Like many of us, life has thrown a fair few curveballs Donal’s way, from juggling two toddlers and an overseas house move, it’s fair to say that there is never a dull moment in the Skehan household! He has also found himself seeking solace in his kitchen more than ever. Since returning to Ireland and being closer to his family, Donal recognises the necessity of the essential recipes that make a home kitchen tick, the classic dishes he comes back to time and time again for comfort and security.

Donal’s Family Kitchen is a series that celebrates these moments and provides a blueprint of recipes allowing you to manage the madness life throws at you AND get a supper to the table that everyone wants to devour. Recipes that don’t require long lists of ingredients, dishes that don’t leave a mountain of washing-up and time-saving tricks that bring seriously great flavour to the table are the most important part of making everyday favourites with ease.

Simple, tasty food that works for busy days and lazy long weekends. One pan meals that limit the washing up and sweet treats for special occasions or simply just because!

Tune in on Wednesdays at 7.30pm on RTÉ One.


Latest Recipes



Braised Beef Shin Lasagne
PREP TIME 30 MINS
Irish Stout Short Ribs with Cheesy Polenta
Hoisin Duck Lettuce Wraps
Brown Butter White Fish With Potatoes & Greens
Swedish Cinnamon Buns
Polpette Bucatini
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Korean Style Sloppy Joes PREP TIME: 5 Minutes
Lemon Curd Pudding
Roast Butternut Squash, Goat’s Cheese & Sage Butter Tortellini
Creamy coconut & lemongrass fish stew
Irish Farmhouse Vegetable Soup
Irish Apple Cake with Salted CaramelPREP TIME: 45 Minutes
Limoncello Polenta Cake

Southern Fried Chicken Salad
Killer Steak Frites
Bacon & Cabbage Pasta
Beef Hot Pot with Dumplings
Mac’ N’ Peas

Mushroom & Cauliflower Ragu lasagne
Vodka Penne Pork Ragu
Perfect Birthday Funfetti Cake
Kung Pao Chicken
Rice Crispy Pretzel Squares