Favourite Frugal Recipes


These aren’t all my creations and I have given credit where I am using other’s recipes. Here are some frugal dishes we have enjoyed here at Shoestring Cottage:

Soups, salads and starters

Carrot salad (V)

Courgette and celery soup

Leftovers soup

Poultry stock

Main courses

Bacon and mushroom quiche, crust less (low fat)

Beef and mushroom casserole, slow cooked

Cheesy mushroom and lentil cottage pie (V)

Cheesy potato bake (V)

Chestnut, mushroom and parsnip roast (V)

Chickpea burgers (V)

Chilli chicken
Creamy mustard chicken (Jack Munroe)

Chicken with chickpeas

Chicken with chorizo casserole

Chicken, maple roasted

Chicken pasta with chorizo
Chickpeas with spinach (V)

Courgettes stuffed with feta (V)

Curried vegetable and chick pea stew (V)

Greek salad (V)

Leek and potato pie (V)
Liver and bacon, Hairy Bikers

Macaroni cheese (V)

A marinade for meat

Moroccan rice with chicken and sausage

Pasta with bacon and vegetables

Pork and lentil casserole
Pumpkin risotto (V)

Ratatouille (V)

Rice with Mediterranean vegetables (V)

Risotto, leftovers

Sag aloo, Jamie Oliver (V)

Sausage and vegetable ragu

Sausage, Apple and herb stuffing

Spaghetti cheese casserole (V)

Spanish eggs (V)

Spanish omelette (V)

Tarka  Dahl (V)

Tomato sauce, slow roasted (V)

Turkey and mushroom risotto

Vegetable paella (low fat and V)

Vegetable gratin (V)

Cakes and desserts

American apple cake

Apricot fool

Banana and walnut loaf

Banana muffins

Chocolate brownies (GF)

Chocolate cake (Hairy Bikers)

Eve’s pudding
Farmhouse fruit cake

Pavlova fruit trifle

Pumpkin cake

Yogurt, home made