The top 10 recipes from Cheap Recipe Blog in 2013

Looking for the best budget-friendly recipes of 2013? Here they are, all in one place: The top 10 most viewed recipes on Cheap Recipe Blog in 2013 (and some other favorite recipes that deserve a second look!)

This year, I am participating in a year-end countdown of favorite recipes, hosted by Sara at Finding Joy In My Kitchen. The best part? You can participate too! Just head on over to her blog and link up your favorite recipes of 2013. Each day highlights a different food category:

December 26 – Favorite Breakfast Recipes
December 27 – Favorite Soup and Bread Recipes
December 28 – Favorite Main Dish Recipes
December 29 – Favorite Snacks and Appetizer Recipes
December 30 – Favorite Dessert Recipes
December 31 – Readers’ Favorites

Top 10 Recipes of 2013

10: Fully loaded Brussels sprouts – If you’re making Brussels sprouts for the first time at home, it’s gotta be this way. This Brussels sprouts recipe is loaded with all kinds of good stuff: chicken sausage, apples, dates, and a tangy balsamic glaze.

Fully loaded Brussels sprouts, a recipe from Cheap Recipe Blog

9: Carrot fries – Just $1.44 for two large servings.

Carrot fries recipe

8: Berry baked oatmeal – Four servings of this healthy breakfast food cost just $1.47.

Berry baked oatmeal recipe

7: Mini pizza bites – Pizza is good no matter what. Make these tasty little bites the next time you have extra pizza dough to use up.

Mini pizza bites recipe

6: Homemade tortilla shells – Making your own tortilla shells at home is easier than you would expect. And can you believe that they cost just 5 cents each?

Homemade flour tortilla shells/burrito shells from Cheap Recipe Blog

5: Copycat Sweet Martha’s Cookies recipe (from the Minnesota State Fair) – Oh sweet, sweet Martha. Now I can enjoy you all year round, thanks to this awesome copycat recipe!

Copycat Sweet Martha's Cookies recipe

4: Tomato-lentil soup – Simple, nourishing, and amazingly inexpensive.

Tomato and lentil soup recipe

3: Cream cheese-asparagus wonton fries – This recipe was my first experience with a post going viral on Pinterest. This summer, this recipe was repinned more than 3,000 times in one day!

Asparagus cream cheese wonton fries

2: Top 5 “In a Mug” recipes of all time – Not one recipe, but five! If you’ve gotta have dessert and you only have a minute to spare, try making one of these five delicious microwave dessert recipes.

Peanut butter-chocolate cake made in the microwave

1: The $10 Food Day recipes – This past year, I went on a personal mission to prove that it was not only possible – but easy – to feed a family of four for less than $10 a day.  I came up with three one-day menus featuring a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipe. All for less than $10 for the whole day. Also check out $10 Food Day #2 and $10 Food Day #3 menus.

The $10 Food Day

More Top Recipes From 2013 

December 26 – Favorite Breakfast Recipes

December 27 – Favorite Soup & Bread Recipes

December 28 – Favorite Main Dish Recipes

December 29 – Favorite Snacks and Appetizer Recipes

December 30 – Favorite Dessert Recipes

December 31 – Reader Favorites