5 easy family dinners for €25_2

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 comforting shepherd’s pie to pork chops with potato wedges, 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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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


Pea and pesto spaghetti

This vibrant spaghetti recipe takes classic pasta and pesto up a notch by topping it with an oozy poached egg.  Click here to view the recipe. 


 Pea Pesto Spaghetti


Broccoli and-bacon carbonara

Try a tasty twist on classic carbonara with this speedy broccoli and bacon carbonara recipe, ready in just 20 minutes. Add crispy bacon, spinach and broccoli to spaghetti and make a quick creamy sauce with pecorino cheese – it couldn't be easier!  Click here to view the recipe. 


 Broccoli and bacon carbonara


Pork chops with potato wedges

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Pork chops with potato wedges


Sausage and mash

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Sausage and mash


Shopping list

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


  • Tesco Irish Boneless Loin Pork Chops 523G
  • Tesco Finest Spanish Spicy Chorizo Ring 225G
  • Tesco Finest Irish Traditional Pork Sausage 272G
  • Tesco Irish Smoked Bacon Lardons 180G


  • Tesco Garlic 4 Pack
  • Tesco Gala Apple
  • Tesco Baby Irish Rooster Potatoes 1Kg
  • Tesco red onion
  • Courgette
  • Tesco Fresh Herbs Flat Parsley 37G
  • Tesco Spinach 90G


  • Tesco Garden Peas 1Kg
  • Tesco Mixed Vegetables 1Kg
  • Tesco Broccoli Florets 900G


  • 2 x Tesco Mixed Irish Egg 6 Packs
  • 2 x Tesco Grated Pecorino Cheese 50G
  • 2 x Hearty Food Co. Garlic Baguette 170G


  • Tesco Spaghetti Pasta 1kg
  • Tesco Classic Green Pesto 190G
  • Tesco Beef Gravy Granules 200G
  • Tesco Paprika 52g


From the store cupboard: vegetable oil, butter, olive oil and milk. 

*Based on a family of four. Total cost of €23.45 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.