The top 10 recipes you couldn’t stop making in June 2024

By Lesego Madisa, 1 July 2024

We officially entered the winter months in June. Wondering what TASTE readers were cooking up? The theme was undoubtedly comforting meals. From slow-cooked lamb shank ragu to warm chocolate mousse, it’s clear TASTE readers were taking it slow with rich and indulgent recipes.

10. Warm chocolate mousse

It's the season! Warm pudding season. If you were not keen on staying indoors, we're sure this warm chocolate mousse made it all worth it. This mousse if for anyone looking for a creamy and decadent dessert that doesn't hold back on the chocolate.

Get the recipe for warm chocolate mousse here. 

9. Lamb shank ragù with gnocchi

For Father's Day, Clem Pedro whipped up slow-cooked lamb shank that's tender and fall right off the bone. This recipe is everything we love about winter dishes – it's comfort in a bowl.

Get the recipe for lamb shank ragù with gnocchi here. 

8. Brown onion soup with cheesy toasties

All of the flavour of French onion soup, in half the time.

@wwtaste Love onion soup but don’t love the laborious cooking? @donnellyabi has just the ticket. Her take on this classic French soup comes together in a fraction of the time thanks to a few very clever flavour bombs. The onion marmalade might be optional, but the toasties definitely aren’t. Save this for your next wintry dinner idea. Search for “Brown onion soup with cheesy toasties” on or find the recipe below. INGREDIENTS 3 T butter 6 onions, finely sliced 3 thyme sprigs 1 bay leaf 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 4 cups beef stock 2 T Woolworths onion marmalade (optional) 1 x 40 g packet Woolworths beef-flavoured thickener For the toasties: 1 T butter, softened 8 slices Woolworths thick-slice white bread 1 ½ cups Cheddar cheese, grated COOKING INSTRUCTIONS 1. Melt the butter in a large ovenproof pan. Add the onions, thyme and bay leaf and cook over a low heat until soft and golden brown. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. 2. Add the stock and onion marmalade if using and bring to the boil. Sprinkle in the beef thickener and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, or until the onions are soft. 3. While the soup is cooking, make the cheese toasties. Spread 4 slices of bread with butter. Divide 1 cup Cheddar between the remaining unbuttered bread. Place the buttered bread on top, buttered side up. 4. Heat a non-stick pan and sprinkle in some of the leftover cheese. Place one of the sandwiches into the pan on top of the cheese and cook until the bread is golden brown and the cheese has melted. Turn over and caramelise the other side. Repeat until all the toasties are made. Place in a low oven to keep warm. Serve the soup in bowls with the toasties laid over the top. Video: @Kevashan Photography: @janrasphoto #foodtiktok #recipesoftiktok #cooking ♬ French music style, accordion, waltz - arachang

Get the recipe for brown onion soup with cheesy toasties here.

7. Banana muffins


Take banana bread on the go by turning it into muffins. These banana muffins can be a quick breakfast for when you're on the go, a sweet treat during the day. They're dead easy to make and we bet you have a few overripe bananas to spare.Banana-muffins

Get the recipe for banana muffins here. 

6. Tomato soup with air-fryer scones

Tomato soup with a cheesy side is a classic for a reason! Abigail Donnelly doubles the cheese in this recipe by serving this spicy tomato soup with cheesy air-fryer scones and halloumi! Not in the mood for scones? Do the classic tomato soup and cheese toastie combo instead.Tomato soup with air fryer scones

Get the recipe for tomato soup with air fryer scones here. 

5. Rice Krispie treats with chocolate ganache

Rice Krispie treats with chocolate ganache

Extra gooey and delicious chocolate Rice Krispie treats with marshmallows and chocolate-coated Krispies cereal is so easy to make – so easy it'll make a great school holiday baking activity! They’re ready in 30 minutes or less and no baking is required.

Get the recipe Rice Krispie treats with chocolate ganache here. 

4. Steamed bread grilled cheese with slow-cooked oxtail

@wwtaste Hold up. Did @___khanya just say this is the best sandwich she’s ever made? If this isn’t reason enough to make this toastie, let us break it down for you. Steamed bread, slow-cooked oxtail, Comté cheese and cheese sauce… Are you convinced now? We certainly are. Search for “Steamed bread grilled cheese with slow-cooked oxtail” on or find the recipe at the link in bio. #knowafrica #africamonth #foodtiktok ♬ Takin' Me Higher - The Young Ebenezers

Khanya Mzongwana's cheese toastie series has us all rushing to the store for cheese and bread. This grilled cheese toastie is 100% South African-inspired. It's filled with slow-cooked oxtail and regular grocery store bread is swapped for soft and fluffy steamed bread.

Get the recipe for steamed bread grilled cheese with slow-cooked oxtail here. 

3. Morogo Gorgonzola grilled cheese

Need to add more greens to your diet? Start with this morogo-gorgonzola grilled cheese. Khanya uses wild greens for this recipe but if morogo or imifino is hard to come by kale, spinach and cavolo nero work just as well. Morogo Gorgonzola grilled cheese

Get the recipe for morogo gorgonzola grilled cheese here. 

2. Pork chops with roasted cabbage and apples

“There is something unbeatable about the timeless combination of salty pork, sweet apples and buttery cabbage. I love this with Woolworths’ creamy ready-made mash –it’s a game changer.” – Hannah Lewry

Get the recipe for pork chops with roasted cabbage and apples here. 

1. Spicy mince flatbreads

This is a budget dinner that’s as fun to make as it is to eat. As if mince wasn’t already one of the most versatile proteins around, here’s a dish packed with big flavour that takes under 30 minutes to prepare, and it’s kind to your wallet.

@wwtaste Is Throwback Thursday still a thing? These spicy mince flatbreads are a nod to the Big Mac taco trend from a little while ago, but Clem has given them a slick update, making them the ideal midweek dinner. All you need is 30 minutes! Find the recipe here or at the link in bio or search for “spicy mince flatbreads” on Spicy mince flatbreads 500 g lean beef mince 25 g Woolworths meat masala spice mix sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 spring onions, thinly sliced 6 Woolies Heat and Eat multiseed wraps 4 T canola oil 1 cup double-cream plain yoghurt 10 g coriander, roughly chopped 10 g parsley, roughly chopped 10 g mint, leaves picked, roughly chopped lemon wedges, for serving 1 Place the mince in a mixing bowl with the spice mix, salt and pepper and spring onion. Mix well to combine, ensuring the spice is evenly distributed. 2 Divide the mince mixture in half, then divide each half into 3 equally sized balls. Place a wrap on a work surface and spread 1 ball of mince onto the wrap, getting as close to the edges as possible and keeping it as even as possible. 3 Repeat with the remaining mince and wraps while heating a pan over a high heat. Add a little oil to the pan, then place 1 wrap meat-side down in the pan. Sear for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until a crust forms on the mince. Turn over and cook the wrap side for 30 seconds or until toasted. Repeat with the remaining wraps. 4 Spoon some yoghurt onto the mince side of each wrap, top with herbs, then roll up and serve with the lemon wedges. #foodtiktok #easyrecipe #cooking ♬ FEEL THE GROOVE - Queens Road, Fabian Graetz

Get the recipe for spicy mince flatbreads here.

Lesego Madisa

Article by Lesego Madisa

TASTE's commercial content producer loves thrifty recipes, fridge foraging and never says "no" to cake. When she's not flipping through the pages of food mags and cookbooks, she's happily baking and knitting in her tiny apartment.
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