Budget pasta recipes

Pasta is a great thrifty way to bulk up meals. Try our favourite budget pasta dishes to help with both empty stomachs… and wallets.

Try our creamy fettucine alfredo, a spicy sausage and chilli ragu, vegan squash macaroni cheese and lots more.

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Creamy vegan sausage and spinach pasta

Vegan dinner recipes

Creamy vegan sausage and spinach pasta

Comforting and creamy, this plant-based pasta dish marries vegan sausages with fennel seeds, red onion...

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Pasta with vodka sauce

Italian pasta recipes

Pasta with vodka sauce

This luscious pasta with tomato vodka sauce is the just-about-perfect simple supper, requiring just 20...

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Vegetarian mushroom bolognese

Quick pasta recipes

Vegetarian mushroom bolognese

We’ve given the classic spag bol recipe a veggie makeover in this vegetarian mushroom bolognese....

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Tuna pasta shells with sweetcorn

Budget pasta recipes

Tuna pasta shells with sweetcorn

Tuna and sweetcorn are a great combo when it comes to budget-friendly recipes. Try our...

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Pesto trofie pasta

Budget pasta recipes

Pesto trofie pasta

There’s something so eye-catching about trofie pasta! Treat yourself to a bowl of our pesto...

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Sausage cannelloni

Budget pasta recipes

Sausage cannelloni

Crumbled sausagemeat and passata come together to create a mighty filling in this budget-friendly sausage...

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Tomato pasta salad

Budget pasta recipes

Tomato pasta salad

Angela Hartnett’s light and summery pasta salad requires just five ingredients (four excluding olive oil)...

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Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Vegetarian pasta recipes

Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

A comforting, moreish meal for six that won’t break the bank, this spinach and ricotta...

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Pea and pancetta carbonara

Carbonara recipes

Pea and pancetta carbonara

Peas, pasta and pancetta mixed with creamy carbonara sauce… It doesn’t get much better for...

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Chickpea linguine with samphire and lemon

Quick vegetarian recipes

Chickpea linguine with samphire and lemon

Struggling to make it to payday? You can still dine like a king if you’re...

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Cauliflower cheese and greens pasta bake

Pasta bake recipes

Cauliflower cheese and greens pasta bake

There are lots of good things about this great value cauliflower cheese pasta bake: it’s...

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Fettuccine alfredo

Creamy pasta recipes

Fettuccine alfredo

Fettuccine pasta is stirred through a silky sauce of double cream, parmesan and butter in...

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Super green pasta

Midweek meal recipes

Super green pasta

Who knew that a pot of houmous could make such a fabulous, quick and creamy...

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Tapenade pappardelle with ricotta

Quick pasta recipes

Tapenade pappardelle with ricotta

A quick and easy pasta dish for two that’s ready in just 15 minutes. Whizz...

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Sausage spaghetti with spinach pesto

Budget pasta recipes

Sausage spaghetti with spinach pesto

Keep midweek meals quick, easy and budget-friendly with this sausage spaghetti dish. We’ve added spinach...

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Chilli tomato and prawn pasta

Budget pasta recipes

Chilli tomato and prawn pasta

A quick Mediterranean-style pasta dish that’s made with chilli, tomato and prawn – perfect for...

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Fennel, chilli and sausage ragù

Midweek meal recipes

Fennel, chilli and sausage ragù

Whip up this comforting ragù recipe in no time using sausagemeat for maximum flavour. Like...

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Prawn, lemon and mint pasta

Budget pasta recipes

Prawn, lemon and mint pasta

Who doesn’t love a meal that’s ready on the table in a matter of minutes?...

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Spicy tomato and basil pasta

Budget pasta recipes

Spicy tomato and basil pasta

Ribbons of pappardelle are perfect for catching this chilli, tomato and basil sauce. We’ve added...

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One-pot garlic, sun-dried tomato and pecorino pasta

Budget pasta recipes

One-pot garlic, sun-dried tomato and pecorino pasta

This quick one-pan recipe will change the way you eat pasta. As garlic, chilli, tomatoes...

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Spicy tomato and mackerel pasta

Budget pasta recipes

Spicy tomato and mackerel pasta

Stir smoked mackerel fillets and tagliatelle into spicy tomato sauce for a quick satisfying midweek...

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Butternut squash and sage macaroni

Vegan dinner recipes

Butternut squash and sage macaroni

A spin-on-a-classic, this vegan version of macaroni and cheese is one of Katy Beskow’s most...

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Lemon and parsley linguine

Budget pasta recipes

Lemon and parsley linguine

A speedy 20-minute linguine recipe is made with zesty lemons, fresh parsley, plenty of cheese...

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Quick ham carbonara

Carbonara recipes

Quick ham carbonara

Use leftover ham in this quick and wickedly decadent carbonara recipe. The dish takes just...

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