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32 budget-friendly comfort food recipes to try

Buffalo chicken nachos

Try these delicious, comforting meals for under $5 per serve*

You won’t want to order in when you can cook delicious comfort food with recipes this good. From cheesy nachos to golden, crunchy chicken bites, curry, pasta and more, discover delicious comfort food recipes you can easily make at home. And for less than $5 per serve, you can’t go wrong.

pumpkin soup risotto

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Pumpkin soup risotto

You’re sure to love this recipe hack! Make the most of great value, pre-made pumpkin soup to save you time and add wintery flavour. Risotto is the perfect way to use up your pantry grains and win the weeknight; plus this dinner is ready in 15 minutes!

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Buffalo Chicken Nachos

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Buffalo chicken nachos

Whether you’re catering to friends or family, this nacho recipe is sure to please. Featuring shredded buffalo chicken, avocado and spring onion, this dish is irresistibly tasty and easy on the budget.

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Easy Greek Pastitsio

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Easy greek pastitsio

Enjoy a night in with this easy, cheesy pastitsio. Layers of beef mince, macaroni and creamy carbonara sauce make it the ultimate comfort food.

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Savoury Mince Pie With Garlic Bread Topping

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Savoury mince pie with garlic bread topping

What’s more satisfying than a hearty mince pie? One topped with crusty garlic bread, of course. Watch as eyes light up when you serve this show-stopping dish.

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Chicken Bites With Chilli-Infused Honey

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Chicken bites with chilli-infused honey

Coated in a Cajun and Cornflakes crumb, these baked chicken bites drizzled with chilli-infused honey are a real treat. Serve these moreish bites to surprise and delight your family and friends.

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Butter Eggplant Curry

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Butter eggplant curry

Move over butter chicken, there’s a new favourite in town. Tender, golden eggplant pieces sing in this creamy curry. Try this fresh twist on a classic dish for a delectable meat-free dinner.

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One Pot Mexican Tomato Rice

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One pot mexican tomato rice

For comfort food with wow factor, make this vibrant Mexican-inspired tomato rice finished with a dollop of sour cream and fresh coriander. Your tastebuds are in for a treat with this budget-friendly meal.

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Chicken Cacciatore Pasta

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Chicken cacciatore pasta

Cosy up with a bowl of chicken cacciatore pasta. Enjoy rigatoni topped with a rich sauce of chicken mince, tomatoes, mushrooms and olives.

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Mushroom Bourguignon

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Mushroom bourguignon

An assortment of mushrooms are sauteed in a red wine-based sauce, then served on a bed of creamy polenta. This rich and hearty mushroom bourguignon will warm you up from the inside out.

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Creamy Coconut Dahl with Cauliflower

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Creamy coconut dahl with cauliflower

Flavoured with onion, ginger, garlic, chilli and curry powder, this fragrant dahl is gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Ready in 30 minutes, you’ll want this recipe as part of your dinner line-up.

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Lentil Cottage Pie

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Lentil cottage pie

Bring the family together around the dinner table with this hearty cottage pie. This new take on a classic family favourite features lentils and is topped with buttery mash.

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Curried Sausages with White Bean Mash

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Curried sausages with white bean mash

Sausages are a family favourite, and this curried sausages recipe features a luscious curry sauce, steamed beans and creamy white bean mash.

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Baked Chicken, Pea and Spinach Risotto

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Baked chicken, pea and spinach risotto

This easy-to-make baked chicken risotto is big on flavour. Finish it off with bacon, baby spinach and parmesan for the ultimate family-friendly meal that's kind on the wallet.

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Chicken Stroganoff Bake

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Chicken stroganoff bake

Tender pieces of sauteed chicken, penne rigate and sour cream come together in this rich and comforting chicken stroganoff bake. Seconds, anyone?

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