy convenience of a midweek traybake dinner. An oh-so-cheesy way to satisfy your pizza cravings, our Margherita Meatball Traybake is on the indulgent end of the scale at 464 calories per serving. An explosion of pizza-inspired flavours, it’s so simple to prepare yet impressive enough to serve for dinner guests.
If you’re not already convinced by juicy meatballs, oven-baked potatoes and veggies in a rich tomato sauce, we’re betting the melty mozzarella will convince you to have a try! Just look at it…
Make this recipe your own by playing around with different types of veg or swapping in your favourite pizza-style toppings. Just be sure to adjust any calories accordingly, if you’re counting.
It’s the perfect opportunity to reduce your food waste by throwing in stray veggies, which is good for your budget too. Can’t argue with that!
You’ll want to use a durable, oven-safe baking tray so that you have enough room to spread out your ingredients evenly and keep an eye on them.
When the potatoes are crisp and the meatballs are cooked throughout, serve up and enjoy!
Roasted Vegetable and Feta Couscous
Another delicious recipe for your traybake repertoire, our Roasted Vegetable and Feta Couscous partners crumbly feta with sweet roasted veg. We’ve used chipotle paste to guarantee that every serving comes with a moreish, smoky flavour.
We love to eat seasonally wherever possible, and it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy fresh, oven-roasted butternut squash chunks! Roasted with more veg, potatoes, feta and finished with a sprinkling of walnuts, there’s more than enough cosy flavours here to warm you right up.
The best part? You can throw it all together without a mountain of washing up to worry about afterwards. Plus, it’s ready in 40 minutes for only 274 calories per portion – that’s our idea of a midweek dream!
New favourite Fakeaway alert! Put a twist on family burger night with our epic Bagel Burgers. Ready in just under 16 minutes, even a takeaway version can’t answer your cravings quicker.
By loading up our bagels with juicy beef patties, crispy bacon and melted cheese, we’ve made sure all the best burger flavours are invited to the party for a fraction of the calories (only 341 per burger!).
We’ve not forgotten about the all-important burger sauce. To keep our loaded bagels on the slimming-friendly track, we’ve prepared a homemade burger sauce using a clever combination of classic condiment staples. Our sauce tastes so much better than a shop-bought version, even if we do say so ourselves!
Chicken and Prawn Creole
Nice and light with a satisfying spicy kick, our Chicken and Prawn Creole is just the ticket with a side of fluffy boiled rice. To keep the calories nice and low at 284 per serving, we’ve combined our chicken, prawns and stir-fried veggies with fiery paprika, garlic and other tasty herbs.
Once your veggies and sauce ingredients are in the pan, you can sit back and relax while the flavours simmer and mingle. The smells are unbelievable!
This dish tastes so good, we wouldn’t blame you if you made it twice in one week!
To mix things up a bit, why not swap out rice for a portion of our Creamy Mashed Potatoes? It’s a match made in heaven!
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