Have you noticed grocery prices racing up? Yikes! It’s gotten crazy. Between rising prices, recovery from back-to-school shopping and Christmas being just around the corner, I’m guessing that you could stand to save a few dollars on your grocery budget as much as I can. Yeah, I thought so!
This month we’re going to be focusing on saving money on food. Today, I’m sharing a list of the least expensive recipes I have. Nearly all of my recipes are budget-friendly, but these really counteract those rising prices.
You may notice a lot of rice, beans, pasta and eggs in this list. Basing meals on these ingredients is a great way to keep the cost low. But it doesn’t have to be boring! In fact, I think you’ll be amazed by the variety of flavors and meals that you can create from these basics
CLASSIC MEALS NOT TO BE OVERLOOKED
Loaded Baked Potatoes with Homemade Cheese Sauce
STOVETOP DELICACIES WITH INTERNATIONAL FLAIR
ONE-POT MEALS FOR MORE ENJOYING AND LESS CLEANING
15-MINUTE MEALS LEAVE MORE TIME FOR EATING TOGETHER
Chipped Beef Gravy over Cornbread or Biscuits
Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce with Two Cheeses
Asian Noodles with Stir Fry Veggies and Chicken
SOUPS AND CHOWDERS TO COMFORT THE SOUL
Vietnamese Style Chicken Noodle Soup
Calico Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage
Ham, Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
Pasta Soup – pasta, tomatoes, carrots, onion
BREAKFAST FOR DINNER
Scrambled Eggs, Ham and Muenster
BREADS TO STRETCH MEALS
DESSERTS AND SNACKS
Brownies, Cakes & Cobblers
Peach Crisp in the Slow Cooker
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
What are your favorite Budget-Friendly Meal tips?
If you’re like me, then you can use a few more tips too! So share away and let the rest of us know how you create budget-friendly meals that don’t taste cheap. We all thank you in advance!
Aimee @ Simple Bites says
Superb round-up, Tiffany. Thanks for sharing!
Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says
Wonderful list! I am going to look at it more closely in a bit. It HAS gone expensive and it’s becoming essential to economize! Thanks!
Trudy Garvey says
Yummy list! I have made some of the ones you share here and enjoyed everyone. Thanks!
Crystal & Co. says
What a list! You’ve got me beat here! 🙂
Totally sharing this with my readers!
Great list – but many of the links are not working. Lentil tacos for instance.
Kim, thanks for pointing out the broken links. I think I’ve got them all fixed now. I’m not sure why the numbers are off though. Maybe my blog can’t count 🙂
Nicole P says
Thanks for posting this list! We’re trying to cut back our grocery bill without using coupons to buy a lot of junk food. I’m always looking for cheap dinner ideas. A lot of these are easy too!
Thanks for this post, so useful! 🙂
I love this list. I’m already planning to try out a few of the dishes listed here.
I was thinking that for your list of desserts, maybe rice pudding would be a good addition? Most of the ingredients are just kitchen staples.
Great list and great recipes!
But just to let you know, the link for Mexican Rice and Beans (#25 on the top) is also broken.