Browse Our Entire Collection of Budget-Friendly Recipes

Here you’ll find the entire library of Cheap Cheap Eats recipes, covering a variety of budgets and dietary needs. Whether you’re feeding a large family or just trying to stretch your weekly grocery allowance a little further, we’ve got something for you. Proof that eating tasty, satisfying, and even nutritious food doesn’t have to break the bank!

Overhead close-up photo of a large white bowl of chicken and rice soup cooked in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup

Classic chicken and rice soup made quick, easy, and from scratch in the Instant Pot! Pull up to a piping bowl of this soup all fall and winter long… or any time you just need a comforting bowl of homemade goodness.

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Overhead view of 2 large, wide-lipped bowls of chicken velvet soup on a neutral table with white wine.

Chicken Velvet Soup

This simple, savory soup comes from Ayre’s Tearoom and is so easy to make at home! This vintage recipe is elegant but easy to make.

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Close-up of Trader Joe's orange chicken cooked in the air fryer and served with white rice and orange wedges for garnish.

Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken in the Air Fryer

The air fryer is one of the very best ways to cook the super-popular Trader Joe’s orange chicken! Air frying the orange chicken makes it super crisp in a matter of minutes. Serve it with a side of white rice and steamed veggies with a garnish of sesame seeds, and you’ve got a ridiculously easy take-out inspired meal without the price tag.

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Close-up of chicken katsu, cooked in the air fryer, plated with a salad and a line of sauce.

Air Fryer Chicken Katsu

Air fryer chicken Katsu is deliciously crisp, breaded chicken, fried to golden perfection and drizzled with irresistibly tasty Katsu sauce. It makes a perfect lunch or dinner protein, delicious served with rice or shredded cabbage!

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A large silver spoon lifts a scoop of ultimate chicken casserole out of a white casserole dish.

Ultimate Chicken Casserole

Ultra creamy, easy to make, and loaded with bacon, cheese, corn, chicken, and egg noodles…there’s no doubt why this is called the ULTIMATE chicken casserole! Super family friendly, savory, and satisfying, this casserole also reheats well. It’s just delicious!

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Overhead view of two large white bowls containing deep red chili, mixed with rice and topped with sour cream and shredded cheese.

Chili with Rice

Chili with rice is a quick and easy one-pot meal that is perfect for busy weeknights! It’s hearty, comforting, and so flavorful. Add your favorite toppings, and this is sure to become a new family favorite!

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Chicken fritta on a bed of pasta with msuhrooms and broccoli.

Crispy Chicken Fritta (Olive Garden Copycat)

An easy-to-make version of that classic Olive Garden dish, this homemade chicken fritta recipe gives you everything you love about the original at a fraction of the price. Crispy chicken tenders, coated with a mixture of breadcrumbs and parmesan, are served on a bed of bowtie pasta, broccoli florets, and sautéed mushrooms all tossed in a delicious cream sauce.

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Hi, I'm Cheryl

I'm a food blogger, serial entrepreneur, and mom-of-three, who believes eating good food the whole family can enjoy doesn't have to break the bank.

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