Our Favourites: Ideal Meals for your Self-Catering Holiday

Make the most of your self-catering kitchen on your holiday with these easy recipes. Nobody wants to slave for hours in the kitchen while on holiday – try a few of these easy ideas on your next holiday:

One-Pot Cheesy Pasta Bake

This is an simple, family favourite pasta bake.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 250 g lean ground beef
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ¼ cups unsalted chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 250 g uncooked whole-grain penne pasta
  • 5 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup preshredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven
  2. Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet and sauté onions. Add beef and oregano, fry for 3 minutes.
  3. Add stock, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and pasta; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 12 to 13 minutes or until pasta is done. Stir in spinach.
  4. Sprinkle cheese over pasta mixture. Transfer the pasta mixture to an oven-safe dish and bake until cheese melts and begins to brown.

Recipe credit: www.myrecipes.com/


Sweet and Spicy Rice Salad

This is the perfect salad idea for leftover rice


  • 410 g (1 tin) peaches, drained and chopped
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) Rajah medium curry powder
  • 250 g back bacon, cooked and chopped (optional)
  • 3 – 4 cups cooked wild rice
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) Hellmann’s original mayonnaise


  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions and peppers until soft and light brown. Add the chopped bacon and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the Rajah Medium Curry Powder and cook for 2 minutes to release the aromatics.
  • Add the peaches and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  • In a bowl, mix the Hellmann’s Original Mayonnaise and rice together before adding in the onion/peach mixture and mixing until well combined.
  • Allow to stand for 20 min before serving.


Recipe credit: https://www.whatsfordinner.co.za/

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