This is another cheap and cheerful recipe that was recently discovered. Again, it feeds two for less than £3 and counts as two of your five a day. My recipe for gnocchi, bacon and broccoli with creamy garlic sauce is quick, easy and frugal too. It’s really creamy and just what you need when you’re craving a dauphinoiseque meal.
Total price: £2.63
Keep the broccoli water boiling (it will have a greenish tinge) and then cook the gnocchi in this for 2 or 3 minutes or until they float. While they are cooking, pour the cream into the bacon/broccoli combo, season and let it reduce slightly.
Put the sauce into the pasta or the pasta into the sauce. I find whichever pan is bigger is best. Lovely jubbly. Dinner for less than £3 for two people in less than 10 minutes!