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!

Stuffed ziti fritta, breaded and fried to golden brown, on a plate next to small bowls of ranch and marinara.

Stuffed Ziti Fritta

The Olive Garden fave, but make it at home! This stuffed ziti fritta is even better than OG’s, we swear. Ziti pasta is stuffed with 4 types of cheese, lightly breaded, and fried to perfection…don’t forget the marinara and alfredo sauces for dipping. Absolutely delicious!

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Chicken ranchero in a silver skillet with a large wooden spoon.

Chicken Ranchero

This chicken ranchero is a Mexican-inspired dish made of a delicious combination of tender chicken strips, onions, bell peppers and a zesty tomato-based sauce. Super flavorful, this dish is hearty, satisfying and can be made mild or spicy. Serve it with tortillas, tostadas, or over rice.

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Overhead view of a bowl of tofu pasta, with long flat noodles and a meatless bolognese sauce.

Tofu Pasta

This tofu pasta is a plant-based take on a rich, delicious bolognese! Quick and easy to make, this recipe is budget friendly and family friendly, too. Super versatile, as well, and the tofu pasta sauce would be delicious in a lasagna!

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Close-up over copycat Firebirds' chicken pasta topped with diced tomatoes and chopped green onions in a large bowl.

Firebirds’ Chicken Pasta Copycat Recipe

Skip the restaurant and don’t even bother with curbside. This recipe for classic Firebirds’ chicken pasta is a perfect copycat, and better yet, it’s super easy to make at home. Tender penne pasta, juicy grilled chicken, and the most incredible, irresistible asiago-chili sauce. Your friends and family would never know you saved money with this restaurant-quality meal!

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Breaded chicken costoletta topped with a cream sauce on a white plate with bright green asparagus.

Chicken Costoletta (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)

Tender chicken breast in a flavorful breading, topped with a delicious, creamy lemon sauce, this Chicken Costoletta recipe is an easy at-home copycat recipe of the Cheesecake Factory favorite! Cheaper and even more delicious made at home, it’s perfect with asparagus and mashed potatoes.

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A large white soup bowl holding dark brown turnip green soup with turnip greens, smoked sausage, and beans.

Turnip Green Soup

You’ll be amazed by how good this turnip green soup is! Packed with flavor and so easy to make, this soup is budget friendly, filling, and absolutely perfect with cornbread. This recipe uses canned turnip greens and beans to make it quick to prep and affordable, too.

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A fillet of potato crusted cod on a neutral plate with a small green salad and a wedge of lemon.

Potato Crusted Cod

The best way to cook cod! Coated in a savory, crispy breading that’s cheap, quick, and easy to make, this potato crusted cod is incredibly tender, flaky, and full of flavor.

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A large scoop of spaghetti alfredo being lifted out of a casserole dish with a pair of silver tongs.

Spaghetti Alfredo

The TikTok spaghetti Alfredo went viral for a reason! Rich and layered with tons of flavor, this baked pasta layers an easy homemade Alfredo sauce with tomato sauce and ground meat or sausage for a dinner recipe the entire family will love.

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Photo of Cheryl Malik rinsing lettuce in kitchen sink.
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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