Chili-Mac Recipe ~ Frugal Crowd Pleaser This Chili-Mac Recipe is always a hit when we have company for dinner. The flavor is wonderful and served with a salad and bread easily feeds 8-10 people. Sometimes I make a half batch just for us or a full batch if I want to have something in the… Read more
Quick Main Courses, Cheap Easy Main Course Recipes
Looking for a Quick, Easy Cheap Main Course?
As couponers, we’re always looking to do things quick and easy and CHEAP including meal planning. Below you’ll find many cheap easy main course recipes that are quick to prepare and don’t break your budget. Many of these easy cheap main course recipes can be even cheaper if you take advantage of coupons and sales to stock up on the ingredients.
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Italian Pasta Salad ~ Easy Make Ahead Meal Italian Pasta Salad served with soup and a nice crusty bread is a nice meal for us during the summer months when we don’t want big heavy meals. We love the flavors in this salad. The meat, cheese, veggies and Italian dressing really wakes up the pasta… Read more
Upside Down Pizza Recipe ~ Easy and Fun! This Upside Down Pizza recipe is super easy to make and is always a big hit with my family. It is exactly what the name says, pizza made upside down. It is fun to make. Everyone does their part. The kiddos like to add the pepperoni and… Read more
Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds Recipe This Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds Recipe is a favorite here in our house during the hot summer months when we do not feel like big hot and heavy meals. This chicken salad is great served on a bed of lettuce with other fresh veggies on the side, but is… Read more
Fried Rice; Frugal, Quick and Easy! We love Chinese Fried Rice in our house, so this recipe is a big hit. This fried rice recipe is frugal, easy to make and hits the spot when you are in the mood for takeout. It’s made with ingredients we almost always have on hand, especially if we are… Read more
Delicious Easy to Make Frittata Recipe! This delicious Frittata recipe is loaded with meat and fresh vegetables! Frittata is basically a quiche without the crust, or the easiest fancy omelet you will ever make. It is light and wonderful! Frittata is a great way to make breakfast or brunch for the whole family without much… Read more
Easy Chicken Noodle Casserole! This chicken noodle casserole recipe always reminds me of home and my mom. This is a true Southern comfort food with no fancy spices or techniques, just good old fashioned goodness. This is a quick and easy version of a recipe my grandmother and mother used to make. Chicken Noodle Casserole… Read more
Spanish Rice Casserole, Great Potluck Recipe! This easy to make Spanish rice casserole recipe is a mildly spicy, full of flavor, savory dish. Ground beef and rice are a great base for the flavors of the spices, tomatoes, juice, onions and peppers. Of course we have to bake it with a layer of cheddar cheese on… Read more
Spicy Meatball Sub Recipe, Refreshing and Delicious! This is the new favorite sandwich at our house. When I first started making these Spicy meatball subs I had a little doubt in my mind about how they were going to taste. I wanted something different than the traditional meatball sub, something a little lighter. I was… Read more
Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks, Tasty, Frugal and Delicious! We love this Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks recipe. There is nothing better than dripping spicy chicken drumsticks served up on a plate with fries, celery and blue cheese dressing. This is a frugal way of making wing night fit into any grocery budget. I can remember when wings were… Read more