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  • Sticky Chinese chicken traybake

    Sticky Chinese five-spice chicken traybake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.209 ratings

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

  • Spaghetti puttanesca served in a pan

    Spaghetti puttanesca

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.155 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

  • Waste-nothing chicken & dumpling stew in two bowls

    Waste-nothing chicken & dumpling stew

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Buy a larger chicken than usual and make extra meals from the leftovers. The bones contain lots of flavour, which take this comforting stew to the next level

  • Teriyaki & lime-glazed chicken wings served with rice

    Teriyaki & lime-glazed chicken wings

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Glaze chicken wings in sticky sauce and serve with jasmine rice for an easy family meal. Chicken wings are budget-friendly and full of flavour

  • One portion of speedy lentil coconut curry

    Speedy lentil coconut curry

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

    This quick and easy curry has such great depth of flavour – it tastes like it’s been cooked for hours. It's healthy too, as well as being low in fat and calories

  • Two plates of fish curry alongside a pan with rice and lime wedges

    Coconut fish curry & rice

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.19 ratings

    Cook this flavour-packed coconut fish curry in just 30 minutes for a speedy meal. For a dose of sour use lime juice or tamarind paste if you have it to hand

  • Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

    Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.37 ratings

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

  • A bowl of roasted red pepper soup with crispy croutons

    Roasted red pepper soup with crispy croutons

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Warm up on colder evenings with this vibrant soup, spiked with fiery chilli powder and harissa. The crispy croutons are optional but add a satisfying crunch

  • One-pan spaghetti with meatballs

    One-pan pasta

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.26 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

  • Teriyaki tofu in two bowls

    Teriyaki tofu

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Marinade tofu with teriyaki sauce and serve with broccoli and noodles or rice to make this easy veggie midweek meal. It takes under 30 minutes to make

  • Three bowls of slow-cooker pumpkin soup

    Slow-cooker pumpkin soup

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Put in a little effort the night before and you can have a velvety soup ready as a starter for a special dinner with guests. This recipe serves six generously

  • Sausage ragu served in a casserole dish

    Sausage ragu

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.434 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

  • 4 frozen banana lollies decorated with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries

    Frozen banana lollies

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Make for kids and big kids, too! These banana lollies with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries are great for a party or after-school treat

  • Easy crêpes in a frying pan

    Easy crêpes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.57 ratings

    Use this easy crêpe mix to make sweet or savoury pancakes. There's enough batter to make a main course and dessert for a family of four.

  • Orzo tomato soup with pesto in bowl

    Tomato & pasta soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.80 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

  • A serving of air-fryer mushrooms on toast

    Air-fryer mushrooms on toast

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make this speedy brunch or lunch in the air-fryer and serve on its own, or include as part of a bigger breakfast spread

  • Two plates with beans and cheese on toast

    Turbo beans & cheese on toast

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    Make an elevated version of beans on toast using your favourite beans, plus tomatoes, garlic and chilli – they're great topped with cheese

  • Buddha bowl salad served in a bowl

    Vegan salad bowl

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

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