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15 tray-bake recipes that make midweek dinners a breeze

Is there anything more convenient than a tray-baked dinner? Just chop up your ingredients, layer them on the tray with a bit of seasoning, then put your feet up while the oven does the rest. A delicious, nutritious dinner in a flash!

By Harriet Keown
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    Crumbed fish and chip bake

    This sophisticated take on fish and chips uses panko breadcrumbs, kumara and aioli to create a light and delicious meal

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    One-tray sausage and vegetable bake with crusty bread

    Nici Wickes' one-tray sausage bake recipe is the perfect simple dinner option. Sausages are baked with colourful vegetables, sherry vinegar and served with crusty bread to mop up all the delicious juices

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    One-pan bake with roast mushroom, tomatoes and eggs

    Breakfast, lunch or dinner - this one-pan bake recipe is a winner. Serve with hot sauce and wholegrain sourdough toast for a meal that's simple, delicious and saves you spending time on dishes

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    One-pan pork belly with apple and fennel stuffing

    If you're a big fan of one-pan wonders, this Nici Wickes recipe is for you. Crispy crackling and moist pork is cooked on top of a bed of potatoes with apple, fennel and quinoa stuffing. This is glorious!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Roast tray-baked chicken with winter vegetables

    This succulent tray-baked chicken recipe is exceptional served with tender winter veges and enjoyed for a flavoursome weeknight family meal. It's also an economical way to enjoy a whole chook!


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    Diabetic-friendly Mediterranean fish bake

    Serve this Mediterranean fish bake recipe with fluffy couscous and lemon for a diabetes-friendly meal the whole family will love. Plus it's ready in less than an hour - talk about speedy and healthy

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Citrus baked chicken

    I love this late autumn dish of Mum’s. Chicken baked with plenty of rosemary, orange juice and peel with soft petals of capsicum. It bursts with flavour!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Chicken and sage tray bake

    This simple one-pan chicken bake borrows flavours from the Italian classic veal saltimbocca. With a pungent, mediterranean herb aroma, it's definitely a recipe to add to your weekly dinner repertoire.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Chicken and kale tray bake

    This tasty chicken and vegetable bake proves that healthy meals can be delicious. Packed full of nutritious kale, roasted cauliflower and salty chorizo,

    Australian Table|

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    Tray-baked fish with sweet peppers

    Try this simple recipe for a delicious, new and healthy way to enjoy fresh fish. Serve with a green salad and sautéed potatoes or crusty bread for an easy and complete weeknight meal!


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    Spicy one-pan sausage, egg and chip bake

    This one-pan bake recipe is a must-try for breakfast, brunch or a laid-back dinner. Sausages, spicy homemade wedges, eggs and tomatoes are delicious served as is or with your favourite hot sauce


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    Chicken and leek tray bake

    This easy tray bake recipe sees budget-friendly chicken drumsticks paired with white wine, oregano and leeks to create a subtle yet flavourful dinner

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Crunchy kumara & beetroot bake

    A delicious medley of tray-baked vegetables made extra tasty with a scattering of breadcrumbs, anchovies and sage