It's quick and easy, perfect for a busy week. Items: Everyday Value beef mince (500g) £1.56, onion 8p, tomato puree double concentrated (142g) 25p, Whole Foods flageolet beans in water (410g) 67p, hash browns (700g) £1, Get the recipe: Cottage pie with hash browns. In fact, all our recipes are under £1 a head! This creamy mushroom stroganoff makes a great Sunday dinner, served with mash. Items: KTC Chick Peas (400g), KTC Red Kidney Beans (400g) and KTC Rosecoco Beans (400g) 3 tins for £1, spring onions 74p, fresh coriander bunch 87p, Chosen by You seeded white burger buns (6) 85p, onion 10p, Smartprice seasonal salad (180g) 44p. Porridge. Our money-saving meals are anything but boring. Cost: £3.37 (Tesco) Items: 2 aubergines 75p each, fresh basil (31g) 70p, 2 x Smartprice chopped tomatoes (400g) 31p, Smartprice pasta shapes (500g) 29p, Smartprice Greek-style cheese (200g) 75p. Items: Onions 18p, Spinach £1.50, Goats' cheese £1.04 (125g), Sundried tomatoes (from Sainsburys) 50p (99.4p per 100g). Just buy ready-rolled pastry, cherry tomatoes and pesto for this tasty Tomato tart. Items: Frankfurter sausages £1.20, eggs £1.18 for 15. We've used tagliatelle pasta instead as pappardelle isn't always available and we've skipped the capers to keep it under budget. Items: Smartprice spaghetti (500g) 35p, Smartprice unsmoked streaky bacon (275g) £1.09, mixed peppers £1.50, Chosen by You Stir-Through Sauce - Tomato, Red Pepper & Cheese (190g) 96p. This lovely courgette, tomato and mozzarella gratin is perfect for Sunday lunch or dinner. Make Gino D'Acampo's classic Margherita pizza instead. Rustle up a classic carbonara for only £2.99 or how about fish cakes serving 4 people at £3.89. Items: Smartprice mixed weight eggs (6) 95p, loose broccoli 60p, red pepper 80p, Green & Parsons Outstanding Cheddar from Dorset (100g) £1, 2 x Smartprice garlic baguette (170g) 32p each, Get the recipe: Broccoli, red pepper and cheese frittata. Items: Everyday Value pasta penne quills (500g) 29p, Everyday Value garden peas (900g) 89p, Everyday Value cooking bacon (500g) 81p, Weight Watchers West Country Crème Fraîche (200ml) 75p, British Mature Cheddar (approx 100g) 68p, Get the recipe: Macaroni cheese with peas. This family weekly meal planner was done at Asda and with fresh vegetables, but to lower the cost a bit more, you could even swap to frozen vegetables. Using lamb and mutton mince makes these kebabs in pitta a real bargain dinner. For 78p per serving, make this healthy, tasty roasted courgette and tomato couscous. Items: Everyday Value chicken drum & thighs (approx 500g) £1.14, onions 18p, chickpeas in water (400g) 55p, natural Greek-style yogurt (200g) 50p, fresh coriander (31g) 80p, French baton 40p, Get the recipe: Mellow spiced chicken and chickpeas, Making your own bread with a mix is not only simple but makes loads for very little money. Cheap & cheerful recipes (116). Family meals on a budget are a great way to make sure you aren't overspending on food while still enjoying delicious meals. A sausage bake is always a hit. If there is one thing I LOVE, it is saving money. This delicious roast sweet potato soup is really simple to make and is bursting with flavour too. Plentiful and cheap, plums are full of flavour and goodness, so why not make them into a comforting pud? It takes less than an hour and is cheap as chips! Advertisement. Quick, easy and filling, this delicious pea and bacon pasta only requires a few ingredients. This Sausage and potato casserole is so cheap you could buy fancier sausages and still keep it under £1 a head. Everyday Value thick sliced white bread (800g) 47p, Everyday Value These bean and pea pies are easy to make and so tasty. If you've got wine already, add a splash otherwise cook it without. perfect for dunking your bread into! If you've got lots of spices sitting in your cupboard, this pea and French bean curry is a great way to use them up. Note: Prices are average and were calculated via mysupermarket.co.uk. You’ll always have ideas for something to cook for Monday’s dinner if you’ve had a big lunch over the weekend. Penne with Roasted Veg and Tomato from Eat Well for Less: Family Feasts on a Budget by Jo Scarratt-Jones. Salads can be filling too. Our cheap recipes will help you make balanced meals on a tight budget. All of these extremely cheap meals should ring in at $5 or less (with some as low as $2 dinners), depending on where you live. Simply double the ingredients on this smoked salmon and broccoli frittata recipe for a family meal. The kids will love the Cheddar and mozzarella combination too. Risotto isn't as hard to make as people think and it doesn't have to rich and creamy either. Cost: £2.47 (Sainsbury's) or £3.91 if you don't already have flour and yeast, Items: Passata (500g) 79p, 2 x Basics mozzarella cheese ball (125g) 44p, basil bunch (28g) 80p, strong white bread flour (1.5kg) 80p, Allinson Dried Active Yeast (125g) 64p, Get the recipe: Gino D'Acampo's classic margherita pizza. The key to main course salads is tasty filling ingredients like potatoes and halloumi cheese in this delicious warm radish, halloumi, potato and cherry tomato salad. Items: 4 loose courgettes £1.40, large onion 20p, Chosen by You grated pecorino Romano DOP (50g) 90p, Smartprice spaghetti (500g) 23p, Get the recipe: Courgette and parmesan gratin. We've kept things simple so you can whip up an omelette, stew or curry even if time is limited. Some websites offer meals for under a fiver, but you soon realise you can’t buy single eggs and tablespoons of milk – and suddenly your meal isn’t looking so cheap. These treats are quick and easy to make once you know how: Classic mains Sounds fancy but this linguine with creamy lemon and mint dressing is really cheap and easy to make. We've doubled the ingredients. Cheap, quick to make and tasty, this is perfect for busy weeks. With fresh sage, onion and sweet tender butternut squash, this butternut and cheese penne pasta dish is really filling. This 1924 Woman's Weekly chicken and spring onion pancake recipe is still cheap and cheerful - and you'll have some of the ingredients already, like flour, milk and oil. Make this leek, pea and smoked ham pasta as quick but delicious dinner for Saturday night. This Woman's Weekly recipe for vegetable macaroni cheese is packed with broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes and more. Items: Smartprice pasta shapes (500g) 30p, Smartprice peas (1Kg) 89p, leeks 30p, Smartprice plain full fat soft cheese (250g) 61p, Chosen by You wafer thin smoked ham (70g) 72p, Chosen by You Grated Pecorino Romano DOP (50g) 90p, Get the recipe: Leek, pea and smoked ham pasta. Pork goulash is a filling meal, perfect for serving up with a slice of homemade bread or with rice, if you fancy it. Summer lunches are a great opportunity to experiment with salads and other things you wouldn’t normally try, without having to break the bank. Start this week with a bowl of this deliciously warming winter vegetable soup. Items: Chosen by You English Extra Mature Cheddar (200g) £1.27, Smartprice pasta shapes (500g) 30p, Chosen by You freshly frozen cauliflower and broccoli florets (1kg) £1.14, leek 17p, cherry tomatoes (350g) £1, Get the recipe: Vegetable macaroni cheese. Items: Basics pasta shapes (500g) 35p, Basics cooking bacon (670g) £1.15, broccoli 65p, ready washed baby leaf spinach (100g) £1, Get the recipe: Bacon and broccoli pasta salad. It’s often difficult to get kids to eat certain foods such as veggies and fibre-rich grains, so these recipes use clever strategies to incorporate them. Items: 2 x cherry tomatoes (250g) £1.64, Smartprice green pesto (190g) 88p, Jus Rol ready-rolled puff pastry (375g) £1.52. Use up those bits and bobs in the cupboard, like your flour and bread in this simple tomato and ricotta tart. If you leave off the pine nuts you can make this tasty pizza at home for under £4! This cauliflower curry is a great alternative to classic meat curry. Perfect as a midweek meal, leftover slices of this pea and bacon frittata can be... Easy; 0; Save recipe. So easy and so cheap at under £3, this courgette and Parmesan gratin is great served over spaghetti. Family meal recipes Kids and grown-ups will love these family dinner ideas. This Slimming World recipe for bacon and broccoli pasta salad is so easy to make and great for warmer nights. Add a dash of spicy chipotle or smoky barbecue sauce to the minced beef filling for some zing. Sound too good to be true? We've used tinned peas and frozen broad beans to keep it cheap too. Cost: £3.78 (Asda), Items: Chosen by You pork steaks (4 per pack - 500g) £2, Smartprice British small potatoes (1kg) 69p, red onions 19p, Smartprice apples (500g) 90p. So, ditch that take away, save some pennies and make these instead. This Woman's Weekly farmhouse chicken braise is perfect for Sunday lunch or dinner. Items: National Halal Centre boneless chicken thigh (250g)£1.17, onion 10p, Everyday Value Mixed Vegetables (1kg) 75p, savoury white sauce mix (25g) 40p, Jus Rol Frozen Filo Pastry Sheets (6x45g) £1.50, Get the recipe: Low-fat chicken and vegetable pie. This delicious Indian dinner really can be made for under a £1 a head! Items: Red onions 10p each, Red peppers 78p each, Mushrooms 87p (500g), Courgettes 18p each, Free range large eggs (6) £1.63. Use stale bread to make homemade breadcrumbs - tastier (and cheaper) than shop-bought ones. Items: Skipjack tuna chunks (79p), red onion (9p), mushrooms (70p), sweetcorn (47p), chopped tomatoes (28p), penne pasta (53p), cheddar cheese (67p/£1.65 for 250g). Items: Taw Valley Mature Cheddar (approx 100g) 85p, onion 10p, Everyday Value chopped tomatoes (400g) 31p, 2 x Everyday Value mozzarella (125g) 44p each, loose closed cup mushrooms 20p. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. With frozen peas, fresh herbs and chillies, this Mexican rice is full of flavour and easy to make as well. There's more to leftover turkey than turkey curry or turkey sandwiches. This classic family meal has been given an added boost of flavour with crispy bascon and sweet peas. Note, we've used Pecorino cheese instead of Parmesan as it's cheaper. If you don't already have mustard powder, add normal mustard to taste (if you don't have any, pick up a jar of English mustard (100g) for 34p. Items: Britannia Finest beef dripping (500g) 70p, Butcher's Choice British Pork & Herb Sausages (8 per pack ? We've used dried herbs instead of fresh to keep it under budget. Items: Broccoli (300g) 60p, Smartprice spaghetti 39p, 2 x Smartprice prawns cooked & peeled (180g) £2.84 (Smartprice frozen cold water prawns 200g £2.34), Get the recipe: Chilli prawn and broccoli spaghetti. With sweetcorn and Cheddar cheese too, this tuna and potato layer is guaranteed to keep the kids happy. Items: White baking potatoes 70p, Smartprice smoked cooking bacon pieces (500g) £1.13, Smartprice eggs (6) 63p, Dutch Edam medium-fat hard cheese (100g) 50p, Spring onions 64p, Get the recipe: Bacon and cheese frittata, Posh enough for Sunday lunch, this pork and apple bake is a delicious family meal that is cooked in one pan so the flavours mix and mingle making it extra tasty. This Woman's Weekly root vegetable layer bake is the ultimate winter warmer - we've used dried herbs to keep it under budget. With store cupboard ingredients such as plain flour, a spare egg, milk, seasoning and oil, all you need is the chicken to make these homemade chicken nuggets. Items: Green beans (220g) £1, fresh & easy hand shelled garden peas (130g) £1, fresh coriander (31g) 70p, fresh double cream (150ml) 60p, lime 30p, Everyday Value long grain rice (1Kg) 40p, Get the recipe: Pea and French bean curry. Items: Basics pork sausages (8 per pack - 454g) 56p, 175g loose Taste the Difference new potatoes (approx 60g) 53p, cherry tomatoes (335g) £1, spring onions (100g) 75p, Basics crunchy salad (200g) 85p, Get the recipe: Fried potato and sausage salad. You even have enough in the budget to buy an organic pumpkin or squash! Your family is left snacking all evening and this is costing you money! Double the quantities of this Woman's Weekly Courgette and lemon pasta recipe for a quick, cheap and tasty family meal. This warming sausage and chickpea stew is perfect for Sunday lunch or dinner. Items: Fusili pasta 75p, Butternut squash 80p, Fresh thyme 65p, Cherry tomatoes 82p, Green beans £1, Get the recipe: Pasta and roast butternut squash. It really is easy to cook on a budget with these dinner recipesfor under £1 per head. If you've never cooked with polenta, try this healthy, heart recipe for baked vegetable polenta, packed with vegetables and Greek-style feta cheese. You can save a bit more by buying Everyday Value beetroot (500g) 49p and cooking it yourself instead of buying the already-cooked version. We've used dried herbs to keep it cheap and Pecorino cheese instead of Parmesan. Items: Red onion 10p,loose closed cup mushrooms 60p, Everyday Value sweetcorn (325g) 35p, Everyday Value chopped tomatoes (400g) 31p, Everyday Value Tomato Purée (200g) 35p, Everyday Value pasta penne quills (500g) 29p, Oriental and Pacific tuna flakes in brine (185g) 49p, Tesco Finest lightly salted handcooked crisps (40g) 60p, Taw Valley Mature Cheddar (approx 100g) 85p. Make this tasty tomato risotto with just a few simple ingredients and mature Cheddar for flavour. If you don't have these, there's enough leftover to buy them. We just love Chinese food. It comes in at just over £4 with the cheese, however you’ll only need less than half of the packet, so you can save the rest for another meal – making it one of the most economical ones out there. From chicken chow mein to sweet and sour pork, it's the perfect treat on a Saturday night. By Emer Delaney – Dietitian. The family will love this autumnal twist on the classic dish for Sunday lunch or dinner. Items: 2 x loose aubergines 50p each, red onion 12p, Smartprice mild curry sauce (440g) 16p, Smartprice British small potatoes (1kg) 69p, salad tomatoes (6) 75p, Bonduelle Cut Green Beans (200g) 44p, Smartprice low-fat natural yogurt (500g) 45p, Get the recipe: Aubergine and potato curry. Make extra for the freezer, Eggs, bacon and sausage - not a breakfast plate, but a delicious budget pasta dish with creamy sauce and parsley, Use chunks of stewing beef in this healthy chilli con carne for a robust and filling dish. You can use this approach to add more veg to family meals like lasagna, bolognese and pasta bakes. Chilli, lemon and walnuts add zest and flavour to Gino D'Acampo's broccoli and courgette spaghetti. So many times, cheap family meals do not make enough to feed an entire family. Items: Everyday Essentials fresh British pork sausages (454g) 99p, Farm Fresh butternut squash 79p, Farm Fresh onions (1kg) 59p, Merevale medium free-range British eggs (6) 89p, Get the recipe: Squash and onion toad-in-the-hole. Items: Smartprice smoked cooking bacon pieces (500g) 81p, onion 10p, red chillies (50g) 50p, loose courgettes 64p, red pepper 80p, Smartprice pasta shapes (500g) 30p, Green & Parsons Outstanding Cheddar from Dorset (100g) £1, fresh cut basil (25g) 65p, Get the recipe: Courgette, bacon and chilli pasta bake. Items: 300g new potatoes 45p, spring onions 64p, Fresh Tastes baby spinach (160g) £1, soured cream 54p, Smartprice smoked cooking bacon pieces (500g) 75p, Smartprice pasta shapes (500g) 19p, Get the recipe: Pasta, potato and bacon salad. Cost: £4.04 (Asda) - serves 6 and you've got ¾ jar of leftover pesto to make a cheap pasta! For Sunday lunch or dinner, this one-pot chicken pepper bake is just the ticket - minimum washing-up and maximum flavour! Items: Korma curry paste £1, Potatoes 50p, Onion 8p, Chickpeas 46p. Items (Asda): Pork filet £2.80, onion 10p, pepper 50p, chicken stock 39p. This is a popular one on the site with over 200 reviews. Items: Taw Valley Mature Cheddar (approx 100g) 85p, fresh spinach (200g) £1, Everyday Value pasta penne quills (500g) 30p, Value mixed eggs (6) 87p, Get the recipe: Cheese and spinach pasta bake. This Women's Weekly recipe for courgette, garlic and herb oaty crust quiche is perfect for Sunday lunch or dinner. Items: Tagliatelle pasta (500g) £1.50, 2 courgettes 54p, Garlic 26p, 2 lemons 46p, Ricotta cheese 98p, Get the recipe: Courgette and lemon pasta. Items: Butcher's Selection British Turkey Mince £2.22, Smartprice chopped tomatoes (400g) 31p, celery 89p, onion 10p, Smartprice garden peas in water (300g) 20p, loose potato 20p, carrots 8p, Get the recipe: Turkey mince cottage pie. Whether it’s comfort food you’re after or a nice healthy dish instead. As well as being budget and wallet-friendly, each of these recipes does something else to assist at dinner time. Take a look at a budget meal plan for just £25 that could feed a family … These cheap family mealsare perfect if you are trying to cook on a budget and don’t want to scrimp on flavour or comfort. Sometimes, you just need a few good-quality ingredients to put together a delicious dinner. Items: Celery 80p, loose sweet potatoes 45p, yellow pepper 80p, green beans (220g) £1, East End Butter Beans (400g) 39p, Tesco Bakery French baton 40p. Here are 40 dirt cheap meals you can feed your family on a budget. and pepper recipe is one of our absolute favourites. Easy weeknight meals on a budget ARE possible. We've skipped the Parmesan to keep it cheap. Magazine subscription – save 32% and get a three-tier steamer worth £44.99 Dietitian Emer Delaney has planned five nights of healthy, budget, five-star rated suppers that come in at under £30 for a family of four. We've used a value curry sauce and dried herbs to keep it under budget. Items: Smartprice mince (2 x 454g) £1.80, Smartprice spaghetti 20p, Smartprice plum tomatoes (2 x 400g) 62p, Tomato puree 25p, Onions 16p, Garlic 30p, Basil 50p. Items: Baby potatoes (1kg) 89p, Mature White Cheddar (approx 140g) £1, fresh coriander (31g) 79p, Savers fish fingers (10 per pack - 250g) 60p. Any leftovers freeze well and make a handy lunch, This storecupboard fish stew is bulked out with bread and is full of fresh, summer flavours, Store cupboard ingredients, spices and seasonal veg make this recipe the tastiest way to get 3 of your 5 a day, A satisfying vegetarian salad of contrasting flavours and textures. This main-course fried potato and sausage salad is filling and you can use the condiments in your cupboard - such as ketchup, vinegar and mustard ? Cost: £3.84 (Asda), Items: Smartprice unsmoked streaky bacon (275g) £1.04, Smartprice British small potatoes (1kg) 69p, loose sprouts 70p, Smartprice mixed weight eggs (15) £1.41, Get the recipe: Brussels sprout and bacon bubble and squeak. You can also make passata by pureeing a 400g can of chopped tomatoes and adding 2tbsp of tomato puree. We've skipped them here as they can be expensive. Cheap dinner ideas, when you're at a loss for what to make, learning easy dinner recipes can take the hassle out of cooking. A twist on the classic recipe, this cottage pie with hash browns is filling, tasty and cheap, especially as you'll already have some of the ingredients like ketchup and stock. It's budget-friendly and ready in less than 30 minutes too, This puff pastry slice requires minimum fuss. Items: Onion 11p, Arborio risotto rice (500g) £1.10, Gia Sun Dried Tomato Puree (80g) 72p, loose tomatoes 32p, fresh basil (31g) 70p, Smartprice seasonal salad (180g) 44p, Get the recipe: Sundried tomato and basil risotto. We've used tinned peas instead of frozen to keep it cheap. Cost: £3.99 (Tesco), Items: Trattoria Verdi Green Pesto (190g) 80p, baby plum tomatoes (325g) £1, cooked sandwich chicken (115g) £1, Everyday Value mozzarella 125g) 44p, crusty white bread mix (500g) 75p. This Peri-peri chicken dish is a real winner - great with couscous or chips and coleslaw. If you don't want to make your own mash, buy a couple of packets of Everyday Value instant mashed potato (120g) for 20p each. Items: Smartprice pasta 31p, Courgettes £1.26, Good for you! Items: East End Cornmeal Polenta - Fine or Coarse (375g) 59p, fresh flat-leaf parsley (31g) 80p, leeks 60p, loose closed cup mushrooms 27p, cherry tomatoes (300g) 98p, Everyday Value salad cheese (200g) 75p. Quick pad Thai. Try this Slimming World bacon and tomato risotto recipe with courgettes, onions and cherry tomatoes. Items: Smartprice pasta shapes (500g) 30p, Smartprice thick sausages (12 per pack - 681g) 88p, Chosen by You English Mature Cheddar (200g) £1.27, fresh cut thyme (25g) 65p, Smartprice mozzarella (125g) 44p, Get the recipe: Spicy sausage and cheese pasta bake. Items: Basics unsmoked back bacon rashers (300g) £1.44, parsnip 24p, potato 18p, onion 13p, carrot 12p, spring greens (200g) £1, Basics barn eggs (6) 69p. You'll have some of the required ingredients already, such as butter, flour and milk. Courgette, garlic and herb oaty crust quiche, Beer-battered fish and double-cooked chips, Bengal butternut squash and chickpea naan, Sausage, squash and onion toad-in-the-hole, Weight Watchers cheese and bacon gnocchi bake, Linguine with creamy lemon and mint dressing, Slimming World’s bacon and tomato risotto, Warm radish, halloumi, potato and tomato salad, Ainsley Harriott’s chicken pasta with peas, Store cupboard recipes: 40 ways to use up potatoes, tins of tomato, tuna and more, How to roast pork: How to cook roast pork with crackling, Child development stages: Ages 0-16 years, Low calorie meals: 160 family dinners under 500 calories, Beer battered fish and double cooked chips, Gino D'Acampo's zasty broccoli and courgette spaghetti, Bengal butternut squash and chickpea with naan, Weight Watchers Cheese and bacon gnocchi bake, Bacon, tomato, spinach and ricotta linguine, Warm radish, halloumi, potato and cherry tomato salad, Ainsley Harriott's chicken pasta with peas, Brussels sprout and bacon bubble and squeak. https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/collections/on-a-budget.html With pesto, mozzarella cheese and red onion, this Woman's Weekly recipe for open Mediterranean lasagne is packed with delicious Italian flavours, perfect for summer. You?ll also see how easy it is to make a quick and simple risotto dish. This Woman's Weekly family cottage pie is perfect for Sunday lunch or dinner. Reviews. Items: Pastaio potato gnocchi (500g) 78p, Smartprice plain full-fat soft cheese (250g) 61p, Chosen by You green pesto sauce (190g) 79p, Castelli Pecorino Romano Fresh Grated (50g) 90p, crispy leaf salad (200g) 74p. Items: Plain flour 5p, Egg 10p, Milk 10p, Butternut squash £1, Watercress 76p, Stilton 35p, Vegetable stock, Olive oil, Get the recipe: Butternut squash and stilton pancakes. Items: Essential Waitrose pork sausages (8 per pack/454g) 99p, Essential Waitrose baking potatoes (4) 75p, Essential Waitrose Golden Delicious apples 60p, Essential Waitrose onion 19p, Colman's Sausage Casserole Sauce Mix (39g) 79p. Turn simple ingredients like eggs, potatoes and bacon into Gary Rhodes' bacon and cheese frittata. Check out our huge list here of £1 family-friendly meals: The Ultimate Budget Meal Planning List: 31 Meals Under £1 Per Serving. Healthy family meals are so much easier to plan if you've got a bit of inspiration every week, which is why we've rounded up 60 healthy dinner recipes that the whole family can enjoy. Kickstart the week with this warming Woman's Weekly tuna, sweetcorn and pasta bake, packed with veg and cheese in a tasty tomato sauce. Make this healthy, hearty aubergine, bean and potato curry for Friday night - it's equally tasty with pitta bread or rice. It's bangers and mash, but not as you know it... use fruit to add extra flavour to this classic bangers and apple mash recipe. Items: Basic white rice;(1kg) 40p, onion 9p, Everyday Value passata (500g) 43p, Everyday Value baby tomatoes (250g) 65p, British mature Cheddar (approx 100g) 85p. Items: Everyday Value pork sausages (8 per pack - 454g) 66p, onion 8p, red pepper 80p, 2 x Everyday Value chopped tomatoes (400g) 31p each, Everyday Value pasta penne quills (500g) 29p, Everyday Value mozzarella (125g) 44p, Counter Seriously Strong White Cheddar (approx 100g) 55p, Get the recipe: Sausage rogatoni pasta bake. These easy family meal ideas will have everyone sitting at the table for some quality time and quality food. Items: Chosen by You casserole mix - frozen (1kg) £1, Smartprice unsmoked streaky bacon (275g) 97p, loose white cabbage 24p. Items: Value lamb & mutton mince (500g) £1.59, Paxo natural breadcrumbs 65p, Natural Greek-style yogurt (200g) 65p, Garlic 25p, Cucumber portion 38p, Value White Pitta (6) 25p. In fact, some of our meals cost as little as a pound or less per person, saving you extra cash but keeping those little tummies full. It's a healthy choice to boot, This budget-friendly supper combines two favourites in one dish. 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