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£4 dinners

Feeding the family doesn't have to break the bank - these creative and inspiring meals all cost £4 or less for four portions.

  1. Sri Lankan-style sweet potato curry

    Making a curry from scratch doesn't need to be difficult – have a go with this Sri Lankan-style sweet potato curry. Blitz up an easy tikka paste and simmer sweet potatoes and coconut milk for a spiced veggie dinner.

  2. Bang bang chicken noodle stir-fry

    Feed the whole family with this bang bang chicken noodle stir-fry. Cook the chicken thighs until golden and crispy, then slice and toss with colourful peppers, courgette ribbons and spicy noodles.

  3. Roasted veg and pesto with gnocchi

    This vegetarian traybake recipe makes a great family dinner if you're on a budget. All the ingredients, including gnocchi pasta, are mixed up then roasted together for ease - just finish with a generous dollop of pesto to bring the dish to life.

  4. Spiced cauliflower pilaf

    For just £4, you can plate up this fragrant veggie pilaf for the whole family. Made with crunchy cauliflower rice, this hearty supper is packed with veg and aromatic coriander, then topped with a fried egg for good measure.

  5. Sausage and root veg traybake

    Bangers and mash tasting a bit bland? Revolutionise a British classic by swapping potatoes for root veg, slicing up your sausages and slathering in fragrant pesto before roasting – all for just £4 for a budget-friendly traybake.

  6. Meatball gratin

    Cook cosy comfort food for just £4 with this hearty meatball gratin. Juicy meatballs and sweet tomato sauce are topped with melting mozzarella and herby breadcrumbs for a delicious meal for all the family.

  7. Chicken enchiladas

    Roll up a hearty Mexican dinner with this easy recipe for sauce-smothered chicken enchiladas. Filled with a smoky paprika chicken, bean and sweetcorn mix, the tortilla wraps are covered in tomato sauce and cheese, then baked until gooey and golden on top. All for under £1 a serving.

  8. Chicken orzo one-pot

    One-pot meals are the secret to stress-free family cooking - and this bargain recipe means you can feed the family for just £4! Serve up succulent chicken thighs and a colourful, herby orzo broth filled with broccoli, carrots and celery for a delicious meal-in-one.

  9. Veggie courgette lasagne

    Feed the whole family for £4 with this impressive zero-pasta lasagne. Ribbons of courgette are rolled up with an extra-creamy sweet potato and ricotta filling then baked in a rich tomato sauce with melting mozzarella for a fun veggie twist on a family classic.

  10. Sticky Indian hot dogs

    Feed the whole family for £4 with this brilliant budget meal. Hot dogs are given an Indian-spin with mango chutney and spicy tikka paste, creating a delicious sticky-sweet glaze. Serve with tangy lime pickle and caramelised onions.

  11. Creamy sausage pasta

    Use sausages to make pork meatballs for this easy pasta dish with kale, peas and a creamy cheese sauce - a hearty dinner the whole family will love, for less than £4!

  12. Vegan tamale pie

    Cooking a deliciously hearty vegan dinner on a budget is easy with this veg-packed tamale pie recipe. For only £4 you can cook up this spiced bean stew topped with vibrant yellow cornbread for a satisfying meal full of Mexican flavours.

  13. Vegan spaghetti bolognese

    You won't miss the meat in this vegan version of a family favourite that costs just £4 for 4 generous servings. A rich tomato sauce, bursting with flavour and packed with hearty veg and pulses, is simmered for 50 minutes for a traditional Bolognese taste - perfect for a plant-based dinner that won't break the bank.