Thursday 30 March 2023

The nation’s favourite family meals!

The nation’s favourite family meals have been revealed as the traditional roast dinner, fish and chips and pizza. I would say that is about right. If you look back on any of my meal plans roast dinner's and pizza's are something that we eat most weeks, whether it's home cooked, eating out or a takeaway.

Roast dinner

The top 20 favourite family meals are:

1. Roast dinner.
2. Fish and chips.
3. Pizza.
4. Spaghetti Bolognese.
5. Steak and chips.
6. Lasagne.
7. Chicken curry.
8. Sausage and mash.
9. Shepherd’s pie.
10. Chili con carne.
11. Cottage pie.
12. Fajitas.
13. Pasta bake.
14. Stir fry.
15. Burgers / veggie burgers.
16. Steak pie.
17. Stew.
18. Casserole.
19. Jacket potato.
20. Macaroni cheese.

Out of these meals we love all of them and they feature heavily on my meal plans apart from probably the steak and chips, steak is something we just don't eat. I don't think I have ever eaten proper steak, it's not something I have ever fancied. We tend to have cottage pie instead of shepherd's pie as my family seem to think they hate lamb. They have eaten lamb and have loved it in the past without them knowing they were eating lamb. We can take or leave Chili con carne and macaroni cheese, we like those meals but tend not to eat them often. Spaghetti Bolognese is probably my families favourite meals, we will have the Bolognese one with with spaghetti or pasta and then the next day we will have Bolognese in wraps.

To add to this list I think some of our other favourite meals are sausage casserole, sloppy joes, chicken pie and mash, hot dogs in buns but not the hot dogs out of tins, they have to be big sausages and fried chicken which is our version of a KFC.

There are certain meals that we will only eat on certain days. The fake KFC, pizza, burgers in bun and fajitas are weekend meals. I can't remember the last time we ate pizza midweek and fish and chips are always saved for a Friday. I think if I did give my family fish and chips during the week they would be so confused. lol

When I cook one of my families favourite meals they are always so happy. I feel good too because I love to make my family happy. The way to someone's heart really is through their stomach. hehehe

What are your favourite family meals?


  1. I love every single one of those meals on the list especially the spaghetti bolognese! I also really enjoy a nice tender juicy steak but we don't have them very often as they are just ridiculously expensive.

  2. Your family is incredibly lucky that you are a good and diverse cook. Your favorite meals contains so many of my favorite tastes too.

  3. That looks like my weekly meal plan but we often don't eat the same. Star and her brother love steak, but no-one else does. I don't eat pasta but bolognaise and macaroni cheese are family favourites. We all eat roast dinners (but not very often) and we all like stir fry. Graham is allergic to fish and although he likes chilli-con-carne we don't have it very often.

  4. Mmmmm this is making me so hungry hehe! I love all of these and we have most of them on our meal plans too. xx

  5. Thisiswhereitisat3 April 2023 at 14:03

    Ooo I really fancy steak and chips now X