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Quick and easy recipes

59 Recipes

Save time on busy weekdays with our simple, speedy meals. From easy one-pots and stir-fries to quick desserts, all these recipes can be whipped up in under 30 minutes.


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  • Healthy beef chow mein served in two dishes

    Healthy beef chow mein

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Swap your weekly takeaway for this healthy beef chow mein – it's quick to cook and low in fat and calories

  • Quick peach Melba crumbles

    Quick peach Melba crumbles

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Raspberries, peaches and a crunchy granola topping make for an easy 10-minute dessert that's perfect for summer

  • Quick bean & chorizo chilli

    Quick chilli

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.87 ratings

    This fast and filling chilli is great served with rice or piled high onto a baked potato and dolloped with soured cream

  • Quick tomato risotto

    Quick tomato risotto

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.54 ratings

    Making risotto doesn't have to involve hours of stirring over the stove, as this easy tomato recipe proves

  • Easy cheesecake

    Easy cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.17 ratings

    This quick, make-ahead dessert is perfect when having a night in just the two of you

  • A bowl filled with sushi

    Quick sushi bowl

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Serve this quick and easy sushi bowl when you're short on time midweek. It contains a tasty mix of salmon, sushi rice, carrot, radish and pickled red cabbage

  • Easy veggie biryani

    Easy veggie biryani

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.60 ratings

    This tasty Indian-inspired dish is faster than a takeaway

  • Easy sweet & sour chicken

    Easy sweet & sour chicken

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.278 ratings

    Ditch the takeaway and make our simple sweet and sour chicken recipe. This speedy Chinese-style rice dish is ready in under 30 minutes and packed with zingy flavours

  • Quick beef & broccoli noodles

    Quick beef & broccoli noodles

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.88 ratings

    Quick, tasty, low-fat and it uses your storecupboard basics. A perfect mid-week meal

  • Baked cod with creamy mushroom & leek orzo served on a plate

    Baked cod with creamy mushroom & leek orzo

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.35 ratings

    Rustle up our baked cod with orzo, creamy mushrooms and leeks in just 20 minutes. It's a super speedy supper – a great option for busy work days

  • Quick hummus

    Quick hummus

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.17 ratings

    John Torode's simple hummus can be blitzed and ready for dipping in 12 minutes. It's vegan, gluten-free and essential to any meze or veggie feast

  • Quick mango pudding

    Quick mango pudding

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    If you've taken time to make a special main course, why not take the pressure off and serve this simple but delicious pud

  • Quick sausage stew

    Quick sausage stew

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.29 ratings

    This one-pot supper needs nothing but crusty bread to mop up the rich tomato sauce

  • Quick roast lamb

    Quick roast lamb

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.22 ratings

    When you want the roast experience but haven't got hours to spare, this version really hits the spot

  • Quick & spicy nasi goreng

    Quick & spicy nasi goreng

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.40 ratings

    Save on the washing up with this speedy supper for one, with wholesome ingredients like Chinese cabbage and brown rice, finished with a fried egg

  • Quick chilli bean wraps

    Quick chilli bean wraps

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.28 ratings

    These vegetarian Mexican wraps are self-assembled – great fun for all the family. Easily doubled for a crowd, too

  • Fragrant pork & lemongrass noodles served in a bowl

    ExclusiveFragrant pork & lemongrass noodles

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    In just 20 minutes you can be enjoying a stir-fry heady with lemongrass, ginger and lime. If you prefer thicker noodles, they'll also work instead of vermicelli

  • Italian stuffed chicken

    Italian stuffed chicken

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.93 ratings

    Chicken recipes are always among the most searched-for on, so the cookery team came up with this quick and easy supper dish specially

  • Quick braised lettuce & peas

    Quick braised lettuce & peas

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.15 ratings

    A quick side dish from one of our favourite chefs, Gordon proves that good cooking doesn't have to be complicated

  • Creamy courgette lasagne

    Creamy courgette lasagne

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.601 ratings

    Serve up this creamy quick dish for a last minute dinner party and impress veggie friends.

  • Quick gazpacho

    Quick gazpacho

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.12 ratings

    Packed with vitamin C, low fat and counts as two of your five a day – this should be on the menu every week!


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