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98 Frugal Meal Ideas Using Pantry Staples

98 Frugal Meal Ideas Using Pantry Staples

Sometimes things come up in life – and we have to put our big girl panties on and live to a strict food budget…

But if you only know a handful of recipes and keep on recycling them week in and week out, things will definitely get boring.

I know we’ve given you so many recipe ideas over the years, but hey, if you are anything like me, I’d like my stuff nicely arranged in one place! Which is why we thought of listing 98 frugal meal ideas in one post.

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Slow Cooker Sausages in Onion Gravy

Slow Cooker Sausages in Onion Gravy is perhaps one of the easiest recipes on the entire website to make! You can use any type of sausages, I particularly like using Italian style as it gives it a bit of a kick.

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Bacon and Veggie Slice

Oh, nothing better than a piece of Bacon and Veggie slice for lunch, this is an easy-to-cook recipe that is tasty and filling for the family.

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Healthy Ham Veggie Cups

We used sliced ham as our pastry and the result of these healthy snacks jampacked with veggies is TASTY!

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Sweet N Sour Pork

Do your own take away at home with this yummy Sweet N Sour Pork recipe. You know exactly what has gone into it and it tastes even better than the takeaway one!

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Sausage Casserole

Sausage Casserole is an easy “all-in” recipe that provides a wonderful and complete dinner for the entire family!

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Italian Stuffed Capsicums

The humble mince makes another appearance in this yummy Italian recipe. Double points for frugality by using rice!

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Honey Baked Chicken Pieces

If you aren’t keen on chicken on the bone, you can substitute chicken pieces for breast but reduce the cooking time to prevent it from over-cooking.

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23. Black Pepper Chicken

If you love Asian dishes, you should try this stir fry recipe! The black pepper in this recipe adds depth to the flavour, and the capsicum perfectly complements everything.

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24. Mexican Chicken Bake

Mexican Chicken Bake is a good use of chicken thighs and cheese. Chicken and cheese can never go wrong in my opinion!

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25. Chicken and Apple Croquettes

Unlike store-bought sausages that are too salty and too fatty, this recipe is not only delicious but also full of nourishing ingredients like chicken, apple, and cheese!

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26. Chicken and Bocconcini Pizzas

For me, homemade pizza beats store-bought any day! Perhaps it’s because you know exactly what went into it? That’s the charm of frugal meal planning!

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27. Mandy’s Moist Marinated Chicken

This is my Mummy’s recipe. It is one of the most amazingly moist and tender recipes we have made to date. Best of all, it is super easy to make!

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28. Slow Cooker Chicken-N-Dumplings

There is a reason why Asian cuisine is popular in households — they’re so easy to make and they rarely cost too much! Add these dumplings to your recipe list.

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29. Cheap And Simple Chicken Piccata

It’s always smart to have a chicken recipe or two under your belt, which is why we’re fans of this Chicken Piccata. It might sound complicated, but it’s actually just a method for cooking the meat, and serving it with a sauce.

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30. Aussie Chicken

You don’t have to whip up something out of beans or rice to make a frugal meal. Sometimes, a frugal meal means something cheaper but just as delicious (if not more delicious!) than takeout!

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31. Roasted Cabbage and Chicken

One of the healthiest – and most frugal – way to cook is by roasting. Follow this recipe for a perfect chicken and cabbage roast!

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32. Healthy One-Pan Honey Lemon Chicken

Healthy One-Pan Honey Lemon Chicken is a family favourite among even picky kids. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and sour, healthy for parents and kids, and it tastes incredible!

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33. Cucumber and Chicken Salad

You’ll never go wrong with a salad. Her recipe uses a creamy dill yoghurt dressing that is just the bomb!

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