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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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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Cheat’s spaghetti puttanesca

Italian pasta recipes

Cheat’s spaghetti puttanesca

A quick and easy spicy pasta recipe that’s ready in 25 minutes and made using...

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Quick stuffed jacket potatoes

Easy dinner ideas

Quick stuffed jacket potatoes

Stuffed with pancetta and Boursin then drizzled with pesto, these jacket potatoes are certainly a...

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Jamaican spiced corn soup

Vegetarian recipes from around the world

Jamaican spiced corn soup

This Jamaican-inspired sweetcorn soup is hot and spicy, but the creamy coconut milk tempers the...

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Spicy Moroccan chicken with lemon couscous

Moroccan chicken recipes

Spicy Moroccan chicken with lemon couscous

This delicious chicken and couscous recipe has all the flavours of Morocco, and is ready...

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Easy sausage casserole

One-pot recipes

Easy sausage casserole

This easy sausage casserole recipe is packed with flavour and requires little clean-up, because it’s...

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Cheat’s prawn balti

Midweek meal recipes

Cheat’s prawn balti

A flavour-packed spicy supper to see off a chilly evening. This quick and easy prawn...

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White chilli

Midweek meal recipes

White chilli

This spicy vegetarian chilli recipe uses Mexican beer, butter and cannellini beans with both jalapeño...

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Tuna chilli linguine

Budget pasta recipes

Tuna chilli linguine

This tuna pasta recipe is quick, cheap and easy and makes for a delicious summer...

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Cheat’s beef biryani

Beef mince recipes

Cheat’s beef biryani

This Indian-inspired beef biryani takes 15 minutes to make and tastes even better for it.

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Sausage and roast vegetable pasta bake

Pasta bake recipes

Sausage and roast vegetable pasta bake

This easy Italian sausage and roast vegetable pasta bake recipe makes a substantial mid-week family...

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