After a long day at work, the last thing most of us want to do is cook dinner. We’ve rounded up the best collection of cookbooks that have quick and easy weeknight meals from some of our favourite celeb chefs.


5 ingredients – quick & easy food by Jamie Oliver

Jamie has brought us recipes that only take 30 or 15 minutes to make, but with his latest offering, each recipe only requires five ingredients. Not only are these recipes quick and easy, they go back to basics and use unprocessed ingredients to produce delicious meals.


5-ingredients jamie oliver quick and easy weeknight dinner cookbooks R430

Cravings: recipes for all the food you want to eat by Chrissy Teigen

Our favourite instaceleb’s (seriously follow her on Instagram @ChrissyTeigen.You’ll thank us later) debut cookbook contains a range of cuisine, from fried chicken to Thai. It is a mix of all the food you (and your kids) want to eat! She even throws in some life advice.

Try before you buy: STICKY CHICKEN WINGS

chrissy teigen cravings quick and easy weeknight dinner cookbooks R573

Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson is all about creating delicious and least fussy good food. And with Nigella Express, we get the Nigella touch we love but in half the time. This is especially great if you are looking for new side dishes.

Try before you buy: THE PERFECT PIZZA BASE

Nigella Express quick and easy weeknight dinner cookbooks R473

One Pot by Martha Stewart Living

Is there anything better than throwing ingredients in a pot, let it cook and then voila, dinner is served? The team at Martha Stewart Living have come up with amazing one-pot wonders that can be cooked in a slow cooker, pot or skillet.

Try before you buy: Coconut chicken curry in a wok

one pot martha stewart quick and easy weeknight dinner cookbooks R316

Fast Food: more than 100 delicious, super-fast, and easy recipes by Gordon Ramsay

The foul-mouthed chef we love to hate brings us over 100 recipes and 15 great menus. Some recipes take only 15 minutes to make and you’ll not spend more than 50 minutes making any meal.

Try before you buy: Simple butter chicken curry

fast food gordon ramsay quick and easy weeknight dinner cookbooks R380


Jade Brennan – All4Women

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