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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Leek and potato soup

Healthy soup recipes

Leek and potato soup

Make a big pot of this winter classic – leek and potato soup. Freeze half...

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Roast sweet potato, chorizo and onion hash with poached eggs

Recipes with chorizo

Roast sweet potato, chorizo and onion hash with...

Eggs are a particularly filling, protein-rich food. They’re also one of the few foods that...

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Mexican veggie and tortilla soup

Discover one-pots

Mexican veggie and tortilla soup

What if you could have a soup that tasted like nachos? Well now you can....

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Butternut squash chilli with rice

Squash recipes

Butternut squash chilli with rice

Make this comforting vegetarian chilli, serve half now and freeze the rest for later. You...

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Ratatouille with bacon

Midweek meal recipes

Ratatouille with bacon

Bacon is added to this ratatouille for extra crunch. This recipe is the perfect way...

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Crisp-skinned jackets with cheese, chorizo and spring onions

Potato recipes

Crisp-skinned jackets with cheese, chorizo and spring onions

Create the ultimate comfort dish with this recipe using cheese, chorizo and spring onion all...

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Easy cottage pie

Beef mince recipes

Easy cottage pie

There’s a reason classic cottage pie is a family favourite – rich meaty sauce made...

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Spicy tomato and chorizo pasta bake

Pasta bake recipes

Spicy tomato and chorizo pasta bake

We’ve given your weeknight pasta bake a Spanish makeover by adding spicy chorizo and chilli...

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Turkish lentils with chicken and carrots

Leftover chicken recipes

Turkish lentils with chicken and carrots

Use leftover roast chicken in this speedy lentil recipe for two people. With fresh herbs,...

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Turkish macaroni cheese (firin makarna)

Comfort food

Turkish macaroni cheese (firin makarna)

Hülya Erdal shares her mother’s recipe for this authentic Cypriot macaroni cheese recipe, complete with...

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Spaghetti with sardines

Spaghetti recipes

Spaghetti with sardines

Raisins add a taste of Sicily to this easy sardine pasta recipe.

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Chicken and chickpeas with zesty breadcrumbs

Chicken thigh recipes

Chicken and chickpeas with zesty breadcrumbs

This simple chicken and chickpea dinner recipe can be mostly made with ingredients you’ll most-likely...

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Pasta with sweetcorn, ricotta and basil

Budget pasta recipes

Pasta with sweetcorn, ricotta and basil

This quick pasta recipe uses orecchiette pasta to make a simple supper with sweetcorn, garlic,...

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Leek and mushroom tagliatelle

Leek recipes

Leek and mushroom tagliatelle

Make the most of seasonal leeks with this crowd-pleasing pasta recipe.

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Smoked mackerel, cauliflower and potato gratin

Mackerel recipes

Smoked mackerel, cauliflower and potato gratin

The smoked mackerel flavour is really brought out in this warm and comforting gratin recipe...

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Whole roasted cauliflower with cheddar and spring onion sauce

Cauliflower recipes

Whole roasted cauliflower with cheddar and spring onion...

This whole roasted cauliflower recipe is a truly showstopping vegetarian main course, for Christmas or...

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Healthier Welsh rarebit

Welsh recipes

Healthier Welsh rarebit

Our version of the classic cheese toastie has all of the gooey, cheesy, savoury moreishness,...

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Pork sausage meatballs

Best sausage casserole recipes

Pork sausage meatballs

Never tried using sausages to make meatballs? It’s so easy to do – just a...

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Mixed bean and bacon stew

Storecupboard recipes

Mixed bean and bacon stew

This mixed bean stew is a wholesome supper, a great source of protein and fibre,...

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Smoky baked beans and bacon

Budget recipes

Smoky baked beans and bacon

This is a great recipe for pressure cooking – it cuts the cooking time significantly...

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