Top 7 easy to prepare Iftar recipes for Ramadan

Since Ramadan is a time for togetherness, finding quick and easy solutions for Iftar dishes becomes a cherished priority for moms, ensuring more time is spent with loved ones. That is why we have made this collection of easy recipes for Iftar. We hope these simple, yet delicious, dishes will inspire you and your family to cook great meals together without overworking yourself and spending too many hours on your feet in the kitchen. No matter how you decide to serve up the Iftar, know that you make it special.

Easy, quick Iftar recipes you can make ahead of time

We know that shopping is also a time-consuming part of Iftar preparation for busy moms. Since many of our quick & easy Ramadan recipes for Iftar require few ingredients, they are easy to shop for. The simple ingredient list, which often features pre-shredded cheese and ready-to-use sauces, also makes these easy Iftar recipes hassle-free and straightforward. Even with these simple ingredients, there is plenty of room for you to get creative and cook loving meals in your own special way.

Most of our quick recipes for Iftar, which include oven bakes, casseroles, and pasta dishes, take less than 1 hour to make. These types of dishes are easy to reheat which makes them great for preparing ahead of time. As such, you can prepare many delicious Iftar meals to store in the fridge and freezer until you need them. Meal prepping and serving tasty leftovers allow you to spend more time with your family and loved ones during Ramadan. This Ramadan, focus on the moments that matter, not the time spent in the kitchen. Dishes that you make ahead of time still let your creativity shine and they are no less delicious than meals made the same day.

We designed our top 7 Iftar recipes with moms in mind, so they are all easy, quick, and simple. They use an array of different vegetables, meats, cheeses, spices, and herbs to make sure that you get a nice variety throughout the Holy Month. Many cuisines are also represented to keep things interesting during this special time. Mix things up in your own way, because you make it special.

1. Cheese Sambosa

Having a good selection of appetizers is a great way to spark mealtime joy and express yourself through fun kitchen creations. Our easy Iftar recipe for Cheese Sambosa makes for one such fun snack. If you make these treats ahead of time, we recommend reheating them slightly in the oven. Serving them warm creates a delicious contrast between the pastry and filling. This simple strategy can make more time for indulging in tasty nibbles with the family before the bigger dishes are served up.

The combination of fried, flaky filo pastry and soft, savory cheese filling is amazing. Flavored with mint, parsley, and fennel seeds, the Puck Cream Cheese Spread and Puck Halloumi filling is vibrant and aromatic. Follow the recipe exactly or put your own twist on it to express your creative taste!

2. One Pot Lasagna 

Our One Pot Lasagna simplifies your Ramadan evenings, blending Puck Shredded Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese Mix, ricotta, and parmesan into a cheesy delight—all from a single pot. This easy Iftar recipe is convenient and requires minimal effort, making it a perfect fit for busy moms. Embrace the simplicity and savor more moments with your loved ones during the Holy Month.

By using our ready-to-use tasty, Puck Tomato Sauce with Cream, you can cut down cooking time considerably without compromising on great flavor. Made with minced beef as well as beef stock, this meaty lasagna sauce is dripping with umami. As you prepare the ingredients, have your family help measure the cheese and encourage them to have fun throwing some ingredients into the pot while you enjoy time in the kitchen together.

3. Creamy Chicken

A collection of easy Iftar recipes for creative moms must, of course, include some tasty chicken dinner ideas. This Creamy Chicken is wonderfully simple to make. It just requires you to make a simple sauce by blending Puck Cream Cheese Spread, Puck Cooking Cream, Puck Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, onion, fresh mint and coriander, and spices, pouring it over the chicken breast, and popping them in the oven. After blending, have one of your family members pour the sauce over the chicken so they can feel involved in the process!

Though the sauce is thick and creamy, it gains an underlying richness from the Puck Shredded Mozzarella Cheese and vibrant herbs that keep this dish delightfully light. The cooling mint and lemony coriander provide a wonderful flavor to the mild and tender chicken. Serve this hearty yet refreshing dish to your family alongside some long-grain rice to soak up the saucy goodness and put a lasting smile on your loved ones faces!

4. Eggplant Bolognese

If an Italian classic with a distinct Middle Eastern twist sounds perfect for your family Iftar celebration, this Eggplant Bolognese is just right for you. Treat your family to your inventive cooking with this rich dish. Flavored with staple spices from Middle Eastern cuisine – cumin, coriander, and chili flakes – the timesaving, ready-to-use Puck Tomato Sauce with Cream reaches new heights, while the cubed eggplant adds some amazing texture. The warm spices give the classic dish additional depth, a nice earthiness, as well as a bright citrussy quality that makes it stand out among our many delicious, easy Iftar recipes. And, if you want to make it ahead of time, you can easily leave it on the stove on low heat for a few hours; this will give the many spices more time to develop while you enjoy some restful family time.

5. Pasta Bake with White Sauce

Another of our easy Iftar recipes that brings together different delicious cuisines is this Pasta Bake with White Sauce. The tasty lasagna-like oven bake consists of pasta with an Italian tomato sauce flavored with classic Middle Eastern spices like cinnamon. Using rich Puck Bechamel Sauce with Cheese is a simple way to add some extra warmth and complexity through its creamy texture and hints of nutmeg. You know what you and your family like, so experiment with the spices and make it special in your own way.

Since this scrumptious bechamel sauce is pre-made, making this layered treat is incredibly quick. After the initial ingredients are cooked, have your kids gather around and help you layer the ingredients before this dish goes into the oven. Since it spends about half of the total 45-minute cooking time in the oven, this dish is also quite hands-off. Easy Iftar recipes like this are great as they allow you to focus on cooking something else while they bake (or take a much-deserved break!).

6. Chicken Potato Bake

Our Chicken Potato Bake is an incredibly easy Iftar recipe bursting with amazing flavor. Like other layered dishes, this one is a great opportunity to involve the kids in the assembly of their Iftar meal. This hearty dish with boiled baby potatoes, tender chicken, garlic, onions, mushrooms, and green chili pepper is broiled in the oven with Puck Shredded Creamy Mozzarella Cheese to create a delicious layer of gooey melted cheese.

Since this mozzarella is pre-shredded, have one of your little ones pour the cheese! The combination of sautéed onion and garlic, along with the green chili added to the chicken, gives the dish a lovely depth with great umami flavor and heat that is sure to have your family reaching for this recipe again and again. Tailor it to your taste and make this another addition to your list of “mom’s specialties.”

7. Chicken Kofta

Kofta is a Middle Eastern classic and, as such, adding this cream cheese version to your menu of easy Iftar recipes is a delightful idea. These crispy Chicken Kofta make for an excellent appetizer. You can even serve them with rice, bread, and dips to create a rich main course. The customizable nature of this classic dish will allow your creativity to shine as you mix and match the way you serve it.

The tender chicken combined with mashed potatoes are flavored with garlic powder and curry powder. The Puck Cream Cheese Spread ties these delicious flavors together and its slight creaminess pairs wonderfully with the juicy chicken. Invite your family to help prepare the ingredients and from the Kofta into balls! Breaded and fried to golden perfection, these balls, which are crunchy on the outside and deliciously moist on the inside, are simply perfect for sparking family mealtime joy.

Tips on making an easy Iftar and Suhoor table

Sometimes the most delicious meals are also the easiest, and our top 7 easy Iftar recipes are perfect examples of that fact. And the simplicity of these dishes doesn’t take away from their potential for creativity, so you can still expect to express yourself through these culinary delights. And remember, it’s your unique touch that makes these simple recipes truly special.

Selecting recipes that require few ingredients, using pre-shredded cheese, or opting for a ready-to-use sauce makes cooking easy. This is perfect for the Holy Month because it will make it easier to focus on spending time with family. The easy steps and ingredients also mean that you can call on help from your spouse and your kids when prepping some of these lovely dishes, turning  preparation time into family time and creating fun family memories.

Besides choosing ready-to-use ingredients and easy Iftar recipes, you can also make things easier for yourself by serving Ramadan soups that are full of flavors that your family will enjoy. We have several recipes for soups for Ramadan you can make in under 1 hour. Check it out to get even more inspiration for easily preparing a heartwarming Iftar for your loved ones.

Are you looking for a selection of delicious Ramadan desserts to follow your Iftar meal and round off the evening with some sweet, relaxing family time? Fortunately, we also have a lot of desserts that come together quickly and are bursting with beautiful flavors. Have a look at them to get inspired on what delightful treats you want to prepare for your loved ones. Whatever you choose, we know that you will make it special from start to finish.