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French onion soup


Author: Sara Buenfeld

Chicken gumbo

A low-fat Creole-inspired okra and green pepper stew with cayenne, paprika, cumin and thyme

Author: Katy Greenwood

10 minute couscous salad

This makes a great lunchbox filler for a day out and is equally good at home from the fridge

Author: Good Food team

Best ever crab sandwiches

A classic crab sandwich made a bit more substantial with a few of Barney's favourite flavours

Author: Barney Desmazery

Griddled pear & blue cheese salad

Contrast sweet grilled fruit with salty robust blue cheese and a honey vinaigrette in this stylish salad

Author: Good Food team

Cauliflower & macaroni cheese

What do you get if you add cauliflower, cheese and macaroni? Comfort food heaven

Author: Good Food team

Roast loin of pork with sage & onion stuffing & gravy

Sage and sausage meat are stuffed inside a pork loin to create a moist, flavoursome Sunday lunch main for a crowd

Author: Lucy Netherton

Lemon & thyme butter basted roast chicken & gravy

Smoothing butter under the bird's skin helps to baste the chicken and herbs add a delicious flavour to the gravy

Author: Good Food team

Simple roast chicken

Perfect your Sunday lunch with this simple but succulent roast chicken

Author: Good Food team

Sizzling spare ribs with BBQ sauce

Some like it hot, so sizzle your ribs with BBQ sauce

Author: Good Food team

Red lentil & chorizo soup

Sweet smoked paprika and cumin flavour this rustic blend topped with spicy Spanish sausage

Author: Barney Desmazery

Curried chicken & mango salad

This lightly-spiced, fruity salad is a modern take on Coronation chicken - a low calorie-lunch for two

Author: Cassie Best

Cock a leekie soup

James Martin gives the classic restorative Scottish soup a twist - the prunes add a sweet contrast to the rich chicken broth

Author: James Martin

Crisp bacon & avocado toasts

Brighten up lunch times with this delicious alternative to the BLT

Author: Good Food team

The Bobby Flay Burger

Back in 2003, before he was a fast-food impresario, Bobby Flay gave this recipe for a Cubano-style burger to Jonathan Reynolds of The Times. "The best...

Author: Jonathan Reynolds

Tomato & caramelised onion tart tatin

A vegetarian and savoury version of tart tatin - perfect for a light supper

Author: Angela Nilsen

Maine Coast Lobster Rolls

Here is the simplest of recipes, brought to The Times in 2001 by Jason Epstein in the low, dispiriting weeks that followed the attacks on the World Trade...

Author: The New York Times

Mexican rice & bean salad

This low-fat spicy salad with Latin American flavours is packed with fresh vegetables for a filling lunch

Author: Good Food team

Mushroom & baby spinach tart

You can't have a buffet without a homemade quiche, and everyone is bound to love this vegetarian classic

Author: James Martin

Chunky chicken & ham chowder

Rich and creamy, yet low in fat - you could also make this warming soup with fish

Author: CJ Jackson

Chicken in balsamic, orange & rosemary sauce

Low-fat tender chicken in a rich gravy with rosemary and balsamic vinegar

Author: Good Food team

Bacon & ricotta oven baked frittata

A thickly baked omelette that works as a filling supper, or can be sliced into wedges and served in lunchboxes or at picnics

Author: Lucy Netherton

Warm artichoke & asparagus summer salad

This dish is all about vegetables at the peak of their season

Author: Gordon Ramsay

Pea, feta & summer herb frittata

Use your favourite soft herbs in this thick grilled omelette with peas, cream cheese and courgette- we like dill, mint and parsley

Author: Lucy O'Reilly

Potato, spring onion, dill & cheese frittata

The perfect stress-free summer lunch. For a non-veggie option, add a couple of slices of ham

Author: Good Food team

Pear, chicory & blue cheese salad

Creamy blue cheese, ripe pears and walnuts make a winning combination in this elegant salad

Author: Good Food team

Kale & quinoa patties

These veggie burgers are scrumptious and simple to make, top with fresh pesto and goat's cheese for a light lunch or dinner

Author: Georgina Fuggle

Sage & thyme calves' liver with wild mushrooms & pancetta

Think you don't like liver? This tasty, pan-fried version with herbs, mushrooms and bacon on toast may convert you

Author: James Martin

Pumpkin & potato gratin

An brilliant vegetarian twist on the classic French dish of potato gratin - you can also make it ahead

Author: Good Food team

Cheesy spinach bake

Add some glamour to your lunchbox with this smart vegetarian recipe

Author: Sarah Cook

Cheese & ham souffléd omelette

This fluffy and filling meal for one uses up leftover ham or gammon and makes a great brunch served with baked beans

Author: Silvana Franco

Roast fillet of beef with mushroom stuffing

Serve up a spectacular centrepiece of roast beef with a rich stuffing, and a clever twist on Yorkshire puddings

Author: Emma Lewis

Creamy asparagus puffs

Pastry parcels with smoked ham, cream cheese and seasonal green veg. Serve with a crisp side salad

Author: Angela Boggiano

English Pastry for Meat Pie

Author: Craig Claiborne

Louisville Hot Brown Sandwich

Author: Marian Burros

Asian chicken salad

This easy-to-prepare salad is filled with zingy flavours - the simplified version is great for kids' lunchboxes too

Author: Emma Lewis

Pressed picnic sandwich

A great recipe for kids to assemble - fully load a ciabatta loaf with favourites like prosciutto, artichokes, peppers, spinach and mozzarella

Author: Donal Skehan

Caramelised onion & bacon tart

Use a packet bread mix and some semolina to create a pizza-style base for this irresistible tart

Author: Sarah Cook

Spiced cauliflower with chickpeas, herbs & pine nuts

Roast cauliflower with cumin and caraway then serve with healthy chickpeas and herbs in this Middle Eastern-style salad

Author: Good Food team

Pasta salad with tuna, capers & balsamic dressing

Update tuna pasta salad by skipping the mayo and adding balsamic vinegar, olive oil, colourful tomatoes and celery

Author: Jennifer Joyce

Easy spiced salmon kedgeree

Smoked salmon adds a new twist to this kedgeree - it's perfect for Saturday brunch

Author: Merrilees Parker

Fig & blue cheese tart

This extra special tart with crumbly walnut pastry makes a fabulous vegetarian dinner

Author: Sarah Cook

Souffléd crab & asparagus tart

This melt-in-the-mouth tart can be served as a main course, or as a brilliant starter for eight served with a green salad

Author: Mary Cadogan

Spicy tuna quinoa salad

Ready-to-eat pouches of grain mean you can have a healthy lunch in minutes. Mix with veg and sustainable tuna

Author: Good Food team

Crunchy cauliflower, apple & blue cheese salad

A tasty combination of crunchy cauliflower, sweet apple and creamy, salty blue cheese

Author: Good Food team

Spinach, bacon & white bean salad

A low-calorie dish with contrasting flavours of salty, crispy bacon and sweet red peppers

Author: Good Food team

Herby chicken & butter bean soup

This rustic, chunky soup uses up leftover roast chicken and is packed with flavour from fresh rosemary, sage and thyme

Author: Cassie Best

Crispy sesame fish burger with lime mayo

Make a four star fish finger sandwich by serving crisp pieces of cod, haddock or pollock in a roll with coriander mayo and avocado

Author: Cassie Best

Squash, feta & bulgur salad

Roast sweet butternut squash then stir through this rustic vegetarian dish with Greek cheese, spinach and coriander

Author: Jennifer Joyce

Roast pork with pear sauce

You know pork's good with apple sauce, but have you tried it with pears? The sauce is also good with game or duck

Author: Barney Desmazery