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21 Recipes

Try our easiest ever cheat's recipes to make dinners or desserts in a flash with minimal effort. Use our top cooking hacks to create speedy meals.

Cheat’s chicken ramen

4.357145

(14 ratings)

This speedy version of the classic Japanese noodle soup makes a delicious everyday dinner or warming lunch - and it's low in fat and calories too
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Cheat’s gnudi

3

(2 ratings)

Transform a bag of spinach with this cheat's gnudi, gnocchi-like dumplings made with cheese instead of potato. You only need four ingredients and 25 minutes...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheat's pissaladière

5

(1 rating)

This simple, speedy tortilla is perfect for satisfying cheesy cravings and makes an ideal lunch or easy supper. Top with crunchy onions and gooey gruyère
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Cheat's chilli prawn noodles

4.25

(16 ratings)

Versatile, low in fat, and made from storecupboard stables, customise these spicy noodly according to taste - or convenience
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Cheat’s katsu curry

4.82353

(17 ratings)

Transform ready-made breaded chicken steaks into a speedy Japanese-style supper with a spicy, nutty curry sauce
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Cheat's aubergine Parmigiana

4.666665

(9 ratings)

A cheat's way to create that classic Italian dish, aubergine Parmigiana, with just four ingredients and no fuss. Assemble this family-friendly meal in minutes...
  • 1 hour and 2 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheat's kouign-amann

0

(0 ratings)

This sugary cake traditionally uses dough similar to croissants. Making them from scratch is a challenge, so we've come up with this simple cheat's version...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheat’s black dhal

5

(4 ratings)

If you're eating gluten-free or dairy-free, try this delicious dhal topped with spicy cauliflower as a filling dinner or as a smaller side dish...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheat’s chicken Kiev

4.5

(4 ratings)

No need for tricky breadcrumbing and deep-frying - these creamy baked garlic Kievs are really easy to assemble
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Cheat’s Manchester tart

4

(6 ratings)

Save time by using ready-made pastry and custard powder for this easy Manchester tart – it still has all the lovely flavours of this classic northern dessert...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheat’s sausage larb

0

(0 ratings)

Try our take on larb, a Southeast Asian dish traditionally made using minced meat. Here, we've used sausages to make things a bit simpler, but it's still full of authentic flavours...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Cheat's banana & peanut brittle ice cream

4

(2 ratings)

If your bananas are on the verge of being overripe, peel them, pop them in an airtight container and freeze them to make this delicious dessert, quick as a flash
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cherry chocolate meringue pots

4.8

(5 ratings)

Need a pudding fast? These four-ingredient pots taste as good as they look and will save the day in under 20 minutes
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Microwave chocolate cake

3.857145

(28 ratings)

Edwina Hanslo's delicious and super quick chocolate cake with a creamy ganache is the perfect choice for busy mums...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Easy cheesecake

4.4

(15 ratings)

This quick, make-ahead dessert is perfect when having a night in just the two of you
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Microwave risotto primavera

4.083335

(12 ratings)

A classic recipe with a cheat's method – just pop this in the microwave for speedy results. It's high in fibre and folic acid, and low in fat...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
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