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Budget recipes

52 Recipes

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.

For seven days of family-focussed budget meals try our budget family meal plan or explore budget vegetarian recipes, budget vegan recipes and student recipes

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  • One-pan spaghetti with meatballs

    One-pan pasta

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Save on washing up with this easy and quick one-pan spaghetti dish with meatballs and a tomato sauce. It's both healthy and low in calories

  • Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

    Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.32 ratings

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

  • Sausage ragu served in a casserole dish

    Sausage ragu

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.346 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

  • Orzo tomato soup with pesto in bowl

    Tomato & pasta soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.63 ratings

    Make our simple, budget-friendly tomato, pasta and chickpea soup in just 30 minutes. This easy, vegetarian family meal is healthy and even low fat

  • Buddha bowl salad served in a bowl

    Vegan salad bowl

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    Whip up an easy vegan salad, with beans, radish, pickled cabbage and couscous. Bursting with flavour, it makes a satisfying dinner or lunch on the go

  • Beetroot & feta pasta served in 2 bowls

    Beetroot & feta pasta

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Bring colour to your dinner table with our creamy beetroot and feta pasta. Packed with nutrients, it's a satisfying veggie lunch or supper for the family

  • Sticky Chinese chicken traybake

    Sticky Chinese five-spice chicken traybake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.170 ratings

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

  • 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

  • Carrot pilaf on a plate with coriander chutney alongside

    Carrot pilaf with coriander chutney

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.12 ratings

    Try this healthy pilaf filled for an easy midweek meal. With cashew nuts, veg and spices, it's not only tasty but budget-friendly too. Top with coriander chutney

  • A serving of chipotle chickpeas with aubergine & pitta

    Chipotle chickpeas with aubergine & pitta

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Give chickpeas and aubergine a spicy kick with chipotle. Serve on top of pittas with tahini and crème fraîche and finish with lime wedges and coriander

  • Spinach falafel & hummus bowl

    Spinach falafel & hummus bowl

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make this easy vegan salad bowl, with homemade spinach falafels and hummus served alongside pitta and salad. It's packed with nutrients for a healthy supper

  • Burgers topped with apple slices and salad

    Pork & apple burgers

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.26 ratings

    Our budget-friendly pork and apple burgers are perfect for an easy and delicious family supper. This easy midweek meal takes just ten minutes to prepare

  • Kale pesto & chicken gnocchi served on a plate

    Kale pesto & chicken gnocchi

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Go green with our kale pesto and chicken gnocchi, full of nutritious ingredients. A balanced, easy dish, it's ideal for busy days and takes just 20 minutes

  • Spicy ‘vedgeree’ served in a casserole dish

    Spicy ‘vedgeree’

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.8 ratings

    Try our veggie twist on kedgeree for a healthy supper. Like the traditional version, it's served with boiled eggs and has a lovely mild curry flavour

  • Pea, potato and egg curry in bowls with flatbreads

    Potato, pea & egg curry rotis

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.9 ratings

    Cook this low-calorie potato curry for a budget-friendly midweek family meal. Serve warm bowlfuls with rotis and yogurt on the side

  • 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

  • Spaghetti puttanesca served in a pan

    Spaghetti puttanesca

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.111 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

  • Hot pasta salad

    Hot pasta salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    This a good source of vitamin C and packed full of veg. Take some to work

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