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Cheaper recipes and frugal bites to save you money in the kitchen.

Coconut & mango sponge

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(12 ratings)
This thrifty traybake sponge used canned fruit and coconut yogurt. Cut into squares and serve up at a party or cake sale
50 minutes
Easy

Spiced lamb with bulghar & tahini dressing

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(2 ratings)
Flavour lamb mince with cumin and coriander and serve on a bed of tabbouleh-style wheat with parsley, tomatoes and sesame dressing
40 minutes
Easy

Smoky sweet potato & bean cakes with citrus salad

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(4 ratings)
These storecupboard chipotle patties are not only thrifty, they count as four of your 5-a-day allowance of fruit and vegetables.
35 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Vegetable curry for a crowd

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(43 ratings)
This vegetarian curry is great for feeding a group of mates on a budget, or make a batch to freeze
1 hour
Easy
Vegetarian

Cheap-as-chips veggie pizza

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(2 ratings)
This quick, budget take on classic spinach and egg 'florentine' pizza uses flatbreads instead of traditional dough
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Sausage & leek pie

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(17 ratings)
A filling and flavoursome shortcrust pastry pie with pork and mustard that won't stretch the budget
1 hour
Easy

Poached pears in spiced tea

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(6 ratings)
This low-fat, easy and fresh-tasting pudding is perfect for feeding a crowd on a budget
25 minutes
Easy

Tuna & sweetcorn slice

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(12 ratings)
This easy budget supper uses ready-rolled pastry to make an open pie - experiment with your own toppings
35 minutes
Easy

Feelgood fish cakes

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(31 ratings)
These budget-friendly fish cakes made with canned sardines are packed full of good stuff
50 minutes
Easy

Smoked salmon spaghetti with chilli & lemon

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(3 ratings)
A super simple pasta supper that uses budget offcuts of fish with just a little heat, flavoured with fresh citrus and herbs
20 minutes
Easy

Red lentil & squash dhal

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(21 ratings)
A hearty budget meal of spiced red lentils with butternut and tomatoes. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and a dollop of mango chutney
55 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Tuna sweet potato jackets

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(50 ratings)
If your standby supper is baked potatoes with tuna, switch to sweet potatoes and a fresh, spicy topping - budget-friendly and low-fat too
30 minutes
Easy

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