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.

61 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
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18 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use leftover chicken in these light lunchbox-friendly multigrain wraps with fresh salad and mashed sweet potato

5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

4 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This chilled, no-cook dish makes a refreshing starter

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A superhealthy salad that counts as 3 of your 5-a-day and is low fat - great for al fresco eating

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

2 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A lunch-friendly rye bread sandwich with salty cheese and guacamole. Serve with a zesty squeeze of lime

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Rye bread makes for a substantial base for a lunchtime meal. Top with guacamole, Cajun chicken and lime

5 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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