Cheap Eats: Budget Recipe Ideas for Under $10

All of these tasty recipes can be made for under 10 dollars, and just because we're pinching a few pennies doesn't mean we have to sacrifice quality - all these budget-friendly ideas are delicious, nutritious, and satisfying.

  • 01 of 05

    All-American Meatloaf

    Recipe Photo © John Mitzewich

    This is my personal favorite meatloaf recipe. The pureed vegetables really add a lot of moisture and flavor, as does the classic glaze. Affordable and delicious.

  • 02 of 05

    Rainy Day Baked Mac and Cheese

    Recipe Photo (c) John Mitzewich

    The name of this macaroni and cheese recipe says it all. This is the mac and cheese that put the "comfort" in comfort food. Dig into a dish of this classic, creamy macaroni and cheese anytime you want to warm up from the inside out.

  • 03 of 05

    Sicilian Casserole: Elbow Macaroni with Zucchini and Tuna Marinara

    Photo (c) John Mitzewich

    This healthy and delicious tuna pasta recipe is surprisingly quick and simple to prepare. If the only time you enjoy tuna and macaroni is in tuna casserole, then you need to give this recipe a try.

  • 04 of 05

    Turkey Chili

    Recipe Photo © John Mitzewich

    Lower fat doesn't mean lower favor in this delicious turkey chili recipe. You might make this the first time because it's low-carb, and low-cal, but you'll make it again because it tastes so good!

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  • 05 of 05

    Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya

    Recipe Photo © John Mitzewich

    This jambalaya recipe is a spicy, meaty, comforting Cajun stew, usually served with rice. Andouille sausage is a traditional ingredient in jambalaya recipes, but any spicy, smoked sausage will work in this classic American recipe.