Super Quick Meals

Pizza Bagels

Recipe by Snapguide.

Recommended by JN, Poole Mumbler.

Chicken & Pesto Tart

Recipe by Jus-Rol

Leave out the chicken for a veggie meal.

Recommended by JN, Poole Mumbler.


Easy turkey burgers

‘500g turkey mince, 2-3 tbsp mayonnaise, 6 tbspn paxo stuffing mix. Stir together, use hands to form 4-5 burgers depending on how big you want them, I then pan fry each side and throw them in the oven for 10 mins at 180. Kids love them!’

Recommended by SF Poole Mumbler Chat Group

Eggy veggie noodles

This is a super quick and tasty idea. Recipe by notjustfishfingers.

Noodles egg vegetables

Fresh, nutty and cheesy pesto

Recipe by Notjustfishfingers

Serve with pasta, on top of homemade pizzas, as a sandwich filler, with chicken… the options are endless!

Green Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Whatmummymakes

Ingredients (Serves 3 large portions) ⠀⠀⠀
• 250g of macaroni pasta (any pasta shape will work) ⠀⠀⠀
• 7 blocks of frozen spinach. You can use fresh but you’ll need to finely chop the leaves and add to the sauce in the pan, rather than in the microwave) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• 500ml of whole milk (or plant-based alternative) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• 100g of cheddar cheese (2 tbsp of nutritional yeast can be replaced here) ⠀⠀
• A good grinding of black pepper ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• 1 tablespoon of coconut oil ⠀
• 2 tablespoons of cornflour (plain flour can also be used but I find corn flour gives a smoother consistency) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Method; ⠀⠀⠀
1) Get your pasta on to boil. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2) To a microwaveable jug, add the spinach and milk. Cook for 3 minutes so the spinach is nearly defrosted and the milk slightly warmed. Meanwhile, grate your cheese. ⠀⠀⠀
3) In a hot pan, add the coconut oil and the cornflour. Stir and cook for a minute and then add the spinach milk. ⠀⠀⠀
4) Stir till starting to thicken, add the black pepper, cheese and keep stirring till you have a nice thick sauce. ⠀
5) Add the cooked pasta to the sauce, stir and serve with an extra grating of cheese on top. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Honey and soy chicken noodles

Noodles with pepper, baby corn and chicken with honey/soy.

Recommended by JN, Poole Mumbler.

Marmite pasta

Recipe by Nigella.

Recommended by JN, Poole Mumbler.

Quick Mediterranean Pasta

Serves 4


  • 1 Garlic clove, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 350g Frozen chargrilled veg (or Mediterranean veg)
  • 1 Carton of passata
  • Pasta of your choice – for four people
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dried basil
  • Grated cheese of your choice
  • Salt and pepper



  1. Cook the vegetables in the oven from frozen as per packet instructions.
  2. Once they are nearly ready, fry the chopped garlic in the olive oil over low heat for a couple of minutes. Add the passata and gently bring to the boil.
  3. Add the nearly cooked vegetables from the oven into the pan, including the cooking oil.
  4. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar to taste, and dried herbs and cook together until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Cook your pasta as per packet instruction and mix well.
  6. Sprinkle with grated cheese, and add salt and pepper to taste.

Simple king prawn, garlic & chilli linguine

Recipe by Gousto.

Recommended by SC, Poole Mumbler.


Speedy peanut chicken with boodles

Recipe by Sainsbury’s 

Recommended  by SC, Poole Mumbler