Hampshire County Council Catering Service

Our recipes

Cook your favourite HC3S dishes at home

Our recipes

Muffins in a bowl

Whether you are looking for healthy meals on a budget or are cooking for someone special, we have a range of recipes to choose from. We will add more recipes from time to time, so please revisit this page to see what you can find.

When following recipes, you may notice words or phrases that are unfamiliar. Here is a list to help you get started.

Liven up your veg with herbs to add the wow-factor to your five-a-day

Take a look at our guide for parents who have fussy eaters for some hints and tips to help you though it.

We'd love to hear what you think about our recipes. If you have any feedback, or just want to share a picture of your culinary creation, please get in touch with us via Facebook or email us at hc3s.support@hants.gov.uk.

Rescue Recipes

We're bringing you rescue recipes to help you stretch what's in your cupboard further.

Rescue recipes

Veg Power Seasonal Vegetable Recipes

Helping inspire your use of seasonal vegetables and salad during Summer 2020 and beyond.

Healthy breakfasts

Breakfast can be so much more than just toast. Our breakfast recipes are the perfect way to kick-start a day of physical activity, whether you are cycling, swimming or simply walking the dog.

Fancy a change? The Watercress Company’s watercress, mango and pineapple smoothie is a healthy recipe popular with adults and children alike.

Grown in mineral rich spring water, the superfood watercress is packed full of essential vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.

Mid-week winners

Mid-week dinners for when you are juggling work, after-school clubs and everything else. They won’t take too long to cook and will provide a balanced diet for your whole family.

For comfort food without the calories, why not try...

On a budget

These wholesome recipes are ideal if you are cooking for a large group of friends or family.

Something special

Perfect for dinner parties, whether you have been asked to bring a single course or the whole feast.

Festive favourites

Festive treats that are easy to make and healthy to eat.

Kid's healthy party food

Birthday party coming up? Hoping to serve some healthy alternatives? Our party food recipes are wholesome and delicious.

National School Meals Week Specials

In a recent poll commissioned this year, educational caterers, schools, parents and children were asked to vote for their favourite school lunch. In late September, after beating off competition from more traditional dishes, curry was announced as the nation’s favourite. Here is a selection of tasty curry recipes to try during National School Meals Week and beyond.