Looking for quick, tasty, cheap dinner recipes? From chicken dipper couscous to garlic mushroom pasta bake, this week's 7 meals can all be made for under £1 a head using cheap ingredients and special offers.
Looking for quick, tasty, cheap dinner recipes? From chicken dipper couscous to garlic mushroom pasta bake, this week’s 7 meals can all be made for under £1 a head using cheap ingredients and special offers.
– Prices correct 4 September 2011 on mysupermarket
– We assume you have storecupboard basics e.g. oil, flour, butter, milk, condiments, dried herbs, stock cubes – Alternative ingredients suggested can be used without compromising recipe
– All recipes serve 4 unless otherwise stated
Use dried chives instead of fresh, plus mustard from your store cupboard to make this delicious pasta frittata with bacon, crème fraîche and spring onions.
Cost: £3.62 (Sainsbury’s)
Items: Basics cooking bacon rashers £1, Basics spaghetti 41p, Weight Watchers crème fraîche (200ml) 82p, Basics barn eggs (6) 69p, spring onions 70p
Do something different with your stir-fry and make these hot and sour noodles with prawns, apples and spicy red chillies.
Cost: £3.96 (Asda)
Items: Smartprice cooked and peeled prawns £1.64, Smartprice stir-fry beansprout and vegetables (300g) 50p, loose apples 32p, red chillies 50p, Sharwood's medium egg noodles (375g) £1
A bargain for £3, this sausage and potato roast is a great way of using up honey and mustard. If you don't have either in the cupboard, pick up honey and mustard dressing for 82p.
Cost: £3 (Tesco) £3.82 with dressing
Items: A. Bartlett Rooster baking potatoes (4) £1, shallots (300g) £1, Cumberland pork sausages (8) £1, honey and mustard dressing 82p
Kids love crispy chicken dippers so turn them into a healthy, balanced meal like chicken dipper couscous with sweetcorn and sweet cherry tomatoes.
Cost: £3.96 (Asda)
Items: Birds Eye crispy chicken dippers (24) £2, cherry tomatoes (250g) 77p, Wholefoods couscous (500g) 59p, Smartprice sweetcorn (326g) 35p, Fresh Tastes French dressing 25p
One of the easiest soups to make, this quick, cheap and healthy leek and potato soup is the perfect meal for busy weeks. Serve with fresh crusty bread to make it more filling.
Cost: £1.96 (Sainbury’s)
Items: Jersey Royal new potatoes 60p, leeks 57p, fresh tiger loaf (400g) 79p
Save money by buying chicken thighs or drumsticks instead of chicken breasts. This chicken and rice hotpot with carrots and onions is great-value and full of flavour.
Cost: £3.65 (Tesco)
Items: Value chicken drumsticks (Approx 1Kg) £2.25, Micro Rice long-grain rice (250g) 95p, onions 21p, carrots 24p
With spinach, mushrooms and cheese, this garlic mushroom pasta bake is a healthy dish that kids will love too.
Cost: £3.91 (Asda)
Items: Loose mushrooms 75p, cherry tomatoes 77p, Fresh Tastes baby spinach (160g) £1, Cathedral City Lighter Mature Cheddar (80g) 98p, Smartprice pasta (500g) 41p