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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.

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  • Cheesy ham & broccoli pasta

    Cheesy ham & broccoli pasta

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.146 ratings

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

  • Chicken burrito with Mexican-style rice and beans

    Chicken burrito

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.32 ratings

    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

  • Sesame & spring onion stir-fried udon with crispy tofu

    Sesame & spring onion stir-fried udon with crispy tofu

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Do something different for dinner, with our vegan noodle, tofu, green bean and spring onion stir-fry. It's quick and healthy, plus it's budget-friendly too

  • Sticky Chinese chicken traybake

    Sticky Chinese chicken traybake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.154 ratings

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

  • Polenta & mushroom tart

    Polenta & mushroom tart

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.23 ratings

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

  • Aubergine katsu curry

    Aubergine katsu curry

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.41 ratings

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

  • Bombay lamb wraps

    Bombay lamb wraps

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.61 ratings

    Spice up cheap frozen lamb mince with Indian flavours and pile onto flour wraps or chapatis for a healthy and filling dinner

  • Butternut squash & goat’s cheese spaghetti

    Butternut squash & goat’s cheese spaghetti

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.20 ratings

    Roast squash with garlic until caramelised, then toss with pasta, sage and crumbled goat's cheese for an easy weeknight dinner

  • Sesame paneer wraps

    Sesame paneer wraps

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Coat cubes of paneer with crunchy sesame seeds and fry, then wrap with crisp salad for a filling vegetarian lunch or weeknight dinner

  • Sweet potato & sprout hash with poached eggs

    Sweet potato & sprout hash with poached eggs

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.17 ratings

    This quick and easy pan-fried dish uses up leftover Brussels sprouts for a delicious Boxing day brunch, or a low fat, low calorie weeknight dinner

  • Caribbean beef patties

    Caribbean beef patties

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.26 ratings

    Spice up beef mince with turmeric, thyme and hot pepper sauce before folding in shortcrust pastry for a tasty dinner or lunch

  • Minty roast veg & hummus salad

    Minty roast veg & hummus salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.30 ratings

    Combine roasted vegetables with chickpeas and feta cheese in this Greek-inspired salad which provides an impressive 4 of your 5-a-day

  • Greek loaded fries on a plate

    Greek loaded fries

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Bake some budget-friendly frozen fries and pile them high with a moreish Greek-inspired topping of feta, olives, tomatoes and cucumber. Great for sharing

  • Speedy Mediterranean gnocchi

    Speedy Mediterranean gnocchi

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    A super fast, low fat and low calorie meal using chargrilled veg from the deli counter, red pesto, basil and cheese - ready in 5 minutes

  • Italian veggie cottage pie

    Italian veggie cottage pie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.72 ratings

    An Italian twist on an English classic, with sundried tomato, spinach and aubergine, this veggie pie makes a super budget supper

  • Niçoise-style pizza

    Niçoise-style pizza

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Use ciabatta bread mix to make this easy pizza dough, then top with red pesto, green beans, melted brie, tangy anchovies and olives

  • Sichuan-style pork & green bean stir-fry

    Sichuan-style pork & green bean stir-fry

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.37 ratings

    A cost-conscious Chinese-style meal for two with rich soy and pepper sauce, ginger, spring onions and sesame oil

  • Corned beef hash

    Corned beef hash

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.35 ratings

    A traditional storecupboard supper of fried potatoes with thrifty corned beef. Serve with baked beans for a simple lunch or supper.

  • Spicy oven-baked chicken & chips

    Spicy oven-baked chicken & chips

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.10 ratings

    A midweek budget supper of roast chicken wings with homemade chips and Cajun spices

  • Smoked haddock & creamed corn curry

    Smoked haddock & creamed corn curry

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.24 ratings

    Everyone will love this creamy fish curry, cooled down with coconut and sweetcorn. It's budget-friendly too

  • Chorizo & rosemary pearl barley risotto

    Chorizo & rosemary pearl barley risotto

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.94 ratings

    Replace the usual rice with filling, storecupboard barley. Spicy Spanish sausage provides a rich flavour and vibrant colour

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