Casarecce with raw tomato sauce

Best 15 minute recipes

Try our best ever 15 minute recipes for quick and easy midweek meals – quick Pad Thai, stroganoff, pastas and salads, there is something for everyone

Try our best 15 minute meals for quick meals ideas. We have plenty of 15 minute recipes, including quick Pad Thai, 15 minute pastas and 15 minute salads for easy midweek meals…


Salmon with pesto crust

Salmon makes a great 15 minute meal as it cooks quickly. Check out our crusted salmon with fresh pesto recipe. This super quick and easy recipe takes 15 minutes in the oven and it’s low in calories, a great midweek meal. Here are our favourite easy salmon recipes to try.

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Salmon Recipe With Pesto Sauce Crust

15-minute vegan Thai green curry

Creamy, delicately spiced Thai-style curry is a crowd-pleaser. Never think less of shop-bought curry pastes – they are simply a concentrated spice mix. Check that the curry paste is vegan, as some contain fish sauce. Try our vegetarian curry ideas here…

Vegan Thai Green Curry with Butternut Squash

Casarecce with raw tomato sauce

This vegan casarecce with raw tomato sauce recipe is super simple and only takes 15 minutes to make. Casarecce is a twisted short pasta that retains a good bite, perfect for simple pasta dishes.

Casarecce with raw tomato sauce

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.

Quick mushroom and tarragon stroganoff

Chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad

How to use a chicken breast in a 15 minute meal. Try our gluten free recipe for chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad. This quick and easy dish serves 2 and it’s low in calories, a great midweek meal. It’s ready in 15 minutes so super quick to make last minute. Make one of our quick and easy chicken recipes here.

Healthy chargrilled chicken chimmichurri salad

Quick 15-minute 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.

Vegan Moussaka Recipe

Heritage tomato and pangritata salad

Check out this super vibrant and juicy tomato recipe from chef Jon Beeharry’s restaurant in East London, Sapling. At Sapling, this salad is served with shiso leaves but mint will work just as well.

Heritage Tomato Salad Recipe with Pangritata

Avocado hummus, falafel and broad bean baguettes

Check out our quick and easy vegan baguettes. These simple sandwiches are packed with creamy hummus, vibrant broad beans and flavoursome falafel, a perfect lunchtime meal.

Falafel with Avocado Hummus Recipe and Broad Beans served in a crispy white baguette on a dark blue tray and table

Turkish eggs

Try these quick and easy Turkish eggs with crunchy sourdough for your next brunch. Traditionally you’d use pul biber (Turkish chilli flakes) for this but smoked paprika gives a smoky kick and a beautiful red colour.

Turkish Eggs 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.

Kung Pao Shrimp Recipe

Hanger steak, braised greens, wild garlic, lemon and olive oil

This super succulent steak with crunchy garlic greens is a quick and easy dish to make, ready in just 15 minutes. This easy dish comes from Little Duck The Picklery restaurant in Dalston, and it’s perfect for a quick date night dinner.

Hanger Steak Recipe with Braised Greens

Chopped chicken salad

This quick and easy chopped chicken salad is under 400 calories and gluten-free, a great midweek meal ready in 15 minutes.

Chopped chicken salad

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 fifteen minutes and only 401 calories. Perfect for an impressive weekend lunch.

Fresh Clam Recipe with Chilli and Soughdough Toast

Stuffed mushroom and halloumi

Quick idea for a vegetarian sandwich: pittas stuffed with grilled halloumi, humous, mushrooms and peppers with rocket. Ready quickly in 15 minutes.

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Store cupboard salad

This super storecupboard salad is perfect for a speedy supper midweek. It’s ready in just 15 minutes, under 300 calories and vegetarian. It serves 4, but you can always have leftovers for lunch. 

Super storecupboard salad

Serrano ham and red pear salad

Serrano ham and pear are a match made in heaven. This salad makes a great, easy, low-calorie dinner that’s ready in just 15 minutes.

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Linguine with smoky paprika prawns

This hot and spicy seafood pasta is super quick and easy to make. Coming in at just under 500 calories per serving, it’s also a great low cal mid-week meal idea. Love linguine? Try one of these linguine recipes.

Linguine Pasta Recipe with Smoky Paprika Prawns

Toasted reuben madame

A comforting toastie, ready in 15 minutes. This simple egg and pastrami twist on a toastie is ideal for a quick breakfast or lunch. Serve with a gherkin on the side.

Reuben madame toastie

Prawn, cucumber and avocado salad with miso dressing

This dish is a healthy combination of prawns, cucumber, avocado, fresh salad and miso seasoning all mixed together in a delicious salad. Ready in less than 20 minutes and perfect for a lighter lunch or dinner.

prawn, cucumber and avocado salad

Ravioli with buttered lemon greens

Spruce up ready-made ravioli in this quick 15 minute recipe. This dish is super zesty and buttery and great when you’re short on time. Low calorie and meat free make this the perfect start to the week.

Ravioli Recipe with Buttered Lemon Greens

Want to make a quick and easy soup? Here are our 15-minute soup topping recipes

Looking for quick ways to garnish soup, or make it more filling? Try one of our quick and clever soup topping ideas, including good toppings for tomato soup, how to make delicious croutons, and how you can transform a bowl of simple bean soup with a corn tortilla.

tomato soup

Seared tuna and radicchio salad

Our recipe for seared tuna and radicchio salad is really low calorie, gluten free and ready in 15 minutes. Plus it looks pretty on the plate and is one of our favourite ways to eat tuna steak.

Seared Tuna Recipe With Radicchio Salad

Spaghetti with ajvar, mozzarella and smashed olives

Try our fresh and simple vegetarian spaghetti recipe with creamy mozzarella, smashed olives and ajvar. Ajvar, a sauce traditionally from the Balkans and made up primarily of red peppers, is super quick and easy to whip up and great to use in summer pasta dishes. You can easily exchange the spaghetti for linguine and mozzarella for burrata.

Vegetarian Pasta Recipe With Ajvar, Mozzarella and Smashed Olives

Sriracha and lime salmon with avocado cream

Another 15 minute salmon recipe to try. Our sriracha and lime salmon with avocado cream is high protein, low calorie, gluten-free and ready in just 15 minutes. What more could you want?

Sriracha Salmon with Avocado Cream recipe

Linguine with peas and mint pesto

This fresh-flavoured pasta dish is super quick and easy – perfect to throw together for the family after work. Pine nuts add a bit of welcome crunch to the dish. It’s one of our favourite 15 minute recipes


Fig and gorgonzola tartines

Fig and gorgonzola tartines make an indulgent afternoon snack or stylish starter using a handful of fresh ingredients. These sourdough toasts are super easy to make and ready in 15 minutes, just assemble the toasts and pop under the grill for a couple of minutes. If you like the sound of this, try our other things on toast recipes.


Szechuan prawn noodles

Noodles cook quickly, so make a great 15 minute meal. These hot and spicy Chinese-style noodles only take 15 minutes to whip up so they’d make a great quick and easy mid-week meal if you’re stuck for time or craving some healthy, low cal fast food.

Szechuan Noodles Recipe With Prawns

Steak with chimichurri

Chimichurri is a punchy South American salsa made from fresh coriander, red onion, vinegar and spices. Try it in this quick and easy steak supper for 2, ready in less than 15 minutes. Check out our steak recipes here.


Creamy gnochi with olive, parsley and caper salad

Our quick recipe for creamy gnocchi with olive, parsley and caper salad is easy and ready in just 15 minutes.


Prawn and mushroom miso soup

This super quick and easy prawn and mushroom miso soup means you can have a healthy but comforting meal on the table in just 15 minutes – perfect for a midweek supper. Make one of our noodle soup recipes here.

Prawn Noodle Soup With Miso and Mushrooms

Linguine with fresh puttanesca sauce

This is our best quick puttanesca recipe. Make this tangy, salty, Italian favourite from scratch; perfect when you’re in a rush mmid-week: on the table in 15 minutes.


Crumbed haddock with asparagus salad

A healthy fish supper that’s ready quickly in just 15 minutes. Make for a quick midweek meal for two. With an asparagus salad this crumbed haddock is fresh, easy and light. Looking for easy fish recipes? Check out our favourites here.


Little Gem and salmon salad with yogurt mustard dressing

This recipe for Little Gem and salmon salad with yogurt mustard dressing is a dead easy midweek meal for two. It’s ready in just 15 minutes, and well under 500 calories, too.


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.


Quick Pad Thai

Thai takeaway in 15 minutes? Quicker than it takes to order! Thai is becoming more and more popular as a takeaway option as it has more fragrant flavours and lighter dishes. Pad Thai is a classic spicy noodle dish and is very popular street food in Thailand. Recreate your own at home with our easy 15 minute recipe. Make one of these easy Thai recipes here.


Dan Doherty’s Colombian eggs

Looking for a quick brunch idea? This recipe for Colombian eggs is taken from Dan Doherty’s book ‘Duck & Waffle; recipes and stories’. It makes for the prefect light breakfast, plus it’s ready in just 15 minutes. Try pepping it up with chorizo or smoked salmon, if you like.


Duck stir-fry with ginger and greens

Duck is easy to get right in this Asian stir fry with punchy ginger and pak choi. It’s easy to make and super healthy – under 300 calories and only takes 15 minutes.


Pasta with kale, garlic and chilli

This healthy, quick vegetarian meal uses only 5 ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes.


Thai-style shredded chicken salad

You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to get authentic Asian flavours. This Thai-style shredded chicken salad is ready in just 15 minutes – perfect for a midweek meal.

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One-pan green chilli eggs with chorizo

This recipe for one-pan green chilli eggs with chorizo is really easy and just takes 15 minutes to make – perfect for a speedy meal for one