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24 Classic Australian Women’s Weekly Dinner Recipes

When it comes to Aussie home cooking, The Australian Women's Weekly are known for their hearty, flavoursome family dinners. We've pulled together a selection of some of the most popular dinner recipes from The Weekly, with everything from our classic apricot chicken and chicken cacciatore, to our Italian-style risotto and Indian-inspired dhal curry. You'll also find classics like our pasta and potato bakes, plus a retro tuna mornay recipe to bring back the memories. Have a flick through and see what tickles your fancy tonight.
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Mixed dhal

This traditional Indian vegetarian dish is packed full of flavour and the goodness of legumes. Dhal can be enjoyed any time of the day, but it’s especially great eaten straight off the stove on a cool evening.


Crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside.
SHIITAKE MUSHROOM and pork soup dumplings

Shiitake mushroom and pork soup dumplings

Dumplings can be assembled, then frozen in an airtight container up to a week ahead. Steam dumplings for 12 minutes from frozen. Soup dumplings or xialongbao, as they are called Yum Cha restaurants, are a shanghainese speciality. They are commonly filled with minced pork and a firm, gelatine-rich stock, which turns to a soup when […]
glazed meatloaf
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Glazed meatloaf

The beauty of this meat loaf is that you can use regular sausage mince, or buy your favourite sausages and simply squeeze the mince from the skins. We love it with creamy mash and greens.

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Peri peri chicken

This simple homemade peri peri sauce has a medium heat level. Remove all the seeds for a milder heat, or keep them all in for a spicy kick!