7 Unforgettable 15 Minute Meals

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After a hard day’s work, the last thing you want is a complicated and fiddly recipe. The holy grail for weeknight cooking is the ability to make delicious, fresh food in as little time as possible.

So many recipes out there claim to be oh so easy and quick to make. A lot of the time you’ll find that they don’t take into consideration all of the chopping and food preparation. Liars! If you’re on the hunt for genuine quick meals, catch these recipes below.

1. Fiery Prawn Noodle Soup

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This is Barry’s recipe and it will ‘blow your pants off’. It’s basically a glorified pot noodle that uses the shells of prawns to quickly make a delicious and fragrant tasting stock. Though the recipe doesn’t note it, if you’re a fan of spice, serve with a spoonful of sriracha. Delicious. Get the recipe.

2. Chorizo Nachos

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These nachos are hearty, filling and a great idea if you’re looking for a mid-week treat that’s a little on the naughty side. The herbs and spices in the meaty tomato sauce take the nacho game to the next level. They really are gourmet and worth a punt. Give them a go here.

3. Thai Red Chicken Curry

Thai red curry

If you can remember to soak the chicken in buttermilk the night before, you’ll have succulent chicken to feast upon when this dish is finished. This curry is SO quick you need to remember to put the rice on the hob before you even start! Otherwise the main affair will be finished first! Get the recipe.

4. Sriracha Prawn and Avocado on Toast

Sriracha Prawn Toast

Brunch dishes can be a fine idea to have for dinner. Majority of the time they’re ridiculously easy to whip up. This guac and prawn dish is beautiful. You could add scrambled eggs to the mix too if you’re looking for some extra protein in your diet. Wholesome and a real delight. Get the recipe.

5. Wasabi Tuna & Noodle Salad

Wasabi Tuna Noodle Salad

Tuna is a fantastic fish to cook with because on a hot pan it’s so speedy to sear it to perfection. The sesame seeds and wasabi flavours are so, so great and to finish off the dish the simple noodle salad is a healthy and ideal way to fill you up. Catch the recipe here.

6. Rainbow Salad

Rainbow Salad

Salad seems a bit of a cop out on this list, doesn’t it! But trust us when we say that it’s big enough for a full on meal. It’s ridiculously healthy with vitamins galore thanks to the orange, chicory and tomatoes laced through the other tasty ingredients. It’s lovely to look at too. Don’t believe us? Get the recipe and give it a go.

7. Salami and Spinach Orzo


This recipe is packed full of flavour, ticks all the vegetable boxes and all in such a simple process. If you haven’t yet discovered orzo then stock up and fill up your larder. It’s a great alternative to spaghetti or rice and it’s incredibly versatile. You can serve it on its own or use it to bulk out a soup too. Get the recipe, you won’t regret it.

What’s your go to dish after a busy day? Have you got a staple dish you whip up when time’s running low? Upload your recipes and 15 minute meals to SORTEDfood and take a look at some more of our great community recipes while you’re at it.

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