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Lauren shares her week of dinners for £35 from SPAR!

This weeks recipes include:

  • Crispy Chicken Tacos
  • Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta 
  • Crispy Sticky Beef And Rice 
  • Houmous & Cous Cous Summer Salad 
  • BBQ pulled pork loaded baked potatoes 

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£35 got all the ingredients for 5 dinners and plenty of leftovers for lunches.

Each recipe serves 4. *The shop doesn't include cupboard staples such as oil, spices and flour

Crispy Chicken Tacos

You will need:

  • Pack of tortilla wraps 
  • Pack of spar crispy chicken pieces 
  • Lettuce 
  • 200ml milk 
  • 3 Coleraine cheese slices 
  • Teaspoon Cajun spice 
  • Sweet chilli sauce 


  • Cook your chicken in air fryer or oven as per packet instructions 
  • Cut up your lettuce 
  • Fold your tortilla in half and toast to make it crispy 
  • In a pan add your milk, Cajun seasoning and 3 cheese slices over medium heat. Mix well until it forms your cheese sauce.
  • Build your tacos - fill each wrap with lettuce, crispy chicken, cheese sauce and some of the sweet chilli sauce.

Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta

You will need:

  • Pack of spar pork sausages 
  • 320g spaghetti 
  • Handful cherry tomato
  • Two tablespoons Cajun seasoning 
  • 100ml single cream (I used vegan cream as it was on offer) 
  • Half an onion finely chopped  
  • Teaspoon garlic 
  • Two tablespoons Parmesan 


  • Chop 6 sausages into pieces, add to a pan and pan fry.
  • Add onion and garlic to pan and fry off.
  • Add your spaghetti to a pot and cook as per packet instructions.
  • Add in chopped cherry tomatoes to pan and cook these off. Add in two tablespoons Cajun seasoning.
  • Add in two tablespoons of pasta water into the pan.
  • Add in 100ml cream and mix this through. Add in your Parmesan at this stage too.
  • When pasta is cooked, add the drained pasta into pan and combine well.

Top with Parmesan and parsley and serve. 

Crispy Sticky Beef & Rice

You will need:

  • Packet of spar salt and chilli sizzle steaks 
  • Two tablespoons cornflour 
  • Two peppers 
  • One onion 
  • Two tablespoons dark soy
  • Two tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 
  • Tablespoon tomato ketchup 
  • 300g rice
  • Spring onions 


  • Cut steak into thin strips, add to a bowl and add in cornflour. Combine well. Cook steak for 7-9 mins in air fryer/ oven until crispy.
  • Cook your rice as per packet instructions.
  • Thinly chop your peppers and onions and add to the pan. Sauté until soft. 
  • Add in your sauce mixture to the vegetable and coat well. Add in your cooked beef and coat in the sauce.
  • Serve with white rice.


Houmous & Cous Cous Summer Salad

You will need

  • Pot of houmous 
  • Pot of cous cous 
  • 2 Avocado 
  • Cherry tomatoes 
  • Chilli flakes 
  • Lettuce
  • Pepper
  • Onion 
  • Tortilla wrap



  • Cut your tortilla wrap into pieces, season with Cajun seasoning and oil and air fry/oven cook for 5 mins until crispy.
  • Chop up your lettuce, onion, tomato and peppers.
  • Half your avocados, remove skin, remove pit and cut into pieces. Season with chilli flakes.
  • Plate up your salads with houmous, cous cous, avocado, lettuce, tomato, peppers, onion and crispy tortillas.
BBQ Pulled Pork Loaded Baked Potatoes

You will need:

  • One packet of SPAR BBQ pulled pork 
  • 4 baking potatoes 
  • Cheese
  • Butter 


  • Prick your baking potatoes with a fork, coat with oil and salt and wrap in foil. Air fry/oven cook until they are crispy on outside and soft and fluffy inside. Approx. 30 mins in air fryer.
  • Meanwhile, cook your SPAR BBQ pulled pork as per packet instructions.
  • When baked potatoes are ready, cut in half and fill with butter, salt, pepper, and cheese.
  • Top each baked potato with BBQ pulled pork and some crispy onions and parsley.