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  • Sweet potato taco sits on top of a white plate

    Exclusive budget recipes

    Exclusive to BBC Good Food app users, see our thrifty recipes to cut meal costs without missing out on flavour.

  • Spaghetti and meatballs in a pan and on a dish


    Thrifty recipes to help you keep cooking costs down. Try our budget-friendly salads, jacket potatoes or wraps for lunch, and our curries, pasta and pizza for dinner.

  • Sausage & apple hash in a silver pan

    Budget autumn recipes

    Looking for dinner inspiration? Our cosy, budget-friendly autumnal recipes are ideal for cooler evenings. They make use of seasonal produce and cheap storecupboard ingredients.

  • Roasted cauliflower and cashew curry on a plate with rice and naan

    Budget vegetarian

    Make a budget-friendly vegetarian supper with simple, storecupboard ingredients. Try a nourishing soup, a hearty pie or a curry to feed a crowd.

  • Slow cooker butter chicken with naan and chutney

    Budget slow-cooker recipes

    Make good use of your slow cooker, a useful piece of kitchen kit that is more energy-efficient than the oven, and cook our low-cost recipes that are budget-friendly and delicious.

  • Carrot pilaf with coriander chutney

    Budget healthy recipes

    Being healthy on a budget doesn't have to be hard. Try our easy recipes that are rich in nutritious ingredients and great flavour.

  • Chole served in bowls with rice

    Budget dinner recipes

    Discover budget-friendly lunches and dinners that use affordable storecupboard ingredients to create cheap pasta dishes, soups, curries and stir-fries

  • Baked eggs with beans in pan

    Healthy storecupboard recipes

    Make a nutritious meal out of storecupboard staples and a few fresh ingredients. These recipes call for everything from tinned tuna to chopped tomatoes, beans, lentils, grains and nuts.

  • Sausage cannelloni in a baking dish

    Budget winter recipes

    We're all feeling the chill this winter, having to budget for our food shops and energy bills. We've listed budget-friendly recipes to help you save.

  • Quick roast Christmas chicken & sticky veg

    Budget Christmas recipes

    Put on a delicious Christmas spread without breaking the bank. These recipes make the most of affordable cuts of meat, simple flavour hacks and energy-efficient cooking methods.

  • Pesto and kale pasta in a bowl

    Healthy budget pasta

    Make our simple, affordable pasta recipes using a handful of nutritious ingredients. These budget-friendly, healthy dishes include pesto pasta, spaghetti puttanesca and bolognese.

  • Peanut Butter Chicken

    Cheap family

    Make an affordable dinner for the whole family with our budget-friendly recipe ideas from warming curries to thrifty pasta dishes and hearty burgers.

  • Chorizo and pea risotto on a plate

    5-ingredient family meal

    Save time and money with family meals that use just five ingredients or less. These tasty recipes make the most of what's in the storecupboard and freezer.

  • Bowl of colourful sliced vegetables, grains and pulses

    Budget vegan

    Get inspiration for delicious and affordable vegan recipes. Our budget-friendly plant-based meals include vegetable stews, curries, soups, salads and more.

  • roasted sweet potato and carrot soup with bread

    Budget soup

    Save money with our simple soups using cheap ingredients. Costing only £1 or less per serving, these budget-friendly blends are big on flavour but low on cost.

  • Fish fingers

    Budget fish

    Save on costs with our family-friendly budget fish recipes. See our affordable options like hearty fish pie, easy fish fingers, pasta and curries.

  • Vegan paella in a large casserole dish

    Healthy student meal

    Try our triple-tested, easy recipes and create nutritious and delicious meals on a student budget. We have inspiration for breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Bowl of sweet potato and spinach cury


    Going to uni and never cooked before? Our student recipes are a great way to get started with easy, cheap and filling dishes that are packed with flavour.

  • Jar of peanut butter cookies


    Get back to basics with our simple recipes that use just three ingredients, from budget-friendly omelettes and pasta to biscuits, ice cream, and cocktails.

  • Slow-roast pork rolls with apple chilli chutney recipe

    Cheap cut

    Slow-cooked recipes using good-value cuts of meat.

  • Butterscotch pie

    Storecupboard party

    Put on a party spread using the contents of your cupboard. From simple snacks to dips and cakes, these resourceful recipes that use mostly storecupboard ingredients are worthy of any celebration.

  • Pasta with asparagus in pan with spoon

    5-ingredient pasta

    Create a delicious dinner from storecupboard ingredients with our 5-ingredient pasta recipes. Feed the family in a flash with these creative dishes.

  • Microwave macaroni cheese in a baking dish


    Make these wonderfully simple microwave meals to save yourself time and money! No need to stress about the oven for these starters, mains and desserts.

  • Charred leeks with anchovy dressing

    Posh budget

    These impressive recipes make the most of affordable ingredients and are great for entertaining on a budget. Whip up an eye-catching main and a stunning dessert in a flash