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Another week, another brand new weekly meal plan to help save your midweek sanity!

Meal Plan 20 features a variety of favourite classics as well as some newer meal ideas to keep life interesting! All easy, low cost and totally delicious.

Collage of meals for meal plan 20

With this latest weekly meal plan (number 20) we’re keeping life interesting by combining a few family favourite classics, such as Toad in the Hole, with some brand new creations, like Crispy Cauliflower Tacos (yum). 

As always, we’re focusing on those low-cost and easy-to-find ingredients, and simplifying as much as possible for those busy midweek days.

BUT we’re also making sure there’s no chance of anyone getting bored, so that “What’s For Dinner?” question is always met with an answer that is welcome!

I’ll be sharing this meal plan on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, so watch out for the videos so you can cook along.

For reference, I shopped for this Meal Plan in March 2023 at Aldi and it cost £29.68.

Why use a meal plan?

⭐️ Knowing exactly what food to buy avoids food waste and saves you money.

⭐️ Having a plan for dinner avoids the mental load of “what’s for dinner?” question every night.

The printable shopping list can be found here.

You can find more Meal Plans here:

Meal Plan 19 – Cooking times combo 
Meal Plan 18 – Hands-off meals
Meal Plan 17 – Budget friendly dinners

Some tips:

➡️ Check for any items on the shopping list that you already have in your cupboard.

➡️ Maybe think about doubling up and freezing a recipe or two where the recipes are suitable, so save cooking another day or for the weekend.

➡️ Remove ingredients for any meals that you don’t want to cook.

➡️ The shopping list includes the cheapest version of each ingredient. Obviously if you want to buy lower fat mince or free range etc, that’s personal choice.

➡️ All of the recipes are to serve 4, so if you’re cooking for 2, simply halve the ingredients.

The recipes:

Dinner 1

⭐️ A brand new vegetarian recipe for you!

⭐️ A very easy, low cost and sociable family dinner.

⭐️ Serve with a side of potato wedges if you like (potatoes are in the shopping list for this).

Delicious crispy Cauliflower Tacos on a tray, ready to be eaten.
5 from 21 votes

Crispy Cauliflower Tacos {with Sweet Chilli Mayo}

It’s hard to believe how healthy these vegetarian Cauliflower Tacos really are when they taste THIS good! A perfect blend of spices, yoghurt and breadcrumbs for the ultimate crispy coating, all placed in a wrap with salad and sweet chilli mayo. Yum!
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Dinner 2

⭐️ A healthy, delicious fakeaway that’s ready in about 20 minutes.

⭐️ Very budget-friendly.

Big pot filled with chicken fried rice.
5 from 49 votes

Chicken Fried Rice {Easy Fakeaway}

For those evenings when only Chicken Fried Rice will do but you don’t want to order a takeaway, try this delicious Egg Fried Rice with Chicken recipe.
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Dinner 3

⭐️ A hearty classic made with handy store cupboard ingredients.

⭐️ You can make this in advance and bake when you’re ready to save time.

⭐️ Ready in about 40 minutes.

Pan full of Tuna Pasta Bake.
4.93 from 39 votes

Tuna Pasta Bake {Easiest Ever Recipe!}

There's a reason this is the ultimate Tuna Pasta Bake recipe. A budget-friendly classic that’s super easy, healthy and good for the soul.
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Dinner 4

⭐️ This is a foolproof, easy version of a classic homemade dinner.

⭐️ Loads of tips to follow here for perfecting that Yorkshire Pudding.

⭐️ We’ve added potatoes and vegetables to the shopping list to serve up with this.

Browned sausages in a Yorkshire Pudding batter to make a perfect Toad in the Hole.
5 from 277 votes

Toad in the Hole {Foolproof Recipe!}

The comforting classic is pure perfection when the day calls for it – the best Toad in the Hole recipe is all we need to please everyone.
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Dinner 5

⭐️ This is a full meal so you don’t have to add sides, making it super convenient. 

⭐️ So so tasty and great value. 

⭐️ Quick prep, slow cook.

A black slow cooker pan filled with curried noodles and chicken, with green beans.
4.99 from 161 votes

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodles {with Curry Sauce}

This easy, delicious and healthy noodle dish is the ultimate homemade convenience food. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodles is perfect for the whole family, any day of the week.
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Quick reminder, the printable shopping list can be found here.

If you’ve found this useful, let’s be friends on Instagram @tamingtwins

new cookbook!

Featuring 100 delicious recipes that can be cooked in one pot, you can open any page in this book and find something that will give you not only a meal that the whole family will eat and enjoy, but also one that makes your life a little simpler in the process.

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Sarah Rossi founder of and author of 'What's for Dinner?' books.


Hi, I'm Sarah. I help busy people decide 'What's for Dinner?' Find hundreds of recipes here, and also in my bestselling recipe book. Hope my recipes make your life easier ❤️

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  1. I can’t tell you how much me and my family are grateful for these amazing meal plans.
    Thank you so much for all of your hard work and preparation.