20 Deliciously Frugal RecipesSticking to your budget won't be hard with these frugal recipes.. they don't taste cheap at all!

Admit it. There was a time in your life where you overspent on food. And chances are, you still do.

The media constantly bombards us with many delectable options, distracting us from our goal which is to save money. What if we told you, you could eat the same tasty meals but at a cheaper price?

There are 20 frugal recipes that will fit just right on your grocery shopping budget..and they don’t taste cheap, at all!

1. Spicy Corn Fritters

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These Corn Fritters know exactly how to spice up your meal. Serve with cream cheese and smoked salmon on top. Makes me hungry just thinking about it!

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2Leftover Pasta Bake

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Leftover Pasta Bake is a great recipe to make the night before a food shop. Get rid of all the leftovers and bits and pieces out of the fridge – and throw them into a pasta bake! Feel free to substitute any of the ingredients – it’s really up to what you have left!

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3. Cream of Pumpkin Soup

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There’s nothing like a hearty Cream of Pumpkin Soup to warm you up on a cold night! I love it with crusty hot bread! It makes for a great meal in itself and it freezes really well!

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4. Mac n’ Cheese

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Macaroni Cheese was my favourite food growing up, I had it every birthday.  Not much has changed, except perhaps it is more of a side dish now than a main course!

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5. Sand Cake

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A Sand Cake is a very old fashioned cake — like a cross between a light sponge and a heavy butter cake.  It makes for a wonderful birthday cake and can be made in large batches. It freezes really really well and is great iced, buttered – or just plain on its own! Plus it has easy, basic ingredients that every kitchen will have, not to mention economical!

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6. Lemon Risotto

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Lemon Risotto is a very fresh and filling meal that is frugal too.  It will easily feed a family of four for under $10 – with leftovers!

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7. Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Soup

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Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Soup is great for those cold winter nights — warms our tummies well! It is easy to make and tastes a-maaa-zing. You can serve it with a side of bread and a dollop of sour cream. And best of all – it freezes beautifully!

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8. Slowcooker Sausages in Onion Gravy

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Slowcooker 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, but if you are making it for kids, stick to the plainer varieties – or honey flavoured (ohhhhh soooo goood!).  You really do need to add the garlic, it gives it a lovely flavour. This recipe is suitable for freezing. Just allow the mixture to cool, place into a ziplock bag and freeze for up to three months!

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9. Sausage Casserole

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Sausage Casserole is an easy “all in” recipe. A great complete dinner meal for the family! Use the honey flavoured sausages in cooking, they just give a wonderful almost caramelised flavour. Beef or Pork sausage are just fine.

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10. Pea and Corn Fritters

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11. Budget Fettuccine Alfredo recipe

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via kidspot.com.au

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12. Family Size Chicken Caesar Salad

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13. Very Veggie Fried Rice

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14. Pinto Beans With Rice and Sausage

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15. Frugal Salmon Patties

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16. Golden Bake – The One Dish Wonder

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17. Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake

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18. Savoury Mince Noodles

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19. Tuna mornay

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20. Carrot and Sage Fritters

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Gahhhh this post is making me hungry!

What other budget friendly recipes do you know of?

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