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Budget Recipes By Leading Chefs

Get some tips from the UK's leading chefs on how to cook tasty food on a budget.
Budget recipes written by top chefs from the BBC, please click on any of the recipes below, this will open a new window:

Bangers and mash with onion gravy and peas

Bean and rice burrito

Beef and pea pilaf

Budget roast chicken and lentils

Chicken cacciatore with potatoes

Chilli con carne with rice and yoghurt

Corned beef hash with fried egg

Cottage pie

Easy spaghetti bolognese

Flatbread pizza with pepperoni courgette and onion

Homemade falafels with salad and pitta bread


Leek and egg salad mushrooms and crusty bread

Meatball and pearl barley stew

Minestrone Mushroom stroganoff with rice

One-pot chicken with spicy rice

Onion and thyme tart

Onion soup with Gruyère croutons

Peas à la français with poached eggs and toasts

Penne and sausage pasta bake

Pork-stuffed cabbage rolls

Root vegetable Thai curry

Sausage and butterbean casserole with herby crumb topping

Sausage and lentil soup

South-East Asian vegetable and egg-fried rice

Spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti carbonara

Spiced North-African style eggs with homemade flatbreads

Spiced tuna patties with crushed black olives and spring onion flatbread

Sweet potato and chickpea curry

Sweetcorn fritters with crispy bacon and tomatoes

Toad in the hole with onion gravy and garlic cabbage

Tomato and herb tarte tatin with a green salad

Tuna rocket and lemon pasta

Turkey and vegetable stew

Vegetarian Lancashire hotpot

West country gratin

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