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Easy 20-minute meals

20-minute vegetarian meal: tomato, spinach and mascarpone gnocchi

A quick and comforting meat-free meal to feed four, using just five ingredients. Finish this warming gnocchi dish under the grill until the cheese is bubbling and golden.

Mascarpone Gnocchi with Spinach and Tomato

20-minute vegan meal: Thai-style peanut noodle salad with watermelon

This vibrant plant-based dish is packed with juicy watermelon, crunchy peanuts and fresh, aromatic herbs. A speedy and filling vegan meal.

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe with Watermelon and Herbs

20-minute fish supper: mackerel with pickled grape salad

Serve grilled mackerel on a bed of punchy pickled grapes and crushed coriander for an imaginative meal that requires just 20 minutes of hands-on time.

Easy Mackerel Recipe with Pickled Grape Salad

Seared salmon with pea purée

Check out our seared salmon dish for a vibrant and filling dinner that’s ready in just 20 minutes.

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A fillet of salmon sat on a bed of green purée in the sun on cream plate

20-minute chicken dinner: easy jerk chicken skewers

Coat chicken pieces with jerk seasoning and cook over a hot griddle pan for some midweek heat ready in 20 minutes.

Jerk Chicken Skewers Recipe with Mango Salad

20-minute lamb recipe: lamb steaks with yeast butter and warm hummus

Check out our succulent seasonal lamb recipe, complete with homemade yeast butter and warm hummus. The perfect recipe to impress when you're strapped for time.

Lamb steaks with yeast butter and warm hummus

20-minute pasta: pea, broccoli and pesto ravioli

Six ingredients and just 20 minutes are all it takes to make a speedy pasta dinner for two, packed with green veg and finished with lots of parmesan.

Pea pesto ravioli

20-minute seafood recipe: garlic and cumin butter prawns

This is a light, punchy seafood dish that sees juicy king prawns slathered in a buttery, garlicky sauce. Serve with crusty bread to mop up all those lovely juices.


20-minute Chinese meal: dan dan noodles

This recipe, based on the classic Chinese dish, gives you takeaway-style noodles at home in just 20 minutes. It's so easy to make that you'll never go back.

Dan Dan Noodles Recipe

20-minute Italian meal: salsa di pistacchi

Have a go at our Sicilian pasta with pistachio sauce – it's one of the most divine pasta dishes that the Italian island has to offer. The ingredients are simple and it's ready in 20 minutes.

Salsa Di Pistacchi Recipe (Pasta Recipe with Pistachio Sauce)

20-minute breakfast: spicy fried breakfast rice

Shake up breakfast time with our simple rice dish using spicy red chillis, salty-sweet bacon jam and soft boiled eggs. This low-calorie recipe is quick, easy and full of fiery flavour.

Breakfast Fried Rice

20-minute lunch: pea and ham soup

Our version of an absolute classic, made with just five ingredients in 20 minutes. Serve with crusty bread for a nourishing, colourful lunch.

Three bowls of pea soup topped with ham slices

20-minute meal for one: crab, chilli and herb omelette

This crab, chilli and herb omelette is low in calories, gluten-free, high in protein and ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for a midweek meal for one.

Seafood Omelette Recipe with Chilli served in a silver pan with a side of chilli sauce

20-minute one-pot: chorizo and butter bean stew

Check out our quick and easy chorizo and butter bean one-pot stew. This warming recipe makes a simple midweek dinner for two that also saves on the washing up.

Chorizo and Bean Stew in a White Bowl

20-minute low-fat meal: seared tuna with ponzu dressing and coriander rice noodles

This recipe for seared tuna with ponzu dressing and coriander rice noodles is low fat and full of flavour. Taking just 20 minutes to make, it's a great midweek meal.

Tuna Steak Recipe with Ponzu Sauce and Rice Noodles

20-minute low-calorie meal: roasted courgette, chickpea and lemon salad

Check out this quick and easy vegan salad recipe with roasted courgettes and crunchy chickpeas tossed in punchy harissa – it's less than 400 calories per serving.

Roasted Courgette Salad with Chickpeas on a White Plate

20-minute high-protein meal: drunken clams with chorizo

This recipe for drunken clams with chorizo is packed with protein as well as flavour. Serve with crusty bread, more beer, and eat straight from the pan, if you like.

Clams Recipe With Chorizo And Beer

20-minute gluten-free recipe: courgetti, pea and artichoke with pistachio pesto

This no-cook courgetti, pea and artichoke dish with homemade pistachio pesto is entirely gluten-free as well as vegan. A vibrant meal, full of goodness.

Courgetti Pesto Recipe With Pea and Artichoke Salad

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