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Budget recipes

60 Recipes

Thrifty recipes to save you money in the kitchen. Try our budget-friendly salads, jacket potatoes or wraps for lunch, and our curries, pasta and pizza for dinner.

Try these budget-friendly recipes, then also check out our budget vegetarian recipes, budget vegan recipes and student recipes.

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  • Smoky chickpeas on toast with fried egg

    Smoky chickpeas on toast

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.18 ratings

    Spend a grand total of 12 minutes on this healthy, low-cal supper for two. Our fuss-free smoky chickpeas on toast deliver two of your 5-a-day

  • Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

    Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.32 ratings

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

  • Sausage ragu served in a casserole dish

    Sausage ragu

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.334 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

  • Halloumi flatbreads

    Halloumi flatbreads

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.25 ratings

    Try these simple veggie halloumi wraps with a crunchy slaw and a generous helping of hummus. A great cheesy budget option for a midweek meal

  • Salad bowl with chicken and hummus

    Quick chicken hummus bowl

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.22 ratings

    Make our healthy chicken and hummus salad bowl for a delicious budget lunch option. It can be thrown together in just 10 minutes and delivers three of your 5-a-day

  • Orzo tomato soup with pesto in bowl

    Orzo & tomato soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.62 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

  • Enchilada pie in a serving dish with a slice taken out

    Enchilada pie

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.192 ratings

    Give your midweek meal a Mexican twist with our easy enchilada pie. Packed with nutritious veggies, it provides a whopping four of your 5-a-day

  • Carrot pilaf on a plate with coriander chutney alongside

    Carrot pilaf with coriander chutney

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Try this healthy pilaf filled for an easy midweek meal. With cashew nuts, veg and spices, it's not only tasty but budget-friendly too. Top with coriander chutney

  • Lemony tuna, tomato & caper one-pot pasta served in bowls

    Lemony tuna, tomato & caper one-pot pasta

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.53 ratings

    Give student staple tuna pasta a boost with capers, mascarpone, lemon zest and parmesan for a more sophisticated take on a budget-friendly midweek meal

  • Golden baked toad-in-the-hole in large rectangular dish

    Toad-in-the-hole

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.356 ratings

    Serve this comforting classic made with chipolata sausages and a simple batter – it’s easy enough that kids can help make it.

  • Crispy cod fingers with wedges & dill slaw

    Crispy cod fingers with wedges & dill slaw

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.25 ratings

    A fantastic budget family meal with a crunchy slaw and sweet potato wedges. This easy, crowd pleasing recipe is low-fat and full of fresh flavours

  • Curried kale and chickpea soup in a bowl

    Curried kale & chickpea soup

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.18 ratings

    Rustle up this budget-friendly, healthy soup for a nourishing, easy midweek meal. It's packed with kale, chickpeas, sweet potato and plenty of flavour

  • Veggie yaki udon in a wok

    Veggie yaki udon

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.99 ratings

    Pack in the veg with our flavour-packed Japanese-inspired yaki udon. It takes just 25 minutes to make and is healthy and low in fat and calories to boot

  • Chipotle chicken & slaw served on a tray

    Chipotle chicken & slaw

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.21 ratings

    Enjoy our hot and spicy chicken drumsticks with homemade slaw on the side for a healthy and low calorie supper. Serve with steamed corn on the cob

  • Prawn tikka masala served with rice

    Prawn tikka masala

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.77 ratings

    Forget a takeaway and tuck into a midweek meal that will please the whole family with our easy, low calorie prawn tikka masala. Serve with naan breads

  • Pork souvlaki served on a plate

    Pork souvlaki

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.53 ratings

    Serve our speedy pork souvlaki skewers when you’re in need of a quick and easy midweek meal. Serve with flatbreads and yogurt and chilli sauces on the side

  • Pea, potato and egg curry in bowls with flatbreads

    Potato, pea & egg curry rotis

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.9 ratings

    Cook this low-calorie potato curry for a budget-friendly midweek family meal. Serve warm bowlfuls with rotis and yogurt on the side

  • Spaghetti puttanesca served in a pan

    Spaghetti puttanesca

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.105 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

  • Spiced koftas with honey & chickpeas

    Spiced koftas with honey & chickpeas

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

    Spiced lamb koftas are a great budget option for a simple family meal. Serve with a drizzle of the creamy yogurt dressing, and baked chickpeas

  • 5-minute mocha pots

    5-minute mocha pots

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    This dreamy dessert is ready in under 10 minutes. Use milk chocolate if you're feeding young children

  • Chole with cumin rice and raita served with rice

    Chole with cumin rice & raita

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Make a chickpea curry served with raita for a brilliant budget-friendly family meal. As well as being quick and easy, it's healthy too

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