Cooking on a budget doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or quality. These recipes offer a variety of options, from hearty soups and stews to creative pasta dishes and satisfying stir-fries. By making the most of affordable ingredients like beans, rice, and vegetables, you can enjoy tasty meals without breaking the bank. So, if you’re looking for wallet-friendly culinary inspiration, these 24 recipes are sure to please both your taste buds and your budget.
Best Margherita Pizza
If you want the best Margherita pizza recipe that has been tested relentlessly for the last couple of years, this is what you need to read. The best Neapolitan pizza should be airy and fluffy with an aromatic tomato sauce and cheese on top. And this is exactly what you’ll get if you make our recipe.
Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie
This Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie is true comfort food for any seasons with rainbow carrots, zucchini and eggplant topped with creamy mashed potatoes.
Recipe: vegetable shepherds pie
Hidden Veggies Pasta Sauce
This healthy vegetable sauce is a delicious and nutritious option for pasta lovers. Packed with seven different veggies and blended into a smooth and creamy sauce, even picky eaters will love this flavorful and satisfying meal.
Recipe: vegetable sauce pasta
Lasagna with Lentil Bolognese
This lentil lasagna is a delicious and satisfying dish that features a rich and flavorful lentil bolognese sauce layered with creamy white bechamel and lasagna noodles. It is a perfect comfort food that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Recipe: lentil lasagna
This vegetable korma recipe is a quick and easy way to make a flavorful Indian dish that is loaded with vegetables and protein-rich chickpeas. With its creamy and aromatic sauce, it is a perfect choice for a healthy and delicious dinner that everyone will love.
Recipe: vegetable korma
Authentic Lecsó (Hungarian Pepper Stew)
Lecsó is sort of the Hungarian version of the French ratatouille. It is a super easy tomato and pepper stew you can stir up in one pot within 30 minutes. If you would like to eat Lecsó exactly how Hungarians eat it, you should try this recipe.
This egg salad sandwich is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional egg salad, made with tofu and cashews for a creamy and protein-packed filling. The recipe is made with whole foods, without any processed ingredients or high-fat mayo, making it a nutritious and satisfying brunch option.
Recipe: egg salad
Veggie Noodle Soup
This veggie noodle soup is the perfect comforting and nourishing meal that can be made in just 30 minutes. It’s loaded with hearty veggies, aromatic herbs, and meaty king oyster mushrooms that make it a satisfying and healthy option for lunch or dinner.
Recipe: veggie noodle soup
This easy cheeseless pizza recipe puts a fun and nutritious twist on traditional pizza and is a meal the whole family will love! In just 30 minutes or less, you will have a delicious veggie- and flavor-packed pizza without the dairy. It is the perfect answer to a quick, family-friendly meal!
Recipe: cheeseless pizza
Cajun Pasta Sauce
Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this pasta dish. With its perfect blend of Cajun seasonings, creamy coconut sauce, and hearty vegetables, this recipe is a delicious and quick dinner option that you’ll want to make again and again.
Recipe: cajun pasta sauce
Creamy Tortilla Soup
Our Creamy Tortilla Soup is a comforting bowl of goodness, filled with layers of rich flavors and a velvety texture. The combination of hearty vegetables, aromatic spices, and a creamy base creates a soup that is both satisfying and indulgent.
Recipe: tortilla soup
Thai Green Curry Fried Rice
This Thai green curry fried rice is a mouth-watering and flavorful dish that makes great use of leftover rice. With a perfect blend of creamy, sweet, and citrusy flavors, it’s an easy-to-make and delicious vegan recipe that can be ready in just 30 minutes.
Recipe: green curry fried rice
Quinoa Sweet Potato Chili
This quinoa sweet potato chili is a perfect meatless and hearty meal that can be made in under 30 minutes. With a combination of quinoa, sweet potatoes, beans, and spices, this chili is flavorful, filling, and nutritious.
Recipe: quinoa sweet potato chili
Vegetable Stew with Dumplings
This vegetable stew with dumplings is a delicious and comforting dish that will warm you up on a cold night. The flavorful stew, loaded with veggies and lentils, is topped with tender and fluffy dumplings, making it a satisfying and wholesome meal.
Recipe: vegetable stew with dumplings
Alfredo Sauce in 15 minutes
Enjoy a healthy and quick meal with our 5-ingredient alfredo sauce recipe. Creamy, delicious, and ready in just 15 minutes, it’s the perfect solution for a fast and easy dinner.
Recipe: alfredo sauce
Cheezy Potato Skillet Casserole
Cheezy Potato Skillet Casserole is a hearty and indulgent dish that combines tender potatoes, creamy cheese sauce, and a medley of flavorful ingredients. This skillet casserole is the ultimate comfort food, offering a rich and satisfying combination of cheesy goodness and comforting potatoes. Perfect for sharing with family and friends, it’s sure to be a hit at any gathering or as a comforting weeknight meal.
Recipe: potato skillet casserole
Cabbage Soup with Sausages
This Hungarian cabbage soup recipe is a flavorful and delicious option for any season. With a generous amount of smoked sweet paprika powder and sour cream, it brings a unique twist to the classic cabbage soup. Packed with potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and sausages, it’s a hearty and satisfying meal that is easy to make.
Recipe: cabbage soup
This minestrone soup is a comforting and hearty bowl of goodness. Loaded with vegetables, legumes, and pasta, it is a perfect meal in any season.
Recipe: minestrone soup
Vegetable Pot Pie
This creamy and flavorful vegetable pot pie is a perfect comfort food, packed with vegetables and topped with either a flaky pie crust or a crispy sliced potato crust. Whether you’re serving it for a holiday dinner or enjoying it as leftovers, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Recipe: vegetable pot pie
This tikka masala recipe offers a quick and easy way to enjoy a flavorful tomato-based curry sauce that’s creamy and aromatic. It can be paired with your choice of ingredients, such as meat, mushrooms, cauliflower, tofu, or chickpeas, to create a delicious and satisfying meal.
Recipe: tikka masala
Triple Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Prepare for the ultimate comfort food experience with our Triple Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Indulge in the melty, gooey goodness of three different types of cheese, sandwiched between golden, buttery bread, resulting in a crispy exterior and a cheesy, satisfying interior that will make every bite a delight.
Recipe: triple grilled cheese sandwich
Roasted Broccoli Sweet Potato Soup
This creamy broccoli sweet potato soup is a perfect comfort food that is also healthy and easy to make. With the veggies roasted in the oven and blended together with ginger seasoning, this soup is a delicious way to enjoy a warm and hearty meal.
Recipe: broccoli sweet potato soup
Lemony White Bean Soup
This White Bean Soup is the perfect comforting meal for any day. With a tangy lemon flavor and packed with veggies, this roux-based soup is simple to make and sure to satisfy your hunger.
Recipe: White Bean Soup
These vegan tofu meatballs are a tasty and healthy alternative to traditional meatballs. Using minced frozen tofu and Italian-style seasoning, they’re easy to make, versatile, and ready to serve in just 40 minutes.
Recipe: tofu meatballs