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4-ingredient recipes

No time to shop but in need of a quick meal? Whip up one our budget-friendly suppers, snacks or desserts using just four ingredients and a few storecupboard staples.

13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Four ingredients are all you need to make a filling, low calorie supper in minutes

4 mins
Easy
406 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Bake these 4-ingredient flapjacks – they're easy to make and ready in half an hour. Add chocolate drops, desiccated coconut or sultanas, if you like

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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12 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This tart requires just four main ingredients and can be assembled in minutes, without a knife or chopping board in sight

25 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this easy Swedish-inspired smoked salmon and spinach gratin with just four ingredients. Serve with potatoes and roasted beets – perfect for entertaining

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
129 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A hearty stew to feed a family with just four ingredients. Spicy chorizo and fresh pesto provide tons of flavour and it's on the table in just 20 minutes

20 mins
Easy
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Omelettes step aside, this four-ingredient frittata is a speedy weeknight lifesaver that's packed with flavour and goes well with salad or crusty bread

18 mins
Easy
35 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A rustic dish with a delicious combination of flavours and just four ingredients, try whipping it up for brunch

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Use just four ingredients to make our vegetarian quesadillas: butternut squash, feta, salad leaves and tortillas. Great for lunch or a quick midweek meal

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This springtime pasta dish requires just four ingredients. The perfect, fuss-free feast with a creamy sauce and pork meatballs that's bound to be a hit

28 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Grab just four ingredients to make this easy, light lunch and enjoy a taste of summer. The combination of peaches, feta, couscous and mixed seeds is moreish

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

An easy snack or supper that everyone will love, and it's ready in only 10 minutes

10 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Cook this quick pasta dish with the flavours of pea, ham and mustard when you need dinner, fast. It's a filling, gluten-free meal that uses just four ingredients

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Just four supermarket ingredients stand between you and this super quick, low-calorie supper. Meatballs in a teriyaki sauce with fresh and crunchy pak choi

14 mins
Easy
81 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bake these classic shortbread biscuits to wow a crowd. You only need four ingredients, but you can mix it up with lemon or orange zest, or try adding chopped pistachios

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A cheat's way to create that classic Italian dish, aubergine Parmigiana, with just four ingredients and no fuss. Assemble this family-friendly meal in minutes

1 hr and 2 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Try this tasty spinach and halloumi salad as a light main or starter. It contains just four ingredients so is super simple to make, and it's super speedy too

Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
63 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Learn how to make succulent beef burgers with just four ingredients. An easy recipe for perfect homemade patties

30 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

You'll need just four ingredients to make this exotic dessert, a no-fuss finish to your meal

10 mins
Easy
114 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Who needs takeaways when you can make this low-fat Chinese-style stir-fry in half an hour?

30 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make our truffle fudge in mere minutes and box it up with pretty tissue paper for the perfect homemade gift. It uses just four ingredients and very little effort

7 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
77 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Just four ingredients in this quick and tasty midweek meal idea

25 mins
Easy
33 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

You only need four ingredients for this refreshing summer dessert, plus it can be made a day ahead

15 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Four ingredients and ten minutes is all you need to make this stunningly simple Med-style green salad

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

With just four ingredients these fruity meatballs are on the table in 20 minutes. Serve with a side of mash for a speedy supper.

20 mins
Easy
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