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Our 10 most popular Eat Well For Less recipes

by Genevieve Halbert

published on 17 January 2020

When it comes to making everyday cooking affordable, easy, and exciting, no one does it better than the Eat Well For Less team. They’re all about helping people cut down their food bills without compromising on the quality of their meals, with recipes designed to suit everyone from thrifty family cooks to budget-conscious students. Here, we’ve listed some of our top Eat Well For Less recipes; these ten recipes deliver excellent results every time and are especially popular with the Happy Foodie community. So, whether you’re looking to switch up your midweek cooking routine or want to create a weekend feast on a shoestring, scroll on to check out the collection.

Eat Well For Less Chicken Biryani

Eat Well For Less Chicken Biryani

by Jo Scarratt-Jones

In this homemade version of the classic Indian dish, the chicken, rice, and vegetables are all cooked together in one pot. It’s easy to prepare, and just as tasty as the takeaway version – only healthier and more budget-friendly.

From the book

Jo Scarratt-Jones, Gregg Wallace, Chris Bavin

Eat Well For Less Slow-Cooked Beef with Root Veg Mash

Eat Well For Less Slow-Cooked Beef with Root Veg Mash

by Jo Scarratt-Jones

Slow-cooking works wonders on cheaper cuts of meat, transforming them into richly flavoured, melt-in-the mouth strands. The best part about this recipe is that the slow cooker does all the work while you sit back and relax. 

Puy lentil bolognese with pasta

Puy Lentil Bolognese with Pasta

by Jo Scarratt-Jones

A vegetarian version of an all-time family favourite, this crowd-pleasing midweek standby is perfect for those who’d like to cut down on their red meat intake.

Barbecue Chicken Bake

Barbecue Chicken Bake

by Jo Scarratt-Jones

This fail-safe sticky barbecue chicken dish is spicy, succulent, and totally irresistable. It’s guaranteed to become a go-to midweek supper, and can be easily bulked up with the addition of tinned chickpeas or pinto beans. 

Broccoli and Parmesan Pasta

Broccoli and Parmesan Pasta

by Jo Scarratt-Jones

Making your own pasta might seem daunting, but it’s surprisingly straightforward and makes for a fun rainy day family activity. If you’re in a rush, though, this sauce does work just as well with dried pasta. 

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Salad

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Salad

by Jo Scarratt-Jones

If you’re feeding a hungry crowd but don’t want to break the bank, this slow-cooked pulled pork recipe is a useful one to have up your sleeve. The tender pork and barbecue-style sauce are bound to be a hit, especially when served alongside the fresh and zingy salad. 

One Pot Chorizo and Pepper Spaghetti

One Pot Chorizo and Pepper Spaghetti

by Jo Scarratt-Jones

The spaghetti in this recipe is cooked in the sauce, rather than separately, an unconventional trick that allows the pasta to absorb the rich flavours of the dish, while helping you cut down on the washing up. 

A healthier, home-made alternative to the traditional sausage roll, these rolls can be eaten hot with a side salad, or cold as part of a packed lunch. 

Eat Well For Less Super-quick Stir-fry

Eat Well For Less Super-quick Stir-fry

by Jo Scarratt-Jones

A quick weeknight meal, this dish is packed with veggies, containing over three portions of your five a day. It’s also full of protein, making for healthy and nutritionally balanced meal.

Lentil Cumberland Pie

Lentil Cumberland Pie

by Jo Scarratt-Jones

This hearty pie is comfort food at its best. The potato topping is crisp, fluffy, and moreish, while the lentils make a great budget substitute for meat.

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