Budget recipes

On a budget? Whether you’re after cheap family meals, no frills or simply good value, we’ve got ideas for you. Yes, jacket potatoes and pasta feature, but also ways to stretch those more expensive ingredients that bit further to give you bags of flavour for your buck. Step forward chorizo, smoked fish and bacon. We’ve also included some fakeaways, to help you save money when the takeaway urge bites.

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Veggie fritters

Brunch recipes

Veggie fritters

These easy veggie fritters with broccoli and coriander are a great way of using up...

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Sticky buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce

Alternative barbecue recipes

Sticky buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce

Buffalo wings are an American classic. Learn how to make these sticky and fiery BBQ...

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Sausages with polenta and braised courgettes

Easy dinner ideas

Sausages with polenta and braised courgettes

Slow-cook Italian sausages, then serve with tender braised courgettes and creamy polenta for a flavour-packed...

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Cajun chicken drumsticks with charred pineapple wedges

Alternative barbecue recipes

Cajun chicken drumsticks with charred pineapple wedges

Coat chicken drumsticks with a simple Cajun spice rub, then grill or barbecue with fresh,...

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Creamy salmon pasta bake

Budget pasta recipes

Creamy salmon pasta bake

Stretch two salmon fillets to feed four with this easy, creamy salmon pasta bake. Our...

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Fiery pineapple chicken

Budget recipes

Fiery pineapple chicken

Make Jack Monroe’s fiery pineapple chicken recipe with juicy tinned pineapple and succulent chicken thighs....

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Houmous with pine nuts

Dip recipes

Houmous with pine nuts

We show you how to make quick vegan houmous with pine nuts that’s seriously smooth...

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Lemon, parsley and caper fish balls

Sardine recipes

Lemon, parsley and caper fish balls

Trying to make your mealtime budget stretch a bit further? Feed four with this creamy,...

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Biscoff microwave mug cake

Easy cake recipes

Biscoff microwave mug cake

Looking for a quick pick me up? This Biscoff microwave mug cake takes about 5 minutes...

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Sausage ragù with dumplings

Quick midweek meals

Sausage ragù with dumplings

Grab a pack of chipolatas and a few storecupboard staples and magic up this super-simple,...

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Roasted cherry tomato spaghetti with tarragon

Spaghetti recipes

Roasted cherry tomato spaghetti with tarragon

A tomato pasta with a bit of a difference – this roasted cherry tomato spaghetti...

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Rajma paneer curry with fenugreek

Vegetarian curry recipes

Rajma paneer curry with fenugreek

The beans add a lovely depth to this creamy paneer curry. Chetna says: “You could...

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One-pan vegetable lasagne

Lasagne recipes

One-pan vegetable lasagne

We love a comforting veggie recipe. And do you know what we love even more?...

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Corned beef hash

Midweek meal recipes

Corned beef hash

The classic storecupboard recipe of corned beef hash has become part of the British food...

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Slow-cooked chipotle chicken

Chicken thigh recipes

Slow-cooked chipotle chicken

Our slow-cooked chipotle chicken takes inspiration from great Mexican flavours to create an uncomplicated one-pot...

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Cheesy sausage and mash pie

Pie recipes

Cheesy sausage and mash pie

We’ve flavoured this meaty sausage and onion pie with Marmite, for a salty, tangy kick,...

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Swedish meatballs

Meatball recipes

Swedish meatballs

For a speedy midweek meal with a difference, why not try our Swedish meatballs in...

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Pumpkin and brussels sprouts pasta bake

Pasta bake recipes

Pumpkin and brussels sprouts pasta bake

A vegetarian pasta bake that is bound to satisfy whoever is at the table, have...

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Tex-Mex enchilada bake

Beef mince recipes

Tex-Mex enchilada bake

Here’s a comforting enchiladas recipe to simplify weeknight dinner planning; this bubbling bake is bursting...

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Kale, leek and mushroom lasagne with blue cheese topping

Lasagne recipes

Kale, leek and mushroom lasagne with blue cheese...

In this recipe, vegetarian lasagne gets a crunchy-topped makeover with a gorgeously cheesy blue vinny...

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