Every once in awhile, someone will ask me, as the author of Cheap Recipe Blog, what the cheapest recipes on my blog are. Valid question. And until now, I didn’t know the exact answer to that question.
So I decided to create a list of the cheapest of the cheap recipes on my blog.
These are the recipes that will get you through the tough times, whether you just lost your job, are a college student or are saving up for a big purchase. And the best part? You won’t sacrifice flavor or quality. Some of the recipes below are my favorite recipes of all time (apple oatcakes, I’m looking at you!)
And by the way… You’re gonna want to pin this post now for future reference!
The 38 Cheapest Recipes On Cheap Recipe Blog
Cheap wedge salad – 89 cents per serving
Bacon-veggie egg boats – 86 cents per serving
Three-ingredient pasta sauce with pasta – 83 cents per servings
The ultimate cheap breakfast sandwich – 80 cents each
Black bean soup with orange-jalapeno salsa – 78 cents per serving
Carrot fries – 72 cents per serving
Tomato-lentil soup – 63 cents per serving
Potato dumplings – 60 cents per serving
Homemade potato chips – 60 cents per serving
Fried egg sandwich – 60 cents each
English muffin pizzas – 60 cents each
Slow cooker apple oatmeal – 59 cents per serving
Apple oatcakes – 52 cents per serving
Pizza-style polenta – 52 cents per serving
Applesauce overnight oatmeal – 50 cents per serving
Lentil and chicken sausage soup – 47 cents per serving
Egg salad sandwiches – 45 cents per serving
Cheesy hot dog egg rolls – 43 cents each
Tortilla shell pizzas – 43 cents each
Creamy potato soup – 42 cents per serving
Thai peanut cabbage salad – 41 cents per serving
Mashed potatoes (made in the crock pot) – 41 cents per serving
Breakfast tostadas – 40 cents each
Baked sweet potato fries – 39 cents per serving
Mashed carrot potatoes with bacon – 39 cents per serving
Lemon-lentil dip – 37 cents per serving
Banana oat pancakes – 37 cents per serving
Berry baked oatmeal – 36 cents per serving
Muffin tin pizzas – 30 cents each
Banana “sushi” rolls – 28 cents per serving
Egg and banana pancakes – 28 cents per serving
Tobasco baked eggs – 25 cents per serving
Cheesy kale rice fritters – 25 cents each
Sea salt popcorn – 23 cents per batch
Homemade tortilla chips – 15 cents per serving
Homemade crackers – 10 cents per serving
Mini pizza bites – 8 cents each
Homemade tortilla shells – 5 cents each
Notice any trends? We’re dealing with lots of pantry staples here: Eggs, tortilla shells, beans, lentils, bananas, and oatmeal. When you base your meals on these budget-friendly food items, you will start saving a lot of money. While still eating delicious food. It’s a win-win!
Where You Shop Matters
If you do the majority of your grocery shopping at a high-end grocery store (such as Whole Foods), you’re going to be spending a lot more if you shop exclusively at ALDI. But how much more are you going to spend? Find out here!
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