5 easy family dinners for €25_4

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 tomato and chilli pasta to comforting spaghetti bolognese, 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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Creamy tomato and chilli pasta

This delicious dinner is ready in minutes and combines juicy tomatoes, spinach, and fiery chilli, with tagliatelle pasta and a creamy sauce. Click here to view the recipe. 


 Creamy tomato and chilli pasta


Baked eggs and beans

For an easy one-pan brunch or dinner, try this speedy baked eggs and bean recipe, using budget-friendly baked beans and colourful peppers. This spin on shakshuka is ready in just 30 minutes, making it great for busy weeknights. It's dairy- and gluten-free and, what's more, it's all ready in one pan, so you can save on the washing up, too! Click here to view the recipe. 

Baked eggs and beans


Easy spaghetti bolognese

This simple spaghetti Bolognese recipe is great for weeknight family dinners. With beef, mushrooms and tangy chopped tomatoes, everyone will love this Italian classic. Pair with garlic bread, and tuck in just 45 minutes. Click here to view the recipe. 


 Easy spaghetti Bolognese


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


 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


Shopping list

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


  • Tesco Irish Diced Chicken Breast Fillets 350g
  • Tesco Irish Beef Mince 18% Fat 1.029G
  • Produce:
  • Tesco Salad Onions Bunch
  • Tesco Cherry Tomatoes 250g
  • Tesco Red Chillies 60G
  • Tesco Celery 450G
  • 2 x Tesco Crunchy Salad 230G


  • Tesco Leaf Spinach 900G
  • Tesco Sliced Mushrooms 500G
  • Tesco Frozen Diced Onions 500G
  • Tesco Sliced Mixed Peppers 500G
  • Tesco Mixed Vegetables 1Kg


  • Tesco Soft Cheese Plain 200G
  • Tesco Grated Mozzarella 250G
  • Tesco Mixed Irish Egg 6 Pack
  • 2 x Hearty Food Co. Garlic Baguette 170G


  • Tesco White Baguette 330G


  • Tesco Short Spaghetti Pasta 500G
  • Tesco Tagliatelle Pasta 500G
  • Easy cook long grain rice 1kg
  • 3 x Grower's Harvest Chopped Tomatoes 400G
  • 2 x Stockwell And Co Baked Beans In Tomato Sauce 420G
  • Growers Harvest Red Kidney Beans In Water 400G
  • Tesco Fat Free Vinaigrette Salad Dressing 250Ml
  • Tesco Sweet And Sour Sauce 500G


From the store cupboard: vegetable oil, olive oil and garlic.

*Based on a family of four. Total cost of €24.69 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.