Pan of steamed dumplings with dips and garnish in small pots

We all love a good Friday night takeaway every now and then, though making your own means you can tailor it to your taste (extra veg? No problem. Extra chilli? Of course!),  and keep costs down, too.

So it’s time to get your fakeaway on! From easy pizzas and the perfect chips to aromatic curries and flavour-packed stir-fries, we’ve put together our favourite fakeaway recipes.

If you want to whip up something easy that the whole family will love, we have a beautiful sweet and sour stir-fry, and vibrant veggie kebabs that everyone will want to get stuck into. Or if you have some extra time, try making a rich, warming curry or daal, packed with veg and fragrant spices that will have everyone coming back for more. 

So what are you waiting for? Swap the deliveries for homemade heros and check out these recipes for the ultimate fakeaway feast. 

This tasty pizza with an easy tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil is well worth the effort and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser – for adults and children alike. For the toppings, be creative and embrace what’s in your fridge and store cupboard – the possibilities are endless! Once you’ve mastered making pizza from scratch, you’ll never look back.

These colourful vegetable kebabs are an absolute riot of flavour and texture and are a fun way to get kids towards their 5-a-day. Packed with grilled courgettes, peppers, cherry tomatoes and halloumi, these quick and easy kebabs are ready in just 30 minutes. Delicious served with a fresh green salad and some flatbreads or pittas.

Mega crunchy on the outside and super fluffy on the inside, these fried hand-cut chips are ridiculously good and make the ultimate Friday night treat. When choosing the best spuds, Maris Piper potatoes are the clear winners, as they’ll give you really light and fluffy insides, every time. Dig in and enjoy! 

Satisfy your takeaway cravings any day of the week with this brilliant chicken curry recipe. A gorgeous tikka masala sauce, with creamy coconut milk and veggies all come together to make a wonderfully warming curry perfect for the whole family – yes, even the kids! Check out these cracking chicken curry recipes for more inspiration!

This vegan recipe features chunks of tender aubergine nestled in a rich daal with sweet and savoury spices. It’s delicious on its own, mopped up with naan bread, or enjoyed with rice. If you have any leftovers, pop the extra portions in the freezer for a quick and easy midweek dinner.

Why not have a go at making these veggie dumplings that hero delicious roasted squash and broccoli? A bonus of making dumplings at home is that you can totally make them your own, of course. Don’t fancy squash and broccoli? Use any root and green veg you have – think sweet potatoes, finely sliced cabbage or spinach.

This one’s for those who love a certain takeaway spicy chicken… And it’s perfect for sharing! Roast chicken is flavoured with garlic, smoked paprika and harissa, then simply served with chunky wedges and peri peri sauce. And if you fancy some bonus veg, add in some parsnips and carrots or whip up a super-fast rainbow slaw. A total joy. 

On the table in less than 20 minutes, this five-ingredient curry is incredibly simple and a guaranteed weeknight winner. Wilted spinach, toasted cashews and creamy paneer with a hit of curry paste and a little onion is all you need for a perfect fakeaway dinner for two. What’s not to love? 

This insanely delicious and easy veggie starter features crispy deep-fried mushrooms with a garlicky herb vinegar. Feel free to use only one type of mushroom or mix it up and use a variety of different ones like this recipe does, if you like. Perfect for when friends come over. It’s a real treat.

Nothing says ‘treat yourself’ like these gnarly, golden and crunchy vegetable balls. Filled with noodles, carrots, ginger and Chinese five-spice, they pack an incredible flavour punch. They’re delicious served with sweet chilli sauce for dipping and you can also try them alongside these prawn dumplings for the ultimate dim sum feast. 

If a stir-fry is your go-to takeaway order, give this recipe a try. This fuss-free fakeaway couldn’t be easier to create at home and can be on the table in just 20 minutes. Packed with vibrant veggies and sprouts, and tossed through a lovely pineapple sauce, it makes the perfect dinner for two.

Hungry for more? Check out our collection of delicious fakeaway recipes for more ideas.  


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