5 recipes for 4 people for £3

543 is a project to help families on a tight budget make five meals for four people with ingredients costing £3 devised by staff at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill in Southampton


Staff at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill in Southampton have created five short, easy to follow videos on how to make five meals, for four people – each using ingredients costing just £3!

“We know that this year has been tough in so many ways – not least on people’s bank balance,” explains Lewis Collins, Teacher of Food Technology at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill.

“We wanted to create something to help families make their money go further when doing the weekly shop, which is how we came up with 5,4,3 Meals.  These meals are easy to follow, taste great and are enough to feed a small family – and they do not cost the earth.”

“We hope families across the Oasis family and beyond give them a try.”

Winner of this year’s Great British Bake Off, Peter Sawkins, gives the idea his seal of approval, recording a short video of support at the beginning of each meal.

Watch the recipes here 

  • Cheese and broccoli pasta
  • Chicken biryani
  • Chicken fajitas
  • Cottage pie
  • Potato gnocchi