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.

64 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
409 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
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5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
8 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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
22 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 25 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
55 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

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

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
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
313 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
11 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
49 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
9 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
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star 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
62 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
47 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
99 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
65 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
9 ratings 3.7 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
8 ratings 4.0 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
10 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This recipe is great for a standby supper, as you'll probably find all the ingredients in your fridge

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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