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Hungry but short on time? Whip up speedy snacks, meals, drinks and desserts in five minutes or less, either from scratch or using leftover ingredients.

Quick turkey couscous

5

(3 ratings)

A fresh, speedy couscous recipe for two, topped with pomegranate seeds and roast turkey slices. An ideal store cupboard supper you can plate up in minutes
  • 4 mins
  • Easy

Prawn & coconut soup

4.22222

(18 ratings)

A super quick version of this flavoursome Thai green curry with just 4 ingredients. Our simple prawn and coconut soup is ideal for a midweek meal
  • 2 mins
  • Easy

Melt-in-the-middle mug cake

3.34483

(29 ratings)

This chocolate cake is made entirely in a mug. It requires no weighing, takes 45 seconds to cook and has a melty chocolate centre, perfect for a quick treat
  • 4 mins
  • Easy

Easy hummus recipe

4.25974

(77 ratings)

A smooth blended chickpea dip with tahini and garlic that's versatile and good for you, this easy hummus makes a great snack or lunch...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Speedy Mediterranean gnocchi

4.444445

(9 ratings)

A super fast, low fat and low calorie meal using chargrilled veg from the deli counter, red pesto, basil and cheese - ready in 5 minutes
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy tomato courgetti

4.642855

(14 ratings)

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

Storecupboard pasta salad

4.29508

(61 ratings)

This pasta salad makes a quick and healthy lunch, or is perfect prepared ahead for a picnic or lunchbox
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Three-minute blender banana pancakes

3.958335

(24 ratings)

Kids love these fruity pancakes and they're so quick to make with minimal washing-up and no scales required. A cooked breakfast is rarely this easy...
  • 3 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon curd & yogurt fool

4.727275

(44 ratings)

Treat yourself to a delightfully easy family dessert - ready in just five minutes
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Thai satay stir-fry

4.490565

(53 ratings)

Long day at work? This is the perfect quick meal, one pan, and just a fork to eat!
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Breakfast smoothie

4.5283

(53 ratings)

Make the most of the berry season with a glass of fruity goodness
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & raspberry baskets

4.545455

(33 ratings)

With just five ingredients, this is a great little pud to have up your sleeve when you’re in a hurry
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Ultimate French omelette

4.42857

(14 ratings)

The omelette is one of the most fundamental dishes in any cook's arsenal, and this recipe will teach you how to get it right every time...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hummus & avocado sandwich topper

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Spruce up hummus with coriander, red onion, tomatoes and lemon and stuff into pitta or serve piled on wholegrain or rye bread
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Beetroot, feta & grain salad

3.833335

(6 ratings)

Turn a pouch of cooked grains, plus three other ingredients, into an easy, vibrant vegetarian meal in just two minutes!
  • 2 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate mousse

4.285715

(14 ratings)

Bear Grylls' chocolatey dessert is so quick to make. If you have unexpected guests, it's sure to be a winner!...
  • 3 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Greek lamb baguette

5

(2 ratings)

Use up leftover meat from Sunday's roast in this colourful sandwich
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Two-minute breakfast smoothie

4.714285

(49 ratings)

Whizz up a low fat breakfast smoothie in no time. Use banana with other soft fruit, plus honey for a little sweetness and oats for slow-release fuel
  • 2 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Instant frozen berry yogurt

4.710525

(38 ratings)

Three ingredients and two minutes is all you need to whip up this low-fat, low-calorie yogurt, which is ideal for eating after exercise
  • 2 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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