10 Quick Cheap Foods To Make For When You Have No Time OR Money

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Here are 10 quick cheap foods to make at home for when your budget tells you that you really need to reign in the spending.

If you think that cheap meals have to be boring, then think again. The cheapest meals I make in my house are actually the most requested, especially mac and cheese, with tuna casserole coming a very close second.

What’s great about these meals too is that they reheat well (especially the pasta dishes) and make perfect light lunches.

Here are some more cheap recipes:

Old Fashioned Macaroni Cheese and Tomatoes

Of all the quick foods to make, this has to be the quickest and the best. The ultimate budget-friendly comfort food. Only 3 ingredients are required for this satisfying all-in-one meal.

4-Ingredient Fettuccine Carbonara | Bake Play Smile

All this time I've been adding cream to my carbonara, when actually it is not needed at all, not to mention the added calories! This recipe is quick to make and naturally creamy.

Cheesy Homemade Hamburger Helper

I have to say that I have never tried adding raw pasta to a dish and cooking it with the sauce 'one pot' style. When you think about it, it seems a bit pointless cooking it separately.

Made only with pantry staples, this dish will fill you up cheaply.

Baked Chicken and White Beans with Onion, Bacon and Tomatoes

This chicken dish is made with the cheapest (and most tasty in my opinion) cuts of chicken, along with bacon, onion and white beans of your choice.

Delicious and Easy Tuna Casserole Recipe

Tuna and pasta are a staple in our house and a favorite too. If you have any mac and cheese leftover from the day before, add it to this dish and you have another meal.

15-Minute Sesame Noodles

No time to cook tonight? Here's quick food to make at home. These noodles can be knocked up in just 15 minutes. Serve your veg separately on the side and let everyone customize their meal.

Healthy Fried Cabbage and Potatoes (2 Ingredient, Vegan)

An extremely affordable dinner (cabbage is so cheap). Add some colorful veggies into the mix to make it even more healthy.

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

Pizza without the bread but with ALL the flavor.

5 Ingredient Honey Garlic Chicken Crock-Pot Recipe | Healthy & Easy

This simple 5 ingredient honey garlic chicken tastes better than takeout. Serve with rice and veggies or put it in a toasted bun.

Budget-Friendly Beef with Carrot Casserole

If you only have carrots and mince in your refrigerator as I often do, here is an idea for a budget-friendly casserole with only those two ingredients.

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Penny | SparklingPenny

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