Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Cheap Budget Meal - Courgette Ratatouille

At the moment we are inundated with lovely, fresh, homegrown courgettes. So any meal that involves using courgettes is being cooked!

This dish is a lovely main meal or as a tasty side dish.

Courgettes are free is grown in the garden but to buy they are also cheap. This meal is a great way to get some added goodness into the family's diet!

A healthy, quick, easy meal!

That is why I am featuring this recipe as this weeks Cheap Budget Meal.

Courgette Ratatouille


3 courgettes, sliced (99p)
1 onion, halved and sliced (16p)
250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced (99p)
400g tin chopped tomatoes (31p)
1tspn mixed herbs
Cayenne pepper
Olive oil
50g mature cheddar cheese, grated (£1)


1 - Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a deep saute pan

2 - Place the courgettes, onions and mushrooms in the pan and cook for 5 minutes

3 - Once the vegetables are starting to soften add the tin of tomatoes, mixed herbs and cayenne pepper according to taste

4 - Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes

5 - Transfer into an oven proof dish, scatter over the grated cheese and place under a high grill to melt the cheese

As we grow courgettes I was able to cook this meal for a minimal £2.46! That is just 49p per serving! If you need to buy courgettes it will still be a budgeting £3.45, that's just 69p per serving (5 servings).

Enjoy x


  1. That is amazing to grow your own vegetable! And of course eat it! They look yummy!


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