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High 10 recipes we make at RecipeTin Meals


RecipeTin Meals is our meals financial institution, the place we make and donate 100,000 home made meals yearly to the weak right here in my hometown, Sydney. Listed below are the highest 10 recipes we make, regulars as a result of they’re crowd pleasers, freezable and economical!

RTM on TV!

There was a stunning section on TV yesterday about RecipeTin Meals, my meals financial institution (“RTM”), on the Channel 7 Dawn present. The crew got here and spent the higher a part of a day in our cosy little kitchen, filming the staff at work and interviewing us! Right here it’s:

So it appears well timed to share an inventory of the recipes we make most frequently at RTM, one thing I’ve been that means to do for months. Particularly as a result of a lot of the recipes are from my web site!


  • Economical

  • Freezable

  • Straight ahead

  • Crowd pleasers

  • Simple to scale up

Whereas the final level will not be related to everybody, I do know the opposite factors are issues that many readers search for in recipes. So, right here they’re. Hope you discover some new concepts! To learn extra about RTM, head right here.

High 10 recipes we make at RecipeTin Meals

With bonus commentary from Stephen Fixter, the boss chef at RTM!

1. Lamb Shawarma Soup

A chickpea soup exploding with flavour! Tastes like Chicken Shawarma in soup form with lamb, quick to make, nutritious and filling. recipetineats.com

Stephen says: A crowd pleaser with the recipients and my private fave. Love the spice combine and the flavours mixed.  Additionally straightforward prep clever, and all of the cooking is completed on the range so we will utilise the oven to prep for the following day.

Nagi says: Private fave for ME TOO! If I used to be a soup, this may be me. Huge flavours. Bit unique. All the everyday spices. Fast to make. Punches method above its class for effort vs output! (PS Is it bizarre to match myself to a soup? 😂)

2. Marinated Vegetable pasta salad

Close up of Amazing Vegetarian Pasta Salad

Stephen says: Slightly bit extra work than your common pasta salad however a pleasant change to the boring ones you see.  Zesty, punchy dressing. Nice for maintaining spend down as there’s no protein and relying on season you may sub out the asparagus for broccolini, inexperienced beans or spinach when the costs will increase.

Nagi says: Marinating makes all of the distinction. Provides stacks of flavour into the veg! (PS “Marinating” is a elaborate time period for “pour dressing over greens whereas sizzling so that they suck up the flavour”.)

3. Cowboy RICE Salad with rooster

Bright, zesty, and full of flavour, this Cowboy Rice Salad will transport you to the wild, wild west!

Stephen says: Good combine of colors and veggies.  Fast and simple to pack so you are able to do different prep within the background.

Nagi says: AND it’s cool trigger it’s known as “cowboy”. 😂

* Notice: He makes use of my Cowboy Rice Salad recipe, pictured, and provides cooked rooster.*

4. Sausages with French lentil ragout & salsa verde

Chef Stephen searing sausages at RTM.

Stephen says: Seems good, feels restaurant-y. 🙂 I like the lentils, because it’s a pleasant change of garnish/carbohydrate and they’re low-cost. Clearly extra time consuming prep clever however value it.

Nagi says: Stephen, did you are taking humble sausos and fancy them up with salsa verde?? That’s SUCH a cheffy factor to do!!😂


5. Chilli Beef Mac ‘n Cheese

Chili Mac in a white cast iron pot, fresh off the stove ready to be served

Stephen says: Combo crowd pleaser and freezer protected!

Nagi says: The recipe on my web site is a handy one-pot model that serves 5. When scaling up, that’s not viable. So the pasta is cooked individually from the sauce, then they’re blended collectively.

6. Baked Hen breast with Garlic Butter Kale Rice

Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breast on a white plate with a side of Garlic Butter Kale Rice

Stephen says: Elements are all moderately priced and it utilises each range and oven on the similar time successfully. This halves the times’ cook dinner time, giving us the chance to do extra prep for different dishes. 

Nagi says: How good is that rice, proper??!! No one complains about consuming kale when it’s with that rice!

7. Crispy Salami Risoni Salad

Big bowl of Italian risoni/ orzo salad with crispy salami bits

Stephen says: Or as we name it, “the pizza supreme salad”. We simply find it irresistible as a result of it’s slightly totally different, it’s good to prep and pack.  Salami is of an affordable value too.

Nagi says: Puh-lease inform me we use a machine to cut the salami…. I can’t think about hand chopping 20kg / 40lb of salami!!

8. Chorizo potato stew/soup

Chorizo potato stew-soup from cookbook

Stephen says: As a result of its chorizo!

Nagi says: Amen to that! (PS Do you guys suppose it’s a stew or a soup?? I’m nonetheless undecided! 😅)

Recipe: This recipe is in my cookbook, web page 90. Video tutorial right here!

9. Garlic Hen Thigh with bean ragout, tomatoes & broccolini

* That is the recipe we have been making when Channel 7’s Dawn got here to movie us at RTM!*

Chef Stephen says: Once more, I simply love the way in which it appears and it’s the form of meals I like to cook dinner.  All parts are normally low-cost/cheap and it’s a kind of meals you drop off and the women are like “ooooh what’s this”. 🙂

Nagi says: So Stephen, what you’re telling me is that that is on excessive rotation since you benefit from the feminine consideration?? 😂


  • Garlic rooster thighs recipe right here

  • The bean ragout is from the Crispy Pores and skin Fish with Bean Ragu from my cookbook (p67), video tutorial right here.

  • The tomatoes are frivolously roasted – technique in this recipe.

  • The broccolini is steamed.

10. Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese with pasta

Nagi says: After all Spag Bol is in our high 10! It ticks all of the containers – funds pleasant, freezable, fast prep, straightforward to make in large batches and all people loves it.

In my recipe, I do the right step of tossing the pasta with the sauce earlier than serving. However at RTM, we simply put plain cooked spaghetti within the containers then spoon the sauce over, and sprinkle with parmesan. This holds up higher within the freezer.

Nagi at RTM RecipeTin Meals

And right here you may have it!

When you have any questions on how we cook dinner at scale, whether or not it’s logistics or meals security, or price administration, drop them under! I’ll get both JB to reply them (he’s the massive boss Chef who works at RTE with me, Stephen experiences to him) or I’ll get the reply from Stephen.

And to study extra about what we do at RTM and the place our meals go, head to the About RTM web page.

Hope you discover some new cooking inspiration from this record. Thrifty meal-prep excellence! – Nagi x

Lifetime of Dozer

Dozer has not nor will he ever step foot paw contained in the RTM kitchen which is topic to strict wholesome laws. However he’s there in spirit on the wall, along with his motto that we dwell by:

“As a result of nobody ought to go hungry” ~ Nagi & Dozer x

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