Cornucopia of Inexpensive Recipes


As promised, today I am sharing recipes that use most of the inexpensive foods I listed in yesterday’s post. None of these recipes are new. They are all in the data base of the nearly 600 recipes here at More Thyme Than Dough. I know your time is valuable. So I have picked out the best of them and put them in one post for you so you don’t have to search that massive data base.

You might want to bookmark this page so that you have easy access to this cornucopia of inexpensive recipes.

Some of the posts linked below also have additional links that lead to even more inexpensive recipes.

Other recipes included below have money saving tips in them. For instance you will find a substitutions chart that lists less expensive items to substitute for more expensive items at the link for Cremy Tuna Pasta with Peas.

Many of these recipes are also quick and easy. Most are also under $2 per serving.

I have included some children’s favorite recipes too.

These are all Recession Buster Recipes©.

Remember too, that canned (and frozen) foods are sometimes more nutritious than the more expensive fresh vegetables and fruits. I dealt with this topic in some depth in Nutritious Canned Vegetables.

You will also notice that some recipes use two inexpensive foods like in tuna fish and pasta, or rice and eggs.

These recipes also show that inexpensive foods do not have to be boring or taste bland.  Each of these recipes have lots of flavor, zest, zing, and zip.

I tried to include as much helpful information for you in one handy-dandy location as I could.

Canned tuna

Creamy Tuna Pasta with Peas

Tuna Noodle Casserole










Classic Tuna Fish Salad

Canned vegetables and fruits, especially tomato products

Creamed Corn with Green Onions and Bacon

Cream of Corn Soup










Tangy Tomato Sauce


The Hunter Egg Sandwich

Eggs with Rice and Soy Dressing










Asparagus with Soft Egg and Anchovies

Fresh apples, bananas, and grapes

Bing Cherry and Banana Salad

Chocolate Bananas with Nuts










Banana Strawberry Sandwich

Cinnamon Apples

Sweet Italian Sausages with Grapes


Roasted Carrots with Honey

Brown Sugar and Sherry Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

Tuti-Fruti Oriental Salad

Potatoes sweet and white

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon

Hungarian Potato Soup










Bubble and Squeak 

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked Potato with Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese


While I have made many recipes with diced onions in them, I do not have a recipe for onions per se.


Chili Con Carne










Garlic Braised Brothy Escarole with White Beans

Oatmeal (regular, not instant)

I have not shared any oatmeal recipes on More Thyme Than Dough.

Corn bread mix

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Ramen noodles

Oriental Chicken Noodle Soup









Johnny Marzetti

Simple Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Pasta with Spinach Tomatoes and Bacon

Rice, both white and brown

Chicken and Wild Rice Salad with Almonds

Pork Chops  With Wild Rice Casserole

Almost Instant Chicken and Rice

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Grilled Peanut Butter Sandwich

Frozen waffles

I have never used frozen waffles in any recipe here.

Pumpkin seeds (don’t waste the seeds this Halloween)

Pumpkin Seeds

Canned soup

I have never made or shared a canned soup recipe here. However, I often use canned soups in recipes such as Tuna Noodle Casserole above.

You can eat well on the cheap, on a dime, and on a tight budget.

Bon appétit!!!


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