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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.

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  • Chorizo & pea risotto served on a plate

    Chorizo & pea risotto

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.117 ratings

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

  • Crispy Greek-style pie

    Crispy Greek-style pie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.442 ratings

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

  • Keep-it-simple kedgeree served on two plates

    Easy kedgeree

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    A pared-back take on kedgeree, this simple yet delicious five-ingredient recipe is also low in fat and calories

  • Ham, cheese & potato pie on a chopping board

    Ham, cheese & potato pie

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.13 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

  • Thai noodle soup with salmon served in a wok

    Thai noodle soup with salmon

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.21 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

  • Ravioli lasagne served in a casserole dish

    Ravioli lasagne

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.42 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

  • Mexican-style stuffed peppers served on a plate

    Mexican-style stuffed peppers

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.23 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

  • Spicy vegetable & quinoa one-pot

    Spicy vegetable & quinoa one-pot

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.58 ratings

    This high fibre dish counts as 3 of your 5-a-day, with a creamy and spicy curried sauce

  • Blackened salmon fajitas

    Blackened salmon fajitas

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Ham & ricotta pizzas with pesto

    Ham & ricotta pizzas with pesto

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    This colourful, flavour-packed pizza is a great storecupboard supper with only five ingredients

  • Serving of risotto with bacon & peas with fork

    Easy risotto with bacon & peas

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.338 ratings

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

  • Classic Amatriciana bucatini

    Classic Amatriciana bucatini

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.15 ratings

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

  • Lamb & potato bake

    Lamb & potato bake

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.30 ratings

    A classic combination of flavours for a comforting family meal, with just five ingredients

  • Asparagus & meatball orzo

    Asparagus & meatball orzo

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.12 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

  • Creamy pasta with asparagus & peas

    Creamy pasta with asparagus & peas

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.54 ratings

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

  • Four piri-piri chicken pittas

    Piri-piri chicken pittas

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 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

  • A plate serving spinach & halloumi salad

    Spinach & halloumi salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 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

  • Turkey twist pie

    Turkey twist pie

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • Squash & coconut curry

    Squash & coconut curry

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.66 ratings

    Take five ingredients and whip up this quick, healthy, vegetarian curry

  • Spanish omelette in a cast iron frying pan

    Real Spanish omelette

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.63 ratings

    Make an omelette inspired by the Catalonian way, a classic dish made simple with only five ingredients

  • Butter bean & chorizo stew

    Butter bean & chorizo stew

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.134 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

  • Cheesy tuna pesto pasta

    Cheesy tuna pesto pasta

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.69 ratings

    Throw together some storecupboard ingredients and pop under the grill for a simple midweek meal

  • A casserole dish serving squash quesadillas

    Squash quesadillas

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.11 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

  • Teriyaki pork meatballs

    Teriyaki pork meatballs

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.10 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

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