Magnificent meat-free dinners are just 20 minutes away. Our top 10 quick veggie meals are perfect for those midweek struggles when you can't face endless prep and lengthy cook times. Tuck into a comforting bowl of gnocchi with plenty of cheese, or a comforting curry with fluffy naan bread and rice. We have a range of suppers to feed a whole family or a cosy meal for two – choose your favourite and get cracking.


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1. Halloumi burgers

Halloumi in burger buns on a board

Picture a bouncy brioche bun, slabs of salty halloumi cheese and all your favourite burger trimmings. Our easy halloumi burgers are a riot of colour and flavour, with a fresh tomato salsa, lettuce and a healthy dollop of hummus.

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2. Ponzu tofu poke bowl

ponzu tofu poke bowl

Use cooked quinoa to prep this poke bowl in record time. It's packed with flavour and colour, and is a nourishing and satisfying vegan meal that's high in fibre but low in calories.

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3. Kimchi fried rice

Fried rice with broccoli and fried egg

Eat up three of your 5-a-day in our bright bowlful of kimchi fried rice. Add a flavour boost with grated ginger, crunchy kimchi and a dash or two of hot sauce if you want to bring the heat. Our fresh veg-fest uses broccoli, ribbons of carrot and spring onion to pep up this simple wholegrain rice dish.

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4. Super-quick sesame ramen

Noodles with boiled egg and bok choi in bowl

Our 15-minute sesame ramen is the perfect example of healthy fast food. This low-calorie, low-fat and low-cost noodle recipe uses just six ingredients and makes a warming meal for one on busy nights. Get that perfect runny yolk with our guide on how to boil an egg perfectly for the crowning glory in your noodle bowl.

5. Caponata pasta

Pot of pasta with tomato sauce, peppers, aubergine and basil. Topped with parmesan shavings

For a speedy weeknight option, this roasted red pepper and aubergine pasta is hard to beat. It provides three of your five-a-day, plus plenty of summery flavour. Top with vegetarian parmesan and fresh basil leaves.

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6. Asparagus, chilli & feta farfalle


Add a kick to this simple pasta dish with a touch of chilli and keep it fresh with a squeeze of lemon and punchy feta. This farfalle dish has it all – cheese, crunchy pine nuts, fresh veggies and plenty of garlic. It takes just five minutes to prep, so throw together at your leisure.

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7. Gnocchi with mushrooms & blue cheese

Gnocchi in pan with mushrooms and herbs

You can't beat the combination of creamy goat's cheese or a strong blue cheese with earthy mushrooms and soft, pillowy gnocchi. This crowd-pleasing, rich family meal looks restaurant-ready but can be mastered in three easy steps. Try adding a spoonful of crème fraîche for a lighter sauce with a creamy texture. Serve with chunky wedges of garlic bread for a filling feast.

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8. Indian chickpeas with poached eggs

Chickpeas with poached egg on plate with fork

Serve up a healthy supper for two in the form of our tasty Indian chickpeas with poached eggs. A little chilli, cumin and coriander can transform the humble chickpea into a filling meal that's full of flavour and nutritional benefits – and we challenge you to find a meal that couldn't be improved by a runny yolk or two.

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9. Microwave sweet potato & black bean chilli

One serving of microwave sweet potato & black bean chilli

Use your microwave to make this easy veggie recipe. Take the flavours up a notch with cooling soured cream, creamy guac, fresh coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime.

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10. Coconut & squash dhansak

Curry with naan bread and yogurt in bowl with fork

If you think all curries take hours of stewing and simmering, think again. Our coconut & squash dhansak makes a simple weeknight dinner for a family of four. It's bursting with chunks of butternut squash, creamy coconut milk, lentils and curry paste for an added kick. If you don't have a microwave, roast the squash in the oven with your previous night's meal. It'll save you time, and cooked squash keeps in the fridge for up to four days.

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