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25+ Budget Meals and Frugal Recipes

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Updated January 10, 2017
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25 Budget Meals and Frugal Recipes

Planning meals on a budget can be a stressful task during the work week for many reasons. Budget friendly meals require planning ahead, which we don't always have the time for, and they also require a little more thought when you're at the store. Budget meals aren't difficult to make, and they can be truly delicious, but it takes a little time and effort on your part to make them the best they can be. For this reason, we took on half the work for you, and listed some of our favorite recipes for budget meals below. These frugal recipes will be a hit with any family.

Budget Meals for Your Whole Family

Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak Recipe

These wonderful frugal recipes were carefully selected for the "poor man" or the budget conscious cook.  We know that with your busy schedule, it can be impossible to make it to the grocery store.  All of these recipes are here because we believe that they can be made out of whatever is in your pantry, cabinets, or freezer. Show your family that meals on a budget can be delicious with these fine frugal recipes.  

Budget Friendly Recipes: Casserole Dishes

Hubby's Favorite Hobo Casserole

Some of the most appetizing cheap meals are the always-rewarding, casserole recipes. There are a number of different varieties and flavors that can be jam packed into one casserole dish. Another perk? Most casseroles are already budget friendly in nature, so finding the recipes below was a piece of cake! Enjoy the budget friendly dishes below.

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Easy Pantry Tuna Penne

There is nothing more satisfying than enjoying every bite of a meal that's saving you money! Here are a few more recipes -- some of our favorites -- for the frugal cook inside all of us. 

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This is such a great collection. I love that this takes into account that budget doesn't just mean cheap ingredients, but everyday ingredients that you have around the house! I made the skillet beef hashbrowns, and it was so good! I had lots of leftovers, too.

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