Christmas, Entertaining, Recipes, Ultimate Budget Christmas Dinner

Jack Monroe’s 3 Course, Zero-Waste Christmas Dinner from £4.34

All prices quoted are per person or portion, and based on generously feeding four adults, with leftovers! The full shopping list is given at the bottom of the post, which was accurate at the time of publication but may be subject to change.

Prawn Cocktail, from £1.15

Roast Potatoes, from 12p

Mandarin-Glazed Carrots & Parsnips, from 19p

Cranberry, Cashew & Veg-Peel Stuffing Roast, from 27p

Yorkshire Puddings, from 11p

Free Range Roast Chicken, from £1.26

Big Pigs In Kingsize Blankets, from 39p

Christmas Odds-And-Sods Gravy, from 11p

Sneaky Sprouts, from 29p

Mincemeat Pudding, from 37p

Get the full shopping list HERE.

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Jack Monroe is an award winning food writer and bestselling author. Books include A Girl Called Jack, A Year In 120 Recipes and Cooking On A Bootstrap. She has won the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink award (ironically), the Observer Food Monthly Best Food Blog, Marie Claire 'Woman At The Top', Red Magazine's 'Red Hot Women', the YMCA Courage & Inspiration Award, the Woman Of The Year Entrepreneur award, the Women Of The Future media award and many more. She works with Oxfam, the Trussell Trust, Child Poverty Action Group, Plan Zheroes, the Food Chain and many food banks, schools and childrens centres to teach people to cook and eat well on a low income, and campaigns against the causes of poverty and austerity in Britain and abroad.