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Littleonesgettingbigger Wed 11-Mar-15 19:11:13

I have started batch cooking but would like to alternate these with fast meals on other nights so I don't use up 7 batched cooked meals a week! So far I have jacket potato done in microwave with beans, stir fry.......

What else is super fast to cook (15 mins or less)?

alphabettyspaghetty Wed 11-Mar-15 19:14:18

Stir fry?
Pasta with fried bacon/chorizo and a tomato based sauce
do you have a slow cooker? If so schwartz does some nice slow cooker kits

DozyDonut Wed 11-Mar-15 19:14:38

Cooked chicken
Jar of pasta stir in sauce
Can of Sweetcorn

Mix together, top with grated cheese,

Guiltypleasures001 Wed 11-Mar-15 19:15:45

Tescos finest four cheese sauce from the fresh pasta aisle pack of chilled hot dogs and penne pasta

wineoclockthanks Wed 11-Mar-15 19:17:06

Omelette with salad.

SusannahD Wed 11-Mar-15 19:17:48

Homemade burgers and chips few minutes prep and 10 mins in the oven

hippoinamudhole Wed 11-Mar-15 19:18:02

Chicken and mushroom couscous

ARoomWithoutAView Wed 11-Mar-15 19:19:16

Call DH on way home, 60 seconds
Warm plates, 120 seconds
Lay table, salt, vinegar, knives, forks, 120 seconds
Fish and chips arrive within 10 minutes.
That's a max of 15 minutes, perhaps less

Callooh Wed 11-Mar-15 19:19:24

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MsAspreyDiamonds Wed 11-Mar-15 19:20:07

Spicy omlette with rice or toast.
Chop an onion, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms or any veg in fridge.
Add to a few cracked eggs with salt, pepper, a 1/2 - 1teaspoon of curry
powder & a chopped chilli.
MIx & Cook as normal.

BuzzardBird Wed 11-Mar-15 19:20:11

You can do spag bol, from scratch in 10 mins if you time it right. Also tuna bake or pasta bake.

Quitelikely Wed 11-Mar-15 19:20:11

Poached eggs with fried mushrooms and cherry toms.

Parma ham, cherry toms, rocket & Parmesan.

Frozen corn on the cob & fish fingers!

PenguinPoser Wed 11-Mar-15 19:20:45

Spaghetti carbonara
Whilst cooking spaghetti, make sauce...
2 eggs beaten, Parmesan cheese++, small amt cream, salt and pepper
Quickly fry off some bacon and garlic
When spaghetti cooked - mix all together and enjoy! Spaghetti should cook the egg.

This is what I am looking forward to when not pregnant anymore - have been avoiding just incase of undercooked eggs. Literally takes 15min.

LaurieFairyCake Wed 11-Mar-15 19:20:50

Microwaved baked potato with beans

6 minutes

bonzo77 Wed 11-Mar-15 19:21:04

Stir fry anything
Fry up.
Mushroom stroganoff with rice
Pasta with pesto
Cheese toasted.
Soup from a tin / carton.

maddening Wed 11-Mar-15 19:21:17

Pasta on to boil, fry choppd onions and chopped bacon bacon, boil/steam some peas drain pasta and put back in pan, add onions and bacon, peas, grated cheese and cream with pepper to taste and stir over low heat till cheese melts

broomy123 Wed 11-Mar-15 19:21:48

I was just about to say tuna steak and salad! It's so easy and healthy! Also chicken salad is a good one too.

Fresh pasta is a win as it takes two minutes!

stargirl1701 Wed 11-Mar-15 19:22:20

Pasta with bacon and peas.

Fry streaky bacon.
Put pasta in water.
Add frozen peas when bacon is crispy.
Add creme fraiche.
Add chopped mint.
Add lemon juice.


StillinShockAhhhhhhh Wed 11-Mar-15 19:22:59

Chicken fajitas, fry diced chicken breast, add onions and peppers, add packet of seasoning, takes about 15 minutes

stargirl1701 Wed 11-Mar-15 19:23:23

And, grated parmesan cheese too, sorry.

MrsBertMacklin Wed 11-Mar-15 19:23:23

Mushroom & artichoke pasta - chop mushrooms (about 80-100g per serving) and smash and chop some garlic while the water's boiling for pasta and the frying pan is warming some oil for the mushrooms.

Put mushrooms in the pan at the same time pasta goes in the water. Add garlic after a couple of minutes.

In the last two minutes of cooking time, put in artichokes from a jar to warm through and any other fresh flavourings you want (parsley, chilli flakes, lemon zest, pine nuts - if you have some white wine, splash some in).

Before draining the pasta, put some of the pasta water in with the cooked mushrooms to make a bit of a sauce.

Drain pasta, add to the mushrooms, stir everything in, parmesan and seasoning over the top.

I get this on the table in between 10-15 minutes, depending on how grubby the mushrooms are. It's what i eat when I get in late from work.

storynanny2 Wed 11-Mar-15 19:24:05

Pan fry salmon fillets, make the couscous, microwave peas and sweet corn, pour a few spoonfuls of jar sauce over salmon. 15 mins start to finish.
2 salmon fillets can stretch to 4 people with lots of couscous and veg.

PhoebeMcPeePee Wed 11-Mar-15 19:25:01

Boil a pan of rice with veg stock adding fresh or frozen salmon fillet or prawns & veg to the pan at the appropriate time (I use frozen salmon fillet or prawn & frozen peas, sweetcorn & spinach) - 10 mins
Whilst that's cooking fry some chopped onion in garlic & ginger (pre-chopped frozen again for ease) & chilli flakes if you want heat

Drain the rice & mix everything together add dash or sesame oil & some soy sauce (& if you can be bothered hot fry a beaten egg so it resembles scrambled egg & add to mix). Salmon/prawn egg fried rice ready in under 15 mins.

JanineStHubbins Wed 11-Mar-15 19:25:21

Spag Bol in 10 minutes?! Noooooo

Princesspond Wed 11-Mar-15 19:25:25

Macaroni cheese
Pasta pesto with a little soured cream
Spaghetti carbonara (Nigella's recipe, I always keep pancetta and Parmesan in to knock one up if we have nothing else)

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