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Budget vegetarian recipes

40 Recipes

Make a budget-friendly vegetarian supper with simple, storecupboard ingredients. Try a nourishing soup, a hearty pie or a curry to feed a crowd.

Roasted aubergine & tomato curry

4.43226

(155 ratings)

Slightly sweet with added richness from the coconut milk, this simple vegan curry is a winner. It's also freezable if you need a quick midweek fix...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Veggie yaki udon

4

(12 ratings)

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

Vegetable curry for a crowd

4.51695

(118 ratings)

This vegetarian curry is great for feeding a group of mates on a budget, or make a batch to freeze
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Red lentil & carrot soup

4.243905

(82 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...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Black bean chilli

4.473285

(131 ratings)

This chilli is great for casual entertaining - just lay everything out and let people add their own toppings
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Oregano halloumi with orzo salad

4.42857

(14 ratings)

This affordable dish featuring slightly salty, herby halloumi is a great meat free meal. Any leftovers make a great take-to-work lunch for the next day
  • 18 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato & spinach bake

4.232325

(99 ratings)

If you're after some substantial comfort food on a budget then this vegetarian bake is just the thing. Add lamb chops for the meat eaters
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pea falafels with minty couscous salad

4.30769

(13 ratings)

Give falafel a makeover by using a mix of chickpeas and frozen peas, serve with couscous and a dollop of yogurt for a cheap but tasty meal
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Peppered potato soup

3.77778

(9 ratings)

This thrifty dinner party leek and potato soup recipe has an attractive pale colour from using the bottom end of the allium and a bouquet garni
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

4.772725

(22 ratings)

The perfect budget-friendly, filling supper for one. The fragrant, zesty flavour of sumac is a refreshing contrast to the creamy whipped feta
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Asparagus, chilli & feta farfalle

4.411765

(17 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
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bhaji frittata

3.727275

(11 ratings)

This lunchbox or picnic-friendly dish takes an Italian-style thick omelette and adds some Indian spice, along with potatoes, peas and coriander
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Microwave shakshuka

4.25

(4 ratings)

Whip up shakshuka, a Middle Eastern favourite, in just 10 minutes. Perfect for brunch, lunch or supper, it's healthy and a great option for a budget meal...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Satay noodle soup

4

(3 ratings)

Prepare an easy veggie noodle bowl in 25 minutes with mostly storecupboard ingredients. A simple budget meal that's filling and vegan-friendly...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Brown butter linguine

5

(3 ratings)

Cook this simple brown butter linguine as a filling meal for one. It costs just 90p per serving and only takes 20 minutes to make – ideal for busy weeknights...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Caponata pasta

4.6383

(47 ratings)

Whip up our easy vegetarian caponata pasta in just 20 minutes. It's simple to make and packs three of your 5-a-day into one delicious meal...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Saag paneer kedgeree

4.3

(20 ratings)

Combine two Indian-inspired classics in this paneer and kedgeree mash-up. It's a quick and easy veggie dinner that delivers two of your 5-a-day...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Enchilada pie

4.694445

(72 ratings)

Give your midweek meal a Mexican twist with our easy enchilada pie. Packed with nutritious veggies, it provides a whopping four of your 5-a-day
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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