The perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day is with a delicious roast dinner and we’ve found 22 brilliant ideas from main courses to side dishes and much more. Plus, the beauty of all our recipes on Woman is that they are either super easy – you don’t need to be a top chef to cook these recipes – or they are diet friendly. Win, win!
Let’s face it, everyone loves a good roast dinner on a Sunday, so we’ve put together our tastiest recipes for you to try out this weekend. From deliciously crispy roast ideas for lamb and chicken, to tender meat one pots, amazing potatoes, slow cook ideas, pork belly to impress and even a chicken dinner BBQ recipe in case the sun comes out! We’ve got our fingers crossed!
Plus all our easy recipes are perfect for feeding a crowd. Even fussy eaters will love them! So whether you have the whole family coming over or fancy a low key meal for one or two, take inspiration from these 22 easy roast dinner ideas and you can’t go wrong!
We’ve transformed a humble jar of mint sauce into a creative tasty crust to liven up a leg of lamb.
Looking for a new cheap roast dinner? Try our pork belly with butternut squash and ready-made apple sauce – it’s great value and gorgeous.
Goose fat is the secret ingredient which makes these rosemary roasties and parsnips crispy on the outside but lovely and soft in the centre.
We love this French style roast chicken with garlic and wine – the perfect Sunday roast!
An ultra-easy roast that tastes delicious and isn’t expensive either. Roast pork belly with cider may take a long time but you hardly have to do anything – just pop it in the oven and leave it to cook. Served with a quick and easy mix of butterbeans, carrots and celery it really is a lazy cook’s dream Sunday lunch.
Brussel sprout haters are likely to be converted with this moreish crispy bacon and chestnut recipe.
Pot-roast turkey is so easy – pop everything together in the oven… then relax! The slow cooking keeps the meat seriously tender.
A classic roast beef with deliciously rich gravy and thyme Yorkshire puddings.
Crispy chicken thighs are a delicious roast meat option. All made in one-pan too? Even better!
For a change from roasties, go for indulgence with these creamy and cheesy fondue potatoes.
Freshen up your vegetables with a tangy warm dressing, perfect for serving with our easy and delicious carving lamb
Lemon and herb make the perfect lightly spiced coating for this roast chicken.
This combination of red cabbage, juniper and apple actually improves if made in advance, so feel free to completely cook and simply reheat on a Sunday.
A delicious veggie side, roasted sweet potato and squash tastes terrific together.
For a lazier Sunday lunch (where it still looks like you’ve put in lots of effort), rustle up this mouth-watering slow cooked pork belly with garlic.
We love this time-saving roast. It’s perfect for a mid-week dinner to fill the whole family up.
After the perfect Yorkshire pudding recipe? We’ve got it!
Don’t forget the sauces! No roast is complete without bread sauce, cranberry and madeira wine turkey gravy.
Once you’ve cooked Woman food editor Felicity’s roast chicken like this, you won’t want to serve it plain again! The potatoes cook in the tin too, giving them a brilliant baked flavour and saves on the washing up.
Cider gammon with honey mustard glaze makes the perfect seasonal roast – lovely hot or cold.
This tender pork requires little effort – simply slow cook for several hours and dinner is served! A great weekend recipe for family and friends.