The BEST Episodes of Jamie's 30 Minute Meals

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 27, 2020

Network: Channel 4

Jamie's back in the kitchen, and this time he's against the clock After his culinary tour in Jamie Does, Jamie Oliver is bringing his culinary inspiration back home to boost our kitchen confidence in the revolutionary new cooking show, Jamie's 30 Minute Meals . In this amazing new show, Jamie makes mouth-watering family meals from scratch with every half-hour episode playing out in real time. To keep you on track, Jamie will take you step-by-step through the cookery process. Forget staged food shows with clever editing, this is the real deal - not one carrot has been peeled beforehand, or one pan sneakily preheated.

Asian Style Salmon

#1 - Asian Style Salmon

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 4, 2010

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

star 8.41
71 votes
Mustard Chicken

#2 - Mustard Chicken

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 25, 2011

Jamie creates mustard chicken with quick dauphinoise potatoes, greens, and black forest affogato in just 30 minutes.

star 8.35
72 votes
Steak Sarnie

#3 - Steak Sarnie

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 21, 2010

Jamie Oliver presents another real-time cookery demonstration, preparing a steak sandwich with crispy new potatoes, cheesy mushrooms and beetroot salad.

star 8.27
134 votes
Trapani-Style Rigatoni

#4 - Trapani-Style Rigatoni

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 26, 2011

Jamie creates Trapani-style rigatoni with griddled chicory salad, rocket and parmesan salad, and limoncello kinda trifle in just 30 minutes.

star 8.26
98 votes
Duck Salad

#5 - Duck Salad

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 19, 2010

Jamie prepares a duck salad with giant croutons and demonstrates an easy recipe for rice pudding with stewed fruit.

star 8.20
162 votes
Spinach and Feta

#6 - Spinach and Feta

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2010

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

star 8.16
117 votes
Stuffed Focaccia

#7 - Stuffed Focaccia

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 27, 2010

Jamie Oliver shows how to prepare focaccia stuffed with prosciutto and celeriac remoulade, served with dressed mozzarella and fresh lemon and lime granita, all in half an hour.

star 8.05
130 votes
Spaghetti

#8 - Spaghetti

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 19, 2011

Jamie creates a spaghetti alla puttanesca with crunchy salad, garlic bread, and silky chocolate ganache in just 30 minutes.

star 8.05
115 votes
Cauliflower Macaroni

#9 - Cauliflower Macaroni

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 26, 2010

The chef makes cauliflower macaroni, and prepares a chicory salad with a unique dressing, followed by stewed fruit.

star 8.02
110 votes
Tasty Crusted Cod

#10 - Tasty Crusted Cod

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 8, 2011

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

star 8.02
66 votes
Jool's Pasta and Jam and Frangipane Tarts

#11 - Jool's Pasta and Jam and Frangipane Tarts

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 2010

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

star 7.99
138 votes
Kinda Sausage Cassoulet

#12 - Kinda Sausage Cassoulet

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 3, 2010

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

star 7.98
127 votes
Sardines

#13 - Sardines

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 4, 2011

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

star 7.95
66 votes
Summer Veg Lasagne

#14 - Summer Veg Lasagne

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 1, 2010

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

star 7.94
106 votes
Super-Fast Beef Hash

#15 - Super-Fast Beef Hash

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 21, 2011

Jamie creates a beef hash with jacket potatoes, goddess salad and lovely butter beans and bacon in just 30 minutes.

star 7.93
73 votes
Broccoli Orecchiette

#16 - Broccoli Orecchiette

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 10, 2011

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

star 7.93
71 votes
Crispy Salmon

#17 - Crispy Salmon

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 31, 2011

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

star 7.90
71 votes
Fish Tray Bake

#18 - Fish Tray Bake

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 25, 2010

Jamie Oliver presents a step-by-step guide to making a fish tray bake with Jersey Royal potatoes, salsa verde and a simple spinach salad, followed by banoffee pie.

star 7.85
131 votes
Tapas Feast

#19 - Tapas Feast

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 20, 2011

Jamie creates a tapas feast of tortilla, glazed chorizo, manchego cheese, cured meats and honey, stuffed peppers and rolled anchovies in just 30 minutes.

star 7.85
74 votes
Chicken Pie

#20 - Chicken Pie

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 22, 2010

Chef Jamie Oliver demonstrates how to cook a chicken pie with French-style peas and sweet carrot mash, before preparing berries with shortbread and Chantilly cream.

star 7.81
138 votes
Sea Bass and Crispy Pancetta

#21 - Sea Bass and Crispy Pancetta

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 29, 2010

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

star 7.77
130 votes
Thai Green Curry

#22 - Thai Green Curry

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 18, 2011

Jamie creates a Thai green curry with crispy chicken, kimchee slaw and rice noodles in just 30 minutes.

star 7.75
109 votes
Moroccan Lamb

#23 - Moroccan Lamb

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 28, 2010

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

star 7.74
101 votes
Oozy Mushroom Risotto

#24 - Oozy Mushroom Risotto

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 20, 2010

Jamie Oliver shows how to cook oozy mushroom risotto with spinach salad, and quick lemon and raspberry cheesecake, all in 30 minutes.

star 7.71
108 votes
Killer Jerk Chicken

#25 - Killer Jerk Chicken

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 5, 2010

Chef Jamie Oliver presents a step-by-step guide to preparing jerk chicken with rice and beans, chopped salad and chargrilled corn. Last in the series.

star 7.71
163 votes