50 recipes everyone should know how to cook

Add a few more dishes to your weekly dinner rota with some ideas from our round-up

Want to teach yourself how to cook? There are so many recipes out there – where do you start?

We’ve rounded up 50 classic recipes we think everyone should know how to cook – how many can you make?

From baking recipes like a Victoria sponge, apple pie muffins, brownies and rocky road to dinner favourites chilli con carne, roast dinner and homemade curry, our basic recipes will give you a great foundation for your cookery skills.

Click through to see what recipes you can make and which ones you can learn…

First is a classic chilli con carne – which is so simple to make.

Try our classic chilli con carne recipe

Skill level: Easy

Chilli is super easy to make and is the perfect choice for feeding a lot of people, quickly. You can add in as much spice as you like when making the sauce from scratch plus you’ll know exactly what ingredients are going into it.

Once you’ve mastered this classic recipe you can try different variations. Why not use turkey mince instead of beef for a lower-fat option? Or you could even bake your chilli in the oven with thin slices of potato and plenty of cheese on top. We’ve also got a veggie chilli con carne for anyone who prefers a meat-free option.