Cheap Foods To Feed 6 People – 10 Delicious Recipe Ideas

Here are 10 cheap meals for large families that are not only delicious and filling, but they are cheap and easy too!

If you have no time to cook and you have 6 people to feed then you need something that is quick to prepare and uses the least amount of pots and pans.

Who wants to spend hours cleaning up?

I especially love slow cooker recipes that you can prepare ahead and enjoy later.

Sausage & bean casserole

Sausage & bean casserole
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This recipe is one of the staple meals in our family. I love this one because not only is it super tasty, but it is easily adapted for whatever vegetables you have available. I tend to slice up the sausages and put more beans in to bulk it out. That way I can get away with using fewer sausages.

Crockpot Brisket Stew with Mushrooms – Super Easy One Pot

Crockpot Brisket Stew with Mushrooms
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This cheap recipe easily feeds 6, plus it is so easy to prepare. Simply dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker and six hours later you have a delicious meal.

I just love ‘bung’ recipes like this. Literally, that is all you do.

Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe

A store cupboard favourite that is infinitely adaptable. Bulk it out with more beans to make it go further or take out the meat to make it veggie, or swap it out for something else you have on hand.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentil Tandoori Curry

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentil Tandoori Curry
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Simply add all the ingredients to the crockpot and you have a delicious curry to enjoy in the evening.

To make it even cheaper (and tastier) you could use chicken thighs instead of the breast.

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Slow Cooker Pork Chops With Apples Recipe

Slow Cooker Pork Chops With Apples Recipe
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This recipe can be adapted for more people by simply adding more pork chops.

The apples you use can be as old as you like, it would be just as tasty.

One Pan Chicken and Veggies Bake

One Pan Chicken and Veggies Bake
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A super-easy one-pan recipe to save on the washing up!

This one is perfect if you are following a low-carb diet. Swap out the veggies for anything else that takes your fancy, and add more chicken to feed a larger crowd.

One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles

Noodles are a big favourite in our family. They fill everyone up and are so cheap!

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Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake

Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake
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Delicious and cheap. What is not to love about tuna pasta bake!

One Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken

One Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken
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Delicious and adaptable. Make this dish as spicy or as creamy as you like.

Easy fish pie recipe

Easy fish pie recipe
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Fill yourself up for less!

I have made this dish many times and it always goes down well. If you love fish too, this one is a winner. I always find dishes like these very filling.

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Penny | SparklingPenny

Hi, I'm Penny. A busy mum of two boys, with the aim to enjoy life to the full.