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16 Hobo Recipes: Meals for Cheap

By: Rachel Bernstein, Editor,

Preparing a home-cooked meal can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be! With this collection of 16 Hobo Recipes: Meals for Cheap you'll find plenty of ideas for tasty budget meals. Discover ways to cook inexpensively with these cheap dinner recipes everyone loves!


16 Hobo Recipes: Meals for Cheap

Table of Contents

Appetizers & Starters Cheap Recipes

Cheap Dinner Meals

Frugal Recipes for Side Dishes

More Meals for Cheap Recipes

Hobo Casserole 


Appetizers & Starters Cheap Recipes

Start the night off right with some delicious yet inexpensive appetizers! The cheap recipes below are full of flavor but aren't big on cost. Whether you're planning a party on a budget or just want to feed your family an inexpensive weeknight meal, any of the cheap recipes below would be great to try. 


Crispy Hobo Potato Skins - Crunchy and delicious!

Hobo Bread - Serve warm and fresh out of the oven.

Hobo Hush Puppies - A perfect party pleaser.


Cheap Dinner Meals

Main courses don't have to hurt your wallet, especially not when you have dishes like the ones below to cook up!  All of the cheap dinner meals that follow are so tasty, you'd never know they were made for just a few bucks. Impress your family with these cheap, inexpensive meals that are as delicious as they are frugal!

Hobo Fish Packets

Hobo Skillet Pork Chops - So incredibly good

Hobo Cabbage Casserole - It's not just for St. Patrick's Day!

Hobo Fish Packets (shown above) - Simple and delicious

Poor Man Chicken Broccoli Casserole - A great meal-in-one dish

Poor Man Oven Fried Chicken - Comforting and classic

Hobo Beans & Sausage Casserole - Amazingly tasty

Hobo Cheesy Chicken & Potatoes - So cheesy and good


Frugal Recipes for Side Dishes

No meal would be complete without a tasty side dish to accompany the main course. But instead of spending a bunch of extra cash on a complement to your main course, why not opt for one of these side dish meals for cheap? From potatoes to beans to everyone's favorite -- macaroni and cheese -- there's a lot to love in this collection of budget-friendly sides.

Hungry Hobo Beans Bake

Hobo Potatoes - A family favorite

Poor Man's Mac & Cheese - Serve with almost anything!

Hungry Hobo Beans Bake (shown above) - Simple and yummy


More Meals for Cheap Recipes

Can't get enough of our cheap dinner recipes? You're in luck because we have more to share! Check out the bonus budget meal recipes below for some extra frugal cooking inspiration!

Hobo Cake - Great dessert on a dime

Poor Man's Quick Sticky Buns - You have to try these!

Cheesy Hobo Omelet - Perfect for breakfast (or "breakfast for dinner"!)





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