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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.


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


  • 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.


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