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.

Cost conscious suppers

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.

Puy lentils with roasted vegetables and griddled haloumi

Puy lentils with roasted vegetables and griddled haloumi

The haloumi cheese lends adds a naughty edge to an otherwise healthy vegetarian dish.

Two-bean soup with fresh pesto

Two-bean soup with fresh pesto

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.

Tuna and bean salad with mustard dressing

Tuna and bean salad with mustard dressing

Save your pennies and make your colleagues jealous with this tasty, quick lunch of tuna and bean salad with mustard dressing.

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!

Spicy sausage penne

Spicy sausage penne

Sausages and pasta in a chilli tomato sauce is a cheap and easy midweek meal that's sure to satisfy everyone.

Broccoli and pasta soup

Broccoli and pasta soup

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.

Tuna, cannellini bean and red onion salad on griddled tomato bread

Tuna, cannellini bean and red onion salad on griddled tomato bread

It’s important to get good tuna for this recipe.

Quick chilli with rice

Quick chilli with rice

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!

Lentil and bacon stew

Lentil and bacon stew

Lentils are a true storecupboard staple. Put them to hearty use in this delicious lentil and bacon stew recipe.

Chorizo and potato frittata

Chorizo and potato frittata

Frittatas make the perfect supper; they're relatively cheap and quick to make, filling and – most importantly – delicious.

Tuna chilli linguine

Tuna chilli linguine

Cheap, simple, and utterly tasty, this pasta dish is an ideal quick supper for friends.

Lamb and chickpea pilaf

Lamb and chickpea pilaf

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.


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Budget recipe ideas

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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. 

20 minute recipes

20 minute recipes

Beat the budget and the clock with these delicious midweek meals. That’s shopping bag to plate in just 20 minutes.

 

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