Two tortilla pizzas topped with eggs, tomato and rocket leaves

Budget meal for two recipes

31 Recipes

Discover simple, affordable meals for two people. These budget-friendly lunches and dinners include storecupboard pasta, pizza, soups and stir-fries.

34 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Use seeded tortillas as pizza bases for a quick and healthy lunch - crack an egg in the centre and bake to boost protein intake

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
33 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Cook our 20-minute salmon supper for two and serve with sweet potato mash. It takes just a handful of ingredients to make and delivers two of your 5-a-day

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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11 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Spend a grand total of 12 minutes on this healthy, low-cal supper for two. Our fuss-free smoky chickpeas on toast deliver two of your 5-a-day

12 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
110 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Give your midweek meal a Mexican twist with our easy enchilada pie. Packed with nutritious veggies, it provides a whopping four of your 5-a-day

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make our healthy chicken and hummus salad bowl for a delicious budget lunch option. It can be thrown together in just 10 minutes and delivers three of your 5-a-day

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make our budget-friendly stir-fry with ginger, sesame and chilli prawns for a super-simple midweek meal. This speedy, low-fat supper makes a great dinner for two

15 mins
Easy
36 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Everyone needs a trusty tomato soup recipe - and this one costs less than a pound per serving

25 mins
Easy
25 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Combine two Indian-inspired classics in this paneer and kedgeree mash-up. It's a quick and easy veggie dinner that delivers two of your 5-a-day

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Pack in three of your 5-a-day with a baked feta and lentil salad, using mango chutney as a glaze for the cheese. An easy veggie supper for two

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
53 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A quick, low-fat idea for a midweek supper - good if you're on a budget.

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a budget-friendly fish dinner with creamy butter bean colcannon. It's the perfect midweek meal for two and ready in just 15 minutes

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Looking for a healthy dish that's good for your wallet too? This sausage, mustard & apple hash costs less than £1 per serving and is perfect for a family

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
20 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

Make a simple and healthy storecupboard supper like this easy dhal when you're cooking on a budget. To keep it vegan, use vegetable oil rather than ghee

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Take the sandwich to a new level with this quick and simple prawn and beansprout omelette baguette, served with a zingy chilli and lime dressing

20 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A simple, budget pasta dish with a touch of chilli, squeeze of lemon and fresh basil. Add a drizzle of oil and sprinkling of feta cheese to serve

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This lemon pepper steak recipe is a real treat for two and won't break the bank. Serve with seasonal celeriac chips and crunchy toasted hazelnuts

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
16 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This budget-friendly, midweek meal is simple, satisfying and made in one pan. Less washing up, more flavour!

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
31 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

You can't beat piping hot cheese and tomato on a thin, crispy pizza base - this version is ready in just 35 minutes

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

This budget soba noodle recipe also works well with shredded cooked chicken or chunks of firm tofu if you want to go for the vegetarian option

15 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This easy surf 'n' turf two-pan recipe feels so indulgent and yet it's ready in just 15 minutes

15 mins
Easy
64 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Make this simple student pasta and tomato dish for a delicious, filling and budget-friendly supper. It is a great way to use up simple storecupboard ingredients.

40 mins
Easy
92 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This warming and budget-friendly vegetarian soup is perfect packed in a flask for lunch. It's also easy to double the quantities and freeze half for later

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
79 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Combine lean chicken with super-healthy broccoli, ginger and garlic for a quick and cheap, weeknight dinner

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
58 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This vegetarian dish is packed full of great textures and tastes - smoky aubergine, nutty chickpeas and earthy walnuts

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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