Friday Night Dinner Ideas

June 11, 2024
by HelloFresh Tips & tricks

    Households around New Zealand are constantly searching for new ways to spice up their Friday night dinners without having to leave the house. 

    While on a Friday, it may be tempting to order takeaway, with just a few simple ingredients and some great inspiring dinner ideas, you can enjoy a home-cooked meal that’s quick, healthy, easy to make and delicious, too.

    Easy Friday night dinner ideas with family

    To make choosing a Friday night dinner easier, check out some of the most popular recipes and vote for a favourite. One Friday night classic is always a fish and chips recipe. You can stick to what you know while adding a touch of homemade goodness!

    Family Fridays

    For Friday evening meals that the whole family will love, try recipes from the kid-friendly recipe collection. These hassle-free options can help you to effortlessly replicate and improve on takeaway meals, whether you’re looking to prepare a cheesy pizza recipe, basil chicken & chorizo pasta recipe or lamb burger recipe.

    Friday feast

    For a Friday night feast, try making a classic beef pie recipe from the comfort of your home, and add your favourite sides of vegetables and potatoes. Pies, tray bakes and other oven-cooked dinners give you time to relax while preparing them. Serve with plenty of condiments and a fresh salad, and you’ve created an effortless feast.

    Fancy Friday dinners

    Add a touch of romance to your weekend with a romantic meal, or try some gourmet versions of your favourite takeaway, like this venison & beef cheeseburger recipe, a Mumbai coconut chickpea curry recipe or this mushroom and caramelised onion pizza recipe.

    On Friday night, consider preparing a simple and delightful meal for yourself, your family, friends, or partner, rather than grabbing the easiest takeaway.. After all, Friday night calls for something special to relax and celebrate the weekend.

    Take a look at these delicious recipes for all tastes and occasions to make your Friday night dinners even easier. Get easy-to-follow recipe cards delivered with the perfect amount of ingredients for a simple night of home cooking.


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