5 meals for under £1 per portion

5 meals under a pound

Are you looking for a way to save on your family meals? Want to find some delicious cheap eats? You’ve come to the right place.

It’s easy to dish up delightful meals on a budget when you know how. We’ve put together five yummy recipes that the whole family will enjoy, all under £1 per portion!

  • mini burgers
  • Mini burgers: Sure to impress even the fussiest of children, these mini burgers take just over half an hour to prepare and cook, and they’re a tasty 65p per person!

    The fantastic finger food mini burgers can be stacked between layers of tomatoes and lettuce and you can use small whole-wheat baps as a healthier option. Approx price: £3.89 or just 65p per portion.

  • mexican chilli bean soup
  • Mexican chilli bean soup: This hearty, warming soup uses cheap and cheerful ingredients you’ll often find in the store cupboard. A meatless wonder that’s a great hit with the family, it’s the perfect solution for saving money at home.

    This recipe serves 6, so if your family is smaller, why not save and reheat for lunch the next day? Serve in hot bowls with a spoonful of yoghurt, a lime wedge and crispy tortillas. Delicious and all for just 83p per person! Approx price: £5 in total or 83p per portion.

  • vegetable pasta bake meal plan
  • Vegetable pasta bake: A scrumptiously simple recipe for an easy mid-week meal, this dish can even be prepared the night before to save time.

    It costs just 52p per person to make and uses a selection of healthy veg including carrots, green beans, mushrooms and onions. Top with cheese and breadcrumbs for a fantastic finish. Approx price: £2.06 or 52p per portion.

  • lentil chickpea curry
  • Lentil, potato and chickpea curry: This is a delicious curry that takes just 35 minutes to prepare and cook and is a brilliant budget meal for the family. Great as a stand-by recipe and you can add extra leftover vegetables if you have them.

    This filling and flavoursome meal can be made as hot or as mild as you like. Serve with basmati rice for just 84p per portion. Approx price: £3.36 or 84p per portion.

  • zesty lemon fish meal plan
  • Lemon zesty fish fillets: A fish dish is the perfect way to end a busy week. These refreshing fish fillets can be served simply between two halves of toasted whole-wheat buns topped with salad and tartare sauce – yummy, healthy and quick.

    At just 58p per portion when you pick up a value pack of frozen white fish fillets, you can’t go wrong. Go on, make fish the dish of the day. Approx price: £2.33 or 58p per portion.

We hope you enjoyed our round-up of delicious dishes that are all under £1 per person. What’s your favourite budget meal for your family? Leave us a comment below.