They're simple and satiating.
Skip Girl Dinner and Make One of These 8 Easy Recipes Instead
They're simple and satiating.
The viral trend that’s taking over For You pages worldwide at the moment is 'girl dinner', an assemblage of no-cook snacks which is to be enjoyed as a meal. And while this may be a new thing for many people, this phenomenon of constructing arbitrary charcuterie boards is nothing out of the ordinary.
As much as we love a ‘girl dinner’, there are times when our stomachs are craving something a little more satiating. Here, we’ve rounded up eight of our easiest Put On A Spread recipes that you can make instead of having ‘girl dinner’ for the third night in a row.
1. Spicy Peanut Noodles
Simple, salty, and delicious, Diana Chan's Spicy Peanut Noodles are the perfect dinner option if you’re short on time. This mouthwatering recipe is quick, foolproof, and delightfully full of flavour, requiring mostly pantry staples and a few other ingredients.
2. Confit Garlic and Parsley Bread
This particular snack deserves its own food group. Into the Sauce's Confit Garlic and Parsley Bread is the perfect pre-dinner delight if you’re sharing with other people, or a totally acceptable meal for one in our opinion.
3. Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta with Marinara Sauce
Just because it looks delicious doesn’t mean it’s hard to make. Highboy LA's Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta with Marinara Sauce is the ultimate comfort meal. It includes ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan – what could be better?
4. Potato, Thyme, Honey, and Provolone Pizza
Save yourself some money and don’t order a pizza for dinner tonight. Make Jessica Nguyen's Potato, Thyme, Honey, and Provolone Pizza instead. This carb-loaded treat is perfectly balanced with olive oil and fresh aromatic thyme, with a touch of honey for the perfect amount of sweetness.
5. Spicy Potato Curry
In a hurry? You should make Therese Lum's Spicy Potato Curry. Aromatic and hearty this simple recipe is big on flavour and will leave your tastebuds singing! This dish can be made in less than 30 minutes, making it the perfect ‘girl dinner’ replacement.
6. Pan Con Tomate
If you’re in the mood for something snacky but want something a little more considered than a ‘girl dinner’, Ellie Bouhadana's Pan Con Tomate is the perfect solution. This delightfully easy yet tasty Spanish dish celebrates the humble tomato and can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes!
7. Creamy Pasta Alla Gin
It doesn’t get much easier than a red sauce pasta, so treat yourself to Kat Vel's Creamy Pasta Alla Gin. This foolproof Italian delight is quick to make, and perfect for busy schedules, or those nights you simply feel like tucking into something comforting and indulgent.
8. Brothy White Bean and Kale Soup
Simple and delicious, Zaynab Issa's Brothy White Bean and Kale Soup is perfect for a hearty midweek meal. Packed full of antioxidants and fibre, this uncomplicated dish will become a staple in your weekly menu.