Savoury: It's Not Complicated Recipes

Collection of Savoury Recipes from our blog, It's Not Complicated Recipes. From dips, appetisers, pastry recipes, lunch, dinner and more - there is something…
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a white casserole dish filled with cauliflower and green onions on top
Cauliflower Gratin
My Cauliflower Gratin transforms the humble cauliflower into a creamy, cheesy, show-stopping side dish. Parboiled cauliflower florets are added to a large baking dish, then bathed in a creamy, cheesy sauce and topped with a flavoursome breadcrumb mixture which becomes golden and crispy. This classic dish is pure comfort food and always a crowd-pleaser.
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Baked Tuna Pasta Shells
My Baked Tuna Pasta Shells are the ultimate comfort food. The large pasta shells are filled with a delicious combination of ricotta cheese and canned tuna, with onion, lemon zest and parsley to heighten the flavour. They are topped with a tasty, creamy tomato sauce and then baked to perfection, the edges of the pasta become crispy and brown while the filling remains rich and creamy. Few things in the culinary world are more satisfying than having a dish of baked pasta bubbling away in the oven.
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Baked Stuffed Mussels
These Baked Stuffed Mussels are great for entertaining or a casual snack at home with the family. For this recipe, the mussels are first steamed, then a flavoursome combination of breadcrumbs, garlic, lemon zest, parsley and chilli is added as a topping. A quick bake in the oven produces the delightful result of salty-sweet, tender mussels on the half-shell and crisp, lemony, gently spiced breadcrumbs. Easy, delicious, and always popular!
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Creamy Lemon Garlic Prawns (Shrimp)
These Creamy Lemon Garlic Prawns are likely to become one of your favourite easy meals. It is a speedy seafood dinner, made in just one pan, and comes together in about 30 minutes. The prawns are bathed in a creamy garlic butter sauce, elevated with fresh lemon juice. Just be sure to have sufficient bread to enjoy the delicious sauce!
Chickpea Patties
These easy Chickpea Patties are certain to become a regular addition to your meat-free meal plans. The patties are seasoned with ground cumin, cayenne pepper and parsley and are tender on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. As well, they are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and vegan, making them suitable for many people with specific dietary requirements.
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Bacon and Egg Galettes
These easy Bacon and Egg Puff Pastry Galettes are so delicious - ideal for a weekend brunch!
a skillet filled with shrimp and lemon slices
Chilli Garlic Prawns (Shrimp)
These Chilli Garlic Prawns are likely to become your favourite go-to easy meal, starter, or tapas. It is a dish which is quickly and easily made and always popular. The prawns are pan-fried with extra virgin olive oil, fresh chilli and garlic; the flavours boosted by the brightness of lemon zest. Served with grilled bread and lemon wedges, it is a dish that is quick enough to prepare after a long day and sufficiently special to serve when entertaining.
Vegetarian Nachos
These Vegetarian Nachos are perfect for a quick and easy mid-week family meal. They are easy, delicious, and always popular. Tasty corn chips are topped with beans, fresh corn, two kinds of cheese, spices for bright flavour and then baked until golden and crispy. To serve, add toppings of your choice, such as salsa, sour cream, and pickled jalapeños. So good!
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Sweet Chilli Sauce
You will find many ways in which to enjoy my homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce and you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to make. It is made from ingredients that are readily available and, as with all foods that we make ourselves, we can control the quality of the ingredients which we use. It is certain to become a staple condiment in your home!
Oven Baked Beef Meatballs
These delicious oven Baked Beef Meatballs are flavour-packed, simple to prepare and ideal to serve with so many dishes! Seasoned to perfection with garlic, parsley and oregano, these Baked Italian Meatballs are sure to become a much-loved family favourite recipe.
an easy and delicious spinach and ricotta pasta shells recipe that is ready to be eaten
Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells
When it comes to entertaining, my stuffed Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells are a dish that is always popular. This is a great make ahead dish, ideal for entertaining or when you are after a tasty family meal!
Chicken Broccoli Pasta Bake
My Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake is the ideal meal when you’re short on time but want to enjoy a warm and comforting meal. It is easy and tasty, packed with flavour, and a meal that the whole family will enjoy. Cooked chicken, pasta and broccoli are combined in a creamy, cheesy sauce, turned into a casserole dish and finished with a sprinkling of breadcrumbs which become deliciously crispy when baked.
chickpea and zucchini stew in a white bowl
Chickpea and Zucchini Stew
This Chickpea and Zucchini Stew is an easily made meat-free meal that is ideal for busy nights. It is a one-pot, complete meal that you can have on the table in 45 minutes. The chickpeas are the main protein component of the stew, simmered in a full-of-flavour tomato sauce with the addition of zucchini (courgette), baby spinach and roasted red capsicum/peppers. Satisfying and nutritious, this is comfort food for the whole family.
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Ricotta Gnocchi (Gnocchi di Ricotta)
Ricotta Gnocchi (Gnocchi di Ricotta) is an Italian favourite - they are so simple to prepare, incredibly comforting and delicious. These quick, light little dumplings are the easiest gnocchi to make and are ideal for experienced cooks and beginners alike. We have a few simple tips to help along the way to make the best Ricotta Gnocchi.
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Mediterranean Baked Beans
Full of flavour and vibrant colour, these Mediterranean Baked Beans are a very satisfying meat-free meal or side dish. For convenience, we have used canned beans, making them perfect for busy nights. The beans are baked in the oven until succulent and creamy, with olive oil, tomatoes, Mediterranean herbs, and spices.