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5 budget family suppers

Stay on budget with our beautiful brand-new recipes. We're talking about fresh, family food that will keep everybody well-fed and happy.

Rising food prices have meant that many families have started shopping and cooking in a thriftier fashion. Our five nights of budget suppers minimise waste, maximise taste and should leave you with plenty of inspiration.

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We’ve also provided you with a handy shopping list at the bottom to make your week even easier, though please note the £30 total has been calculated to not include the ‘check your fridge, freezer and cupboard ingredients’. We’d love to hear how you get on…

Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti


Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato, bacon and paprika sauce. It’s a healthy and hearty choice – the addition of streaky bacon also means it is packed full of flavour, and is perfect for a speedy Monday night supper.  Plus, it’s two of your seven-a-day done.

Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

Kedgeree with poached egg


In need of a comforting supper? This filling curried fish and rice dish replaces traditional boiled eggs with poached, for a scrumptious meal that’s good for you too. There is also very little time and effort involved, so more of the evening is free for relaxing.

Kedgeree with poached egg

Lamb & chickpea fritter wraps


Mixing minced meat with pulses is a brilliant, budget way of getting your protein. These spiced lamb and chickpea patties with yogurt, coriander and salad make the perfect filling for flatbread, for a fresh and flavour-packed supper.

Mushroom, ricotta & rocket tart


Puff pastry has got to be the ultimate easy, crowd-pleaser when it comes to feeding a family. Top with creamy cheese, garlicky mushrooms and fresh rocket for a simple yet stunning meal for four.
 

Chunky chilli


Use chunks of stewing beef in your chilli con carne for a robust and healthy dish. Serve with rice, a squeeze of lime and fresh coriander for perfect Friday night food. It’s also packed with two of your five-a-day.

Chunky chilli

Shopping list

Fruit & veg

  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 leek
  • 2 lemons
  • 16g rocket leaves 
  • 5 new potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 celery
  • 175g green beans
  • 4 onions
  • 20g fresh coriander
  • 4 potatoes

Dairy

  • 90g feta cheese
  • 5g Parmesan cheese 
  • 72g fat free Greek yogurt

 Meat & fish

  • 500g lean lamb mince 

Dry goods

  • 400g spaghetti
  • 3 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can chickpeas
  • 210g can chickpeas
  • 4 large tortilla wraps
  • 1-2 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 400g can kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • Ground turmeric
  • Caster sugar
  • Ground cumin
  • Olive oil
  • Crushed chillies
  • Cumin seeds
  • Vegetable stock cubes
  • Sweet smoked paprika
  • Garam masala 

If you would like to try our other five night meal plans, check out our five nights of family suppers and five nights of budget family suppers.

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Have you followed our meal plan? We’d love to hear how you got on…