Budget-friendly dishes to cook

Need to freshen up your dinner ideas? Take a look at our top budget-friendly dishes to make on mass.

Puffed up pizza

So, it’s basically a pizza but instead of the dough base, it’s a puff pastry base. Like a pizza, you can top it with whatever you fancy – this is a good dish to use up ingredients in your fridge; tomatoes, mushrooms, ham, cheese, etc.

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Moroccan spiced mince with couscous

Mixed in with dried fruit, spices and fresh mint this Moroccan couscous has cinnamon, turmeric and mince in a one-pot dish with fluffy lemony couscous. It’s super easy to make, cook all the veg and mince in a frying pan then add to the couscous. With this one, you can swap out ingredients rather than buying new, for example, swap the apricots for raisins if it’s easier. Obviously, if you can’t eat nuts, make sure to take these out of the recipe.

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Sausage ragu & spinach pasta bake

With pork sausages, passata and spinach pasta topped with parmesan, this ragu pasta bake is a hearty meal ideal for winter. Even better, this dish can be frozen and saved for another day.

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Creamy pork and wild mushroom casserole

With pork chunks and wild mushrooms, this flavoursome dish is perfect for doing in bulk when friends come around. There are only a few ingredients so it’s a relatively cheap but very tasty dish.

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Baked sweet potatoes with smoky beans

A super fancy jacket potato, and a really easy veggie meal, topped with smoked paprika and a spoonful of soured cream. Click here for how to cook potatoes.

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