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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.
Watching the pennies? This recipe uses sausage meat instead of mince for a cheap alternative.
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.
These crispy vegetable fritters belong with soft poached eggs. A marriage made in heaven and a cheap vegetarian dinner!
A favourite dish with families, this traditional English recipe is cheap to make and low in calories.
Cheap midweek meal that's also ideal for entertaining.
Pickled red cabbage would make a fantastic accompaniment to this cheap, beefy, wintry stew.
These delicious home-made vegetarian sausages are cheap as chips to make and suitable for home-freezing.
This one-pot recipe freezes perfectly and the pork belly makes this a cheap, tasty dish.
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!
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.
More moneysaver recipes
Budget food doesn't have to mean boring food. Try some of these cheap recipes and make a little go a long way.
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.
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.
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 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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