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Make an affordable dinner for the whole family with our budget-friendly recipe ideas from warming curries to thrifty pasta dishes and hearty burgers.

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  • Sausage & mushroom ragu in a casserole dish

    Sausage & mushroom ragu

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.35 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 5.36 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 5.318 ratings

    You'll love this new, budget chicken dish. Any leftovers freeze well and make a handy lunch.

  • Two plates of fish curry alongside a pan with rice and lime wedges

    Coconut fish curry & rice

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Cook this flavour-packed coconut fish curry in just 30 minutes for a speedy meal. For a dose of sour use lime juice or tamarind paste if you have it to hand

  • A pot and two plates of beef stir-fry on noodles, next to a glass and peanuts

    Stir-fried beef with ginger

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Forget a takeaway – make this beef and green pepper stir-fry with fragrant lemongrass and ginger instead. Marinate the beef while you prep the other ingredients

  • 4 frozen banana lollies decorated with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries

    Frozen banana lollies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Make for kids and big kids, too! These banana lollies with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries are great for a party or after-school treat

  • Lemon & greens pesto pasta served in 3 bowls

    Lemon & greens pesto pasta

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.15 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

  • Three bowls of pasta with broccoli, sausage and parmesan

    Sausage & broccoli pasta with cheese

    A star rating of 3.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Get this sausage and broccoli pasta on the table in just 25 minutes. Add fennel seeds if you have them or look for sausages with fennel

  • Two plates with beans and cheese on toast

    Turbo beans & cheese on toast

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make an elevated version of beans on toast using your favourite beans, plus tomatoes, garlic and chilli – they're great topped with cheese

  • Orzo tomato soup with pesto in bowl

    Tomato & pasta soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.65 ratings

    Make our simple, budget-friendly tomato, pasta 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 5.17 ratings

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

  • Three bowls of cream with apple and ginger biscuits

    Vanilla, apple & ginger biscuit fool

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Impress guests with these apple and ginger fools for dessert. Made using just four simple ingredients, they're quick and easy

  • Cheat’s beetroot biriyani in a saucepan

    Cheat’s beetroot biriyani

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.32 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 5.19 ratings

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

  • A platter of spring onion and sweetcorn fritters with lemon wedges and soured cream

    Tuna, spring onion & sweetcorn fritters

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make these easy tuna, sweetcorn and spring onion fritters for a family-friendly meal. They're versatile and can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner

  • Burgers topped with apple slices and salad

    Pork & apple burgers

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.26 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 5.358 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

  • 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 5.115 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 4.1 out of 5.25 ratings

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

  • A platter and plate of rice with courgette, chickpeas, herbs and lemon wedges

    Chickpea & courgette pilaf

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make our pilaf with lemon, courgette and chickpeas for an easy vegetarian midweek meal. Flavour with cinnamon, cumin and coriander if you have them in your storecupboard

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