Now that Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) is in tow, we gather there’ll be lots more home cooking involved. Plus, for many of us Singaporeans, family dinner time is a sacred activity. Eating together as a family over a delicious homecooked meal is a great way to slow down and really connect with each other, especially after a hectic day at work and school.
With that said, it can be tiring to have to prep and cook a whole meal when you’re already so drained from the day. But cooking for your family doesn’t always have to be difficult or time-consuming! Check out our collection of 25 super easy and fast family dinner recipes that will give you delicious meals in 45 minutes or less.
Stir-fried prawns are tossed through sweet honey and soy sauce. These delicious honey prawns are then tossed and served with thick kway teow (rice noodles) for a filling, delicious and healthy family dinner idea.
Light, flaourful and fragrant, this Vietnamese staple has gained the favour of many all over the world. Make this iconic dish at home, which also involves delicious chicken dumplings made from mince, basil, and more for a twist.
Similar to a deconstructed sushi bowl, think of this as a sushi rice salad. This delicious salad showcases all the beautiful flavours of Japanese cooking with freshly grilled prawns and mangoes.
Bring the hero dish of Disney’s Ratatouille to your dinner table — and this French classic is great for those on a ketogenic diet, too.
As if soaking vegetables and pasta in mouth-watering tomato passata is not enough, these pasta shells also contain tuna, making the burst of ingredients in your mouth oh-so-gratifying.
For Thai food lovers, you can recreate this spicy, savoury and coconutty crowd favourite at home in no time. Best savoured with rice, you can use chicken instead of beef if you prefer (see next recipe).
This Thai staple is full of flavour and actually really simple to make. Pour over fluffy hot rice or serve separately in bowls.
This quick and easy stir-fried noodle dish is a lifesaver — all you need are the ingredients and a hot wok! Serve immediately while it’s still hot.
Surprise the family with a unique local-inspired burger dish that’s just bursting with flavour.
Elevate humble store bought ravioli with this simple recipe for awesome ravioli with creamy spinach and almonds.
This gorgeous looking jewelled couscous salad is super healthy and very easy to make! Eat it as a starter or on its own for fewer calories.
Make this delicious bacon and cheese rice cake in advance and heat up when you’re ready to eat.
When you need a one-dish meal for busy days, this Prawn Pad Thai will satisfy the whole family.
Relish every bite of this sweetly-glazed fish served with healthy greens.
If you’re feeling extra healthy, this three-ingredient dish is so easy to assemble and can satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Just add some soy sauce or lemon wedges for an extra kick.
Bursting with healthy vegetables, chicken breast and noodles, this delicious Vietnamese chicken noodle slaw is a real time-saver.
This tasty cauliflower “fried rice” recipe is not your average fried rice. Rice has been swapped for cauliflower to make a lower-calorie meal.
The Asian flavours in this Teriyaki Salmon Stir-fry make it a hit with both young and old.
Flavourful and easy to prepare, this healthy meat-free pasta is for the days where you need a diet reset to counter all the wining and dining. For a more nutritious option, go for wholemeal pasta instead.
Impossible meat, the plant-based meat alternative packed with protein is now sold off the shelves so you can make your own meat-free meals at home too. If you love your spicy food as much as the next Asian person, then try whipping up this simple dish that practically explodes with flavour.
Text: Atika Lim, Elizabeth Liew and Joyce Chua
The iconic egg drop soup is recognised by its light and comforting broth, as well as trails of beaten egg. Recreate this delicious Chinese soup with our simple recipe, which takes less than an hour from start to finish.
We’re always up for pizza night, and we’re sure the kids are too. This easy recipe uses a pre-cooked pizza base (you can get these from supermarkets like Cold Storage or NTUC Fairprice), which you can top with fresh ingredients.
Brimming with succulent seafood and rich with Asian flavours, this pot of soup makes for a hearty, comforting family meal that is best accompanied with steaming bowls of jasmine rice.
This versatile pasta salad offers a quick, healthy low-calorie meal option for when you’re not in the mood for something heavy — and it gets a lovely crunch and texture with beans and almond flakes.