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.

  • 01 of 10

    Gluten-Free Soup Recipes

    Gluten-free French onion soup


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    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

    Gluten-free spaghetti


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    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

    The Spruce

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

  • 04 of 10

    Zucchini Lasagna

    Zucchini Lasagna

    The Spruce Eats / Anita Schecter 

    Thin sliced zucchini replace the noodles in this gratifying zucchini lasagna recipe. It includes ricotta, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses, while most of the other ingredients may already be in your pantry.

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  • 05 of 10

    Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

    Macaroni and cheese


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

  • 06 of 10

    Gluten-Free Tacos

    Gluten-free tacos


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

  • 07 of 10

    How to Make Halal Cart Chicken

    Halal Cart Chicken

     Anita Schecter

    This halal cart chicken recipe mimics the popular New York City street food and is a complete meal. It's nutritionally balanced and uses chicken thighs for an affordable protein.

  • 08 of 10

    Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche

    Gluten-free spinach quiche


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    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.​

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  • 09 of 10

    Homemade Gluten-Free Energy Bars

    Gluten-free energy bars


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    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

    Pot roast with braised vegetables


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    This is 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."