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Tesco 60-Minute Roast Challenge

It’s not often I take my laptop into the kitchen but I had a good excuse as I wanted to try some new recipes. Autumn makes me want to cook more traditional meals and we all enjoy a traditional Sunday Roast Dinner.

We were invited to take up the ’Tesco 60-Minute Roast Challenge’ – creating a delicious traditional Sunday roast in under an hour. I love cooking and often cook a roast but it’s something I like to take my time with. I admit I was a little nervous about preparing and cooking everything in an hour but I tried my best!

our mid week roast

I spent a happy hour looking online at Tesco’s dedicated roasts web page and decided to try something a little different – one of the easy roast recipes, baked chicken thighs with butternut squash and goat’s cheese, as well as a roast side dish, sweet and sour red cabbage with apple. This sounded like a winning combination.

Tesco 60-Minute Roast Challenge

We’ve been so busy lately I decided to cook a mid-week roast so yesterday I sourced all the supplies I needed from my local Tesco’s. After I had collected the children from school I set to work: peeling, zesting and crushing until everything was ready.

I love a one-pan meal and the baked chicken thighs with butternut squash and goat’s cheese came together really easily. I was able to place the chicken thighs and butternut squash in a roasting dish and leave them to cook for 45 minutes. Just before serving I added the goat’s cheese, which melted on the hot food and tasted amazing.

our mid week roast

I added a side dish of sweet and sour red cabbage with apple. I love red cabbage but admit that I don’t cook it very often and perhaps I need a little more practice. After preparing the vegetables I placed them in another roasting dish, and cooked them according to the recipe. I’m not sure what happened but unfortunately the cabbage was a little crunchy which meant my darling children refused to eat it.

I enjoyed cooking a mid-week roast and trying some new recipes. I surprised myself that I was able to cook a roast in 60 minutes and have bookmarked lots of other delicious sounding recipes to try over the coming weeks.

Tesco is helping the great British public to make the most of family time at home with recipes and tips for creating the perfect Sunday roast. For more tasty Sunday roast recipes and top tips visit

Disclosure – I received a £30 gift voucher for ingredients, a Pyrex roasting dish, a selection of kitchen utensils and an all important 60 minute timer.


  • Reply
    Tori Gabriel
    November 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

    That sounds amazing and it didn’t look too difficult either. I may have to give this a try for Sunday.

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    Kim Carberry
    November 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I always spend hours cooking a roast. What a mug I am. lol
    This looks and sounds amazing….I think I may have to give it a try x

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    Sarah Bailey
    November 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I have to admit I often put off by how long it takes to make a roast, this sounds absolutely delicious though and in such a short time. x

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    November 12, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Now this is the kind of cooking I like. Quick, tasty and Simple. x

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    November 12, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I adore goats cheese, so do my children so this dish would have gone down very well in our house.

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    November 12, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    This looks great, I will try it out for myself.

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