Chorizo and pea risotto on a plate

5-ingredient family meal recipes

53 Recipes

Save time and money with family meals that use just five ingredients or less. These tasty recipes make the most of what's in the storecupboard and freezer.

Chorizo & pea risotto

4.65

(60 ratings)

Using simple storecupboard and freezer ingredients, this pea and chorizo risotto makes an easy midweek meal. Garnish with crisped chorizo and grated parmesan
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Crispy Greek-style pie

4.643735

(407 ratings)

A crispy pie that you can adapt for your needs, add chicken or keep it veggie. A good fail-safe for your repertoire
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ham, cheese & potato pie

5

(4 ratings)

Craving comfort food? Try this easy ham, cheese and potato pie, which you can make with just five ingredients. Make a family meal of it by serving with a green salad
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Thai noodle soup with salmon

4.142855

(7 ratings)

Get a dose of omega-3 with this family-friendly Thai-style noodle soup with salmon. It uses just five ingredients and takes only 30 minutes to make
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Ravioli lasagne

4.944445

(18 ratings)

Cook this lasagne for the family on a busy weeknight. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and uses just five ingredients, including shop-bought ravioli
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Mexican-style stuffed peppers

4

(4 ratings)

Stuff peppers with rice and black beans, then top with chilli cheese and fresh guacamole for an easy family meal. If the kids don't like spice, use a mild cheese instead...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Blackened salmon fajitas

4.2

(5 ratings)

In need of a quick fix? Go Tex-Mex with these fish fajitas that'll feed four in less than 15 minutes!...
  • 13 mins
  • Easy

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

4.72964

(307 ratings)

Not one for risotto purists – this simple recipe has just a few ingredients and the stock is added all in one go...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Classic Amatriciana bucatini

4.133335

(15 ratings)

This southern Italian dish is made with just five ingredients - just use the best tomatoes and bacon you can find
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Lamb & potato bake

4.10345

(29 ratings)

A classic combination of flavours for a comforting family meal, with just five ingredients
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Asparagus & meatball orzo

4.545455

(11 ratings)

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

Creamy pasta with asparagus & peas

3.604165

(48 ratings)

Take five ingredients and whip up this simple green vegetable fusilli supper for two, plus hit 3 of your 5-a-day
  • 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Piri-piri chicken pittas

4.6

(5 ratings)

Make these easy piri-piri chicken pittas for lunch or a quick dinner. All you need is four ingredients: chicken, piri-piri sauce, coleslaw and pitta breads
  • 12 mins
  • Easy

Spinach & halloumi salad

4.625

(8 ratings)

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

Turkey twist pie

4

(1 rating)

You're just 4 ingredients away from a crispy filo pastry pie, filled with chargrilled veggies, turkey and creamy ricotta. A great low calorie mid-week meal...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Squash & coconut curry

4.04918

(61 ratings)

Take five ingredients and whip up this quick, healthy, vegetarian curry
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Real Spanish omelette

4.738095

(42 ratings)

Make an omelette the Catalonian way, a classic dish made simple with only 5 ingredients.
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Butter bean & chorizo stew

4.63441

(93 ratings)

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

Cheesy tuna pesto pasta

4.265625

(64 ratings)

Throw together some storecupboard ingredients and pop under the grill for a simple midweek meal
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Squash quesadillas

4

(7 ratings)

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

Teriyaki pork meatballs

4

(8 ratings)

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

Potato & salmon grill

4.086955

(23 ratings)

You'll have everyone fooled with this cheat’s fish pie with sliced potato topping - all you need is five ingredients
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

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