Cheap recipes

Don't let the recession ruin your dinner. Try these budget busting cheap recipes. Big portions, small prices.

Ham hock with colcannon
(6 ratings)
Ham hock with colcannon recipe

Salty sweet ham with creamy cabbage and onion mash  an ultimate comfort supper from Simon Rimmer on Sunday Brunch

Shepherd's pie with cheese champ topping
(163 ratings)
Shepherd's pie with cheese champ topping recipe

There's little better than a homemade shepherd's pie, and this one from Gordon Ramsay has a rich red wine gravy and a tasty topping. A tried and tested favourite.

Basic tomato pasta sauce recipe
(115 ratings)
Basic tomato pasta sauce recipe

Michela Chiappa's pasta sauce couldn't be easier to prepare and it's extremely versatile

Pasta reale in chicken broth
(17 ratings)
Pasta reale in chicken and chilli broth recipe

An Italian version of comforting chicken soup or beans on toast from Michela Chiappa on Simply Italian

Earl Grey bread and butter pudding
(15 ratings)
Earl Grey bread and butter pudding recipe

A sumptuous Earl Grey-scented pudding served with a sticky toffee sauce from Sunday Brunch chef Simon Rimmer

The Fabulous Baker Brothers: Mackerel pate
(60 ratings)
Mackerel pâté recipe

Tom Herbert's mackerel pâté is easy to make and is ready in minutes. From The Fabulous Baker Brothers

The Fabulous Baker Brothers: Shepherd's pie
(77 ratings)
Shepherd's pie recipe

This traditional shepherd's pie recipe is a hearty and cheap meal from Henry Herbert on The Fabulous Baker Brothers

The Fabulous Baker Brothers: Sliders
(84 ratings)
Sliders recipe

The Fabulous Baker Brothers show us their ultimate beef burger recipe with fluffy homemade buns

The Fabulous Baker Brothers: Fish pie
(54 ratings)
Smoked fish pie recipe

Tom Herbert's cheap fish pie from The Fabulous Baker Brothers is packed with the smoky flavour of kippers along with bay leaves, beer and watercress

The Fabulous Baker Brothers: Baker Brother beans
(92 ratings)
Baker Brother beans recipe

Henry Herbert's homemade baked beans from The Fabulous Baker Brothers are as cheap and quick as they are delicious

Bubble and squeak cakes

Leftover recipes

Whether it's leftover chicken or a bit of stale cake waste not want not with these tasty leftover recipes

Healthy recipes

Healthy recipes

Be inspired with tasty healthy recipes that are kind to your body and a real pleasure to eat - from chicken to salad, snacks to desserts.


The cheapest way to eat your greens

4Food looks at three different ways to credit crunch your way to the best value veg on the market.

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