Fab Food For Fast Entertaining

If you’re not a natural in the kitchen or you need to whip up food fast for your friends, these fantastic ideas will make you look as good as a Master Chef, with a fraction of the effort.

Nachos

Just about every one loves nachos, they are super easy to make and they suit every occasion, from when you watching the game to when you want to play slots in Singapore. Plus, you can make a vegetarian option too if you leave off the meat, chicken or cheese. Refried beans and guacamole work well as toppings for vegetarians, and if this isn’t a concern you can go the whole hog with chilli mince, cheese and sour cream too.

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: No cooking time needed unless you add mince or chicken and refried beans- then add 15 minutes

Stir Fry

Delicious, nutritious and colourful, stir fries can also be tailored to meat eaters ad vegetarians. All you need is a lot of veggies that you can buy pre-cooked, and a stir-fry sauce. You can whip up your own stir-fry sauce too, or you can use one from a packet, and if you want to add an extra touch of flavour, drizzle sesame seeds over just before serving.

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Curry

Curry can be cooked very quickly, especially if you buy a ready-made paste. It can also be made with just veggies, or you can add just about any kind of meat. The best part about curry is that you can leave it at a low heat to simmer, and the flavours keep on developing, even after you have dished up the first servings. You can also choose how spicy you want to make your curry, and go with a korma or butter chicken if you want less heat, and a Vindaloo or Rogan Josh if you want to heat things up a bit.

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 20-30 mins

Pizza

No, not the kind you order in, a good home made pizza! Of course you can cheat by buying ready-made bases, but all you need to do to pull this one off is have a few different toppings that people can choose from, and you’re good to go! Once your oven is hot enough you’ll be able to churn out pizzas quickly, and they are sure to be a instant hit.

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 10-15 mins

Pasta

Another quick and easy winner, you can make pasta and serve it up in big bowls with minimal effort and fuss. Plus, it’s quick too. From Alfredo to bolognaise, pasta doesn’t take long to make, uses minimal ingredients and offers maximum flavour. Again, you can opt for a veggie option, or add bacon or other meat for favour. In summer pasta may not seem like a good idea, but a pasta pesto salad with sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and pine nuts is quick, simple and oh so tasty.

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 15-20 mins