It’s Back to School time, and we’re all getting back into routine and looking for meal inspo which not only delivers on taste, but also on simplicity and budget.
We’re here to show you that with a little creativity and planning you can enjoy delicious and affordable family meals.
With a few bags of Quorn Fillets, Pieces and Sausages, some fresh ingredients and store cupboard essentials we’ve developed four recipes which will serve four people for just over £30!
These recipes are super simple and will be loved by the whole family. They’re all created based on a single supermarket shop at £32.68, with zero waste leftover.
You can explore all of these recipes below, the only decision you’ll need to make is which one to make first.
Quorn Vegetarian Spanish Chicken and Rice is a great summer dish! With just a little prep, this tasty dish is cooked in one pan.
Basmati rice is perfect for this dish too as it’s light, quick to cook and doesn’t lose its texture when simmered with the stock and tomatoes.
Smoked sweet paprika and dried oregano are great store cupboard essentials for adding masses of flavour without too much spice so the kids will love this too.
As far as one pot dishes go, this One Pan Quorn Vegetarian Chicken Lasagne recipe is a must have in your ‘go to’ repertoire of dishes. Unlike a traditional lasagne where everything is cooked separately and then layered up, this is a total one pan dish.
The base of this recipe is a simple tomato sauce, with added red pesto for extra flavour. Sheets of dried pasta are then broken into large pieces, stirred through and simmered in the sauce alongside Quorn Vegetarian Fillets which give the cooked lasagne a great chicken-like texture!
You will not be disappointed with the incredibly easy, creamy, cheesy topping – such a simple mix of low fat crème fraiche, grated hard cheese and mozzarella which is spooned over the top and grilled until golden and bubbling. Serve with extra vegetables or a crisp green salad for the ultimate family dinner.
Orzo pasta is a favourite at the moment. Not only is it a budget friendly store cupboard staple, it’s super easy and quick to cook! This one pan Quorn Vegetarian Sausage and Broccoli Orzo dish is so tasty, has bags of flavour from the Quorn Vegetarian Sausages and creamy garlic and herb cream cheese, plus it will take you just over 30 minutes to cook!
This Quorn Vegetarian Pesto Chicken & Tomato Tart is not only seriously easy to make but tastes incredible too.
Ready rolled pastry is a gift to all cooks and when the only thing you need to do is unroll and add toppings – you have a dinner winner on your hands!
This recipe uses up everything from the shopping list, leaving no waste. We’ve used the remaining garlic & herb cream cheese left over from the Sausage and Broccoli Orzo recipe and the red pesto from the One Pot Lasagne to make a creamy sauce to spread over the pastry base.
We pan fried the Quorn Vegetarian Chicken Pieces first in a little oil, seasoned with salt and pepper and some chopped flat leaf parsley, before tossing with halved cherry tomatoes and sliced red onion.
Simply add this to the cream cheese and red pesto base, then bake until the pastry is golden and puffed up and the tomatoes are wilted and jammy. This delicious tart is perfect served with a crunchy little gem and cress Caesar style salad and makes a tasty picnic pack-up!
We know that you will love these simple and tasty recipes just as much as we have this season. And the best part, you won’t have to break the bank or spend hours in the kitchen to cook these tasty dishes up!
Full shopping list*:
1 (300g) bag of Quorn Vegetarian Chicken Pieces: £2.50
2 (312g) bags of Quorn Vegetarian Fillets £5.00
1 (336g) bag Quorn Vegetarian Sausages: £2.50
Onions (pack of 3): £1.00
1 red onion: 30p
1 bulb of garlic (1 bulb): 25p
1 red pepper: 45p
1 yellow pepper: 45p
2 tins chopped tomatoes: 70p
500g basmati rice : £1.60
1kg bag of frozen peas: £1.40
25g flat leaf parsley: 55p
2 lemons: 60p
500g carrots: 35p
375g pack of Lasagne sheets: 80p
300ml low fat crème fraiche: £1.05
Ball of mozzarella: £1.10
170g vegetarian hard cheese: £1.74
Leeks (500g): £1.50
1 head of broccoli: 69p
200g tub of low-fat garlic and herb cream cheese: £1.30
500g orzo: 75p
320g ready rolled light puff pastry: £1.20
190g jar of red pesto: £1.25
325g cherry tomatoes: £1.00
2 heads of little gem lettuce: 85p
1 punnet of cress: 40p
Vegetable stock (12 x 10g): 75p
Tube of tomato puree: 65p
Total – £32.68
For more inspiration, take a look at our recipe hub, filled with cheap family meal ideas to save you time and money!
Recipes by Angela Boggiano.
*Calculations based on the cost of ingredients purchased from Asda, correct as of 28/07/2023. Prices may vary.