Recipe Index: Budget
Lentils and Ham
Lentils cooked in a rich broth made from leftover ham and served with slices of that same leftover ham.
Mom’s Ground Turkey and Peppers
Quick and easy, sautéed ground turkey with onions, garlic, bell peppers, and seasoned with chipotle chili.
Mom’s Macaroni Salad
Quick and easy macaroni salad with hard boiled egg, roasted red bell pepper, onion, mayonnaise, and paprika.
Mom’s Stuffed Bell Peppers
Perfect comfort food! Bell peppers stuffed with ground beef, rice, and herbs, and baked in the oven.
One Pot Chicken and Orzo
One pot chicken and orzo with onions, tomato, garlic. Delicious! Quick and easy too.
Paprika Chicken with Chickpeas
One pot easy baked chicken thighs with smoked paprika, onions, and chickpeas!
BEST Parmesan Chicken recipe ever! Chicken parts dipped in melted butter, dredged in bread crumbs and Parmesan, and baked until crisp.
Pasta e Fagioli
Pasta e fagioli, or pasta "fazool". A classic Italian soup of beans and short pasta with tomatoes and vegetables.
Pasta Pomodoro with Shrimp
Pasta Pomodoro—angel hair pasta tossed with sautéed shrimp, garlic, tomatoes, and basil. Only 30 minutes!
A classic Italian pasta sauce based on pantry items such as olives, capers, anchovies and canned tomatoes.
Pasta Skillet with Chicken Sausage, Cheese & Spinach
Try this one-skillet pasta dinner with chicken sausage, cheese, and spinach! Takes only 30 minutes to make.
Pasta with Tuna and Capers in White Wine Sauce
Pasta served with a sauce made with oil-packed canned tuna, onions, capers, white wine, and parsley.
Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce
Penne pasta with a tomato meat sauce, with ground beef, onions, Italian seasoning, garlic, and basil.
Pork Stir Fry with Green Onion
Lean pork sliced into shreds and stir-fried Chinese style with green onions and garlic.
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pulled pork sandwich made with pork butt shoulder roast, slow cooked in a spicy sauce until the pork meat pulls apart easily with a fork. Served on a bun.
Casserole of layers of flour tortillas and shredded cheese, with beans, chiles, tomato, onions, baked in pie dish until browned and crispy.
Quick and Easy White Bean Salad
Simple white bean salad with red onions, a little lemon juice, chopped parsley, olive oil, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper.
Red Beans and Rice
A Southern classic, red beans cooked with smoked shanks, onions, celery, bell peppers, and spices, served over rice.
How to make traditional Mexican refried beans, using either regular or pressure cooker methods.
Refried Black Beans
Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro. So good!!
Classic roast beef recipe using rump roast, round roast, or sirloin tip. This slow roasting method at low heat is good for tougher cuts of beef; the lower heat prevents any gristle from getting too tough.
Salmon Macaroni Salad
Salmon Macaroni Salad with canned salmon, ready in 30 min! Quick and easy pantry dinner or lunch, good for making ahead too.
Quick and easy salmon patties with cooked salmon, bread, green onion, dill, bell pepper, egg, lemon, and paprika.
Santa Fe Pork and Black Bean Stew
Hearty pork and black bean stew with pork shoulder, onions, red bell peppers, jalapeños, garlic, cornmeal, black beans, spices, molasses, and a splash of lime juice. Perfect for a cold day!