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Top Recipes for Quick Dinner – UK Style

Do you need to make something that is easy and cheap? Here are some budget-friendly dinner recipes that I will provide for you including discounted ingredients! The plus side is that you can make your favorite dishes at home with these budget-friendly recipes.

You can learn to make your favorite dishes from home and save money and time while doing so!

Garlic Butter Steak Bites 

If you love steak but don’t love the amount of time it takes you to cook a whole one, then you need to try these steak bites. They are cut into tiny bits which makes them easy to cook (specifically 15 minutes) and super fun to eat, simply pop ‘em in your mouth. Now here’s how you can make the perfect garlic butter steak bites.


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds of strip steak
  • 3 tsp of vegetable oil 
  • ½  freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ chopped parsley leaves
  • ½ teaspoon of salt


A key factor to this meal when cooking is a really hot pan. Since butter can burn at high temperatures, start with vegetable oil then add butter for flavor. The steak pieces only take a few minutes to cook and after that add the garlic in the end to not burn. Lastly, top it off with sprinkles of freshly cut parsley leaves for flavor and color. 

Only vegetable oil, butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley are used for the preparations of these steak pieces. Easy and super cheap right? So try to get your ingredients at discounted prices too and make this meal cheaper than it already is. Head to your nearest Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, or Morrisons store for the best deals. This week Morrisons offers you 9 percent off on products such as vegetable oil or only 6 pounds for two pieces of sirloin steak

Spaghetti Puttanesca

Spaghetti Puttanesca pacts delicious aromas of garlic, anchovies, capers, and olives combined and will take you only up to 20 minutes to prepare. 


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ tsp chili flakes 
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes 
  • 5 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 120g pitted black olives
  • 2 tbsp capers drained
  • 300g dried spaghetti
  • ½ small bunch of parsley chopped

How to make it?

In a non-stick pan heat the oil over medium heat to fry the onions for 10 minutes until they turn soft, make sure to add a nice pinch of salt. If you’re using garlic and chili, cook for another minute, then stir together with tomatoes, anchovies, olives, and capers. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. When it’s time to cook the spaghetti bring a heavy pot of salted water and cook as directed. After that combine with sauce and parsley.

Swiss Chicken

Swiss chicken is a creamy, buttery dinner meal that you can make for your family. Is an exciting recipe since you also top it off with ham and cheese. With a mix of vegetables, chicken, and ham, you can make it unique. You will receive your home cooked meal in 30 minutes. To get you started, you can read through the process to help with the cooking. This is a simple recipe that will become a staple in your family.


  • 4 Morrisons Chicken Mini Filets
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 8 slices ham
  • 1 tbsp French mustard
  • 3 onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 8 slices swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream

How to make it?

For this recipe, you need to season the chicken with salt and pepper before coating it in flour, and in a large pan, melt the butter in medium heat so it won’t burn. Remember to keep stirring the chicken on each side until it becomes this golden caramel color and bring the white wine to boil. Cover the chicken and leave it to cook for 15 to 20 minutes after you’ve reduced the heat from medium to low. When it’s done cooking, place the chicken in another heat-resistant dish and on top add ham and slices of cheese to cook for 10 minutes in a preheated oven (180°C). Lastly, reduce the heat to low and add the mustard, cream, and onions, to cook for 3 minutes then you’re ready to serve!

Find these groceries while browsing Kimbino’s online leaflets for Aldi, Costco, Lidl, and Morrisons offers, where you can find discounted white wine from £7.50 to £6.50.

Honey Garlic Shrimp 

Honey garlic shrimp is a quick and very easy dinner recipe that you’ll have it cooked and ready to serve in 20 minutes. You can serve it with brown rice or over salad. The only downside of this recipe is that it does not require marinating time.


  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 pound peeled, uncooked shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

How to make it?

In a medium bowl combine honey, soy sauce, and garlic then whisk, you can also add ginger but that’s optional. Put the shrimp in a zip bag and pour half the marinade mixture from before, on top. In the refrigerator leave shrimp to marinate for up to 15 minutes after that heat the olive oil over medium heat and flip the shrimp for 45 seconds on each side to cook until pink. Pour the remaining marinade and cook for another minute. You can serve the shrimp with green onion garnish on brown rice with steamed veggies.

In case you need a larger serving size for this meal, you could get 3 packets of shrimp for 10 pounds on Asda, Tesco, Makro, and Morrisons, stores which provide discounts and different offers.