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A pan of gnocchi with chargrilled vegetables, pesto and cheese

5-minute meals recipes

27 Recipes

Have a meal on the table in just five minutes with our super speedy recipes, perfect for a quick lunch or fuss-free dinner, including salads, pasta dishes and more.


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  • Storecupboard pasta salad

    Storecupboard pasta salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.64 ratings

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

  • Pan-fried camembert sandwich

    Pan-fried camembert sandwich

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.21 ratings

    A toasted cheese sandwich that is anything but ordinary – oozing with camembert and topped with cranberry sauce to give it a Christmas kick

  • Easy prawn soup in bowl

    Prawn & coconut soup

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.19 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

  • Ultimate French omelette

    Ultimate French omelette

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.15 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

  • Creamy tomato courgetti

    Creamy tomato courgetti

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

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

  • Speedy tuna pasta salad

    Speedy tuna pasta salad

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.13 ratings

    A quick pasta using leftovers from the night before. Makes a great packed lunch

  • Easy pea & mint soup

    Easy pea & mint soup

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.12 ratings

    This chilled, no-cook dish makes a refreshing starter

  • Caesar salad with crispy chicken

    Caesar salad with crispy chicken

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    Have chicken left over from supper? Use it up in a crisp salad with creamy Caesar dressing

  • Turkey & spring onion wraps

    Turkey & spring onion wraps

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.13 ratings

    Give yourself a low-fat treat with these super-quick sandwich tortillas - a fab way of using up leftover turkey

  • Speedy Mediterranean gnocchi

    Speedy Mediterranean gnocchi

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 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

  • Goat's cheese open sandwiches topped with tomato on plate

    Goat's cheese, tomato & olive triangles

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Make super easy open sandwiches on wholemeal bread thins to pack in three of your 5-a-day. A great way to enjoy cheese in a low-calorie lunch

  • Mozzarella & salami ciabatta

    Mozzarella & salami ciabatta

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Create a simple Mediterranean-style supper in under five minutes, with no cooking

  • Beetroot, feta & grain salad

    Beetroot, feta & grain salad

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Carrot & raisin sandwiches

    Carrot & raisin sandwiches

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    A vegetarian sandwich with a difference, this light filling is simple and great for afternoon tea or lunch boxes

  • Stuffed Moroccan pitta

    Stuffed Moroccan pitta

    A star rating of 3.2 out of 5.8 ratings

    Stuff wheat-free bread with falafels, hummus, red pepper and rocket leaves for a healthy and filling lunch

  • Avocado and black bean triangles topped with onion and tomato on plate

    Avocado & bean triangles

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Top wholemeal bread thins with creamy avocado and protein-rich beans for a healthy, low-calorie, vegetarian lunch that provides two of your 5-a-day

  • Hummus & avocado sandwich topper

    Hummus & avocado sandwich topper

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Turkey, pea guacamole & radish wrap

    Turkey, pea guacamole & radish wrap

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Keep in shape with this lunchbox and picnic-friendly wrap filled with lemony pea 'guacamole', low-fat cream cheese and lean white meat

  • Coronation chicken salad

    Coronation chicken salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Rustle up this healthy and filling coronation chicken salad for a packed lunch in just five minutes using our roast chicken cooked beforehand to save time

  • Super-salad wraps served in a lunchbox alongside fruit

    Super-salad wraps

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Make an exciting vegetarian salad wrap with crunchy veg for texture and a good hit of cheddar cheese. Perfect for packing into a lunchbox


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