Bowl of turkey couscous salad

5-minute recipes

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.

3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
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
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36 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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
79 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
10 ratings 4.4 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
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
62 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
27 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
47 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to a delightfully easy family dessert - ready in just five minutes

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

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

5 mins
Easy
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
58 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of the berry season with a glass of fruity goodness

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

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

5 mins
Easy
39 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Use raspberries straight from the freezer for a mousse that will unfreeze your tastebuds

5 mins
Easy
36 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Five minutes is all you need to whip up this creamy fish dish, great served as a dip or starter

5 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
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
30 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These tasty tapas snacks are ready in just 5 minutes, the perfect accompaniment for a drinks party

5 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.0 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
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A super fast snack, low in fat and refreshingly crunchy

4 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover meat from Sunday's roast in this colourful sandwich

5 mins
Easy
67 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
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
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