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Budget recipes

43 Recipes

Thrifty recipes to save you money in the kitchen. Try our budget-friendly salads, jacket potatoes or wraps for lunch, and our curries, pasta and pizza for dinner.

Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

4.789475

(19 ratings)

The perfect budget-friendly, filling supper for one. The fragrant, zesty flavour of sumac is a refreshing contrast to the creamy whipped feta
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sausage ragu

4.79592

(49 ratings)

Feed the family this comforting, budget-friendly sausage ragu with pasta. You can freeze the leftovers for another time and it tastes just as good
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Crispy cod fingers with wedges & dill slaw

3.833335

(12 ratings)

A fantastic budget family meal with a crunchy slaw and sweet potato wedges. This easy, crowd pleasing recipe is low-fat and full of fresh flavours
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Veggie yaki udon

4

(2 ratings)

Pack in the veg with our flavour-packed Japanese-inspired yaki udon. It takes just 25 minutes to make and is healthy and low in fat and calories to boot
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chipotle chicken & slaw

4

(1 rating)

Enjoy our hot and spicy chicken drumsticks with homemade slaw on the side for a healthy and low calorie supper. Serve with steamed corn on the cob
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Prawn tikka masala

5

(7 ratings)

Forget a takeaway and tuck into a midweek meal that will please the whole family with our easy, low calorie prawn tikka masala. Serve with naan breads
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Pork souvlaki

5

(2 ratings)

Serve our speedy pork souvlaki skewers when you’re in need of a quick and easy midweek meal. Serve with flatbreads and yogurt and chilli sauces on the side...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spaghetti puttanesca

4.583335

(12 ratings)

Cook up this classic sauce in one pan, then toss with spaghetti for a simple midweek meal. It's budget-friendly too, making it a great meal for the family...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Spiced koftas with honey & chickpeas

4.3

(10 ratings)

Spiced lamb koftas are a great budget option for a simple family meal. Serve with a drizzle of the creamy yogurt dressing, and baked chickpeas
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

5-minute mocha pots

4.333335

(3 ratings)

This dreamy dessert is ready in under 10 minutes. Use milk chocolate if you're feeding young children...
  • 7 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy sausage & fennel risotto

5

(2 ratings)

Warm up on chilly nights with this comforting risotto. It's a budget-friendly choice for feeding the family on busy weeknights...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Peanut butter chicken

4.072625

(179 ratings)

The whole family will love this new, budget chicken dish. Any leftovers freeze well and make a handy lunch
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Chilli con carne jackets

5

(5 ratings)

Turn your baked potato into a satisfying midweek meal with this simple-to-make pork and chipotle chilli filling
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Masala frittata with avocado salsa

4.884615

(26 ratings)

A spicy twist on a simple frittata recipe, with Masala paste, coriander and plump cherry tomatoes. Pair it with our avocado salsa for a light and budget-friendly supper
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pistachio lamb koftas with apricot relish

4.875

(8 ratings)

These budget-friendly, Middle Eastern-inspired lamb meatballs make a simple yet tasty supper, served with fruity chutney and crisp wholemeal pittas
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Jumbo sausage roll with salsa beans

4.76923

(13 ratings)

This giant sausage roll and spicy homemade baked beans are easy to make and perfect for sharing - great for students on a budget
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Cheesy ham & broccoli pasta

4.535355

(99 ratings)

Satisfy your comfort food cravings with this cheap and simple creamy pasta dish with chunks of ham and crunchy veg
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chicken burrito

4.2

(25 ratings)

Use up leftover chicken in these easy toasted wraps filled with spiced Mexican-style rice and beans. Swap for ham, beef or pork if you prefer
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Sticky Chinese chicken traybake

4.76087

(92 ratings)

Flavoured with honey, hoisin sauce and Chinese five-spice, this one-pan chicken dish makes a cheap and easy midweek family meal
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Polenta & mushroom tart

4.25

(16 ratings)

This pretty vegetarian main is made from quick-cook cheesy polenta topped with mushrooms, mozzarella, rocket and balsamic vinegar
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Aubergine katsu curry

4.09524

(21 ratings)

Breadcrumb and shallow-fry aubergine slices for a Japanese style vegetarian dish - your new curry night favourite
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bombay lamb wraps

4.367345

(49 ratings)

Spice up cheap frozen lamb mince with Indian flavours and pile onto flour wraps or chapatis for a healthy and filling dinner
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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