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:
- Cheap Foods To Feed 6 People – 10 Delicious Recipe Ideas
- Crockpot Brisket Stew with Mushrooms – Super Easy Onepot
- 5 Week Night Slow Cooker Recipes For When You Have No Time
- Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentil Tandoori Curry
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An extremely affordable dinner (cabbage is so cheap). Add some colorful veggies into the mix to make it even more healthy.
Pizza without the bread but with ALL the flavor.
This simple 5 ingredient honey garlic chicken tastes better than takeout. Serve with rice and veggies or put it in a toasted bun.
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.