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The best budget-friendly meals for winter weeknights

cheats slow cooked creamy chicken mushroom spagetti

The ultimate list of budget-friendly dinner recipes, so you can feed the family for less this winter.

Winter is the best time to enjoy comforting family meals that won’t break the bank. Find delicious and affordable classics including quick chicken korma or Chinese-style chicken fried rice, and discover new inspiration – such as our one-pan spinach and ricotta rotolo or potato and chickpea fritters. You’ll be sure to keep everyone satisfied and warm this season with these affordable family meals that come in under $5 per serve*.

chinese style chicken fried rice


Chinese-style chicken fried rice

Skip takeaway – this tasty Chinese-style chicken fried rice will win hearts and stomachs. Ready in 20 minutes.

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easy lamb souvlaki pizzas


Easy lamb souvlaki pizzas

Pizza night never looked so delicious! The whole family will love these hearty lamb souvlaki pizzas. 3 easy steps.

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cheesy bacon and spinach macaroni


Cheesy bacon & spinach macaroni

This creamy cheesy bacon and spinach macaroni is next-level delicious and affordable. Easy to make, this comforting dish is perfect for busy weeknights.

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One-pan spinach and ricotta rotolo


One-pan spinach & ricotta rotolo

Nothing says simple and convenient like this affordable one-pan recipe. Boasting delicious Italian flavours, this spinach and ricotta rotolo will impress with every bite.

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quick chicken korma


Quick chicken korma

Win the weeknight with this Indian-inspired chicken korma that's full of flavour and only takes 25 minutes to make.

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easy bulgogi beef bowls


Easy bulgogi beef bowls

Transport your taste buds to Seoul with a succulent Korean-style beef bowl that only takes 25 minutes to make. Serve up this hearty, wallet-friendly meal to beat dinnertime stress on a weeknight.

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tikka fish


Tikka fish with naan fattoush

Tantalise tastebuds with this Indian-style tikka fish recipe with naan fattoush. It's easy on the wallet too, making it a perfect choice for dinner this week.

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hoison pork and onion pancakes


Hoisin pork & onion pancakes

Savoury pancakes with a juicy hoisin pork and onion filling are guaranteed to be a dinnertime hit. Any leftovers will make an easy lunch the following day

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speedy tuna mac and cheese bake


Speedy tuna mac & cheese bake

Nothing says convenience like a speedy macaroni and cheese bake with tuna – perfect for a busy weeknight!

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simple curried sausages


Simple curried sausages

This easy, flavoursome curried sausages recipe is guaranteed to become a family favourite.

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beef and french onion soup


Beef & French onion soup

Comforting and flavourful, this beef and French onion soup will ward off the winter chill and fill you right up. Serve with cheesy toast to mop up the tasty flavours.

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cheats slow cooked creamy chicken and mushroom spaghetti


Creamy chicken & mushroom spaghetti

Amp up pasta night with this delicious, affordable creamy chicken and mushroom spaghetti recipe. The whole family will be asking for seconds!

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chicken veggie and noodle stir fry


Chicken, veggie & noodle stir-fry

You only need six ingredients to make this speedy stir-fry. Instant noodles are elevated with fresh chicken, a vegetable medley, and rich seasonings.

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one pan chilli fish with rice and peas


One-pan chilli fish with rice & peas

What about a budget-friendly burrito for family fakeaway night? Think tender beef with crunchy coleslaw wrapped in a fluffy tortilla. Yum. Follow this easy recipe to have tasty tortilla pockets in your hands in 20 minutes.

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