02 Dec 18

11 must-try meals that are quick and taste delicious! Under 30 mins!

Cooking dinner after a busy day can sometimes feel like a chore. But next time all you want to do is get home and put your feet up, why not compromise with one of these quick and easy dinner recipes?

We’ve compiled the quickest, yet tastiest, meal inspiration; it’s almost as easy as ‘sling in a pot, stir and serve’! All you’ll need to do is add that glorious cheddar cheese! (Psst, we have plenty!) Let’s get started:

Cheesy & creamy tomato garlic butter shrimp – 15 mins

Linguini pasta has just had a delicious make over with this creamy tomato garlic butter shrimp dish that comes together in minutes! Shrimp first gets sautéed in buttery garlic with a hint of basil, before being smothered in a creamy marinara sauce! Serve with plenty of sharp cheddar cheese on linguini pasta. 

Stovetop lasagne  – 15 mins

If you’re craving lasagne but don’t have the time to make it, this stovetop version is just for you! Ready in just 15 minutes thanks to oven-ready noodles and your favourite jarred pasta sauce, all you need is a pan and a helping of Westminster sharp cheddar!

Instant mac & cheese – 10 mins

Made with just five real food ingredients, this instant pot Mac & Cheese by Pinch of Yum is ever so easy to make! And, with our fantastic cheeses available nationwide, we can help make this dish not only quick, but truly irritable.

Tapas feast – 30 mins

A feast in 30 minutes we hear you say? You’re on! Chef Jamie Oliver has the perfect solution for a night in and it includes a tasty selection tortilla, glazed chorizo, Manchego cheese, cured meats and honey, stuffed peppers and rolled anchovies!

Thai peanut chicken ramen – 30 mins

This 30 minute Thai peanut chicken ramen is for those nights when you need a cozy, healthy dinner, and you need it fast. All made in an instant pot (or in one pot on the stove), it’s creamy, spicy, filled with veggies, lean chicken and ramen noodles. Perfect for a cold night in, after a long busy day.

Quick and spicy tomato soup – 22 mins

Short on time? Have no fear! This quick and easy tomato soup packs a little fiery kick courtesy of red pepper flakes and makes a fab appetizer or even a main course!

Not your mama’s smothered chicken – 30 mins

Chicken, bacon and of course more of that tasty cheese! Who needs anything more? This smothered chicken recipe comes together in 30 minutes.

Stilton chicken parcels – 15 mins

Packed with stilton and wrapped in pancetta, these chicken breast parcels make for a deliciously easy dish that takes almost no time to prepare, yet it’s impressive enough to serve at dinner parties. If you’re not a fan of stilton, we know a great cheddar for a tasty alternative! (link to cheddar)

Crispy chicken thighs with peppers and salsa verde – 20 mins

Spice up your weeknight dinner with this quick and easy chicken recipe. The chicken is pan fried to crisp perfection and comes with a tasty salsa verde.

Fruity chicken curry – 20 mins

Simple to make and tasty, this is a perfect curry for anyone. Kids will love its delicious mild, fruity flavor — plus it only takes 20 minutes to make!

Beef and pepper stir-fry  – 20 mins

Stir-fries are renowned for their quickness and in this case, quick doesn’t mean bland with its tender beef and peppery kick! Taking less than 20 mins to prepare, this meal is faster than ordering a takeaway!

Next time you prepare quick meal, don’t forget to try Westminster Cheddar for an extra flavorsome bite!  Take a look at our tasty range of cheddar cheeses right here.

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