So go for omelettes, quiches, pasta, seared lean meat and fish, eggs, rice, raw vegetables and fruit… all of these dishes are easily made in less than 20 minutes… Even less. Also, think about recycling your leftovers: some minced cold chicken in an omelette or a salad will always do the trick!
Pizza and pasta take the top spot – closely followed by Chinese and Japanese cuisine. An international YouGov study of more than 25,000 people in 24 countries finds that pizza and pasta are among the most popular foods in the world, as Italian cuisine beats all comers.
Pizza. Pizza is pretty ubiquitous around the US, whether we're talking a classic New York slice, a stone-baked sourdough or a Chicago deep-dish pie. In fact, according to a Harris Poll, it's the country's favourite food – and the one most people would choose if they could only eat one thing for the rest of their lives.
Sometimes the mental load of the day means coming up with dinner ideas just isn’t happening. That’s when we reach for these super-easy meals. We’re grabbing 2-minute noodles, microwave rice, pre-chopped veg and heaps of other shortcut ingredients to help you get dinner done quickly so you can kick back and relax.
Easy cheesy 2-minute noodles - This super easy cheesy noodle dish is sure to be a hit with the kids!
Slow cooker chicken chow mein - You can now make this Chinese takeaway classic in your slow cooker! The ingredients are usually stir-fried but in our version you cook the chicken first and then at the end combine with vegies and noodles.
15-minute chicken and corn noodle soup - ready in just 15 minutes, this quick and easy chicken and corn soup is perfect for busy weeknights.
Cheat's chickpea korma curry - Asking yourself what's for dinner? Make it easy, by cooking this cheat's chickpea korma curry recipe that's loaded with veggies for a wholesome meat-free meal.
10-minute tuna mornay rice bake - Dinner's ready! Make the most of store-bought sauces and get food on the table fast with this 10-minute tuna mornay bake.
Last-minute fried rice - With a few clever ingredient hacks, this speedy dinner can be on the table in just 15 minutes - wow!
10-minute sticky apricot chicken - Using chicken tenderloins, apricot jam and microwave brown rice, you don't even need a knife to make this quick and easy twist on Aussie classic apricot chicken.
One-tray haloumi and chickpea bake - Honey glazed haloumi atop a bed of tender spiced eggplant and chickpeas. This hearty vego bake is super easy to make, and cooking it slow means you pack in heaps of flavour – plus, there's next to no washing up!
One-pot winter chicken - Who doesn't love a one-pot tray bake? Invest 15 minutes in some chopping and the oven will the do the rest for you. Another great thing about this recipe is that it uses pre-packed vegetable bundles available from the fresh produce section of the supermarkets. You get a great selection of seasonal vegies and there is no waste! See our Notes section for more info.
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