This take on the vanilla slice recipe is a lot lighter. Using filo pastry and low-fat milk and yoghurt, it's a healthier alternative to the original, with the same great taste. Serve it up this Aussie Day as an after-lunch slice. It serves 9 and takes 6 hrs and 35 mins.

Vanilla filo slice

Using filo pastry sheets, light milk and low-fat yoghurt, you can still enjoy all the goodness of a classic vanilla slice, but with a lot less calories.

There's not too much more Aussie than a passionfruit pavlova. With a crispy, light meringue, and topped with passionfruit and bananas, it's a tropical Australian mess. This recipe takes 3 hrs and 40 mins and serves 6 people.

Passionfruit & banana pavlova

Imagine a banana infused crispy light meringue, dripping in sweet and crunchy passionfruit seeds – now you can make it!

This colourful dessert is topped with summertime fruits and is a great way to use up mangoes and blueberries. This pavlova recipe has a delicious custard cream and serves 12 people. A great Australia Day party dessert, it takes 3 hours to make.

Pavlova with custard cream, mango and blueberries

This is one true blue Australian recipe. Using fresh summer mangoes, blueberries and toasted macadamia nuts, this meringue is a great post dinner dessert.

Imagine Australia day with an Aussie meat pie in hand (and of course drizzled in tomato sauce). This recipe is full of beef, onions and garlic and makes 4 pies. It takes 4 hrs and 20 mins.

Aussie meat pies

This classic pie is every Aussie's favourite. Packed with beef and topped with crisp golden pastry, you can't go wrong. Takes Makes

What's an Australia Day barbecue without a creamy potato salad side? This recipe uses whole-egg mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice and chives.

Creamy potato salad

What's an Australia Day barbecue without a creamy potato salad side? This recipe uses whole-egg mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice and chives.

These marinated lamb chops have a oven-roasted side salad of beetroot, feta and spinach. The marinade ingredients include apple sauce, onion & garlic. The total recipe takes 3 hrs and 30 mins including marinating time, and serves 6 people.

Lamb chops with roasted beetroot salad

These marinated lamb chops have a oven-roasted side salad of beetroot, feta and spinach. The marinade ingredients include apple sauce, onion & garlic. The total recipe takes 3 hrs and 30 mins including marinating time, and serves 6 people.

This mango and honey ham salad is super easy! And with fresh, seasonal mango (who doesn't love mango?) it'll be a hit. It takes 20 minutes to make and serves 4 people.

Mango & honey ham salad

This mango and honey ham salad is super easy! And with fresh, seasonal mango (who doesn't love mango?) it'll be a hit. It takes 20 minutes to make and serves 4 people.

One of the best Aussie prawn recipes would have to be the prawn cocktail. This version takes a spin on the classic, with chopped chorizo and spicy cocktail salsa. Maybe an ode to multicultural Australia? This recipe serves 10 and takes 35 minutes.

Prawn cocktail

One of the best Aussie prawn recipes would have to be the prawn cocktail. This version takes a spin on the classic, with chopped chorizo and spicy cocktail salsa. Maybe an ode to multicultural Australia? This recipe serves 10 and takes 35 minutes.

This starter is both healthy and delicious. And you can almost guarantee no other person will bring it to the barbecue spread. You can serve it with just about anything, it has lemon juice, tahini and cumin. It's ready in under 30 minutes and serves around 6 people.

Carrot hummus

Everyone loves a good hummus at a nibbles table at a party of backyard barbecue, so surprise your guests by adding in something a little different - carrots!

This savoury dish comes with added sweetness thanks to these sizzling pork cutlets with chargrilled apples. The summery salad takes 30 minutes and serves 4 people.

Sweet and sour pork cutlets with grilled apple

Flavour’s best friends unite in a sizzling pork dish that’s full of jazz!

Use Australian macadamias in the spinach salad side, before firing up the barbecue and grilling these beautiful lamb kebab skewers. This recipe serves 4 and takes 40 minutes.

Lamb skewers with spinach & macadamia salad

Fire up the barbecue and get these spice-rubbed skewers grilling - serve with a nut-flecked salad for good measure

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