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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.

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  • Cheat’s chicken ramen

    Cheat’s chicken ramen

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.18 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

  • A plate serving gnudi

    Cheat’s gnudi

    A star rating of 2.7 out of 5.3 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

  • Cheat's pissaladière

    Cheat's pissaladière

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • Cheat's chilli prawn noodles

    Cheat's chilli prawn noodles

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • Cheat’s katsu curry

    Cheat’s katsu curry

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.22 ratings

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

  • Cheat's aubergine Parmigiana

    Cheat's aubergine Parmigiana

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.13 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

  • Cheat's kouign-amann

    Cheat's kouign-amann

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 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

  • Two bowls containing black dhal topped with cauliflower

    Cheat’s black dhal

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 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

  • Cheat’s chicken kiev

    Cheat’s chicken kiev

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    No need for tricky breadcrumbing and deep-frying – these creamy baked garlic kievs are really easy to assemble

  • Jam and custard tart with a slice cut out

    Cheat’s Manchester tart

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.12 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

  • Cheat’s tuna & sweetcorn pancakes

    Cheat’s tuna & sweetcorn pancakes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Raid your storecupboard and rustle up this cheesy bake with a creamy sauce and tortilla wrap 'pancakes'

  • Cheat’s sausage larb served in a bowl

    Cheat’s sausage larb

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • Cheat's banana & peanut brittle ice cream

    Cheat's banana & peanut brittle ice cream

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 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

  • Cherry chocolate meringue pots

    Cherry chocolate meringue pots

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Microwave chocolate cake

    Microwave chocolate cake

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.31 ratings

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

  • Easy raspberry & ginger trifle cheesecake

    Easy raspberry & ginger trifle cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    This show-stopping cheesecake makes an impressive ending to any dinner party, buffet or barbecue. Prepare up to a day in advance.

  • Easy cheesecake

    Easy cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.17 ratings

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

  • Cheat’s cauli ’n’ broc cheese

    Cheat’s cauli ’n’ broc cheese

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Transform frozen cauliflower and broccoli into a classic veggie side dish that takes just 10 minutes to prepare

  • Microwave risotto primavera

    Microwave risotto primavera

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.13 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

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