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18 Frugal Food Ideas for Autumn

18 Frugal Food Ideas for Autumn

18 Frugal Food Ideas for Autumn

Autumn is my favourite time of year.

The horrible sweaty heat of Summer is gone, it is starting to get darker earlier and best of all, cool down to a reasonable temperature. Plus my cooking style starts to change. It isn’t quite yet cold enough for casseroles and stews, but still cool enough to start making the one-pot meals that are so hearty and perfect for this time of year. There’s also a lot of fruits and veggies in season that I like!

These are my favourite recipes to cook during the Autumn season, I hope you enjoy making them as much as I loved eating them!

1. Shepherd’s Pie

Love a good Sheperd’s pie on a nice autumn day. That soft potatoeyy top is soft and delicious! The meat in the middle always takes me by surprise no matter how many times I’ve eaten it. Lovely dish, don’t you think?

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2. Pork and Apple Sausage Rolls

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The kids always love it when I make these. They’re delicious and full of protein. They’re absolutely cheap, too!

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4. Chicken and Cauliflower Bake

Delicious meat and vegetables in one cheesyyy goodness!

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5. Porcupine Mince Balls

These Porcupine Mince balls are super lovely and filling! The sauce just makes the rice and meat such a joy to eat!

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6. Garlic & Herb Celeriac Fries

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This one’s a delicious, healthy side dish or snack. It’s low in calorie and super cheap! When I want to trick my kids to eating these veggies I put some and cook these with french fries bahaha sometimes they can’t even tell the difference!

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7. Lemon Risotto

Fresh and filling! This one is perfect for dinners in the autumn. What I love about this recipe is that it feeds four for just $10! A delicious meal for that price makes me feel like I’m winning at life!

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8. Coconut Chicken Bites

I know this one’s a summer kind of dish but I still love making Coconut Chicken Bites in the early days of autumn. Sooo yummy!

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9. Sausage Stroganoff

Quick, easy, cheap and delicious! What more could you ask for?

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10. Chicken Casserole with Cheesy Damper Top

Creamy, delicious meal that the whole family will enjoy!

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11. Bacon and Egg Pie

I love how versatile this Bacon and Egg Pie is. You can add as many or as little grated veggies as you like and it’s still super delicious!

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12. Beef Tortilla Stack

Homemade always tastes the best! This homemade beef tortilla stack will make you drool so much it will be hard to wait for dinner!

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13. Quick Fish Coconut Curry

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This delicious dish for two is a great way for when you want to spice things up. 

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14. Chicken Pot Pie

This Chicken Pot Pie recipe is a firm staple meal in my house. It is loved by both my husband and my kids alike. You can freeze the chicken mixture in advance and it can be turned not just into a pie but can also be turned into pasta for a fancy pasta dish!

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15. Slow Cooker Mushroom Risotto

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A very hearty meal in one! Of course, if you’re into meat and want to make it even heartier feel free to add some beef strips or similar. We’ve kept it pretty simple here to keep it inexpensive.

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16. Choy Sum (Asian Greens) With Garlic Sauce

If you’re looking for a delicious dish that’s rich in fibre and vitamins, you should definitely try this one out. The garlic sauce makes the taste interesting and tempting to eat! Even the most picky eaters will dig in to this one!

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17. Cabbage Pancakes

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These pancakes are soo delicious that the kids won’t even know that they are good for them. It smells so tempting when you’re cooking it so it makes the kids excited to eat!

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18. Chicken Rice Casserole

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Rice, chicken and veggies – don’t you just love a dish that’s all in one? The crunchy, yummy topping makes this one a favourite among the kids.

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Do you have more favourite frugal recipes you usually cook during the autumn months? Share it with us!

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Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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