Cheap Family Meals Under $10

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Grocery prices have gone up so much, and I’m finding myself spending more than I want to on my monthly grocery budget. When I’ve made my way through my monthly grocery budget, I whip out my favorite cheap family meals under $10 to get us through the month.

Eating affordably doesn’t have to be boring! These cheap family meals under $10 are extremely budget-friendly and packed with flavor. These are my top 10 favorite affordable meals to feed my family of 4. Watch me make these cheap meals on my Youtube channel!

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10 Cheap Family Meals Under $10

Spanish Rice Soup

This Spanish Rice Soup is one of my most affordable recipes, costing just over three dollars. With a couple extra dollars you can grab toppings like sour cream, cheese, avocado, lime, or fresh herbs!

Ingredients and Cost

Frozen Onions and Peppers: $1.38

Black Beans: $0.78

Canned Corn: $0.50

Knorr Rice Sides Spanish Rice: $1.26

Total: $3.92

Ramen Noodle Stir Fry with Vegetables

We all think to grab ramen noodles when our wallets are getting thinner, but I bet you haven’t prepared them like this. Ramen Noodle Stir Fry is so flavorful and delicious and it won’t remind you of your college meals!

Ingredients and Cost

Stir-Fry Vegetables: $2.48

3 Packages Ramen Noodles: $1.08 each

Total: $3.56

Crescent Roll Sausage Egg Casserole

This is one of my favorite budget recipes because it doesn’t taste like a cheap recipe at all. It tastes like something you’d eat at Sunday brunch!

Ingredients and Cost

Crescent Rolls: $1.98

1/2 Package Sausage: $1.38

6 Eggs: $2.44

Total: $5.80

Chicken and Rice Casserole with Broccoli

When you’re on a budget, you might be tempted to cut meat totally out of the picture, but you can totally eat meat and save money! Chicken casseroles using canned chicken are a great way to keep meals high volume but low cost.

Ingredients and Cost

Cream of Mushroom Soup: $0.68

Cream of Chicken Soup: $0.68

Canned Chicken: $1.26

Wild Rice Mix: $1.22

Frozen Broccoli: $0.98

Total: $4.82

Creamy Tomato Bacon Pasta

Pasta is one of my favorite meals ever, and this Creamy Tomato Bacon pasta is so cheap but tastes like it came from a restaurant!

Ingredients and Cost

Pasta: $0.98

Diced Tomatoes: $0.88

Alfredo Sauce: $1.74

Bacon Bits: $1.70

Total: $5.30

Easy Cheese Manicotti

You might not think of manicotti as a cheap meal, but my Easy Cheese Manicotti is one of my favorite budget-friendly meals. I keep this one vegetarian to keep costs down.

Ingredients and Cost

Manicotti Pasta: $1.68

Pasta Sauce: $1.18

Ricotta Cheese $2.48

Mozzarella Cheese: 1.00

Total: $6.34

White Bean and Spinach Soup

Eating cheaply does not have to mean eating poorly. I make sure that all of my meals are nutrient-dense, including this White Bean and Spinach Soup!

Ingredients and Cost

Onion: $0.55

Cannellini Beans: $0.78

Diced Tomatoes: $1.36

Frozen Spinach: $1.12

Total: $3.81

Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Beans are an amazing cheap protein and fiber source. They’re so affordable and so filling!

Ingredients and Cost

Pinto Beans: $0.78

Black Beans: $0.78

Canned Corn: $0.50

Enchilada Sauce $1.54

Corn Tortillas: $1.98

Total: $5.58

Lentil Spaghetti

Lentils are a cheap and easy way to beef up any dish. I love throwing them in spaghetti sauce. It tastes just like normal spaghetti, only heartier. My kids love this one.

Ingredients and Cost

Lentils: $1.34

Pasta Sauce: $1.18

Spaghetti: $0.98

Frozen Zucchini and Squash: $1.92

Total: $5.42

Easy Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice is a cheap and easy meal to make. I make this one with a red beans and rice mix and it ends up being so cheap and affordable.

Ingredients and Cost

Kielbasa Sausage: $3.46

Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Mix: $2.52

Total: $5.98

Make These Cheap Family Meals!

I hope these budget-friendly meals help you feed your family. If you’d like to watch me make these recipes, you can check out those videos here and here.

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  1. Codi Smith

    I absolutely love your meals and menus! They help so much especially when Iโ€™m in a rut!

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