50 Easy Recipes When You’re on a Budget

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Getting dinner on the table when you’re on a budget can be hard. I am always on the hunt for cheap dinner recipes.

As a busy mom easy recipes are something that I need.

I do not like to spend a lot of time preparing meals, heating up the kitchen, or fixing anything that requires a ton of ingredients. Plus, I like to prep on a budget. Can you relate?

Shopping and preparing meals on a budget can be a daunting task. But seriously with a little thought and preparation it is a battle we can all overcome!

We have put together a list of recipes that are perfect to make when you’re broke.

Large Family Costco Grocery Haul and Weekly Meal Plan

Here is what a large family grocery haul looks like for our family of seven. Also get a quick look at out meal plan for the week.

Baked Puerto Rican Chicken and Authentic Puerto Rican Rice

This is so easy to make and very inexpensive. Your family will love it.

50 Cheap Dinner Ideas

50 cheap dinner ideas when you're on a budget

50 Easy Recipes When You're on a Budget

When you're broke you need access to recipes that will meet your budget needs. All of these recipes are cheap to make and use common ingredients you likely already have on hand.

What easy meals are you preparing for dinner? Share your thrifty ideas!


  1. TAMMY LITKE says:

    I need to try the Crockpot Ravioli! It sounds so good and anything made in the slow cooker is my kind of meal 🙂

    1. It is amazing. I’ve been making it for years now and we love it!

  2. What a great roundup! Who doesn’t need to budget from time to time? Saving this! Thanks for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  3. Lots of great ideas on here, I need to get busy in my kitchen!

  4. Oh my! Great ideas! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Very awesome list. I need!! 🙂 Best wishes for the weekend. Linda @Crafts a la mode

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