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30 Minute Meals

Quick and easy 30 minute recipes, including easy pasta recipes, soup recipes and healthy salad recipes

Find 30 minute meals to help you spend less time in the kitchen, without missing it out on flavour. Our 30 minute meals mean that anyone can make a home-cooked meal at the end of the day without any fuss, including roast salmon with an easy herb sauce, mushroom, lentil and tomato salad and healthy prawn noodles.

First up, thisspaghetti carbonara recipeis a classic - delicious, but so easy to make. Our recipe for two is the ideal meal to enjoy after a long, busy day, and you’re left with no time at all to make dinner. If you’re cooking for a bigger family, simply scale up and you’ll have a really simple supper ready for everyone with minimal fuss.

Chicken and fish, prawns especially, cook really quickly, which means they work great in 30 minute meals when you’re short on time and are looking for something that’s as easy as possible to throw together. Stir-fries are a great way to use up any veg you have in your fridge and if you want to use any leftover meat from a weekend roast too. For a lighter supper, then one of our salad recipes would be ideal.

Salads don’t need to be boring. Take a look at our easy recipes that’ll introduce you to flavour combinations you might never have considered in the past. Try curried quinoa with apple and spinach for a salad full of our favourite superfoods. Not only is it super healthy, but it’s absolutely delicious and what’s even better is that it takes less than 20 minutes to make!

Give our 30 minute meals a go this week for a tasty, simple, and good-for-you supper. Click through for more 30 minute meals...

Tuscan Sausage and Bean Soup

Tuscan Sausage and Bean Soup

This hearty Tuscan sausage and bean soup recipe is a hearty crowdpleaser and surprisingly quick to make.

Spanish Chorizo and Pepper Pasta

Spanish Chorizo and Pepper Pasta

Chorizo sausage adds instant flavour to this quick and easy Spanish chorizo and pepper pasta recipe.

Lentil, Mushroom, Tomato and Rocket Salad

Lentil, Mushroom, Tomato and Rocket Salad

This lentil, mushroom, tomato and rocket salad recipe is a healthy and speedy meal that is impressive enough for guests.

Thai Sweet Chilli Prawn and Pasta

Thai Sweet Chilli Prawn and Pasta

If you haven't tried frozen soya beans, give them a go - cook them just as you would frozen peas and this Thai sweet chilli prawn and pasta recipe will still be just as delicious as it would with fresh.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

This huevos rancheros recipe is a Mexican classic, perfect for any mealtime.

Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup

The hot and sour flavour combinations in this tom yum soup recipe makes great comfort food.

French Tuna Nicoise Pasta

French Tuna Nicoise Pasta

This French tuna nicoise pasta recipe is a healthy salad that won't leave you feeling hungry - perfect for lunch or supper.

Pasta with Broccoli and Anchovy Sauce

Pasta with Broccoli and Anchovy Sauce

Pasta with broccoli and anchovy sauce is traditionally made with orecchiette but fusilli or conchiglie work just as well in this tasty recipe with a chilli kick.

Smoked Salmon Tagliatelle

Smoked Salmon Tagliatelle

A little smoked salmon will go a long way, so go ahead and treat yourself with this smoked salmon tagliatelle recipe.

Healthy Prawn Noodle Bowl

Healthy Prawn Noodle Bowl

Perk yourself up with this delicious healthy prawn noodle bowl recipe. A great midweek staple, you can also make this with chicken and different vegetables.

Chunky Smoked Haddock Chowder

Chunky Smoked Haddock Chowder

This chunky smoked haddock chowder recipe can also be made using prawns, clams or even chicken if you prefer.

Curried Quinoa with Apple and Spinach

Curried Quinoa with Apple and Spinach

Give quinoa a try in this curried quinoa with apple and spinach recipe, which also has a low calorie content, making it diet friendly.

Thai Chicken Salad with Peanuts and Ginger

Thai Chicken Salad with Peanuts and Ginger

Love Thai food? Then this Thai chicken salad with peanuts and ginger recipe is for you.

Seared Tuna with Sesame and Ginger Salad

Seared Tuna with Sesame and Ginger Salad

Quick to prepare, this seared tuna with sesame and ginger salad recipe will really give guests the wow factor.

Chorizo and Rocket Mini Burgers

Chorizo and Rocket Mini Burgers

This chorizo and rocket mini burgers recipe is quick and easy to make, but packed with Spanish flavours.

Ham Carbonara

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Ham Carbonara

Everyone loves this classic ham carbonara recipe, which is usually made with pancetta, but it's also a good way to use up any leftover ham you have in the fridge.

Lightly Smoked Salmon Fillets with Fennel Salad

Lightly Smoked Salmon Fillets with Fennel Salad

You can replace the smoked salmon fillets with fresh salmon if you prefer in this lightly smoked salmon fillets with fennel, radish and black olive salad recipe.

Crispy Thai Spiced Chicken

Crispy Thai Spiced Chicken

This crispy Thai spiced chicken recipe is good served with a salad of crisp lettuce, peeled cucumber, spring onions and beansprouts or a pile of steamed choi sum, broccoli and mangetout dressed with a little soy sauce, sesame oil and sprinkled with finely chopped red chilli.

Satay Veggie Stir-fry

Satay Veggie Stir-fry

An Indonesian style stir-fry recipe with lots of crunchy veg, this satay veggie stir-fry recipe will satisfy the meat-lovers too.

Roasted Salmon with Salsa Verde

Roasted Salmon with Salsa Verde

Roast salmon with a herb sauce is a quick and easy recipe, but looks impressive.

Mackerel Superfood Salad

Mackerel Superfood Salad

This mackerel superfood salad recipe is bursting with healthy ingredients to help you get your 5 a day.

Coconut, Fish and Mango Salad

Coconut, Fish and Mango Salad

This speedy coconut, fish and mango salad recipe will have you wishing it were the summer holidays!

Prawn and Ginger Stir-Fry with Basmati Rice

Prawn and Ginger Stir-Fry with Basmati Rice

The ginger in this prawn and ginger stir-fry with Basmati rice recipe adds an incredible zing.

Indonesian Chicken Pasta Salad

Indonesian Chicken Pasta Salad

Shop bought satay sauce makes a deliciously nutty dressing to this simple Indonesian chicken pasta salad recipe.

Farro Spaghetti with Asparagus and Pine Nuts recipe

Farro Spaghetti with Asparagus and Pine Nuts recipe

High in protein and fibre, farro makes a healthy alternative to processed white pasta. Give our farro spaghetti with asparagus and pine nuts recipe a go and see for yourself!

Pan-fried Cod, Saffron Couscous, Almonds and Capers

Pan-fried Cod, Saffron Couscous, Almonds and Capers

The salt of the capers mixed with the sweet of the almonds make this pan-fried cod, saffron couscous, almonds and caper recipe a balanced dish that takes just 30 minutes to make.

Crunchy Pancetta and Hazelnut Salad

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Crunchy Pancetta and Hazelnut Salad

Crispy pancetta, crunchy hazelnut nuts, juicy apple and chewy cherries give this crunchy pancetta and hazelnut salad with warm balsamic dressing recipe a satisfying texture.

Prawn, Poppy and Sesame Seed Salad

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Prawn, Poppy and Sesame Seed Salad

This zingy Asian prawn, poppy and sesame seed salad with a sweet and spicy soy ginger dressing recipe is so quick to make but is packed with flavour.

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