Diner Sloppy Joes

Cheap family recipes

36 Recipes

Wholesome, budget suppers for the whole family.

24 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A simple, American staple the whole family can get stuck into. Add a dash of spicy chipotle or smoky barbecue sauce to bring some zing

35 mins
Easy
228 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

The whole family will love this new, budget chicken dish. Any leftovers freeze well and make a handy lunch

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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16 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This storecupboard fish stew is bulked out with bread and is full of fresh, summer flavours

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
25 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Store cupboard ingredients, spices and seasonal veg make this recipe the tastiest way to get 3 of your 5 a day

45 mins
Easy
15 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A satisfying vegetarian salad of contrasting flavours and textures. The salty cheese is cooled by crisp, sweet watermelon

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
159 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This budget-friendly supper combines two favourites in one dish. Top your jacket spuds with cheese, tomato, pepperoni and basil

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This curried fish and rice dish is suitable for brunch, breakfast or a main course at dinnertime. Replace traditional boiled eggs with poached

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
35 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
14 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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
27 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Tinned fish is a lifesaver when you need to rustle up some simple potato patties for a healthy, budget-friendly supper

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
14 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Spiced lamb and chickpea patties with yogurt, coriander and salad make the perfect filling for flatbread

35 mins
Easy
132 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A warming bowl of meat-free comfort food. Make extra for the freezer

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Eggs, bacon and sausage - not a breakfast plate, but a delicious budget pasta dish with creamy sauce and parsley

25 mins
Easy
53 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
39 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This super-satisfying, vegetarian bean burger makes a cheap and easy after-work meal for all the family

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This quick, budget take on classic spinach and egg 'florentine' pizza uses flatbreads instead of traditional dough

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
26 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This warming bake is a real family winner, it's cheap, low-fat and superhealthy

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
17 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Cheap and easy to prepare, but fun for everyone to put together - the yogurt dressing really makes these

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Plentiful and cheap, plums are full of flavour and goodness, so why not make them into a comforting pud?

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
11 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

A healthy and filling lunch which is easy and cheap to make too - great for hungry kids

45 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

When the kids have friends over, this stack of ribs and spuds is a cheap, crowd-pleasing, prepare-ahead option

2 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
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