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  • Sausage & mushroom ragu in a casserole dish

    Sausage & mushroom ragu

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.12 ratings

    Do something different with sausages and transform them into this veg-packed ragu. Great for a family dinner, serve with couscous, mash or pasta

  • Diner sloppy joes

    Sloppy joes

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.34 ratings

    Sloppy joes are a simple, American staple the whole family can get stuck into. Add a dash of spicy chipotle or smoky barbecue sauce to the minced beef filling for some zing.

  • Peanut butter chicken

    Peanut butter chicken

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.294 ratings

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

  • Lemon & greens pesto pasta served in 3 bowls

    Lemon & greens pesto pasta

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Prep, cook and serve this quick and easy lemon and green veg pasta in just 15 minutes. It's perfect for busy days, and will be loved by the whole family

  • Orzo tomato soup with pesto in bowl

    Orzo & tomato soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.55 ratings

    Make our simple, budget-friendly tomato, orzo and chickpea soup in just 30 minutes. This easy, vegetarian family meal is healthy and even low fat

  • Summer fish stew

    Summer fish stew

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • Coconut & turmeric baked chicken thighs in a casserole dish

    Coconut & turmeric baked chicken thighs

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.15 ratings

    Enjoy these coconut and turmeric baked chicken thighs with spring greens and rice for a nutritionally balanced family meal that's big on flavour

  • Cheat’s beetroot biriyani in a saucepan

    Cheat’s beetroot biriyani

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.22 ratings

    Cook this beetroot biriyani and freeze the leftovers for busy weeknights. With colourful beetroot taking centre stage, it's full of spices and is a flavourful dish

  • Halloumi & watermelon bulgur salad

    Halloumi & watermelon bulgur salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.17 ratings

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

  • Burgers topped with apple slices and salad

    Pork & apple burgers

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.22 ratings

    Our budget-friendly pork and apple burgers are perfect for an easy and delicious family supper. This easy midweek meal takes just ten minutes to prepare

  • Sausage ragu served in a casserole dish

    Sausage ragu

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.294 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

  • Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.191 ratings

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

  • Pizza baked potato

    Pizza baked potato

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.15 ratings

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

  • Spaghetti puttanesca served in a pan

    Spaghetti puttanesca

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.91 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

  • Kedgeree with poached egg

    Kedgeree with poached egg

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.24 ratings

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chicken dippers on plate with sauce in a bowl

    Oaty katsu chicken dippers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make a batch of these finger-lickin' chicken dippers for an easy and fun family meal. Serve with rice, salad and a peanut butter dipping sauce

  • Bhaji frittata

    Bhaji frittata

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • Raid-the-cupboard tuna sweetcorn cakes

    Tuna & sweetcorn fish cakes

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.31 ratings

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

  • Lamb & chickpea fritter wraps

    Lamb & chickpea fritter wraps

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.14 ratings

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

  • Mixed-bean chilli with wedges

    Mixed-bean chilli with wedges

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.139 ratings

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

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