Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals

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Jamie’s 30 minute meals is an energetic food series that sees Jamie Oliver giving solid instruction to the culinary uninspired.  In a tough talking, fast paced, as-live style, he creates great home-cooked meals from scratch.  Jamie cooks up substantial mains, delicious sides and salads, gorgeous puddings and refreshing drinks – adding his own unique twist to each element.  The series supports Jamie’s continuing mission to improve people’s lives through food by tackling the issues of kitchen confidence and lack of time, head on.  The result is food programming that is as relevant and helpful as it is beautiful and seductive.

Each show walks the viewer through the steps needed to create an entire meal from scratch in just 30 minutes.  The recipes are played out in real time, offering a blow-by-blow account of each instruction so the viewer can then recreate that same meal in their own kitchen. 

As Jamie puts it, “If you want really great food, and fast, then do EXACTLY what I say.  The years of me making pleasant suggestions are gone; I am going to tell you what to do, what to buy, when to turn your oven on and how to make these dishes.  If you listen, you’ll end up with a feast of beautiful things on your table in less than half an hour.  This is about making people brilliant, on a daily basis.”

As with all of Jamie’s food programmes, 30 Minute Meals has been ambitiously shot by some of the country’s finest food cameramen using the latest technology.  With fabulous close ups and lip-smacking cutaways, it is rich in production value and, like Jamie at Home – his most popular cooking show to date – is a visual feast for the viewer.  Thanks to the simple, contemporary kitchen, it also has a strong identity of its own that sets it apart from Jamie’s previous food shows; the focus is entirely on Jamie’s relationship with the food and the viewer.

The meals are family oriented and incredibly exciting.  They nod to the big family feasts of southern Italy, classic comfort dishes and plenty of other amazing dishes inspired by Jamie’s travels.  No recipe is repeated and these meals are guaranteed to breathe new life into even the most experience cook’s repertoire.

Episode 1

Piri Piri Chicken

This time Jamie’s cooking piri piri chicken with dressed potatoes, rocket salad and quick Portuguese tarts.

Episode 2

Thai Red Prawn Curry

Jamie cooks up Thai red prawn curry with jasmine rice, cucumber salad and a papaya platter, in 30 minutes!

Episode 3

Roast Beef

Jamie makes roast beef with baby yorkies, little carrots, crispy potatoes and super-quick gravy, all, amazingly, in half an hour.

Episode 4

Spinach & Feta

Jamie shows how to make spinach and feta filo pie, cucumber salad, tomato salad, and coated ice cream in just thirty minutes.

Episode 5

Jool’s Pasta

Jamie Oliver prepares ‘Pregnant Jools’s Pasta’ with crunchy chicory and watercress salad, and little frangipane tarts.

Episode 6

Rogan Josh Curry

Jamie Oliver makes rogan josh curry with fluffy rice, carrot salad, poppadoms, and flatbread.

Episode 7

Duck Salad

Jamie makes duck salad with giant croutons and cheat’s rice pudding with stewed fruit.

Episode 8

Oozy Mushroom Risotto

Jamie Oliver shows how to cook oozy mushroom risotto with spinach salad, and quick lemon and raspberry cheesecake in just thirty minutes.

Episode 9

Steak Sarnie

Jamie Oliver shows how to cook the perfect steak sarnie with crispy new potatoes, cheesy mushrooms and beetroot salad.

Episode 10

Chicken Pie

Jamie makes chicken pie with French-style peas, sweet carrot smash, and berries, shortbread and Chantilly cream.

Episode 11

Fish Tray Bake

Jamie Oliver shows how to make a fish tray-bake with Jersey Royals, salsa verde and simple spinach salad, followed by cheat’s banoffee pie.

Episode 12

Cauliflower Macaroni

Jamie makes cauliflower macaroni, chicory salad with ‘insane dressing’, followed by stewed fruit.

Episode 13

Stuffed Foccacia

In this episode, Jamie shows how to prepare foccacia stuffed with prosciutto and celeriac remoulade, served with dressed mozzarella and fresh lemon and lime granite.

Episode 14

Moroccan Lamb

Jamie Oliver shows how to make Moroccan lamb chops, served with flatbreads, herby couscous, stuffed peppers and pomegranate – all in half an hour.

Episode 15

Sea Bass and Crispy Pancetta

Jamie prepares sea bass and crispy pancetta, with sweet potato mash, Asian greens, one-minute berry ice cream and sparkling lemon ginger drink.

Episode 16

Summer Veg Lasagne

Jamie makes summer veg lasagne, Tuscan tomato salad and quick mango frozen yoghurt in baby cornets – all in under half an hour.

Episode 17

Smokey Haddock Corn Chowder

Jamie prepares smoky haddock corn chowder, spiced tiger prawns, rainbow salad and raspberry and elderflower slushie.

Episode 18

Kinda Sausage Cassoulet

Jamie shows how to cook kinda sausage cassoulet, warm broccoli salad and berry and custard pie in just 30 minutes.

Episode 19

Asian-style Salmon

Jamie shows how to make Asian-style salmon, noodle broth, beansprout salad and lychee desert in under half an hour.

Episode 20

Killer Jerk Chicken

Jamie makes killer jerk chicken, with rice and beans, refreshing chopped salad and chargrilled corn – all in just thirty minutes.

Episode 21

Rib Eye Stir Fry

Jamie prepares rib eye steak stir fry with dan dan noodles and chilled hibiscus tea.

Episode 22

Thai Green Curry

Jamie Oliver makes Thai green curry with crispy chicken, kimchee slaw and rice noodles.

Episode 23


Jamie cooks spaghetti alla puttanesca with a crunchy salad, garlic bread, and a silky chocolate ganache.

Episode 24

Tapas Feast

Jamie’s Spanish spread includes tortilla, glazed chorizo, manchego cheese, cured meats and honey, stuffed peppers and rolled anchovies.

Episode 25

Super-Fast Beef Hash

Jamie prepares super-fast beef hash with jacket potatoes, goddess salad and lovely butter beans and bacon.

Episode 26

Spring Lamb

Jamie prepares spring lamb with a vegetable platter, mint sauce and chianti gravy, followed by chocolate fondue.

Episode 27

Mustard Chicken

Jamie prepares mustard chicken with quick dauphinoise potatoes, greens, and black forest affogato.

Episode 28

Trapani-Style Rigatoni

Jamie prepares Trapani-style rigatoni with griddled chicory salad, rocket and parmesan salad, and Limoncello-kinda trifle.

Episode 29

Sticky Pan-Fried Scallops

Jamie shows how to make sticky pan-fried scallops with sweet chilli rice, dressed greens, and quick brownies.

Episode 30

Cheat’s Pizza

Jamie prepares cheat’s pizza, three delish salads, and squashed cherries and vanilla mascarpone cream.

Episode 31

Crispy Salmon

Jamie prepares crispy salmon with jazzed-up rice, a salad of baby courgette, gorgeous guacamole and berry spritzer.

Episode 32

Wonky Summer Pasta

Jamie prepares a delicious feast of wonky summer pasta, herby salad and drop pear tartlets. 

Episode 33

Stuffed Cypriot Chicken

Jamie makes stuffed Cypriot chicken with pan-fried asparagus and vine tomatoes, cabbage salad, and St Clement’s and vanilla ice-cream float.

Episode 34

British Picnic

Jamie prepares a classic British picnic, including sausage rolls, mackerel pâté, lovely asparagus, crunchy salad – and Pimm’s Eton mess.

Episode 35


Jamie cooks grilled sardines with crispy halloumi, watercress salad and figs, followed by a thick chocolate mousse.

Episode 36

Steak Indian-Style

Jamie prepares steak Indian-style with spinach and paneer salad, naan breads and mango dessert.

Episode 37

Tasty Crusted Cod

Tasty crusted cod with ‘my mashy peas’, tartare sauce and warm garden salad all feature on Jamie’s menu today.

Episode 38

Chicken Skewers

Jamie cooks chicken skewers with amazing satay sauce, which he serves with a fiery noodle salad. Followed by fruit and mint sugar.

Episode 39

Broccoli Orecchiette

Jamie knocks up broccoli orecchiette with courgette and bocconcini salad, plus prosciutto and melon salad.

Episode 40

Smoked Salmon

Today Jamie makes smoked salmon accompanied by potato salad, beets and cottage cheese, with rye bread and homemade butter.