All of these tasty recipes can be made for under 10 dollars, and just because we're pinching a few pennies doesn't mean we have to sacrifice quality - all these budget-friendly ideas are delicious, nutritious, and satisfying.
This affordable penne pasta recipe certainly doesn’t taste like a "budget" meal, but thanks to some very thin slices of prosciutto, it's inexpensive and delicious. Pasta with peas has always been a dinner staple when times are lean. Not only will you save a few dollars, but this easy-to-make pasta recipe is also very nutritious.
This is my personal favorite meatloaf recipe. The pureed vegetables really add a lot of moisture and flavor, as does the classic glaze. Affordable and delicious.
The name of this macaroni and cheese recipe says it all. This is the mac and cheese that put the "comfort" in comfort food. Dig into a dish of this classic, creamy macaroni and cheese anytime you want to warm up from the inside out.
Don't let the "screwy" name fool you; this beefy corkscrew casserole recipe is delicious and easy. This is a ground beef and pasta bake that everyone will enjoy.
If you're a fan of hearty soups, this black bean and corn chowder recipe is for you. The sweet corn is perfect with the black beans, and the chipotle pepper gives this chowder a nice kick.
This healthy and delicious tuna pasta recipe is surprisingly quick and simple to prepare. If the only time you enjoy tuna and macaroni is in tuna casserole, then you need to give this recipe a try.
Lower fat doesn't mean lower favor in this delicious turkey chili recipe. You might make this the first time because it's low-carb, and low-cal, but you'll make it again because it tastes so good!
This gumbo recipe is a spicy, meaty, comforting Cajun stew, usually served with rice. Andouille sausage is a traditional ingredient in gumbo recipes, but any spicy, smoked sausage will work in this classic American recipe.
This healthy cauliflower pasta recipe features a much lower fat version of the classic Alfredo cream sauce. This spaghetti recipe only has a small splash of cream, and instead relies on the cauliflower puree to make the delicious creamy sauce.