Top 7 Best Dinner Ideas In Australia


By Arnab  |

June 20, 2024

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As a digital nomad in Australia you are likely to be tired of take outs and diners outside. How about cooking your own meal for a change. Especially when you can learn some new simple Australian dishes with these best dinner ideas.

When you have the time after a long day of staring at the screen you would want to explore the land. However, physical and mental exhaustion are inevitable. This is one of the reason why therapy through cooking is often what we need.

The Best Dinner Ideas in Australia 

Comfort food, and easy to digest, these Australian dishes will defiantly satiate your hunger after a long day of online work.

1. Chicken Parmigiana 

Tasty “Chicken Parm” combines breaded chicken with tomato sauce and melted cheese. It’s a classic dinner in Italian-American meals.


2 chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
1 cup flour
2 eggs
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp olive oil
Fresh basil (optional)


Heat Oven: Heat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Prep Chicken: Pound chicken to even thickness. Season with salt and pepper.

Coating Station: Set up three dishes – one with flour, one with eggs, and one with breadcrumbs and Parmesan.

Bread Chicken: Coat each chicken in flour, then eggs, then breadcrumb mix.

Cook Chicken: Heat oil in a skillet. Cook chicken until golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side.

Add Sauce and Cheese: Spoon sauce over chicken, then sprinkle with mozzarella.

Bake: Put skillet in oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes until chicken’s cooked and cheese is melted.

Serve: Add basil as garnish if wanted. Serve hot.

Enjoy your Chicken Parmigiana with pasta or salad!

2. Vegemite on toast 

Australian toast with Vegemite is well known. Here’s how to make it:


Bread (white, whole wheat, or your choice)
Butter or butter substitute


1. Cook the bread until it’s as crispy as you like.
2. Spread a little butter on the hot bread.
3. Spread a thin layer of Vegemite over the buttered bread.
4. Enjoy your Vegemite on toast with a hot drink.
Note: If it’s your first time trying Vegemite, start with a small amount as it’s very salty.

You might not like the taste of vegemite on its own. Therefore, trying it with toasted bread, and butter is the right means. If you have never tried vegemite, this Australian condiment will taste a little like soya sauce.

3. Mushroom Risotto 

Some of the best dinner ideas will always come from Italy.

Yummy rice dish from Italy is mushroom risotto:


1. Cup of Arborio rice
2. Four cups broth (chicken or veggie)
3. Two cups sliced mushrooms
4. Small onion, fine chop
5. Two cloves minced garlic
6. Half cup dry white wine (opt)
7. Half cup Parmesan cheese, grated
8. Two spoons butter
9. Two spoons olive oil
10. Salt and pepper
11. Fresh parsley or thyme (opt)


1. Heat oil in big pot. Cook mushrooms till brown. Take out from pot.

2. Heat oil and butter in same pot. Add onion and cook till soft. Then add garlic and cook one more minute.

3. Put rice in pot and stir to coat with oil and butter.

4. Pour in wine (if using), stir till rice absorbs it.

5. Add hot broth, one ladle at a time, stirring oft. Takes about 18-20 mins.

6. When rice is creamy and soft, mix in cooked mushrooms.

7. Remove pot from heat. Mix in Parmesan and butter till creamy. Add salt and pepper.

8. Serve at once, with parsley or thyme sprinkled on top.

Enjoy the tasty mushroom risotto for dinner!

4. Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake 

Sometimes the best dinner ideas are a full plate of dessert.

The Blueberry Dutch Baby is a big, puffy pancake that bakes in the oven. It’s good for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. Here’s an easy recipe:


3 big eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 spoon sugar
1/2 spoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
2 spoons butter
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Powdered sugar (if you want)
Maple syrup or honey


Heat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

Mix the eggs, flour, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt until smooth.

Put the butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet and heat in oven until melted.

Take the skillet out and swirl the butter around.

Pour the mix into the skillet. Then put blueberries on top.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until puffed and gold.

Sprinkle powdered sugar on top if you like. Cut it up and serve with syrup or honey.

Enjoy your big, yummy Blueberry Dutch Baby for a nice dinner!

5. Grilled Caesar Salad 

At times best dinner recipes will only be something healthy but a treat to your taste buds at the same time.

BBQ Caesar Salad is a change from the normal Caesar salad, with grilled and smoky romaine lettuce. It’s an easy recipe:


– 2 romaine hearts, cut in half
– Olive oil
– Salt and pepper
– 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– Croutons
– Caesar dressing


1. Heat your grill.

2. Brush romaine hearts with olive oil and add salt and pepper.

3. Put romaine hearts on the grill, cut side down. Grill for 2-3 minutes, then flip and grill for another 1-2 minutes.

4. Take romaine off the grill and place on a plate.

5. Pour Caesar dressing on the romaine and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

6. Add croutons for crunch.

7. Serve while warm.

Enjoy your BBQ Caesar Salad as a delicious dinner choice!

6. Mushy Pasta Frittata 

Leftover Noodles Frittata is a yummy meal that reuses pasta for a tasty dish. Mix pasta with eggs, cheese, and more, then bake or cook until set. Here’s a simple recipe:


2 cups made pasta (leftover is ok)
6 big eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup diced veggies (e.g., bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes) (your choice)
1/4 cup cooked bacon or ham, cut (your choice)
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
Salt and pepper
Fresh herbs (e.g., basil, parsley) for topping (your choice)


Heat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Whisk eggs, milk, Parmesan, and a bit of salt and pepper in a big bowl.

Add pasta to the bowl and mix. If you’re putting in any veggies or meat, add them now.

Heat oil or butter in a big, oven-safe pan on medium. Pour the mixture into the pan once hot.

Cook on the stove for about 5 minutes, until the sides start to set.

Put mozzarella or cheddar cheese on top.

Move the pan to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until set and golden on top.

Take it out and let it cool a bit.

Top with herbs if wanted, and serve warm.

Enjoy your Frittata for a cozy dinner!

7. Avocado Bacon Breakfast Burger 

The heart dinner ideas are always the best dinner ideas. The kind which satiates you! All prepared for a good sleep!

Make a tasty, big burger mixing breakfast flavors with a regular burger. It uses meat, crispy bacon, a fried egg, and creamy avocado between a bun to give you a complete meal.


– 1 lb ground beef (80/20 combo)
– 1 avocado, cut
– 4 bacon slices
– 3 eggs
– 4 burger buns
– Salt and pepper
– Lettuce, tomato, and cheese (if you like)
– Butter or oil for cooking


Fry bacon in a pan until crispy. Put it on paper towels.

Split beef into 4 parts, shape them into patties, and add salt and pepper.

Fry the patties for 4-5 mins on each side till they’re ready. Keep warm.

Cook eggs in the same pan. Add salt and pepper.

Lightly toast buns in the pan or a toaster.

Place a patty on each bottom bun.

Add bacon, egg, and avocado.

Put on lettuce, tomato, and cheese if wanted.

Cover each burger.

Eat while warm.

Enjoy a delicious, filling meal!

The End!

Hopefully we gave you some chopping therapy tonight with these best dinner ideas!

Do let us know how your experience was in the comment section below. If you messed up the first time, do not worry, there is always next time.

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