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Two tortilla pizzas topped with eggs, tomato and rocket leaves

Budget recipes for two

26 Recipes

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

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  • Egg & rocket pizzas

    Egg & rocket pizzas

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.38 ratings

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

  • Smoky chickpeas on toast with fried egg

    Smoky chickpeas on toast

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.19 ratings

    Spend just 12 minutes on this healthy, budget-friendly supper for two. Our fuss-free smoky chickpeas on toast deliver two of your 5-a-day and is low in calories

  • Vegetables, noodles and broth in bowl

    Easy vegan pho

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.12 ratings

    Make our easy vegan noodle soup for a warming midweek meal. This low-calorie recipe can be spiced up according to taste with a side serving of sriracha

  • Paneer-stuffed pancakes

    Paneer-stuffed pancakes

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 ratings

    These cheap and cheerful paneer pancakes take just 20 minutes to plate up and make an iron-rich veggie meal for two. Spoon on mango chutney and enjoy

  • Curried kale and chickpea soup in a bowl

    Curried kale & chickpea soup

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.19 ratings

    Rustle up this budget-friendly, healthy soup for a nourishing, easy midweek meal. It's packed with kale, chickpeas, sweet potato and plenty of flavour

  • Gnocchi cacio e pepe served in bowls

    Gnocchi cacio e pepe

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.22 ratings

    Enjoy a comforting bowl of gnocchi with parmesan and black pepper. It's simple but utterly delicious – and the best part is, it only takes seven minutes to make

  • Prawn & chorizo frittata

    Prawn & chorizo frittata

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.23 ratings

    Never tried seafood with spicy chorizo? Give it a go in this simple supper for two

  • Herby mushroom pasta

    Herby mushroom pasta

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.58 ratings

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

  • Curried cauliflower & lentil soup served in a bowl

    Curried cauliflower & lentil soup

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.28 ratings

    Take one cauliflower and blend with red lentils, fennel seeds, curry paste and lemon juice to be rewarded with this warming, hearty soup

  • Sausage, mustard & apple hash served in a pan

    Sausage, mustard & apple hash

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

    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

  • Asparagus, chilli & feta farfalle on a white plate

    Asparagus, chilli & feta farfalle

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.28 ratings

    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

  • Lemon pepper steaks with hazelnut salsa verde

    Lemon pepper steaks with hazelnut salsa verde

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    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

  • Very simple Margherita pizza

    Very simple Margherita pizza

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.35 ratings

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

  • Soba noodles with wasabi garlic prawns 2016

    Soba noodles with wasabi garlic prawns

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • Frankie pasta bake

    Tomato pasta bake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.70 ratings

    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.

  • Red lentil & carrot soup

    Red lentil & carrot soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.106 ratings

    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

  • Sausage & mushroom pot pies

    Sausage & mushroom pot pies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.28 ratings

    A thrifty dish of pork meatballs with crispy ciabatta topping and a mustard, crème fraîche sauce

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