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33 best traybakes for fuss-free dinners

Chicken curry traybake

Let the oven do the work with these simple and delicious traybakes.

Traybakes are the solution to meals on busy weeknights. And what’s not to love? They’re full of flavour, short on prep time and save on washing up, so you have more time for the important things. The beauty of traybake recipes is that dinner mostly cooks on one tray. Here, discover our best oven-baked recipes for lunch, dinner and even dessert. You’ll find chicken traybake, baked mac and cheese and sticky date pudding worthy of any family meal. Want more inspiration? Check out our full collection of delicious traybake recipes.

Mac and cheese traybake

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Mac and cheese traybake

Nothing beats homemade mac and cheese. This traybake recipe delivers on the cheesy flavours you’re after but goes one step further with a crunchy parmesan crumb atop the creamy macaroni mixture. It feels all the more gourmet. Better still, you only need one tray and mostly pantry staples. After trying this one-tray bake, you won’t want to have mac and cheese any other way. Seconds, please.

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Easy chicken traybake

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Easy chicken traybake

When it comes to traybakes, we can’t go past the crowd-favourite baked chicken. It’s succulent, filling and simple. Plus, it incorporates plenty of tasty veg such as pumpkin, sweet potato and spinach. We predict this traybake will be a family favourite. Tip: line your tray with baking paper for even easier cleanup.

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Cheesy sausage & gnocchi traybake

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Cheesy sausage and gnocchi traybake

Italian-style sausages and vibrant tomato sauce combine in this gnocchi and sausage traybake for a meal that’ll keep the whole family happy. This comforting pasta bake is ready in 30 minutes and best of all, uses one tray.

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Chicken, orange & brussels sprouts traybake

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Chicken, orange and brussel sprouts traybake

This chicken traybake recipe is just what family dinners should be: flavour-packed, comforting and quick. It might look decadent, but it’s surprisingly simple. Prep your tray, then let the oranges, chicken thighs and spices do their thing in the oven. In 40 minutes, you’ll have a feast that’s sweet, savoury and zesty all at once. You: 1, washing up: 0.

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Miso salmon & veggie traybake

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Miso salmon veggie traybake

Whip up your salmon and veggies in a new way with this fuss-free, miso-infused traybake. Make the umami marinade, bake for 25 minutes all up, and you’re ready to eat. Plus, you’ll get veg on your plate with sweet potato and broccolini. Finish with as much extra chilli and sesame seeds as you like. Want more salmon traybake ideas? Try this.

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Chicken curry traybake

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Chicken curry traybake

Make dinner time easy with our chicken curry traybake. Multiple pots and pans have no place in this recipe; simply prep your tray, bake for 35 minutes, and enjoy perfectly succulent, tandoori-spiced chicken curry. Serve your one-tray wonder with naan, spinach and cashews to top it all off.

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Fried rice traybake

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Fried rice traybake

No wok? No worries. Let the oven do all the work with this traybake that hacks fried rice. The recipe calls for ingredients like pork sausages, peas, rice, soy sauce and egg to achieve the salty, umami flavours you love in just 20 minutes.

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Mexican meatball traybake

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Mexican meatball traybake

Keep everyone happy on busy nights with the fusion of meatballs and Mexican flavours — made all in one tray. This recipe boasts maximum flavour minus loads of washing up. Plus, it’s one of the simplest and quickest traybakes on the list. Serve with warm tortillas, coriander and avocado. It tastes as good as it looks, but don’t just take our word for it. Try it today.

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Beef taco traybake

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Beef taco traybake

Satisfy your cravings for Mexican cuisine, without the sink pile-up. While it’s not technically made with taco shells, this traybake fuses the taco elements you love with a welcome addition of pasta for an all-around comforting dinner. Garnish with the final touches: coriander, sour cream and salsa, and be at the table in 30 minutes. For a meat-free take on Mexican eats, try these tray-baked enchiladas.

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One-tray sausage bake

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One-tray sausage bake

Choose this one-tray sausage bake recipe for a mid-week dinner ready in no time. One casserole dish and three steps are all it takes to serve up this one-tray wonder. The herbed sausages and veg work as well for a midweek meal as they do a weekend brunch. Serve with sourdough to soak up all the tomato-y goodness. Need we say more?

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One-tray fish & vegetable bake

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One-tray fish and vegetable bake

Have fresh fish fillets cooked to perfection every time with this traybake recipe. Plus, rainbow veg, couscous and chickpeas mean dinner will be both vibrant and filling. You’ll love how easy this one-tray fish recipe is to prep and cook, especially when you’re stretched for time. It takes less than half an hour from start to finish. Why not try it tonight?

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Italian-style Chicken Traybake

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Italian-style chicken traybake

Choose this one-tray sausage bake recipe for a mid-week dinner ready in no time. One casserole dish and three steps are all it takes to serve up this one-tray wonder. The herbed sausages and veg work as well for a midweek meal as they do a weekend brunch. Serve with sourdough to soak up all the tomato-y goodness. Need we say more?

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Italian Meatball & Garlic Bread Traybake

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Italian meatball & garlic bread traybake

Say goodbye to multiple pots and pans and prepare to revolutionise your pasta night.  In just 30 minutes, you can turn dinner into a one-dish wonder.  Think succulent meatballs nestled among a medley of flavoursome ingredients for a harmonious blend of Italian goodness. But the real star here is the crunchy garlic bread topping, which can be used to mop up the sauce.

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Spiced Chilli Chicken Tray Bake

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Spiced chilli chicken traybake

Ready in just 30 minutes, this easy traybake is a game-changer. Succulent chicken and a colourful array of veggies come together in a flavour-packed dish that checks all the boxes. Drizzled with a tantalising sweet-chilli mixture, every bite is a burst of flavour. With the convenience of a single tray, you'll have a satisfying meal without the fuss. The perfect solution to busy weeknights.