35 Frugal Recipes to Make When You’re Broke

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  It’s an extremely important skill to know how to feed your family quality food when the budget is tight. That’s why I’ve put together this list of simple, from scratch recipes that make the most of easy low-cost ingredients. These recipes are frugal, yet satisfying so check them out and see how to feed your family well when your wallet is empty.


  And if you are looking to save even more on your grocery bill then you will want to checkout IBOTTA and Checkout 51I use these apps regularly to earn cash back on my groceries purchases such as milk and produce. No coupons needed. Now on to the frugal recipes!


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35 Frugal Recipes to Make When You’re Broke



Cinnamon Sugar Pancake Squares – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Amish Baked Oatmeal – Cooking Classy

Buttermilk Biscuits – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos – Frugality Gal

Egg Muffins – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Cinnamon Sugar Amish Bread – Redfly Creations

Banana Bread – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks – Averie Cooks

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Country Breakfast Bowls – Budget Bytes


Side Dishes

Basic Sautéed Cabbage – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Carrots – Fabulessly Frugal

English Muffin Bread – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Southwest Pasta Salad – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Crockpot Baked Sweet Potatoes – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Golden Skillet Potatoes – Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

45-Minute Yeast Rolls – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Crockpot Corn on the Cob – Recipes that Crock


Main Dishes

Super Simple Beans & Rice – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Baked Potato Bar – Money Wise Moms

Bean & Cheese Burritos – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Vegetable Soup – Cooking Classy

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Tuna Salad Sandwich – Cincy Shopper

5 Meals from 1 Chicken – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Chicken Fried Rice – The Recipe Critic

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans – Graceful Little Honey Bee

One Pot Chicken and Potatoes – Let the Baking Begin

Southwest Chicken Casserole – Graceful Little Honey Bee



Blackberry Jam Bars – Graceful Little Honey Bee

No Bake Cookies – The How to Crew

Freezer Apple Pie Filling – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding – Mostly Homemade Mom

Amish Lemon Bars – Graceful Little Honey Bee

Cake Mix Sugar Cookies – Graceful Little Honey Bee


What’s your favorite frugal recipe? I’d love to know!



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  1. In Sacramento CA they have .99Cent stores.There are tables in the back if their stores that have seasonal fruit and vegetables..I like your menu ,I cook similar meals .Hamburger in bulk,I separate in small packages .Chili.hamburgers,tacos,meatloaf ect .all economical..Beans are great and high in protein.
  2. Potato soup is a frugal meal that I make every 2 weeks. It is delicious, uses up fridge leftovers and is easy to make:. Cut up about 1/3 pkg. Bacon (any kind). Fry, add some chopped onions and a bit of minced garlic. Fry until onions are soft and bacon is cooked (but doesn't have to be crispy.). Add 4 cups water or broth, (I usually just use Knorr chicken cubes), 1/2 cup chopped carrots, 1/2 cup chopped celery, cook a few minutes. Add cubed raw potatoes (1 per person). Cook until all vegetables are tender. Thicken soup with 1 cup milk mixed with 2 T. flour, pour in slowly so soup thickens and flour cooks .Maybe 10 minutes. Now some cooks would blend all this, but we don't.. Add pepper and salt (unless the bacon was quite salty). It''s really filling and tastes great. I particularly like to eat the vegetables rather than a blended mixture. Looks nicer too. Very economical dish, costs pennies/serving, is filling and healthy.
  3. I make my own HEALTHY muffins so I never have to eat fast food....I take them to the beach etc. FAST FOOD IS CODE FOR FATTNING.
  4. I see lots of carbs and sugar and very little protein. May cost a lot less however, children need protein and it's pretty much missing in your menu plans. I see you have chicken but no other protein except cheese which is heavy in fat. Rice, flour or corn burritos, beans (with some protein), potatoes are heavy carbs. Unfortunately, in many third world countries there is evidence this type of eating creates obesity and unhealthy people. Grow veggies, i.e. spinach, kale, collards, carrots, parsnips, turnips, brussel sprouts, asparagus, squash particularly butternut, acorn, spaghetti squash. These veggies are so much better for you. When they are in season, they are reasonably prices, especially asparagus. Not wanting to condemn you but there are better ways to feed your family. Also, go to the bargain shelves, protein marked down as almost out of date for purchase. There is one bread I buy which is .50 per loaf. That's cheap and combine with protein, oh, like you did with a 2nd protein, tuna. Be very careful purchasing cheap canned tuna or any fish as lots of mercury. The worst is tilapia which is farm raised in their own feces.

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