Best 15-minute recipes
If you want dinner on the table in a hurry, try our quick shortcuts and simple suppers including salmon with pesto crust, vegan Thai green curry and chargrilled chicken with chimichurri salad
Try our best 15-minute meals for quick dinner ideas. We have plenty of 15-minute recipes, including quick pad thai, 15-minute pastas and salads for easy midweek solutions.
Quick and easy 15-minute recipes
15-minute low-calorie recipe: hot-smoked salmon salad with chive buttermilk dressing
This fresh, crunchy salad, topped with soft hunks of salmon, is finished off perfectly with a tangy buttermilk and chive dressing – and it's on the table in a quarter of an hour.
We have more great healthy salad recipes here.
15-minute pasta recipe: gazpacho sauce spaghetti
Ready in just 15 minutes, this simple pasta recipe sees spaghetti tossed in a smooth yet fiery gazpacho-style sauce.
15-minute high-protein recipe: chorizo, roasted red pepper and pea frittata
Liven up your frittata with chorizo and a kick of chilli, then pop under the grill until puffed and golden. Dinner will be ready in no time.
Plenty more frittata recipes here.
15-minute gluten-free recipe: kohlrabi and crab salad
Check out our punchy Thai salad recipe with white crabmeat and kohlrabi. This simple salad is easy to make, low in calories and ready in just 15 minutes.
15 minute dessert recipe: chocolate mug cake
Ideal for when you fancy something sweet but don't want to bake, this clever microwave chocolate mug cake for one is ready in just five minutes.
15-minute fish recipe: salmon with pesto crust
Salmon makes a great 15-minute meal as it cooks so quickly. Check out our recipe for oven-baked crusted salmon with fresh pesto. This super quick and easy dish is low in calories and makes a great midweek meal.
Here are our favourite easy salmon recipes to try.
15-minute Thai recipe: 15-minute vegan Thai green curry
Creamy, delicately spiced Thai-style curry is a real crowd pleaser. Here, shop-bought curry paste helps you to get it on the table in 15 minutes. Check that the curry paste is vegan, as some contain fish sauce.
Try our vegetarian curry ideas here.
15-minute vegetarian recipe: 15-minute mushroom and tarragon stroganoff
This super quick and easy mushroom and tarragon stroganoff makes for a great, healthy midweek meal, ready in just 15 minutes and under 300 calories.
Try one of our top vegetarian recipes ready in under 30 minutes here.
15-minute chicken dinner: chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad
Want to use chicken in a 15-minute meal? Try our gluten free recipe for chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad. This quick and easy dish serves two and it's low in calories.
Make one of our quick and easy chicken recipes here.
15-minute vegan recipe: quick moussaka bowls
Check out this easy alternative to oven-baked moussaka. Ready in just 15 minutes, these vegan bowls contain the flavours and textures of a slow-cooked moussaka, without the wait.
15-minute breakfast: Turkish eggs
Try these quick and easy Turkish eggs with crunchy sourdough for your next brunch – smoked paprika gives a smoky kick and a beautiful red colour. A speedy morning meal.
15-minute seafood recipe: kung pao prawns
A 15-minute stir fry with a lot of punch. This Kung Pao shrimp recipe is a really low-calorie stir-fry and is served in a homemade sauce with noodles or rice. The Szechuan peppercorns and chilli flakes add some spice to the prawns while the cashew nuts add a crunchy texture to the dish.
Looking for quick stir fry recipes? We have plenty here.
15-minute lunch: garlic chilli clams on sourdough toast
Check out our easy, low-calorie garlic chilli clams with crunchy sourdough toast. This easy recipe is ready in just 15 minutes – perfect for an impressive weekend lunch.
15-minute Italian recipe: pasta alla genovese
Pasta alla genovese is a classic Italian pasta dish using simple ingredients. Ready in just 15 minutes, it's the perfect quick and easy meal to make midweek.
15-minute Greek recipe: Greek salad
Master this absolute classic and you'll never be short of a delicious, super-speedy lunch, ready in just 15 minutes. The key to an authentic Greek flavour is plenty of oregano and red wine vinegar.
15 minute breakfast recipe: Mango smoothie bowl
A nourishing breakfast, brunch or snack, this lassi smoothie bowl is packed with mango and banana. Top with chia seeds and pistachios for crunch.
15-minute meal for one: one-pan green chilli eggs with chorizo
This recipe for green chilli eggs with chorizo is really easy and just takes 15 minutes to make. It's perfect for a speedy meal for one – you can even eat it out of the pan to save on washing up.
15-minute low-fat recipe: chicken and pea broth
This super-quick chicken and pea broth recipe is ready in 15 minutes and is really low in fat. Great for a virtuous but tasty midweek meal.
15-minute lamb recipe: herb and polenta crusted lamb
Lamb cutlets are the best way to enjoy lamb in the week. Try them with this easy herb and polenta crust, all they need on the side is a watercress salad and a squeeze of lemon.
15-minute beef recipe: Taiwanese beef stir-fry
A speedy dish which doesn’t compromise on punchy flavours, check out Erchen Chang’s stir-fry with honey marinated beef.
15 minute salmon recipe: Umeboshi salmon skewers
The savoury miso and aromatic sesame oil in these salmon skewers bring out the moreish tartness of umeboshi paste – serve with steamed rice for a light dinner.
15 minute leftovers recipe: Chilli con carne quesadillas
Use left-over chilli and all the fixings to make an easy, satisfying lunch the next day – these simple quesadillas are ready in just 15 minutes.
15 minute salad recipe: Parsley and pomegranate salad
Parsley doesn't always have to be just a garnish – here, it's the hero of a summery salad made with the freshest, greenest leaves.
15 minute lunch recipe: Coronation chicken
Use up left-over roast chicken to make this classic that's as great as a filling for sarnies and jacket potatoes as it is for spooning into crisp lettuce leaves or over salads.
15 minute pasta recipe: Penne carbonara
It's worth buying proper pancetta (instead of bacon) to use in this classic dish. Remember: carbonara shouldn't contain cream!
15 minute dessert recipe: Lemon curd trifle
Make this luscious lemon curd trifle in just 15 minutes (plus a little soaking time). Layered with vanilla custard, dark chocolate and madeira cake, it's the ultimate summer dessert.
15 minute fish recipe: Lemon sole with brown shrimp butter
This dish might be quick and easy, but it certainly doesn’t feel everyday – it makes for an elegant date-night meal. Use spring onion, dill or parsley instead of chives, if you prefer.