Here at Charlie Bigham’s, we use only the freshest ingredients, and all our dishes are cooked in small batches just like you’d cook at home. Each day we freshly prepare every dish in our kitchen, so they’re fresher when they reach the supermarket shelf and fresher when they reach your table.

We wanted to show you how our delicious meals compare in money and time to cooking from scratch. You may be surprised by the results!

We’ve done the sums and worked out that our Lasagne for 2 people, freshly prepared in our kitchens, costs £2.84* less than cooking from scratch, and can take over 2½ hours less to cook. And then there’s all the washing up that comes with it too.

*We compared the cost of shopping at your local supermarket for ingredients of a similar quality to the ones we use at Charlie Bigham’s and asked a selection of people from Charlie Bigham’s HQ, you can see the breakdown below.


Butter (Knob of Butter) £0.30
Mature Cheddar (Good Slice) £0.30
Milk* £0.00
Double Cream (Good Glug) £0.20
Barber's Vintage Cheddar Cheese (Small Slice) £0.15
Mature Cheddar Cheese (Good Slice) £0.10
Cornflour* £0.00
Peppercorn* £0.00
Salt* £0.00
Sugar* £0.00
Tomato Puree (Good Squeeze) £0.10
Diced Tomatoes (Whole Tin) £0.80
Balsamic Vinegar (Good Glug) £0.05
Water* £0.00
White Wine (1 Small Glass of Wine) £2.00
Ground White Pepper* £0.00
Nutmeg (Pinch) £0.08
Ground Star Anise (Pinch) £0.12
Flour* £0.00
Rapeseed Oil* £0.00
Beef Stock (Around Half a Pack) £0.80
Lasagne Sheets (Few Sheets) £0.54
Smoked Bacon (⅓ Pack) £1.36
Beef Mince 15% Fat (½ Pack) £1.50
Pork Mince 12% Fat (½ Pack) £1.13
Garlic (Few Cloves) £0.20
Oregano (Pinch) £0.30
Carrots (1 Carrot) £0.07
Celery (1 Head) £0.10
Onion (1 Onion) £0.12
Parsley (Have to Buy Fresh) £1.25
*from your kitchen
Total £11.37
Charlie Bigham’s Lasagne For Two £9.50

Prices quoted are from Tesco online, November 2022. Charlie Bigham’s pricing subject to retailer discretion.

We’ve had lots of questions from our customers about some of the alternative ways of cooking our food in the last few months, especially air fryers and microwaves. Head here to find out more about this.

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