Looking for 20-minute meals? Try our quick recipes for every meal type here, or check out our 10-minute meal ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.