Our Cook with M&S range of sauces, pastes, seasonings and more makes it easy to serve up a quick, delicious dinner every night of the week. Plus, our Cook with M&S cookbook is now in store, packed full of recipe inspiration
This is not just any recipe book… This is a recipe book filled with 50 recipes to shake up your mid-week meals. Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day to dream up new, different dinners with which to surprise your family, which is why most of us cook the same five recipes again and again. Well, the Cook with M&S range and accompanying cookbook is here to change that.
We were so excited to share the cookbook with you, we didn’t notice a small mistake in the recipe on page 111. See the updated recipe here.
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A must for Middle Eastern dishes, add za’atar to roasted vegetables or stir through yoghurt for a fresh dip
Take your barbecue up a gear by marinating chicken wings, ribs or fish in this flavoursome paste
Try this paste stirred through houmous or use as the base to your favourite pasta dish
With Cook with M&S, we’ve done the hard work for you, creating time-saving ingredients and exciting recipes that make meal times taste amazing.
Pick up our May/June recipe leaflet in store, featuring four exclusive Chris Baber recipes from the new Cook with M&S cookbook, including a meatball and mozzarella bake. This family-favourite dish uses our Cook with M&S roasted red pepper paste to add delicious sun-drenched flavour. The paste is also perfect for dips, tarts and homemade pizza.
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This really is a magic ingredient, adding an instant flavour boost to almost anything, from gravy and dressings to chips, eggs and roasted veg – even popcorn!
Made by smoking tomatoes over oak chips for 48 hours, this paste brings an intense flavour to stews and sauces – try it stirred through chilli or bake with eggs for shakshuka
Perfect for a speedy mid-week dinner, our teriyaki beef stir fry is full of veg and sticky Asian flavour
With smoky chorizo, herby Spanish-style tomato sauce and oozy mozzarella, this makes the ultimate fuss-free dinner. Mop up with toasted focaccia
When it comes to mid-week meals, it’s all about quick-fix ingredients that help you get dinner on the table without fuss. Our Cook with M&S pea and mint mash is handy when time is short – it makes a vibrant, potato-free side served with pan-fried fish or chicken, or a main meal in itself stirred through risotto for a zingy flavour burst.
Plus, it helps you pack more veg into dishes such as Chris Baber’s easy homemade fishcakes. Look out for our delicious Cook with M&S cauliflower mash (try it as a low-carb alternative topping for shepherd’s pie), and other veg short cuts, such as our Cook with M&S whole peeled potatoes, when you’re next shopping for your essentials.
Switch up your weekend brekkie with pumpkin spice pancakes. This delicious autumnal treat is topped with sticky apples and a drizzle of our Cook with M&S honey and pumpkin spice glaze.
135g plain flour
1 tsp Cook with M&S pumpkin spice seasoning
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp melted butter, plus extra for cooking
8 apples, sliced
1 tbsp Cook with M&S honey and pumpkin spice glaze, plus extra for drizzling
1 tbsp maple syrup
Sift the flour, Cook with M&S pumpkin spice seasoning, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl.
In a separate bowl or jug, lightly whisk together the milk and egg. Next add the melted butter and whisk again.
Pour the milk, egg and butter mix into the flour mixture. Beat until the batter is smooth.
Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and melt a knob of butter. Add a ladle of mix to the pan and cook.
Once bubbling, turn over and cook until both sides are golden. Repeat until you have used all the mix.
For the apples, melt a knob of butter in a frying pan. Add the apples, season with salt and cook for a few minutes.
Add the Cook with M&S honey and pumpkin spice glaze and maple syrup and then cook until the apples are caramelised and softened.
Top the pancakes with the apples and some extra glaze.
Love a pumpkin spice latte? Try our idea for a pumpkin spice hot chocolate, topped with cream and pumpkin spice popcorn. Put ½ tsp of Cook with M&S pumpkin spice seasoning and your favourite hot chocolate powder in a mug, pour in hot milk, and stir. For the popcorn, coat plain popcorn in sugar and melted butter, then sprinkle on some pumpkin spice seasoning and mix. Bake in the oven at 120°C/100°C fan/gas mark 0.5 until caramelised, then top the hot chocolate with whipped cream and the popcorn.
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Meaning “pleasant savoury taste” in Japanese, umami is a flavour profile that’s meaty and broth-like. Our new Cook with M&S magic umami paste is made using miso, yeast extract, fish sauce, garlic and mushroom, and adds intense depth and flavour to savoury dishes. Discover some of our delicious ideas below that put this superstar ingredient centre stage
Try adding the paste to softened butter and use to baste meat or flavour vegetables. You can also refrigerate the butter after the paste has been added, slice into rounds, and use to top steak for extra oomph
This versatile paste can be mixed into mayonnaise and used in bacon sarnies and poké bowls. Try adding the umami mayo to bao buns filled with slow-cooked pork, pickled veggies, coriander and peanuts
Our umami paste is also amazing in gravy and really takes flavour to the next level. Simply add a dollop of the paste to the gravy while it’s simmering and serve alongside a roast dinner, sausage and mash, or in your favourite homemade pie
Add sunshine flavours to your family meals and snacks with our new Cook with M&S sundried tomato paste. From perfect pasta to irresistible pitta chips and dip, discover our next-level-tasty recipe ideas below
Add the sundried tomato paste to our Cook with M&S panko breadcrumbs and use as a crispy coating for meat, fish or veggies. Or try baking the sundried tomato breadcrumbs in the oven then stirring into spaghetti that’s been flavoured with anchovies, sundried tomato paste, parsley and parmesan
Mix a dollop of the sundried tomato paste with your favourite soft cheese, such as feta, goats’ cheese or cream cheese. Use this flavour-packed cheese for pasta dishes, homemade pizza or add to a roasted vegetable baguette for a taste of the Mediterranean
Serve up a tasty snack of sundried tomato houmous and sundried tomato pitta chips. For the dip, simply add a spoonful of the paste to either pre-prepared or homemade houmous and top with sundried tomatoes and rosemary. To make the chips, simply cut pitta bread into strips or wedges and cover in the paste and olive oil. Roast in the oven alongside garlic and rosemary until crisp
Need a stress-free weekend dinner for friends, or a quick and tasty family feast? Our Cook with M&S traybakes are just the thing. Expertly created by our chefs, they combine luxurious sauces with generous portions of protein and veg for an all-in-one dinner you can enjoy your way.
Think succulent meatballs with a melting mozzarella centre, tomato sauce, and chunks of golden garlic bread (stir through pasta if you’re really hungry); indulgent Cook with M&S rarebit-topped beef grill steak (simply serve with chunky chips); and a crowd-pleasing Mexican chicken traybake with potato wedges and a herby crust that ticks all the spicy, smoky and sweet flavour boxes.
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Who said roasts are just for Sundays? Our Cook with M&S range includes clever short cuts that mean you can cook up a comforting roast chicken, any night of the week. Our Cook with M&S sweet and smoky spatchcock chicken cooks in an hour and comes ready-prepped in a flavour-packed marinade, complete with a charred lemon for a zingy burst of acidity. Serve with roasted veggies tossed in a generous spoonful of our Cook with M&S roasted red pepper paste.
“I’ve always loved food,” says Chris, who’s been cooking up a storm in the M&S kitchen to create some family-friendly recipes for you to enjoy. “Growing up in Hexham, Northumberland, I used to cook dinner for my mum and dad every day. I trained with Atul Kochhar at his Michelin-starred London restaurant, but my real passion is inspiring others and making home cooking accessible for everyone.
“My speciality is giving people kitchen confidence and Cook with M&S ingredients help you have exactly that. They’re all about adding flavour to the food and can be super little time-saving short cuts – these secret ingredients will ensure your dishes taste amazing, every time.”
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