Cheap dinner recipes are always good to know.
For those times when you've been fast and loose with your debit card at the weekend, or the days running up to payday, it's reassuring to have a trick or two when you're feeling the weight of the money-driven world.
Here's a few of our favourites, that should never cost more than €5 per person. Because good food is always a good investment.
1. Chickpea burgers
This recipe incorporates a lot of things you'll probably have in the back of the press by the time payday comes around, such as spices, garlic and a tin of chickpeas.
This particular recipe serves eight, but can obviously be tailored to your attendees needs.
Full recipe here, and all ingredients can be found in any supermarket.
2. Bacon and broccolli pasta
Originally a slimming world recipe, this dish can be whipped up in under 10 minutes, ticks all the boxes in terms of nutrition, and is super cheap.
Add some chilli flakes to give it a good kick. Full recipe here.
3. Colcannon and sausages
Thanks to the omnipresent food trends of the world, you can now afford to get kale for less than 70c almost everywhere. Cut it into strips and lash it into your mash.
This option can be turned vegetarian with the addition of portobello mushrooms or a boiled egg. Full recipe here.
4. Vegetable polenta casserole
A perfect spread for a pre-pay day dinner party.
This recipe incorporates all sorts of flavours, filling tastes and cheese. Lots of cheese.
Full recipe here.
5. Bacon and mushroom risotto
The most expensive part about this whole thing is the rice, so get your friends/housemates/family to chip in to this one, and you'll be eating in style in no time.
And for leftovers, this also doubles as a deadly packed lunch recipe. Full recipe here.