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Hassle-free family dinners: Here are 8 tray bakes we love

Our round-up of the underrated dinnertime saviour.

by: Ilse Kleinsmidt | 19 Feb 2020
Tray Bake

When you’re feeling the chaotic rush of nine-to-five living and all you want is to return home to whiffs of delectable aromas coming from the kitchen, tray bakes are there for you.

Nectarine tray bake tart

Tray bakes are not exclusively reserved to savoury dishes – sweet treats deserve hacks, too! The coconut base, white chocolate and Mascarpone cream and sprinkles of crushed nuts make for a delightful fruity dessert.

Chinese-and-mandarin chicken tray bake

Toss sweet carrots, crunchy cashews and golden, crisp and sticky chicken together. Just like that, you’ve got a hearty, tasty meal that packs a punch.

Margarita tray bake pizza

The fragrant, pesto and garlic topped base slathered with melted cheese and herbs is best served hot and eaten immediately.

Tray Bake

Suzelle DIY’s bobotie balls

For a drool-inducing twist on the South African classic, tuck into fragrant sweet and tangy apricot-flavoured meatballs in a creamy sauce.

Potato gnocchi bake with bacon and sage

Consider little nuggets of al dente gnocchi with hints of smoky bacon and lashings of cream then topped with handfuls of Parmesan. Yum!Tray Bake

Maple-and-mustard chicken

For this delectable dinner, simply mix lemon juice, zest, garlic, maple syrup and mustard, pour the sauce over chicken and pop it into the oven for a golden and indulgently sticky lip-smacking meal.Tray Bake

Scalloped potatoes with parsnips and leeks

Layer parsnips, potatoes, garlicky fried leeks, Cheddar, Gruyère and hot cream for golden and bubbly baked bliss.Tray Bake

Cheesy sweet potato and tuna bake

This easy-to-prepare tray bake is filled with nourishing antioxidant-rich sweet potato and omega-3 infused tuna. It’s cooked in garlic, oregano and rosemary then topped with breadcrumbs and Parmesan.

Tray Bake

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