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Wholesome, budget suppers for the whole family.

Halloumi & watermelon bulghar salad

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(3 ratings)
A satisfying vegetarian salad of contrasting flavours and textures. The salty cheese is cooled by crisp, sweet watermelon
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

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(15 ratings)
Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato and paprika sauce. It's a healthy choice to boot
25 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Pizza baked potato

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(4 ratings)
This budget-friendly supper combines two favourites in one dish. Top your jacket spuds with cheese, tomato, pepperoni and basil
1 hour and 50 minutes
Easy

Kedgeree with poached egg

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(12 ratings)
This curried fish and rice dish is suitable for brunch, breakfast or a main course at dinnertime. Replace traditional boiled eggs with poached
30 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Spicy sausage & bean one-pot

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(4 ratings)
A saucy, warming casserole with Cumberland sausages, chilli gravy and kidney beans. It's budget-friendly and ready in less than 30 minutes too
25 minutes
Easy

Mushroom, ricotta & rocket tart

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(4 ratings)
This puff pastry slice requires minimum fuss. Use Italian cheese as a simple base and top with garlic mushrooms and salad leaves
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Spicy oven-baked chicken & chips

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(4 ratings)
A midweek budget supper of roast chicken wings with homemade chips and Cajun spices
55 minutes
Easy

Bhaji frittata

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(4 ratings)
This lunchbox or picnic-friendly dish takes an Italian-style thick omelette and adds some Indian spice, along with potatoes, peas and coriander
40 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Raid-the-cupboard tuna sweetcorn cakes

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(7 ratings)
Tinned fish is a lifesaver when you need to rustle up some simple potato patties for a healthy, budget-friendly supper
40 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Lamb & chickpea fritter wraps

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(7 ratings)
Spiced lamb and chickpea patties with yogurt, coriander and salad make the perfect filling for flatbread
35 minutes
Easy

Mixed-bean chilli with wedges

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(48 ratings)
A warming bowl of meat-free comfort food. Make extra for the freezer
50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Crispy bacon & sausage carbonara

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(5 ratings)
Eggs, bacon and sausage - not a breakfast plate, but a delicious budget pasta dish with creamy sauce and parsley
25 minutes
Easy

Chunky chilli

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(6 ratings)
Use chunks of stewing beef in your chilli con carne for a robust and filling dish. Serve with rice and coriander
2 hours and 20 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Cheesy bean burgers

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(22 ratings)
This super-satisfying, vegetarian bean burger makes a cheap and easy after-work meal for all the family
50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Cheap-as-chips veggie pizza

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

Spicy turkey & pepper bake

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(9 ratings)
This warming bake is a real family winner, it's cheap, low-fat and superhealthy
1 hour
Easy
Healthy

Pea pakora pockets

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(14 ratings)
Cheap and easy to prepare, but fun for everyone to put together - the yogurt dressing really makes these
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Plum betty

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(2 ratings)
Plentiful and cheap, plums are full of flavour and goodness, so why not make them into a comforting pud?
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

BBQ beans with mashed potato tops

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(10 ratings)
A healthy and filling lunch which is easy and cheap to make too - great for hungry kids
45 minutes
Easy

Sticky ribs with roast potato salad

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(9 ratings)
When the kids have friends over, this stack of ribs and spuds is a cheap, crowd-pleasing, prepare-ahead option
2 hours and 50 minutes
Easy

Spaghetti with leeks, peas & pesto

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(20 ratings)
Add some veg to pasta and pesto for a cheap, healthy springtime supper dish
25 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Sweet potato falafels with coleslaw

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(15 ratings)
Pittas bursting with homemade falafels and salad make a low-fat lunch or light supper for less than a pound per serving
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Jacket potatoes with home-baked beans

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Cold nights require comfort food, and there's no better than jacket potatoes - give yours a health boost with home-baked beans
1 hour and 40 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Turkey chilli jacket potatoes

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(5 ratings)
Turkey mince is cheap and lean - flavour Mexican-style with cumin and paprika and serve in crisp baked potatoes
55 minutes
Easy
Healthy

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