Budget dinner recipes (2024)

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  • Stir-fried beef with ginger

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.10 ratings

    Forget a takeaway – make this beef and green pepper stir-fry with fragrant lemongrass and ginger instead. Marinate the beef while you prep the other ingredients

    • 28 mins
    • Easy
  • Spicy ‘vedgeree’

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.14 ratings

    Try our veggie twist on kedgeree for a healthy supper. Like the traditional version, it's served with boiled eggs and has a lovely mild curry flavour

    • 1 hr 20 mins
    • Easy
    • Healthy
    • Vegetarian
  • Turkey pasta bake

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make the most of leftover Christmas turkey (or chicken) and use it in a low-cost, easy pasta bake. A few leftover pigs in blankets make for a nice surprise, too

    • 40 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 3 out of 5.5 ratings

    Buy a larger chicken than usual and make extra meals from the leftovers. The bones contain lots of flavour, which take this comforting stew to the next level

    • 2 hrs 25 mins
    • Easy
  • Speedy lentil coconut curry

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

    This quick and easy curry has such great depth of flavour – it tastes like it’s been cooked for hours. It's healthy too, as well as being low in fat and calories

    • 25 mins
    • Easy
    • Vegetarian
  • A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Rustle up this healthy, low-fat, low-calorie soup with orzo, chickpeas, veg and a can of chopped tomatoes. Top with grated parmesan to serve

    • 1 hr 20 mins
    • Easy
    • Healthy
    • Vegetarian
  • Roasted red pepper soup with crispy croutons

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Warm up on colder evenings with this vibrant soup, spiked with fiery chilli powder and harissa. The crispy croutons are optional but add a satisfying crunch

    • 27 mins
    • Easy
    • Healthy
    • Vegetarian
  • A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Glaze chicken wings in sticky sauce and serve with jasmine rice for an easy family meal. Chicken wings are budget-friendly and full of flavour

    • 50 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make a filling soup with the help of green lentils, pancetta, white cabbage and mushrooms, along with miso flavours. It packs in three of your 5-a-day

    • 1 hr 5 mins
    • Easy
    • Healthy
  • A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Make the most of any tins of black beans in your cupboards and make this easy and satisfying soup. Serve with coriander, avocado, feta and pumpkin seeds

    • 1 hr 15 mins
    • Easy
    • Healthy
    • Vegan
  • A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Get the best out of seasonal parsnips in this one-pot roast that’s quick enough to make for a midweek dinner. Enjoy with steamed greens or broccoli

    • 1 hr 20 mins
    • Easy
    • Gluten-free
  • A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    Make an elevated version of beans on toast using your favourite beans, plus tomatoes, garlic and chilli – they're great topped with cheese

    • 42 mins
    • Easy
    • Vegetarian
  • A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.20 ratings

    Make a chickpea curry served with raita for a brilliant budget-friendly family meal. As well as being quick and easy, it's healthy too

    • 35 mins
    • Easy
    • Healthy
    • Gluten-free
  • A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.20 ratings

    This easy hash is full of punchy flavours, and makes a satisfying midweek family supper with streaky bacon, pineapple and spicy seasoned potatoes

    • 50 mins
    • Easy
  • Slow-cooker pumpkin soup

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Put in a little effort the night before and you can have a velvety soup ready as a starter for a special dinner with guests. This recipe serves six generously

    • 15 hrs 15 mins
    • Easy
    • Healthy
    • Vegan
  • Sardine pasta with crunchy parsley crumbs

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.27 ratings

    An affordable way to include oily fish in your diet. Canned sardines are a great source of omega 3 and add oomph to this simple, family pasta dish

    • 35 mins
    • Easy
    • Healthy
  • A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    Marinate chicken in yogurt, spices and lemon zest, then grill to make these flavourful chicken skewers. Serve in flatbreads with salad and cucumber yogurt

    • 45 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.12 ratings

    A midweek budget supper of roast chicken wings with homemade chips and Cajun spices

    • 55 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.34 ratings

    Everyone will love this creamy fish curry, cooled down with coconut and sweetcorn. It's budget-friendly too

    • 40 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.47 ratings

    A saucy, warming casserole with Cumberland sausages, chilli gravy and kidney beans. It's budget-friendly and ready in less than 30 minutes too

    • 25 mins
    • Easy
  • A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.183 ratings

    A hearty budget meal of spiced red lentils with butternut and tomatoes. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and a dollop of mango chutney

    • 55 mins
    • Easy
    • Healthy
  • Scandi meatballs

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.12 ratings

    Put mushroom soup to clever use in this Scandinavian-style beef meatball dish with dill sauce

    • 35 mins
    • Easy
  • Fajita chicken rice bowl with burnt lime

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.19 ratings

    Make crowd-pleasing fajitas the easy way with this one-tray recipe that's full of nutrients and low in fat and calories. It makes a speedy midweek meal

    • 25 mins
    • Easy
    • Healthy
    • Gluten-free
Budget dinner recipes (2024)

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