Cheap Recipe Blog

Main courses

One of the best ways to save money on food is to have a bunch of cheap meal ideas in your repertoire. A good place to start on your money-saving journey in cooking is right here.

Making cheap main courses at home involves choosing recipes with cheap ingredients. Go back to the basics and choose recipes the contain low-cost ingredients like lentils, beans, potatoes, carrots, tortillas, ground beef, eggs, pasta, and rice.

To ensure you’re getting your vegetables, consider purchasing frozen vegetables or low-cost options like cabbage, celery, broccoli, carrots, and green peppers. And stock up on vegetables that are on sale – and learn how to properly freeze them.

Once you get familiar with these recipes, you can play around with variations and substitutions to keep them fresh.

Another way to save money on main courses is to repurpose leftovers. I always take home leftovers in restaurants (if I don’t eat it all) – and try to avoid throwing away leftovers at home. Stage your own cooking challenge to make delicious dishes out of leftover foods!

Enjoy these budget-friendly main course recipes from Cheap Recipe Blog!