Favourite Frugal Recipes

Favourite frugal recipes


I firmly believe that it is possible to eat a varied and healthy diet on a budget. These aren’t all my creations and I have given credit where I am using other people’s recipes. Here are some favourite frugal recipes we have enjoyed here at Shoestring Cottage:

Soups, salads and starters

Carrot salad (V)

Courgette and celery soup

Croutons, garlic and oregano

Leftovers soup

Poultry stock

Roasted pumpkin soup

Favourite frugal recipes: Main courses

Bacon and mushroom quiche, crust less (low fat)

Beef and mushroom casserole, slow cooked

Brown rice cashew nut pilaf

Cashew and mushroom roast (V)

Cheesy mushroom and lentil cottage pie (V)

Cheesy potato bake (V)

Chestnut, mushroom and parsnip roast (V)

Chickpea burgers (V)

Chick pea curry (V)

Chilli chicken
Creamy mustard chicken (Jack Munroe)

Chicken with chickpeas

Chicken andchorizo casserole

Chicken, maple roasted

Chicken pasta with chorizo
Chickpeas with spinach (V)

Courgettes stuffed with feta (V)

Courgette and tomato eggy bake (V)

Curried vegetable and chick pea stew (V)

Frugal fish pie

Greek salad (V)

Lentil vegetable stew (V)

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

Macaroni cheese (V)

A marinade for meat

Mediterranean fish stew

Moroccan rice with chicken and sausage


Pasta with bacon and vegetables

Pasta with leeks, cheese and bacon

Pork and lentil casserole
Pumpkin risotto (V)

Ratatouille (V)

Red Dragon Pie (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)

Spiced almond risotto (Sarah Brown) (V)

Spicy courgette stew (V)

Spicy chick peas (V)

Spinach cheese frittata (V)

Stir fried vegetables with noodles and toasted cashews

Tarka  Dahl (V)

Tomato sauce, slow roasted (V)

Tuna penne with black olives

Turkey and mushroom risotto

Vegetable curry, cheap and easy (V)

Vegetable paella (low fat and V)

Vegetable gratin (V)

Cakes and desserts

Apricot fool

Banana and walnut loaf (GF)

Banana muffins


Bread pudding, spiced

Chocolate brownies (GF)

Chocolate cake (Hairy Bikers)

Eve’s pudding
Farmhouse fruit cake

Pavlova fruit trifle

Pumpkin cake

Spiced apple cake

Yogurt, home made