23 Meals You Can Cook Even If You’re Broke

Because crackers and ramen does not a meal make.

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8. Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Quinoa Salad

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Arguably, mozzarella isn't the cheapest thing in the supermarket. But everything else in this recipe is so cheap that it all balances out. Recipe here.

12. Mac 'n' Cheese

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You can always spice it up by adding chilli or bacon if your budget allows, but you can also strip it back and enjoy the simple dish of your childhood. Recipe here.

19. Vegetable Polenta Casserole


This is essentially just baked polenta and vegetables, topped with cheese. It might not sound as appealing as getting a pizza delivered, but it's cheap and surprisingly tasty. Recipe here.

22. Vegetable and Sausage Hash

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Yes, this is essentially just sausages and veggies, but by sautéing and adding rosemary, it ends up seeming a lot more gourmet. Recipe here.