Follow these easy takeaway recipes at home

Try these ‘fakeaway’ recipes that are simple to make and super delicious.
Published 21 January 2018 | Updated 11 November 2022

Although takeaway foods can be enjoyed as part of a healthy eating plan, serving sizes can be bigger than what you would typically eat at home, plus you never know just how much of each ingredient has been used.

To help you enjoy the fun of eating out at home, we’ve created a collection of healthier alternatives to favourite international takeaway dishes. We’ve also looked at the benefits of making home-style takeaway.

6 benefits of takeaway at home

1. Yummy leftovers

Double the recipe and save half for a fakeaway lunch the next day!

2. Frozen convenience

Make cooking even faster by switching freshly chopped veggies with frozen ones wherever possible.

3. No hidden secrets

Unlike takeaways where extra ingredients can be added without you knowing, you’ll be across everything that goes into your tasty dish.

4. Customise your dish

Wish you could add extra toppings on your pizza or remove the chilli from your stir-fry? Creating your favourite takeaway dish at home gives you the freedom to customise any meal just the way you like you.

5. Have fun and serve up in style

If your family enjoys helping themselves to takeaway from a variety of containers, you can easily recreate the experience at home. Get creative with chips in paper bags; wraps and burritos in foil; or noodles and stir-fries in containers.

6. Save money and time

Making a quick, fresh fakeaway meal is usually faster than ordering and waiting on takeaway. Prove it to yourself by timing your prep, cooking and service and enjoy the satisfying results!

30 homemade takeaway recipes