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85 takeaway recipes

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Ditch the Friday night takeaway and whip up your own version instead. From pizza and curries to pad Thai and chicken katsu, we've got plenty of fabulous fakeaway recipes for you

Recreate your takeaway favourites with these easy homemade recipes, then check out our healthy takeaway recipes, Chinese fakeaway recipes, Indian fakeaway recipes and vegan takeaway recipes.

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  • Easy butter chicken on a plate with rice and naan

    Easy butter chicken

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.210 ratings

    Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night curry? Try our easy butter chicken – the meat can be marinaded the day before so you can get ahead on your prep

  • Sweet and sour chicken with rice in bowl

    Sweet & sour chicken

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.91 ratings

    Try an authentic version of this classic Chinese takeaway dish, with natural sweetness and a warm chilli flavour to spice things up

  • Curry in bowls with rice and sauce

    Katsu curry

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.140 ratings

    Make our easy katsu curry with options to adapt the recipe for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. You'll need chicken or tofu depending on your preference

  • Next level fish and chips served in newspaper

    Classic fish & chips

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.18 ratings

    Skip the takeaway, and spend a little effort perfecting fish & chips at home – you'll be rewarded with crisp, deeply golden fish and moreish chips

  • Chicken chow mein

    Chicken chow mein

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.80 ratings

    As part of our 'Cooking with Auntie Sara' series, Sara Buenfeld shows the kids how to make the classic takeaway favourite

  • Simple sushi

    Simple sushi

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.12 ratings

    Kids can help with this Japanese dish. They can help cook the sticky rice and then roll and assemble the pieces with their preferred ingredients

  • Doner kebab ingredients served on a serving platter

    Doner kebab

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.65 ratings

    Make your own version of this takeaway favourite, complete with chilli and garlic sauces. Serve your homemade doner kebab with pitta bread and shredded cabbage

  • Next level sweet & sour chicken served in a bowl

    Next level sweet and sour chicken

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.27 ratings

    Get the best version of sweet and sour chicken with our ultimate recipe. You'll be rewarded with crisp, battered chicken in a sharp, sweet and fruity sauce

  • Prawn pad Thai served on a white plate

    Easy pad Thai

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.49 ratings

    Almost a national dish of Thailand, Mary Cadogan's simplified take makes it easy to shop for - and very authentic tasting

  • Pizza Margherita in 4 easy steps

    Pizza Margherita in 4 easy steps

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.509 ratings

    Even a novice cook can master the art of pizza with our simple step-by-step guide. Bellissimo!

  • The big double cheeseburger & secret sauce served with fries

    The big double cheeseburger & secret sauce

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.26 ratings

    Forget the takeaway and make homemade cheeseburgers – double decker versions. With gherkins, crisp lettuce and a secret sauce, they take some beating

  • Salt and pepper chicken on plate with chopsticks

    Salt and pepper chicken

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.61 ratings

    Make this easy, spicy salt and pepper chicken dish at home instead of ordering a takeaway. It's cooked with Asian greens in honey and soy, with a hint of Chinese five-spice

  • Mozzarella-stuffed crust pizza

    Mozzarella stuffed crust pizza

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

    Create your own cheesy masterpiece at home with our mozzarella pizza that goes the extra mile. You can't beat an oozy stuffed crust

  • Next level fried chicken on a wire tray

    Next level fried chicken

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.62 ratings

    Choose boneless thighs to make the ultimate fried chicken. For the coating, we've come up with a method that results in the crispiest finish ever

  • Chicken gyros on plate with pitta, chips and salad

    Chicken gyros

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.13 ratings

    Barbecuing for a crowd? Make chicken gyros served with warm pittas to stuff with fresh tomatoes, onion, tzatziki and chips. Perfect for a summer gathering

  • Salt and pepper chips served in a oven dish

    Salt & pepper chips

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.18 ratings

    Peel and cut potatoes into chunky chips or wedges, then sprinkle over our salt & pepper seasoning for a flavour-packed side dish or snack

  • Soy & chilli chicken with peppers & peanuts served with rice

    Soy & chilli chicken with peppers & peanuts

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.13 ratings

    Try our takeaway-style soy and chilli chicken stir-fry with rice on the side or noodles. Ready in just 30 minutes, it's a perfect Friday night treat

  • Sesame prawn toast served on a plate with soy sauce

    Sesame prawn toast

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.23 ratings

    Use up leftover bread to make that classic Chinese starter – sesame prawn toast. Serve with soy or a sweet & sour sauce for dipping

  • Easy beef in black bean sauce

    Easy beef in black bean sauce

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.30 ratings

    Try this simple stir-fry using tender rump steak, peppers, ginger, chilli and garlic. Opt for a good quality black bean sauce - it will make all the difference

  • Cardamom butter chicken

    Cardamom butter chicken

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.86 ratings

    A homemade curry to rival your favourite Indian takeaway - a rich blend of spices mixed with creamy ghee

  • Seitan & black bean stir-fry

    Seitan & black bean stir-fry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.21 ratings

    This handy vegan stir-fry makes a satisfying supper, with a sticky sweet and spicy sauce. Seitan, peanut butter and a mix of veggies is a winning combination

  • Crispy Chinese duck with peaches

    Crispy Chinese duck with peaches

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    If you love restaurant Peking duck with plum sauce, try this version with sticky sesame and hoisin peaches

  • Pineapple, beef & ginger stir-fry

    Pineapple, beef & ginger stir-fry

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.37 ratings

    Crank up the flavour of healthy food with a Chinese steak stir-fry that combines contrasting fruit, ginger and soy notes

  • Chicken curry with red chillies in silver bowl on wooden board

    Chicken jalfrezi

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.428 ratings

    Instead of calling the Indian takeaway, make your own easy chicken jalfrezi. Our healthy curry recipe also has two of your 5-a-day and a good dose of vitamin C

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