If you love a takeaway but wish you could recreate your favourites at home, try these winning recipes
Whatever your favourite takeaway – from Chinese to Italian, Vietnamese to Mexican – we’ve got a recipe you don’t need to call anyone for. None of the recipes are complicated and you can pick up all the ingredients you need in store.
We love this all-in-one dinner that's easy to make and will satisfy all the family. The curry and garlic spiced chicken is the star of the show in this fragrant rice dish that takes just half an hour to cook.
These fantastic spring rolls have all the crunch, flavour and appearance of the traditional Chinese version, but they’re baked rather than deep-fried, meaning they’re lower in fat. Lose the ham to make them a vegetarian treat.
This quick-and-easy recipe is low-fat and low in calories, has less salt and sugar than the usual takeaway version and is ready just 25 minutes. There’s minimal preparation and the recipe uses a pouch of ready-made sauce – so it couldn’t be simpler!
It's the staple of many a good takeaway, but there's a seafood twist in our dish. Prawns pep up this recipe and are the perfect addition to rice that's also flavoured with garlic, chilli and sesame oil.
Thai food is typically full of fresh and fragrant ingredients and these fishcakes include minced fish, soy sauce, chilli and fresh coriander for a mouth-wateringly tasty dish. A cucumber and radish salad gives a lovely contrasting element of crunch, and is served with a fantastic sweet-and-sour dressing.
This takes a little effort, but it’s so worth it to enjoy the resulting textures and explosions of flavour. The dipping sauce is the perfect accompaniment and is quick and easy to make.
Fresh ginger, chillies and spring onions are signature ingredients in a Vietnamese soup – or ‘pho’ – and this delicious, low-fat recipe uses cooked salmon and ready-cooked noodles to cut down on the preparation time. You can have this on the table in half an hour.
These healthier, homemade fish and chips are a world away from the usual grease-heavy takeaway. As both the chips and the breadcrumb-coated fish are baked in the oven, it's a guilt-free meal, especially when paired with some crushed green peas as a side.
Hand-stretched, ready-made pizza bases make these homemade pizzas every bit as tasty as the traditional Italian version. Topped with spring veg, they’re ready in around half an hour. Delicioso!
If you’ve got a spare 20 minutes, you can rustle up your own kebab – and the pan-fried chicken and lemon flavours are a tangy twist on the takeaway version. Fresh veg and soft tortillas give lovely contrasting textures for a really satisfying homemade treat.
Nachos are traditionally made with minced beef and loaded up with melted cheese, so they’re best saved for an occasional treat – but this healthier version, using lean turkey mince, can be enjoyed more often, and is quick and simple to prepare.