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Low-cost, budget-friendly meals that are packed full of flavour.

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  • Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

    Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.31 ratings

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

  • Swede gnocchi with crispy sage

    Swede gnocchi with crispy sage

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    Using much overlooked swede, you can create a budget-friendly, restaurant worthy gnocchi main course. Top with butter-fried herbs for a simple veggie dish

  • Creamy tarragon chicken & potato bake

    Creamy tarragon chicken & potato bake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.46 ratings

    This comforting, creamy tarragon chicken bake with fluffy mash is ideal for a family supper. You can speed up the prep by using ready-made mash

  • Haddock with cannelloni beans & artichokes

    Haddock with cannellini beans & artichokes

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    This easy healthy supper is an ideal meal for one. Baking the ingredients in parchment gently steams the fish and beans, keeping them tender

  • Spicy jerk potato & pineapple hash

    Spicy jerk potato & pineapple hash

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.18 ratings

    This easy hash is full of punchy flavours, and makes a satisfying midweek family supper with streaky bacon, pineapple and spicy seasoned potatoes

  • Apple crumble sundae

    Apple crumble sundae

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.19 ratings

    Ready in no time, this simple budget sundae will satisfy any midweek sweet cravings. If you're looking for a pudding you can whip up in a flash, this is it

  • One-pot chicken & mushroom risotto

    One-pot chicken & mushroom risotto

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.44 ratings

    Risotto is the ultimate one-pot winter supper – the perfect vehicle for letting simple, comforting ingredients shine. Scatter on cheese and parsley to serve

  • Roasted aubergine & tomato curry

    Roasted aubergine & tomato curry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.253 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

  • Pearl barley, bacon & leek casserole

    Pearl barley, bacon & leek casserole

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.60 ratings

    This storecupboard grain makes a great alternative to rice or couscous. Team with bacon and veggies in this risotto-like stew

  • Herby rice with roasted veg, chickpeas & halloumi

    Herby rice with roasted veg, chickpeas & halloumi

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.117 ratings

    Stir parsley pesto through brown rice and top with onions, peppers, courgettes and chunks of halloumi cheese for a filling vegetarian dinner

  • Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.190 ratings

    Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato and paprika sauce. It's a healthy choice to boot

  • Tuna sweet potato jackets

    Tuna sweet potato jackets

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.85 ratings

    If your standby supper is baked potatoes with tuna, switch to sweet potatoes and a fresh, spicy topping. It's budget-friendly and low fat too

  • Mushroom, ricotta & rocket tart

    Mushroom, ricotta & rocket tart

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.24 ratings

    This puff pastry slice requires minimum fuss. Use Italian cheese as a simple base and top with garlic mushrooms and salad leaves

  • Chilli in pan with herbs and lime wedges

    Healthy chilli

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.60 ratings

    Use chunks of stewing beef in this healthy chilli con carne for a robust and filling dish. Serve with rice and coriander

  • Lentil & sweet potato curry with yogurt & naan breads

    Lentil & sweet potato curry

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.292 ratings

    A storecupboard spice pot with red and green lentils, chickpeas and coriander. Serve with yogurt and naan bread

  • Fruity tabbouleh with feta

    Fruity tabbouleh with feta

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    Use up a few storecupboard staples in this bulgur wheat salad packed with dried fruit, nuts and herbs

  • Tomato & rice soup

    Tomato & rice soup

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    This low-fat soup is great for using up rice and pesto - it makes a substantial and hearty main course

  • Macaroni cheese with bacon & pine nuts

    Macaroni cheese with bacon & pine nuts

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.40 ratings

    You don't get much more comforting than a melty pasta bake with a crunchy topping. Serve with a crisp green salad

  • 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

  • Spicy sausage & bean one-pot

    Spicy sausage & bean one-pot

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.39 ratings

    A saucy, warming casserole with Cumberland sausages, chilli gravy and kidney beans. It's budget-friendly and ready in less than 30 minutes too

  • Red lentil & squash dhal

    Red lentil & squash dhal

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.159 ratings

    A hearty budget meal of spiced red lentils with butternut and tomatoes. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and a dollop of mango chutney

  • Braised bacon with colcannon cakes

    Braised bacon with colcannon cakes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    A bacon joint can stretch a long way. Serve with potato and Savoy cabbage cakes, plus a fried egg and optional tomato ketchup

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