5-ingredient recipes

Low on effort but big on taste, these easy, midweek recipes are the perfect answer to one of life’s big questions: what’s for dinner tonight? All of them need just a handful of ingredients and are so simple to put together, whether you’re feeding the family or it's just for two.

5-ingredient – Cheat's vegan hotpot
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Cheat's vegan hotpot

Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Simmer a 1kg pack Casserole Vegetables in a large flameproof casserole dish of boiling water for 3-4 mins until just tender. Drain and leave to steam-dry for 2 mins. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the empty dish, return the vegetables and fry for 1-2 mins until fragrant. Add a drained 390g tin Green Lentils and a 600g tub Tomato & Basil Sauce. Season with 1-2 tbsp Brown Sauce (to taste). Cover and simmer for 3-5 mins, stirring occasionally, until heated through. If the sauce is too thick, stir through 2-3 tbsp of boiling water to loosen. Top with 200g frozen Potato Lattices in a layer to cover the sauce, then bake for 15-20 mins or until the lattices are golden.

Serves 4


1kg pack Casserole Vegetables

390g tin Green Lentils

600g tub Tomato & Basil Sauce

1-2 tbsp Brown Sauce

200g frozen Potato Lattices

Buy the ingredients at Tesco Groceries and get cooking.