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Quick and Easy Recipes - Fast Healthy Meals

Updated on December 3, 2012

Cheesy Pasta Bake

Cheesy Pasta Bake
Cheesy Pasta Bake

Fast meals can be healthy too, and if you read down you will find some quick and easy recipes that you can make when time is short that is a much healthier option than buying a ready-meal from a supermarket or fast food outlet.

Cheesy Pasta Bake


500g/1lb pasta of your choice, cooked

220g/7oz grated mature colored cheddar cheese

8 slices cooked ham, shredded

250g/8oz button mushrooms, sliced

750g/11/2 lb jar tomato pasta sauce

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or parsley

2 slices medium white loaf, made into crumbs

  1. Place hot pasta and 125g/4 oz cheese in a lightly greasedovenproof dish, mix to combine and set aside.
  2. Cook ham in a nonstick frying pan for 3 - 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for further 3 minutes. Spoon ham mixture over pasta and top with pasta sauce and basil or parsley.
  3. Combine breadcrumbs with remaining cheese and sprinkle over pasta.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes in oven at 2000C/4000F/gas mark 6.

Mixing ribbon pasta with ham and cream sauce
Mixing ribbon pasta with ham and cream sauce

Creamy Pea and Ham Pasta


500g/1lb spaghetti or other pasta of your choice

155g/5oz frozen peas

250g/8oz canned round ham, diced

1 cup/250ml/8 fl oz double cream

ground white pepper

grated white mild cheddar cheese

  1. Cook pasta in boiling water in a large saucepan folling packet instructions. Drain, set aside and keep warm.
  2. Boil steam or microwave peas until cooked.
  3. Place pasta, peas, ham and cream in a frying pan and heat over a medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Season to taste with white pepper. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.

Creamy Pea and Ham Pasta

Creamy Pea and Ham Pasta
Creamy Pea and Ham Pasta

can sardines

Sardine and Lime Pizza


One purchased or prepared pizza base

2 teaspoonfuls olive oil

3 red onions, sliced

3 cloves garlic, crushed

3 tablespoons chopped mixed fresh herbs

2 x 120g/4oz cans sardines in oil, drained

1 tablespoon finely grated lime rind

1 tablespoon lime juice

ground white pepper

Oven temperature 220οC/425οF/Gas mark 7

  1. Place pizza base on a lightly greased baking tray and set aside.
  2. To make topping, heat oil in a frying pan over a low heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onions are soft. Add herbs and mix to combine.
  3. Spread onion mixture over pizza base. top with sardines, sprinkle with lime rind, lime juice and white pepper to taste.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 190οC/375οF/Gas mark 5 and bake for 15 minutes longer or until base is crisp and golden.

Quick and Easy Recipes

I hope you enjoyed reading this quick and easy recipes above. These are fast healthy meals that all the family will enjoy.

Simple to prepare, they are full of healthy ingredients, and so much nicer and healthier to eat than sending out for a home pizza delivery or other fast food.

By the time you waited on your fast food being delivered, your fast healthy meal would have been prepared at home.


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      IzzyM 5 years ago from UK

      You'll enjoy them - and there not a trace of horse-meat in sight! Unless its in the tinned ham - you never know these days!

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      Ghaelach 5 years ago

      Morning IzzyM.

      Just surfing through HP and spotted this great hub on "Quick and Easy Recipes - Fast Healthy Meals." There's a couple I'll be trying in the near future.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Melanie Munn 7 years ago

      Try to use raw and fresh ingredients for the healthiest meals possible. If you don't have time to prepare a meal, please do not use fast food to fulfill your hunger. Fresh and healthy meal delivery services are a much better option, will keep you healthy, and are revolutionizing the way families do dinner fast and healthy!

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      IzzyM 7 years ago from UK

      Hey let us know how you found it, it is an easy peasy yummy recipe and that is also the kind I like best :) Thanks for the hug, I feel great now :)

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      izzyM Hello to you in Spain. I have ookmarked rated up and awesome. Thank you for sharing this marvelous hub. Cooking in NOT one of my favorite things so I am Blessed when I run across easy yumie recipes. Thank You so much The cheesy bake is on plan for tonight. I will let you know the results. I am honored to follow you and look forward to it. Many Blessings at the Hubs. Sending a Virtual HUG!!

      PS sardine and lime pizza I will have to pass on that one. Big smile. Not up for sardines.

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      IzzyM 7 years ago from UK

      All the bettr if you live in an area where limes grow! I love limes. My baby lime tree died :(

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      mysterylady 89 7 years ago from Florida

      Hey, I am your first visitor! I never would have thought of putting sardines and lime on a pizza. I'll have to give it a try some day when I am feeling daring.