5 easy family dinners for €25_1

Feeding the family during the week needn't be stressful – our simple dinner ideas are perfect for when you're in a rush and sticking to a budget. 

From creamy pasta to quesadillas, enjoy five delicious midweek meals, all for less than €25*. We've done the hard work for you and prepared a shopping list, shown at the bottom of the page – you can either shop online, choose to Click+Collect or screenshot the list before you head in-store.

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Fish with parsnip chips and cheat’s mushy peas

Try a healthy twist on classic fish and chips with this winning family dinner idea, ready in just over half an hour. The whole family are sure to love the parsnip chips and simple mushy peas. Click here to view the recipe. 


 Fish with parsnip chips and cheats mushy peas


Sweet and sour chicken

This sweet and sour chicken recipe with onions and peppers uses a pre-made sauce to save time and make this family favourite budget-friendly. Ready in just 20 minutes, it's perfect for busy weeknights when you're short on time. Click here to view the recipe. 


Sweet sour chicken


Chilli Con Carne

The whole family will love this chilli con carne recipe, made with peppers and kidney beans. This fuss-free recipe is so easy and makes the most of storecupboard ingredients to keep it on budget. Click here to view the recipe. 


 Chilli con carne


Garlic mushroom and chicken spaghetti

Have dinner ready in 25 minutes with this quick chicken spaghetti recipe. With crispy chicken and mushrooms cooked in fragrant garlic butter, this is a super easy midweek meal.  Click here to view the recipe. 


 Garlic mushroom and chicken spaghetti


Chorizo and grated courgette spaghetti

Whip up this quick chorizo and courgette spaghetti recipe and have dinner on the table in under half an hour. Toss spaghetti with crispy chunks of chorizo, a rich garlic butter sauce and fresh grated courgette for a new go-to pasta dish.  Click here to view the recipe. 


 Chorizo and grated courgette spaghetti


Shopping list

Head to Tesco.ie for a shopping list where you can buy everything you need for this week here. 


  • 2 x Tesco Irish Diced Chicken Breast Fillets 350g
  • Tesco Finest Irish Angus Lean Beef 5% Fat 500G
  • Tesco Diced Chorizo 130G


  • Tesco Parsnips 500G
  • Tesco Salad Onions Bunch
  • Tesco Closed Cup Mushroom 300G
  • Tesco Garlic 4 Pack
  • Tesco Fresh Herbs Flat Parsley 37G
  • Tesco Fresh Herbs Rosemary 21G
  • Red Onion
  • Courgette
  • Lemon


  • Tesco 4 Breaded Cod Fillets 500G
  • Tesco Garden Peas 1Kg
  • Tesco Sliced Mixed Peppers 500G
  • Tesco Frozen Diced Onions 500G


  • Easy cook long grain rice 1kg
  • Tesco Sweet And Sour Sauce 500G
  • Grower's Harvest Chopped Tomatoes 400G
  • Growers Harvest Red Kidney Beans In Water 400G
  • Tesco Spaghetti Pasta 1kg


From the store cupboard: vegetable oil, butter and plain flour.

*Based on a family of four. Total cost of €24.89 is based on online prices at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Dependent on product availability, total basket price online may change due to substitutions.