14 cheap easy meals on a budget to try tonight

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Are you looking for recipes that will help you make it? cheap, easy meals on a budget? Search no further!

Today I’m sharing 14 recipes for delicious, homemade, and flavorful recipes that are inexpensive and easy to make.

As you may know, I am a new mom. It’s a must these days to find meals that are easy to make. I’m lucky enough to have a flexible work schedule that allows me to work when I want, but I’m usually so tired when it comes to dinner time. I need something easy to cook!

But easy meals don’t have to be dull or boring, and they certainly don’t have to be expensive. That’s why I was so excited to put together this list of recipes for cheap, easy meals on a budget.

I have already tried several of these recipes and my favorites so far are:

  • Vegan Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole – This is a healthy one pot meal that is so easy to prepare and cook. If you are not vegan this would be great with real cheese.
  • One Dish Chili Noodles – So simple and easy, and beans are always one of the cheapest things. This flavorful meal is filling and delicious.
  • Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken – I love spicy food, and I definitely added more jalapenos to this, haha! This recipe is also low-carb and keto-friendly.
  • 5 Ingredients Baked Apricot Chicken – I wasn’t sure about apricots and chicken, but this is so delicious and easy. This would be delicious with rice.

If you’re trying to save money on groceries right now, add one or two to your rotation every week.

To save even more money, browse through grocery store flyers and coupons before planning your meals for the week. Since the recipes in this article are already cheap, easy meals on a budget, you can save even more with a sale or coupons.

You’ve already got a feel for the kind of recipes I’m sharing with you today, and they’re great for busy parents, new moms, college students, or anyone trying to stick to a grocery budget.

Food costs have risen significantly this year and these recipes give you many options to save.

And, as I said before, easy meals don’t have to be bland or boring. I was shocked at how much flavor was in these recipes.

These meals were also easy enough to prepare and make while caring for a new baby – that’s a big deal for me these days.

If you enjoy the meals in this article and want more, I recommend reading:

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Here are 14 cheap easy meals on a budget

1. One-pot potato pasta

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2. Slow Cooker Ham And Potato Soup

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3. Vegan Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole

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Vegan Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole

4. Savory Italian Baked Ziti

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5. Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken

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6. Pasta With Chickpeas

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7. Low Carb Bacon Egg and Spinach Breakfast Casserole

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8. Pasta With Peas

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9. Artichoke and Cheese Frittata

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10. Bacon Jalapeno Cheddar Burger Bowls

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11. Baked Apricot Chicken

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12. Healthy Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

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13. One Dish Chili Noodles

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14. Easy Mexican Burger and Rice

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Easy Mexican Burger And Rice

What are your favorite cheap easy meals on a budget?