Our Favourite Cheap Recipes

Cooking on a budget doesn't mean you can't eat delicious home cooked food. We've got hundreds of cheap and tasty recipes - from as little as 41p per serving - great if you're on a budget.

A selection of our seasonal recipes

A selection of our delicious cheap recipes. Check them out below, or take a look at our money saving blog and our cheap meal plans blog.


We created The Resourceful Cook website to provide a quick and convenient way to plan meals and eat good home cooked food whatever your budget. And over the months we've added hundreds of fantastic cheap recipes to the site which are delicious and nutritious, and perfect if you're on a tight budget.

“Tried a recipe and like it? Use the 'tasty' button so everyone knows!”We've listed a few of our favourite recipes below: they're all delicious and great value for money. As well as recipes using a basic store cupboard we've included cheap and delicious recipes using typical and cook's store cupboards too.

These recipes are some of our own personal favourites, but they are also pretty popular with all the Resourceful Cook users. Why not give them a try, and if you like them and agree with other users, then click the 'tasty' buttons on the recipes so that other users will know which recipes are popular.

Our favourite cheap recipes for 1:



This is just a tiny selection of our cheap recipes for one - click to see all of our recipes for one listed in price order.


Our favourite cheap recipes for 2:



This is just a tiny selection of our cheap recipes for two - click to see all of our recipes for two listed in price order.


Our favourite cheap recipes for 4:


This is just a tiny selection of our cheap recipes for four - click to see all of our recipes for four listed in price order.


Cheap Meal Plans

As well as these delicious spring recipes, we've got a selection of fantastic cheap meal plans. Find out more in our cheap meal planning blog.


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