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Credit Crunch Recipes

A collection of cheap recipes for the credit crunch

Published September 2008


This page is part of  a series of articles on this site devised to give practical advice for saving money and preventing unnecessary food wastage. That's extra money in the bank to spend on other things.


See Also: Introduction | Cutting your Food Bills |   BOFOFs (Buy one Get One Free) | Money Saving Foods


Below are just a few  main course recipes on this site which will help you beat the credit crunch.  Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to find lots more similar recipes throughout the site which will enable you to save money on your food shopping bill whilst still being able to prepare delicious, exciting and nutritious recipes for yourself, your family and your friends.


Key:-   Veg = Vegetarian     HT = Hot      CD = Cold       MC = Main Course 


Recipes using Leftovers        Soup Recipes


Eggs & Vegetarian economical recipes

Chilli Omelette    Veg  HT  MC  20mins

Chickpeas with Raisins    Veg  HT  MC  Moroccan  35mins

Cannelloni with Mushrooms    Veg  HT  MC  40mins

Creamy Spinach Pasta Bake    Veg  HT  MC  45mins

Cheese and Onion Quiche    Veg  HT  MC  50mins

Cheese Stuffed Courgettes    Veg  HT  MC  50mins

Cheese and Spinach Pie    Veg  HT  MC  90mins


Economical Meat recipes

Egyptian Kofta    HT  MC  20mins plus chilling

Coriander Pork Burgers    HT  MC  30mins

Beef and Cabbage Bake    HT  MC  British  75mins

Pork and Potato Tourtière    HT  MC  Canadian  80mins

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce    HT  MC  90mins

Coriander Beef Stew    HT  MC  Peruvian  90mins plus marinating

Lancashire Hotpot    HT  MC  135mins


Cheap Offal recipes

Fried Liver and Bacon    HT  MC  15mins

Braised Chicken Livers    HT  MC  20mins    New!    October   2008

Braised Liver with Orange    HT  MC  25mins

Liver with Mushrooms    HT  MC  25mins   New!    October   2008

Maitre Grilled Kidneys    HT  MC  25mins

Kidney and Bacon Brochettes    HT  MC  30mins


Cheap Pasta, Rice and Pulses recipes

Eliche alla Cipolle    HT  MC  20mins

Garlic and Mushroom Pasta    Veg  HT  MC  20mins

Frankfurters with Macaroni    HT  MC  25mins

Haddock and Spinach Pasta    HT  MC  25mins   New!    October   2008

Cannelloni with Mushrooms    Veg  HT  MC  40mins

Creamy Spinach Pasta Bake    Veg  HT  MC  45mins

Ham and Mushroom Cannelloni    HT  MC  50mins


Economical Poultry recipes

Chicken and Bean Stir Fry    HT  MC  30mins    New!   October  2008

Coriander Turkey Burgers    HT  MC  30mins

Gingered Chicken Kebabs    HT  MC  30mins plus marinating

Khmer Grilled Chicken    HT  MC  Cambodian  30mins plus marinating

Turkey Ginger Stir Fry    HT  MC  30mins    New!   October   2008

Molasses Chicken    HT  MC  35mins

Easy Chicken Curry    HT  MC  40mins       New!   October  2008

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