If you’re trying to cut down your weekly grocery bill in the lead-up to Christmas, then make sure to check out these budget-friendly recipes that are both easy to put together, and super quick to prepare.

MONDAY: Cauliflower Bolognese

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To help introduce more meat-free meals into your diet, why not try this beautiful Bolognese? It has all of the flavours of the original, without the meat.

TUESDAY: Minced beef and onion pie

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Nothing beats a hearty minced beef and onion pie on a miserably cold and blustery Tuesday evening. This foolproof, low-fat recipe is just what you need.

WEDNESDAY: Baked antipasto gnocchi

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If you’re looking for a one-pan dish that delivers on flavour, then you need to try this baked antipasto gnocchi. This veggie-friendly, fuss-free dish is perfect to whip up on busy midweek evenings, as it takes just 20 minutes to prepare from start to finish.

THURSDAY: Roast chicken risotto

Roast chicken risotto Easy Food
Don’t let any leftover roast chicken go to waste; cook this comforting, nutritious risotto instead. Food scraps, be gone!

FRIDAY: Thai green chicken curry

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Keep the takeaway menus in the drawer this Friday night, and instead treat yourself to a creamy, homemade Thai green chicken curry. The magic is in the toppings, so make sure to have plenty of chopped green chillies, toasted flaked almonds and lime wedges to hand.

SATURDAY: Tuna tomato mac ‘n’ cheese

Made mostly out of store cupboard ingredients, this budget-friendly meal can easily be doubled in size and frozen for a later date.

SUNDAY: Beef and Guinness stew

Beef and Guinness stew
Bring the family together this Sunday and enjoy a hearty beef and Guinness stew. Cooking this recipe low and slow ensures tender, sumptuous chunks of beef, which are complemented by that lovely umami flavour, thanks to the tomato purée and Worcestershire sauce.

SWEET TREAT: Fudgy chocolate whiskey slices

A decadent treat for grown-ups, these fudgy slices are absolutely heavenly and require just six ingredients!

DESSERT: Peach and blueberry galette

It’s been a looong week and you simply don’t have the energy to bake a homemade pie — let alone prepare shortcrust pastry from scratch! That’s where this rough and ready, quick and easy galette comes in. It’s rustic and reliable, offering delicious results time and time again. To make it seasonal, simply swap out the peaches and blueberries for apple slices and blackberries.

Hungry for more? Check out our collection of warming winter curries, here.