Better Budgeting: Frugal Recipes Index

Frugal Recipes Index

Save money with our frugal recipes and share your favorites with us! We know it's not always easy planning nice meals on a budget, but living on hot dogs and macaroni and cheese is NOT an option either. That's why we've been sharing frugal recipes with our readers since we started in 2001. Our recipes are easy to prepare, easy on the budget, and so tasty that children usually give them a thumbs up. I'm not promising that your kids will love every single recipe but there is hope! :o)

Our Recipes Include: Beverages, Biscuit Dough Recipes, Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinner (Beans, Beef and Pork, Chicken and Turkey, Crock Pot / Slow Cooker, Fish and Seafood, Mac n' Cheese, Pasta, Potatoes, Rice), Salads, Sauces, Soups, Vegetables, and Desserts!  

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Beverage Recipes:

Frugal Hot Chocolate and Mocha Mixes

Homemade Lemonade

Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Mulled Cider

Southern Sweet Tea & Sugar-Free

Biscuit Recipes:

Recipes Made with Refrigerated Biscuit Dough

Barbecue Cups

Butter Biscuits or Rolls

Ham and Cheese Biscuit Roll Ups

Breakfast Recipes:

Cranberry Raisin Granola, Frugally Delicious French Toast, Homemade Biscuit Mix, Monkey Bread, Oatmeal Recipes and More

Frugal Breakfast Index

Lunch / Dinner Recipes: 


Barbecue Beans Sloppy Joe Style

Easy Baked Beans (2 Recipes)

Red Beans and Rice

Beef and Pork

21 Shepherd's Pie Recipes

Beef and Rice Casserole

Chili Cheese Cornbread

Chili Cheese Fries or Tots

Chili Tacos or Fritos

Chuck Wagon Dinner

Corn Dogs

Easy Stroganoff

(see also Crock-Pot Beef Stroganoff)

Ground Bologna Sandwiches

Meatball Mania (7 Recipes)

No-Cheese Burritos

Open Face Sandwiches

Porcupine Balls

Pork Chops with Sauerkraut

Ramen Noodle Stir-Fry

Taco Hash Browns

Taco Squares

Chicken and Turkey

Fish and Seafood

Blackened Trout

Broiled Salmon

Crunchy Tilapia

Mac n' Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese 

Beefy Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Farmhouse Macaroni and Cheese

Do you have a favorite Mac n' Cheese recipe? Please contact us, we'd love to hear from you!


Buttered Noodles with Eggs and Cheese ("King's Dish") 

Classic Baked Penne Casserole

Linguini with White Clam Sauce

Mushroom Ham Fettuccine

Spaghetti Alfredo with Crab and Broccoli


(see also Baked Potato Soup)

Cheesy Potatoes

Potato Gnocchi

Potato Pancakes

Smashed Potatoes

Tater-Tot Casserole (2 Recipes)

Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes


The following RICE recipes are also located under other headings such as Beans, Beef, Chicken, etc. We have only relisted them here for your convenience! :o)

Baked Chicken and Rice

Beef and Rice Casserole

Chicken and Rice or Egg Noodles

Chicken and Yellow Rice

Porcupine Balls

Red Beans and Rice

Stir-Fry Chicken, Vegetables, and Rice

Salad Recipes:

Larry's Macaroni Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

Tuna Salad

Sauce Recipes:

Easy Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Teriyaki Sauce and Stir-Fry

Soup Recipes:

Baked Potato Soup, Homemade Chicken Noodle, Old Fashioned Vegetable, Ramen Veggie, Taco Soup, and More

Soup Recipe Index

Vegetable Recipes:

"Chick" Parmesan (Vegetarian)

Green Pepper Casserole

Herbed Carrots

Southern Green Beans

Squash Casserole

Veggie Noodle Stir-Fry

Dessert Recipes:

Apple Crisp, Chocolate Banana Pops, Easy Pie Crust, Irish Potato Candy, Pumpkin Pie, S'mores Cookie Bars, and More

Dessert Recipe Index

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If you have special dietary or nutritional needs please feel free to substitute ingredients in our recipes as needed, we do it all the time. We want you to be frugal and healthy.  

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