This Morning viewers have been left baffled by Clodagh McKenna’s ‘budget Christmas dinner recipe’ which she claims cost just £5 per person to make.

This recipe was shared by the 46-year-old Cork chef. It involves one turkey breast, split in four and served with homemade cranberry sauce and roast vegetables.

But viewers questioned how she managed to get the ingredients for just £20, while others said that it was a measly-version of turkey and the trimmings, with no pigs in blankets, stuffing, Brussel sprouts or bread sauce.

Some also claimed the ITV show ‘clickbaited them’ by suggesting that the whole meal is only £5, not discovering the cost referred to each portion until the end of the segment.     

This Morning viewers have been left baffled by Clodagh McKenna's 'budget Christmas dinner recipe' which she claims cost just £5 per person to make

This Morning viewers have been left baffled by Clodagh McKenna’s ‘budget Christmas dinner recipe’ which she claims cost just £5 per person to make

Cork-born chef, 46, shared the recipe which involves one turkey breast split four ways and served with roast vegetables, homemade cranberry sauce, and a trifle - pictured is the final dinner

The recipe was shared by a 46-year-old Cork chef. It involves one turkey breast, split in four and served with homemade cranberry sauce and roast vegetables.

Clodagh stated that there are many people on a tight budget and it is important for everyone to have a wonderful Christmas dinner.

“We’ve got turkey, all the trimmings.

Elle explained that everyone in the food team was’so proud’ of the fact that they were able to source the recipe for such a low price.  

“First you need to get a turkey steak, place it between two sheets of clingfilm, then bake it,” she said.

You cook your turkey breasts by wrapping the string around it, adding smoked streaky bacon to it and then cooking it.   

She revealed that it is cheaper to make your own. It’s cheaper, and tastes so much better.

Clodagh explained you cook the turkey breast by laying it down with string, putting smoked streaky bacon on top and adding homemade Irish potato stuffing before wrapping it in butcher string and cooking it

Clodagh explained you cook the turkey breast by laying it down with string, putting smoked streaky bacon on top and adding homemade Irish potato stuffing before wrapping it in butcher string and cooking it

The chef suggested sharing one turkey breast between for people - it is pictured wrapped in bacon

Chef suggested that one turkey breast be shared among four people. The turkey is shown here wrapped in bacon.

The chef served the meal with roast potato with butter garlic and rosemary and an array of root vegetables.

The meal was prepared by the chef with potatoes with butter garlic, rosemary, and a selection of root vegetables.

Clodagh did not explain the process, but viewers suggested that budget supermarkets such as Aldi can sell stuffing mixes for as low as 29p. 

She also went on to make cranberry sauce from scratch, mixing fresh cranberries, sugar, water, chilli and cinnamon –  with the ingridients costing much more than 50p, which is the price of a value pack of the Christmas condiment. 

The meal was prepared by the chef with potato roast with butter garlic, rosemary, and a selection of root vegetables.

But viewers questioned how she managed to get the ingredients for just £20, while others said that it was a measly-version of turkey and the trimmings, with no pigs in blankets, stuffing, Brussel sprouts or bread sauce

But viewers questioned how she managed to get the ingredients for just £20, while others said that it was a measly-version of turkey and the trimmings, with no pigs in blankets, stuffing, Brussel sprouts or bread sauce

‘£5 per serving she says….. bit misleading that headline then,’ one viewer wrote.

‘It’s under £20 but £5 a serving. That “Xmas dinner for under a fiver” is a bit misleading,’ added another.

‘Course it cost her £5 she grows most of the ingredients in her back garden,’ a third wrote.

 ‘A Christmas dinner for only £5? Well, it sure don’t look like it!,’ said one.

‘If that dinner is £5 then I’ll eat my hat!’ A fifth was added.

‘I’m sure you can buy a jar of cranberry sauce for under a quid,’ wrote one.