People Are Sharing Cheap And Easy Family Meals They Make All The Time

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Maybe you're cooking in a college dorm room or there's just not much in the fridge, or perhaps you're just trying to save cash on groceries. Whatever the case, everyone needs a handful of go-to budget friendly meals to rely on.

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So people on Reddit are sharing their go-to cheap and delicious homemade recipes, and some look seriously comforting. Read on for the whole list.

1.Upgraded Instant Ramen

A bowl of instant ramen with a soft boiled egg and added vegetables.

"Get a cheap packet of ramen, throw in frozen veggies and some protein like fried tofu or a hard boiled egg. Boom, you've got a respectable meal." —u/westerngrace

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2.Black Bean and Sweet Potato Nachos

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3.Mejadra

A bowl of mejadra made with rice, lentils, and onion.

"This dish has many different spellings, but it's a combination of rice, lentils and caramelized onions. It tastes so much better than you would ever imagine." —u/MillySO

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4.Hash and Eggs

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5.Mexican-Inspired Mac 'n' Cheese

<div><p>"You need ground beef, pasta shells, diced tomatoes and green chiles, Velveeta, and taco seasoning. It's super yummy and costs around $1.70 per serving." —<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/Cheap_Meals/comments/ob3npt/meximac_turns_out_super_yummy_at_around_170_per/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/Lovely_Raptor" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/Lovely_Raptor</a></p></div><span> u/Lovely_Raptor via Reddit / Via <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/Cheap_Meals/comments/ob3npt/meximac_turns_out_super_yummy_at_around_170_per/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reddit.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">reddit.com</a></span>

"You need ground beef, pasta shells, diced tomatoes and green chiles, Velveeta, and taco seasoning. It's super yummy and costs around $1.70 per serving." —u/Lovely_Raptor

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6.Potato and Chickpea Curry

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7.Tortilla Pizza

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8.Cinnamon Toast

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9.Tater Tot Casserole

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10.Scrambled Eggs and Black Bean Tacos

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11.Mac 'n' Cheese With Hot Dogs

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12.Curried Chickpea Soup

A bowl of chickpea and vegetable soup.

"Take a can of chickpeas, half a can of tomato paste, half an onion, and a generous dash of curry powder. Simmer it all for a while and enjoy with bread or rice. It yields 2-3 servings for about $4." —u/beef_boloney

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13.Omelette in a Mug

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14."Slow Cooker Sausage and Tortellini Soup."

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15.Fried Cabbage and Smoked Sausage

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16.Twice Baked Potatoes With Tuna Fish

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17.Tomato Soup Macaroni

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18.Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

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19.Chickpea Salad Sandwich

A piece of bread topped with chickpea salad.

"This meal basically got me through college." —u/yellowjacquet

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20.Sopa de Fideo

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21.Lazy Stroganoff

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22.Spam Sandwiches

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23.Scallion Pancakes

A plate of scallion pancakes sliced into triangles.

"Mix together equal parts hot water and white flour with a dash of salt. Let the batter sit then mix in chopped green onions and fry the pancakes in oil or butter until crispy. I like to eat mine with hot sauce." — u/bogmonster666

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24.Rice and Beans With a Fried Egg

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25.Refried Bean and Cheese Burritos.

Bean and cheese burritos on a plate.
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26."Mac 'n' cheese with a can of drained tuna and some frozen peas mixed all together."

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27.Salsa Chicken

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28.Beanie Weenies

A bowl of baked beans with sliced hotdogs.

"It's baked beans with chopped up hot dogs."—u/lavender_and_mace

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29.Whatever's In The Fridge Fried Rice

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30.Sausage and Dirty Rice

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31.Ramen Pad Thai

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32.Tomato Sandwich

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33.Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros with cheese.

"it's just a fried tortilla, eggs, and salsa on top." —u/calibeach83

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34."Fried Bologna and Cheese on White Bread."

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35.Carbonara

A plate of spaghetti carbonara with pancetta.

"It's cheap and relatively easy. While you cook pasta, dice some bacon and fry it until crispy. Add a touch of olive oil plus the cooked pasta and reserved pasta water. Add raw egg yolk, shredded parmesan cheese, and black pepper. Stir over low heat until well combined, then serve with more freshly ground black pepper and grated Parmesan." —u/terrendos

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36.Chicken and Broccoli Braid

A braided bread with chicken and broccoli.

"Inexpensive, extremely filling, and you can turn it into so many different possibilities." —u/deleted

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Do you have a favorite cheap and easy meal you make all the time? Tell us in the comments below.