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57 Recipes

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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  • Puttanesca baked gnocchi served in a casserole dish

    Puttanesca baked gnocchi

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.46 ratings

    Serve this budget-friendly baked gnocchi with tomatoes, mozzarella, capers and olives for a delicious midweek family meal when you're short on time

  • Chilli in pan with herbs and lime wedges

    Healthy chilli

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.61 ratings

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

  • Cheesy bean burgers

    Cheesy bean burgers

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.43 ratings

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

  • Cheap-as-chips veggie pizza

    Cheap-as-chips veggie pizza

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Spicy turkey & pepper bake

    Spicy turkey & pepper bake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.30 ratings

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

  • Pea pakora pockets

    Pea pakora pockets

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.18 ratings

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

  • Oven-roasted sweet potato & courgette tortilla in a baking dish

    Oven-roasted sweet potato & courgette tortilla

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.15 ratings

    Enjoy a baked rather than fried tortilla, making it healthier and easier to throw together. If you don’t have manchego, you can use cheddar or crumbled feta

  • Plum betty

    Plum betty

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • Pesto egg muffin bites on a plate

    Pesto egg muffin bites

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Prepare these pesto egg and feta muffin bites for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or as part of a picnic hamper. Simple to make, kids will love them!

  • Sticky ribs with roast potato salad

    Sticky ribs with roast potato salad

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.12 ratings

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

  • Sweet potato falafels with coleslaw

    Sweet potato falafels with coleslaw

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.29 ratings

    Pittas bursting with homemade falafels and salad make a low-fat lunch or light supper for less than a pound per serving

  • Jacket potatoes with home-baked beans

    Jacket potatoes with home-baked beans

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.14 ratings

    Cold nights require comfort food, and there's no better than jacket potatoes - give yours a health boost with home-baked beans

  • Turkey chilli jacket potatoes

    Turkey chilli jacket potatoes

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.16 ratings

    Turkey mince is cheap and lean. Flavour Mexican-style chilli with cumin and paprika and serve in crisp baked potatoes

  • Curry prawns on a plate

    Curry prawns

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Enjoy these Jamaican-inspired curry prawns made with coconut milk, tomatoes, chilli and plenty of spices for a flavour-packed dinner. Serve with rice

  • One-pan coconut dhal in two bowls

    One-pan coconut dhal

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Rustle up a versatile coconut dhal. It’s the most comforting vegan meal, all made in one pan, and it can also be used as a base to make other curries.

  • Cheese & bacon turnovers on a baking tray

    Cheese & bacon turnovers

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.19 ratings

    Make some moreish cheese and bacon turnovers for lunch, a picnic or buffet, and add a dollop of mustard if you like. They'll keep for up to three days

  • Pasta and meatballs in pan

    Speedy sausage stroganoff tagliatelle

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.115 ratings

    Make our budget-friendly quick sausage stroganoff tagliatelle for a simple family dinner. This filling bowl takes just five minutes to prepare

  • Cacio e pepe in a bowl

    Cacio e pepe

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.12 ratings

    Whip up a simple cacio e pepe for a speedy lunch. With four simple ingredients – spaghetti, pepper, parmesan and butter – this is a storecupboard favourite

  • Baked rice pudding in a large baking dish

    Classic rice pudding

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.10 ratings

    Have this creamy rice pudding cooking in the oven while you make dinner and round off your meal with a comforting pud. Serve with jam for a feel-good treat

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