Cheap Gluten-Free Meals

These Money-Saving Gluten-Free Recipes Are Easy on the Budget

Gluten-free diets are notoriously expensive. Cook up savings with these delicious and nutritious homemade gluten-free recipes.

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    Gluten-Free Soup Recipes

    Gluten-Free French Onion Soup Recipe
    Gluten-Free French Onion Soup Recipe. Photo- 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Soups are incredibly nutritious and economical to make. Canned soups are no match for the flavor of homemade gluten-free soup - the ultimate comfort food.

  • 02 of 10

    Gluten-Free Spaghetti Recipe

    Gluten Free Spaghetti. istockphoto

    Gluten-free spaghetti is a favorite with kids and grown-ups alike. Add a fresh garden salad for a healthy, flavorful budget gluten-free dinner. Skip the bread- it adds both expense and excess carbohydrates.

  • 03 of 10

    Gluten-Free Meatloaf

    Gluten- Free meatloaf

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    Gluten-free crackers and applesauce are the secret ingredients in this filling gluten-free meatloaf recipe.

  • 04 of 10

    Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

    Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese. 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

    This meatless recipe makes a big dish of cheesy gluten-free macaroni. Serve with a fresh salad for a filling, delicious meatless entree.

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  • 05 of 10

    Gluten-Free Taco Recipes

    Gluten-Free Tacos. 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

    Fast, easy and an all-time favorite. The great thing about tacos, you get a nice serving of fresh vegetables in each taco.

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    Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche Recipe

    Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche. Photo- istockphots

    Savory Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche is made with a buttery and tender Savory Shortcrust recipe, adapted from a recipe by Master Baker Avner Laskin. The filling is simple, fresh and economical.​

  • 07 of 10

    Gluten-Free Chicken a la King

    Gluten-Free Chicken a la King Recipe
    Gluten-Free Chicken a la King. © 2010 Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Gluten-Free Chicken a la King is a creamy, delicious gluten-free entree -- a favorite budget recipe for generations.

  • 08 of 10

    Gluten-Free Italian Chicken Nugget Recipe

    Gluten-Free Chicken Strips. Photo 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

    Three chicken breasts make a large stack of delicious gluten-free Italian chicken nuggets. Serve these crisp, savory nuggets with steamed vegetables or with a large salad for a family favorite budget meal.

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  • 09 of 10

    Homemade Gluten-Free Energy Bars

    Gluten Free Energy Bar Recipe
    Gluten-Free Energy Bars. 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss

    The ingredients for this recipe don't look economical - nuts, seeds, almond butter, dried fruits and gluten-free brown rice cereal and it's true, these are not inexpensive foodstuffs, but store-bought gluten-free energy bars are very costly and sometimes not very nutritious. This recipe makes 16 large, very nutritious, great tasting homemade gluten-free energy bars, perfect for lunch bags after school snacking or gluten-free travel.

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    Beef Chuck Pot Roast with Braised Vegetables

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    A 5-star reader-rated recipe from Chef John Mitzewich, Expert on American Food. John says of this dish, "The beef is roasted long and slow with aromatic vegetables, and the result is fork-tender chuck roast topped with delicious natural juices."