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Frugal main courses to fill your stomach without draining your bank account.

Chicken Bowl Salad
Pull that leftover chicken out of the fridge, and put it to use in this chicken bowl salad recipe.

Beef Onion Salad
Transform leftover beef into a tasty beef onion salad. Here's the recipe.

Three C Chicken Salad
Have leftover chicken in the fridge? Use it up in this Three C Chicken Salad, and enjoy it for lunch.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Transform a head of cauliflower into roasted cauliflower soup. Here's the recipe.

Five-Ingredient Meals
Make a complete meal with five ingredients or less.

Soup Recipes
Warm up your insides with a frugal and flavorful bowl of soup

6-Can Beef Stew
A dump-and-go crockpot recipe for beef stew.

Vegan Emerald Fire Potato Soup
A four-ingredient recipe for spicy potato soup.

Leftover Delight Soup
Put your leftovers to use in this quick-cook soup recipe.

Split Pea Soup
Looking for another cheap and tasty soup to add to your dinner line up? Give Barbara T's recipe for split pea soup a try.

Hoover Stew
Stretch your budget with a depression-era recipe for Hoover Stew.

Chicken Noodle Soup
Transform last night's chicken into a delicious pot of chicken noodle soup.

Beef Cabbage Soup
Warm yourself up with a cheap and easy pot of beef and cabbage soup.

Butternut Squash & Corn Soup
Transform one butternut squash and a cup of corn into a delicious dinner for four.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup
A cheap and easy recipe for homemade pumpkin soup.

Crockpot Chili
A four-ingredient slow cook chili recipe.

Potato Soup from a Leftover Baked Potato
Turn a leftover baked potato into a delicious and filling potato soup for two.

Scrap Soup
Transform your meal scraps into a tasty soup.

Stuffed Peppers
Go meatless and save.

Frugal Frittata
Recycle your leftovers into something exciting and new.

Low-Cost Vegetarian Chili
Discover a frugal and healthy recipe for chili.

Ham and Cheese Calzone
Make and enjoy calzone at home.

Vegetarian Calzone
Calzones are easy and cheap to make at home.

How to Make Homemade Pasta
A video tutorial on making fresh homemade pasta. Yum!

Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
A five-ingredient pasta dish featuring pasta, sausage, broccoli rabe, olive oil and garlic.

Four-Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese
Like the convenience and price of boxed mac and cheese, but prefer the taste of homemade? Then, try this recipe.

Chicken Ranch Pizza
Tired of spending too much on take out pizza? Then, try this simple recipe for chicken ranch pizza.

Shepherd's Pie
Looking for more cheap recipes to add to your rotation? Shepherd's pie is a winner.

Ham and Potato Soup
It only takes four ingredients to make Lisa G.'s recipe for ham and potato soup.

Garlic Ginger Tomato Chicken
A five-ingredient chicken recipe that whips up in 30 minutes.

Speedy Goulash
A three-ingredient recipe for goulash. Makes enough to feed a crowd.

Sausage Casserole Recipe
It only takes 25 minutes and four ingredients to make a tasty sausage casserole.

Chicken Ramen Goulash
A chicken goulash recipe that starts with Ramen noodles.

Breakfast Casserole
CandidCrystal shares a recipe for a simple, five-ingredient breakfast casserole.

Salsa Sausage Recipe
Create a delicious dinner entree with just two ingredients.

Stovetop Soybean Saute
Start with beans and veggies, and end with a cheap and tasty meal.

Aloha Chicken
A three-ingredient recipe for Hawaiian chicken.

Tuna Casserole Recipe
Whip up a tuna casserole from a few fridge and pantry staples.

Zucchini Oatmeal Soup
Overwhelmed with zucchini? Try Suki Johnson's recipe for zucchini oatmeal soup.

Five-Ingredient Chili
Keep five ingredients on hand, and you'll always have the makings for a pot of Michelle's chili.

Dijon Chicken and Rice
A four-ingredient crockpot recipe for dijon chicken.

One-Pot Quinoa Vegetable Dish
Whip up a low-cost meal from quinoa and whatever vegetables you happen to have on hand.

Zucchini Casserole
Put your zucchini excess to good use in this reader-submitted casserole recipe.

Five-Ingredient Potato Soup
Potato soup makes a frugal meal whether you're serving one or 101. This recipe, submitted by Roberta, is easy to adapt to any size crowd:

Lentil Soup
Keep a bag of lentils on hand, and you'll always have the makings for a cheap and tasty pot of lentil soup.

Cold Beet Soup
Cool off with this simple, four-ingredient recipe for cold beet soup.

Fried Cabbage with Pasta
Put cabbage and leftover pasta to use in this easy dinner recipe.

Salmon Burgers
Turn a single can of salmon into delicious salmon burgers for four. Here's a recipe submitted by Annabel Robertson:

Everything Summer Salad
Looking for a low-cost dinner to serve during the dog days of summer? This summer salad is a definite winner.

Italian Escarole
Three ingredients is all it takes to make this Italian Escarole recipe. Give it a try:

Homemade Pizza
Learn how to make delicious homemade pizza. This picture tutorial will show you how.

Roasted Tomato Soup
Forget about canned tomato soup. This homemade tomato soup is where it's at.

Chicken Curry Casserole
Make this cheap and easy chicken curry casserole one of your go-to weeknight meals.

Dinner doesn't have to be complicated to be tasty. Try this three-ingredient recipe for gorge, and you'll agree.

Crockpot Beef Tips
Throw two ingredients in your crockpot in the morning, and let dinner take care of itself.

Crockpot Recipes
Save time and money by adding more crockpot recipes to your dinner rotation.

Taste of Eastern Europe Crockpot Dinner
Toss five inexpensive ingredients in your crockpot, and enjoy an East European feast.

Italian Beef Roast
Buy a beef roast and three other ingredients, and you have everything you need to make Italian Beef Roast in the crockpot.

Meatless Meals
Add a few meatless meals to your dinner line up, and save big. Here are some tasty meatless recipes to try.

Hodgepodge Soup
Pull all those leftovers out of the fridge and use them to make a big pot of hodgepodge soup. Delish!

Video: How to Make Fresh Pasta
Enjoy fresh pasta without paying extra for it. This video shows you how to make your own.

How to Make Chicken Nuggets

Lentils and Brown Rice Stew
If you have lentils, rice and an onion, you have everything you need to make this simple lentil and brown rice stew.

Tortilla Soup
Make your budget and your stomach happy with this recipe for tortilla soup.

Chili Cornbread Casserole
Use leftover chili to make this chili cornnbread casserole.

Crockpot Cauliflower Carrot Soup
Toss a few ingredients into the crockpot, and enjoy caluliflower carrot soup for dinner.

Ham Salad Recipe
Have leftover ham? Put it to work in this ham salad recipe.

Crockpot Red Beans and Rice
Answer the what's for dinner question with this crockpot red beans and rice recipe.

Dilled Beef Salad
Use up leftover roast beef in this dilled beef salad recipe.

Beef Salad Recipe
Use leftover beef to whip up this tasty beef salad.

Casserole Recipes
Use these casserole recipes to get dinner on the table quickly and cheaply.

Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Get dinner on the table fast with this broccoli and rice casserole.

Pasta and Eggs
Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best. Give this reader-submitted recipe for pasta with eggs a try.

Bean and Rice Stew
Grab some beans and rice from the pantry, and make this simple, filling bean and rice stew for dinner.

Potato and Butternut Squash Soup
Turn potatoes and butternut squash into a wholesome soup.

Baked Pancake Casserole
For a fun twist on a classic, try this baked pancake casserole. Perfect for breakfast or family dinners.

Homemade Pancakes Recipe
Ditch the store-bought pancake mix in favor of this simple, homemade pancake recipe.

Apricot Pork Chops
Put apricot pork chops on the menu and it will only take three ingredients and your crockpot to get dinner on the table.

Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese
Pull out your rice cooker, and use it to make this easy mac and cheese recipe.

Transform a pound of ground beef into a delicious meatloaf. Only 10 minutes of prep.

Tuna and White Bean Sandwich Spread
Wake up your lunch routine with this cheap and easy sandwich spread submitted by Pat.

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