We have heaps of great information on food and recipes on Mumsnet - so much so that we've created this at-a-glance list to help you find what you might be looking for.

Browse through our food features for everything from image galleries with great meal suggestions to step-by-step cooking videos with guest chefs and handy lunchbox tips.  


Every once in a while you come across a food that you're just dying to make, be it a comforting soup in drizzly weather, or a something rich and chocolatey for a special occasion. Here, we've rounded up our themed recipe collections - perfect for giving you a bit of culinary inspiration. 

5 great pasta recipes

Easy icecream recipes

6 easy soup recipes

Best basic recipes

Chocolate recipes

Afternoon tea recipes

Leftovers recipes

Meat-free Monday recipes

Dishwasher vodka and other homemade liqueur recipes

Alcohol-free cocktail recipes

Great British Bake Off-inspired recipes

School fete recipes

Stews and casserole recipes

5 alternatives to salad

BBQ recipes

6 alternatives to chips


Every aspiring cook needs a collection of foolproof basic recipes up their sleeve. Whenever we spy a particularly fabulous (and useful one) we'll list it here. And don't forget, if you have a winner of a recipe, do upload it so others can enjoy it too. 

Best Victoria sponge recipe 

Chicken noodle soup

Meringue recipe

Pizza dough

Children's party food


Got a teenager who's just told you they're becoming a vegetarian? Looking for budget-friendly recipes? Perhaps you're wondering if you should get a slow cooker? We've gathered together Mumsnetters' advice, guides and tips for a whole range of food-related issues.

Eat on the cheap 

Packed lunch ideas

8 great family cook books

Seasonal ingredients list

Slow cooker tips

Teach your child to cook

Teenage vegetarian meal ideas

Student recipe tips


See the results of our 2013 family meals survey below, and check back here for more updates in the future. 

Family meal survey results

Family meal survey infographic

Family meals survey 2013



Over the years we've welcomed some fantastic chefs and guest authors to MNHQ for webchats and more, and many were kind enough to share the below recipes with us. Don't forget to keep a close eye on the Mumsnet Talk boards for upcoming webchats. 

Anjum Anand

One-pot meatballs, eggs and spiced tomatoes

Spiced pepper and feta cornbread


Antonio Carluccio

Pasta: Spaghetti Luganega and Pennoni Giardiniera


Antony Worral Thompson

Slow cooked pot roast chicken

Dan Lepard

Gluten-free pastry

Easy pastry


Mince pie video

Carrot and apple muffins

Leon Restaurants recipes for children

Tasty herby chicken thighs and salad

Coconut chicken curry

Moroccan meatballs

Nigel Slater

Leftover turkey recipe

Bubble and squeak

Mincemeat hot cakes

Nigella Lawson

Chestnut stuffing recipe

Cranberry sauce

Paul Hollywood

Pitta bread

Basil and coriander sourdough

Chocolate almond cake

Good Housekeeping

Children's birthday cake ideas

Cake recipe basics

Princess cake

Toadstool cake

iPod cake

Lorraine Pascale

Sri Lankan chicken curry

Lemon and poppyseed cake


Ultimate Student Cookbook

Egg-fried rice

Bacon and pea spaghetti


Vegan cupcake recipes 

Naked wines

Wine myths debunked


Last updated: 16-May-2014 at 10:57 AM