Budget-Friendly Canned Casserole

With the cost of living crisis getting quite spicy- how about we create a casserole that is respective to the budget! Canned food is cheap and therefore we use it a lot here to protect our budget! Chickpeas are a good source of protein in this recipe and the casserole is vegetarian. If you’re here to save, then the Budget-Friendly Canned Casserole is for you!

If you don’t like spicy food, you can replace the finger chillies with another herb or spice. I would recommend corriander (or cilantro) if you want to replace the finger chillies. You can add double cream to the casserole to give it a milder touch or just make it more creamier and thicker!

Budget-Friendly Canned Casserole Recipe

Budget-Friendly Canned Casserole

Budget-Friendly Canned Casserole

Josh N.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 8 persons


  • 1 can mushrooms
  • 2 cans chopped tomato
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 onions
  • 3 potatoes
  • 5 dried finger chillies
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree


  • Preheat oven to 200 C fan on
  • Pour the mushrooms, chickpeas and tomatoes into the casserole dish with the spices. Keep the liquids in but if there's too much liquid then drain (into a strainer) the chickpeas and mushrooms before adding. Keep the liquid for a stock.
  • Slice the onions and cut the potatoes into cubes then brown the onions and potatoes then add them to the casserole.
  • Mix everything then put the casserole dish covered in the oven for an hour and a half.
  • Remove cover then keep in oven for 30 to an hour until the top is browned.


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We hope you enjoyed the recipe and make sure to comment down what you think of the recipe or what you’ve done with it! Hopefully this is a budget friendly recipe and you can use these methods to save money in a crisis time like this period. If you would like to save more money- make sure to check out our cheaper method of making butter! Or check out our YouTube channel for the occassional cheap recipe!