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Meal maths: Tailor your traybakes

Tailor to your taste by simply adding one of each of the five types of food into your tray, then pop in the oven to bake.

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Meal maths: Tailor your traybakes

A tasty traybake is the ultimate midweek dinner option – fuss-free and super adaptable.

To make creating your own version even easier, we've highlighted the five categories of ingredients that add up to a successful traybake. 

Tailor to your taste by simply adding one of each of the five types of food into your tray, then pop in the oven to bake.

You don't need to follow an exact recipe, just check the cooking time on the packaging for each ingredient and make sure everything is fully cooked through and piping hot before serving. 

 

Protein 

Start with the star of the show – we're talking about the meat, fish, pulses or even halloumi. 

Carbs 

Next, choose a starchy carb that'll add the fill-you-up factor. 

Veg

Add veg to raise the 5-a-day count and bring extra layers of flavour. 

 

Greens 

For a fresh taste and colour, how in robust leaves that can cope with heat. 

 

 

The magic

Add a flavour-packed paste or sauce to bring a distinctive finish to your dish. 

 

 

Steps to success

  • Cut larger ingredients such as sweet potato into equal-sized pieces so that everything cooks evenly. 
  • Keep an eye on your traybake as it cooks – if some of the contents are browning too quickly, give everything a good shake or stir to move things around. 
  • If some of the ingredients cook much quicker than the others, such as tomatoes or leafy greens, add them towards the end. 
  • Oven temps may vary for different ingredients, but a general setting for most traybakes is 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 

 

Feeling inspired to whip up a traybake? Pop over to Asda to stock up on all the ingredients you could need.