Money-saver meals

Every cook needs a repertoire of midweek meals to feed the family. There's something for everyone in this collection of money-saver recipes, from hearty casseroles to vegetarian pies.

Money-saver meals
Sausage and herb stuffed aubergines recipe

Sausage and herb stuffed aubergines recipe

Watching the pennies? This recipe uses sausage meat instead of mince for a cheap alternative.

The super-cheap supper

The super-cheap supper

This veggie version of a risotto recipe uses pearl barley. It’s cheap (99p per portion), a source of complex carbs and it's almost impossible to overcook – great for novice cooks.

Vegetable fritters with poached eggs

Vegetable fritters with poached eggs

These crispy vegetable fritters belong with soft poached eggs. A marriage made in heaven and a cheap vegetarian dinner!

Lancashire hotpot

Lancashire hotpot

A favourite dish with families, this traditional English recipe is cheap to make and low in calories.

Lemon roast chicken with peppers

Lemon roast chicken with peppers

Cheap midweek meal that's also ideal for entertaining.

Braised beef stew

Braised beef stew

Pickled red cabbage would make a fantastic accompaniment to this cheap, beefy, wintry stew.

Leek, cheddar and mustard veggie sausages

Leek, cheddar and mustard veggie sausages

These delicious home-made vegetarian sausages are cheap as chips to make and suitable for home freezing.

Pork belly and red pepper casserole

Pork belly and red pepper casserole

This one-pot recipe freezes perfectly and the pork belly makes this a cheap, tasty dish.

Spinach and feta filo pie

Spinach and feta filo pie

This vegetarian pie costs around £1.50 per person to make. It's a cheap and cheerful meal that looks more expensive than it is!

Make-it-easy bolognese

Make-it-easy bolognese

Bolognese is proper comfort food. And it's cheap. You can freeze the sauce before adding the pesto and cheese. It will keep for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge, then finish the recipe.

Chicken and chickpeas with zesty breadcrumbs

Chicken and chickpeas with zesty breadcrumbs

This simple chicken and chickpea dinner recipe can be made with ingredients that you can find in the storecupboard.


More moneysaver recipes

Cost conscious suppers

Cost conscious suppers

Budget food doesn't have to mean boring food. Try some of these cheap recipes and make a little go a long way.

Cheap, tasty family meals

Cheap, tasty family meals

Meals for four, for £1.50, or less, a head! Saving money doesn't have to mean going without your favourite foods, or missing out on fantastic flavour.

Top 10 budget recipes

Top 10 budget recipes

These clever weeknight dinners are quick to make and extremely tasty. To top it off, every dish costs less than £1.50 a head. Now those are the sort of budget recipes we like.

Budget recipes for winter

Budget recipes for winter

They may be cheap recipes but these warming suppers don't stint on taste. Delight and satisfy your family and friends in the chillier months.

Mince

Mince

Mince is cheap, versatile and very useful to have in your freezer. Find out more on how to make the most of mince, plus mince recipes we love.

 

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