50 best frugal dinner recipes when you are broke

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We all find ourselves at the end of the month where we run out of money and are looking for the most economical and cheap meals to save the day.

Sometimes we just want to cut down on our monthly expenses and cutting down on the groceries seems like a good start. The first and foremost step to start saving up on money is to look out for frugal recipes and frugal foods.

Investing in frugal ingredients results in the preparation of frugal meals; which are both economical and healthy. Here is a list of 50 top frugal dinner recipes that are easy to prepare, lite on the pocket, extremely healthy and tasty.

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  • Cole Slaw: This is one of the easiest, cheapest and most fun recipes to try. All you need is:

1 cup of shredded cabbage

1cup of shredded carrots

1 cup mayonnaise

A pinch of salt and pepper

Β½ tsp of lemon juice (optional)

Just mix everything in a large bowl and add a heaped tablespoon of full fat cream for some extra creamy texture. Recipe: https://www.fifteenspatulas.com/coleslaw/

  • Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs: This is one recipe that can never go wrong. Everyone’s favorite dinner recipe. You will need:

1 packet of uncooked spaghetti

1 packet of meatballs (store-bought or prepared at home)

1 cup of marinara sauce

Boil some spaghetti, heat some meatballs in the marinara sauce and drizzle over the spaghettis. Yummy in your tummy! Recipe: https://www.thespruceeats.com/classic-spaghetti-and-meatballs-3058257

  • Cream of Carrot soup: A hearty, wholesome and easy dinner recipe. All you need is:

1 pound carrots

1 cup canned beans

1 cup vegetable stock

Β½ cup sour cream

Β½ teaspoon of grated ginger

Seasoning to taste

Cook everything together until tender and blend for yummy soup. Recipe: https://www.simplystacie.net/2018/09/cream-of-carrot-soup/


  • Three Bean Veggie Chili: So yummy and nutritious. Use the canned varieties and prepare this simple and inexpensive dish.

1 can black beans

1 can pinto beans

1 can red beans

1 can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes

1 bag frozen mixed vegetables of choice

1 onion, chopped

2.5 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon oil of choice

Recipe: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/vegetarian-three-bean-chili

  • Masala Potatoes: if you fancy something spicy and enjoy simple and healthy curries. Give this recipe a go:

3 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 bag frozen peas

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 can coconut milk

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 cup plain yogurt

Recipe: https://www.indianhealthyrecipes.com/potato-masala-aloo-masala/

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