Frugal Kitchen Recipes

A frugal Kitchen makes good sense these days, especially as the price of food keeps rising.

Let's help each other achieve this by shareing our own frugal recipes here.

Your knowledge and recipes could help many people provide cheap good meals for their families, how great is that?

My old grandma had loads of good frugal recipes handed down to her from her mother, she had also had to come up with lots of her own throughout the world wars.

I only wish i had had the forthought to write them down. So why not take this opportunity to gather some frugal words of wisdom from your grand parents and see what frugal recipes they have stashed away.

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Two el-cheapo and delicious tomato paste recipes that will surprise you 
#1 - tomato sauce: mix 6 oz tomato paste with 1 1/2 cups water. Add 2 tsp sugar, salt and pepper to taste, 1 tsp Italian seasoning (or seasonings to …

60 Second Grilled Cheese  
2 pieces of whole wheat bread favorite cheese (if done with part-skim mozzarella it is healthy and low calorie with calcium) Toast bread in Toaster …

pasta sauce - Frugal Recipe 
1 can tomato sauce 1 can of stewed tomatoes cut them up yourself 1 small can of tomato paste 2 1/2 cans water Directions 1. tomato sauce and cut up …

Jam Jar Milkshake 
We always loved the end of the jam jar, as my mom would always fill it with milk and shake it up and we got a tasty milkshake as a treat and no more leftover …

Potato Candy Recipe 
Great dessert One large baked potato peeled 3-6 cups powdered sugar Peanut butter Mash the potato into a bowl after it is cooled. Mix in sugar …

Beans in 2 Hours Start to Finish 
This method saves time and money. Knowledge of safely using a pressure cooker is a must. Clean and sort 1 lb. of pinto beans. Place beans in a pressure …

Jam turnovers 
So many times my family would leave about a 1/4 of a cup of jam in the jar and never finish it up. I saved 4 different jars of jam that had a 1/4 of a …

Turkey Chili Recipe - Frugal Recipes 
This isn't just for Chili, you can use ground turkey for just about anything you use ground beef for. Spaghetti Sauce, Sloppy Joes,etc. Just substitute …

Fish in mustard sauce recipe 
Ingredients: 6 medium size pieces fish of your choice, 50 g cumin seed, 30 g mustard seed, salt as per taste, ginger 3/4 inch turmeric powder 1/2 …

Tasty Spicy Vegetable Flan 
I am a lazy cook but like my food to be full of flavour and also not cost the earth. I came up with this very simple and frugal recipe because I like flans …

Frugal Lunchtime Tips 
Buying lunch everyday for work soon ends up being a major expense, especially if you like to visit a coffee shop every day. Anyway I decided long ago that …

Mixed veggie saute` 
One rule of frugality is to not discard perfectly good things you have bought & paid for. In this case I am referring to the leaves around heads of cauliflower …

Brown rice in chicken stock 
I make this in my pressure cooker, which every frugal home-maker needs to have. This is a way to make rice cooked in broth the quick, easy & inexpensive …

Pinto Beans that even your 6 year old will eat! 
4-5c. dry pinto beans, sorted through and rinsed 4T. bacon drippings 3T. baking soda water for soaking and cooking 2 sticks of butter or margerine …

Frugal Soup Recipes 
This recipe can be made as described or made spicy by adding hot peppers. It has an Indian twist to it. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, cook …

Lazy wife cake 
I found this amish recipe somewhere on the internet a while ago. I love it because it's quick to make, tastes good and it doesn't cost too much. You …

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Here are some other frugal recipes for you to try. Many of them are old favourites of my family which we enjoy often.


Frugal Lunches

Cheap School Packed Lunches

Healthy and Frugal Food

Foraging For Free Food

Frugal Breakfasts

Outdoor Cooking

Desserts for BBQ's

Cheap Snacks

What is Healthy Cheap Food

Using Substitute Ingredients 

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