Delicious Dinners: 10 Best Thermomix Recipes To Feed Your Family

If you're a busy parent, chances are you're always looking for quick and easy meal options to satisfy everyone's hungry bellies. With the demands of modern life, finding time to cook wholesome and delicious meals can feel like a big ask. This is where the trusty Thermomix comes in, making it possible to prepare healthy and delicious meals in a fraction of the time. In this article, we've curated a list of the 10 best Thermomix recipes to feed your family. You'll find plenty of inspiration among these healthy, hearty, downright easy family dinners. So put on your chef hat (or apron) and get ready to whip up some Thermomix magic!

What is a Thermomix?

Developed by the German company Vorwerk in 1961, this revolutionary kitchen appliance has taken the cooking scene by storm. Over the decades, the Thermomix appliance has piqued the interest of amateur cooks worldwide for its ability to save time and make cooking easier for families.

The Thermomix is a versatile kitchen gadget that combines multiple appliances in one. It fulfils the role of a blender, cooker, dough kneader, steamer, food processor, and more. With its ability to chop, mix, mince, grind, mill, knead, blend, heat, stir, steam, weigh, and even emulsify, the Thermomix is a true kitchen juggernaut. There's little wonder why it's gained such popularity amongst busy households.

The Health Benefits of Home-Cooked Meals

With the hectic pace of modern life, finding time to prepare nutritious meals from scratch can be tough. However, it's important to incorporate home-cooked meals into your weekly schedule to promote better health outcomes for your family.

Studies published in the journals Appetite and Childhood Obesity demonstrate that the more confident parents were with their cooking skills, the less likely their children were to consume highly processed foods in various settings. These findings indicate that learning to cook nutritious meals at home can protect children against the harmful health effects associated with consuming refined and processed foods, potentially across their lifespan.

Another article published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that the dinnertime home environment also influences the health of growing children. Preparing, sharing, and eating together as a family positively affects your children’s cardiovascular, metabolic, and developmental health.

How The Thermomix Helps Busy Families

The Thermomix helps busy families by simplifying meal preparation and reducing cooking time. With its all-in-one functionality, you can chop, mix, blend, steam, and cook in one machine, saving time and effort. This helps you prepare macronutrient-balanced meals for the entire family.

Moreover, the Thermomix comes with a range of recipes specifically designed to make the most out of its capabilities. This means that busy parents can enjoy a wide variety of healthy meals in a way that's quick and fuss-free. This nifty appliance is also a great tool for families with dietary restrictions or allergies. With its precise temperature control and ability to chop and blend ingredients finely, it is easy to make specialised meals that cater to different dietary needs.

Whether you're a working mother, domestic goddess (or both!) - if you want to enjoy delicious homemade meals without spending hours in the kitchen, a Thermomix could be the appliance your family needs.

Let’s dive into the 10 best Thermomix recipes to ensure happy bellies around your dinner table!

A couple in the kitchen cooking together with a thermomix.

10 Healthy and Easy Thermomix Recipes to Feed Your Family

  1. Creamy Vegetable Risotto
  2. Chicken and Mushroom Soup
  3. Hearty Bolognese Sauce
  4. Easy Pizza Dough
  5. Quiche Lorraine
  6. Classic Pumpkin Soup
  7. Lentil and Coconut Curry
  8. Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni
  9. Chorizo and Chicken Empanadas
  10. Potato, Bacon and Leek Soup


Chicken and Mushroom Soup

A comforting, nutritious soup - the Thermomix ensures a smooth, creamy texture without the addition of cream.


  • 200g fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 20g olive oil
  • 300g chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1000g chicken stock
  • 100g cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley to garnish


  1. Place onion and garlic into the Thermomix bowl and chop for 5 seconds/speed 5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  2. Add olive oil and sauté for 3 minutes/120C/speed 1.
  3. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté with the onions and garlic for 3 minutes/120C/reverse/speed 1.
  4. Add the chicken breast cubes to the bowl and cook for 5 minutes/100C/reverse/speed 1.
  5. Now add the chicken stock to the bowl. Cook for 15 minutes/100C/reverse/speed 1.
  6. Once done, add cream, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Blend for 30 seconds/speed 6 to get a smooth consistency. Be careful as the soup will be hot.
  7. Serve the soup hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Chorizo and Chicken Empanadas

A tasty, handheld meal that's perfect for busy weeknights. The Thermomix makes it easy to prepare the dough and filling in no time.


  • 200g chorizo
  • 200g chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 500g puff pastry
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 200°C.
  2. Put the chorizo, chicken breast, onion, garlic, and red capsicum into your Thermomix bowl. Chop for 5 seconds on speed 5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper to your Thermomix bowl. Cook for 10 minutes at 100°C on reverse speed 1.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry and cut into circles using a large biscuit cutter or a glass.
  5. Spoon a small amount of the chorizo and chicken mixture onto one half of each pastry circle.
  6. Fold the pastry over the filling to form a semi-circle. Press the edges together to seal, and crimp with a fork for a decorative finish.
  7. Place the empanadas onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  8. Beat the egg in a small bowl and brush the tops of the empanadas with the egg wash.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy your homemade Chorizo and Chicken Empanadas!

Classic Pumpkin Soup

The Thermomix makes it easy to blend cooked pumpkin into a creamy, comforting soup - perfect for a cold day.


  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 20g olive oil
  • 800g pumpkin, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 500g vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 100g cream (optional)


  1. Place the onion and garlic in the Thermomix bowl. Chop for 5 seconds/speed 5.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the olive oil and sauté for 3 minutes/Varoma/speed 1.
  3. Add the pumpkin to the Thermomix bowl. Chop for 15 seconds/speed 5.
  4. Add the vegetable stock and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 20 minutes/100C/speed 1.
  5. Once cooked, blend for 1 minute/speed 5-9 gradually, until smooth.

If desired, add cream and mix for 10 seconds/speed 4.


Creamy Vegetable Risotto

A hearty, wholesome dish packed with vegetables and rich flavours, cooked to perfection in your Thermomix.


  • 50g Parmesan cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 20g olive oil
  • 320g Arborio rice
  • 100g dry white wine
  • 800g vegetable stock
  • 400g mixed fresh vegetables (e.g. zucchini, capsicum, peas, carrots), chopped into small pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place Parmesan cheese into the Thermomix bowl and grate for 10 seconds/speed 9. Set aside.
  2. Without cleaning the bowl, add onion and garlic to the Thermomix bowl and chop for 5 seconds/speed 5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add olive oil and sauté for 3 minutes/120C/speed 1.
  4. Add the Arborio rice and sauté with the onions and garlic for 2 minutes/120C/reverse/speed 1.
  5. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes/100C/reverse/speed 1 until the alcohol has evaporated.
  6. Add the vegetable stock, chopped vegetables, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Cook for 16-18 minutes/100C/reverse/speed 1. Make sure to place the simmering basket instead of the measuring cup onto the mixing bowl lid.
  7. Once done, let it sit for a few minutes to allow the risotto to thicken.
  8. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese before serving. Adjust seasoning if necessary.