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Budget food doesn't have to mean boring food. Try some of these cheap recipes and make a little go a long way.
Meat and fish take centre stage at most meal times, but are often the most expensive thing on your shopping list. Cut down, or even cut out those slabs of protein and see the cost of your supper go down.
The haloumi cheese lends adds a naughty edge to an otherwise healthy vegetarian dish.
A hearty, fresh soup full of rustic Italian flavours. For tips on types of beans and how to store, soak and cook them, visit our Know How page.
Save your pennies and make your colleagues jealous with this tasty, quick lunch of tuna and bean salad with mustard dressing.
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!
Sausages and pasta in a chilli tomato sauce is a cheap and easy midweek meal that's sure to satisfy everyone.
This healthy broccoli and pasta soup produces a wonderful broth. It's low in calories, full of flavour, and very cheap to make – a recipe that won't hurt your waistline or your wallet.
It’s important to get good tuna for this recipe.
This quick and credit-crunch-friendly supper is a cheat's chilli that will be on the table in 20 minutes. The secret? A carton of soup!
Lentils are a true storecupboard staple. Put them to hearty use in this delicious lentil and bacon stew recipe.
Frittatas make the perfect supper; they're relatively cheap and quick to make, filling and – most importantly – delicious.
Cheap, simple, and utterly tasty, this pasta dish is an ideal quick supper for friends.
Lamb can be expensive, but this Moroccan pilaf rice dish makes a small amount go further, so as well as being super tasty it's also budget friendly.
This simple chicken and chickpea dinner recipe can be made with ingredients that you can find in the storecupboard.
Tenderstem broccoli and kale are fried together then served with cheesy polenta and a poached egg in this cheap recipe for 4.
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This month we're bringing you 10 essential midweek family dishes you'll come back to again and again.
With the price of food on the rise, these everyday storecupboard recipes offer the perfect cheap solution for cooks looking to prepare healthy family meals on a budget.
In need of a quick and tasty recipe for dinner? This collection includes salmon stir fry, Thai-spiced squash and chicken and chorizo wraps, and all are ready in just 20 minutes.
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