jacket potato with whipped feta on plate

Budget 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.

24 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The perfect budget-friendly, filling supper for one. The fragrant, zesty flavour of sumac is a refreshing contrast to the creamy whipped feta

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
145 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
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19 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
36 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star 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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
25 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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
46 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
13 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

7 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Store cupboard ingredients, spices and seasonal veg make this recipe the tastiest way to get 3 of your 5 a day

45 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
231 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This recipe makes a wonderful dinner or lunch on the go. Make sure to chill the rice and chicken as soon as they're cool, then pack into containers

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Turn your baked potato into a satisfying midweek meal with this simple-to-make pork and chipotle chilli filling

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
33 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
8 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This easy homemade pizza dough can be pan-fried and finished off under the grill - top with cream cheese, rosemary and an egg

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
116 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
115 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
22 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
31 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Breadcrumb and shallow-fry aubergine slices for a Japanese style vegetarian dish - your new curry night favourite

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
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