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11 Budget-Friendly Alternatives To Expensive Ingredients

Let's be real: No one likes to buy pricey ingredients they'll only use once. Make sure to check out Stop & Shop's products for the same quality at a lower price.

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5. Apples are the new berries.

Seasonal berries are wonderful for tarts and pies, but if you're looking to save some money without losing flavor, substitute apples into any recipe.

10. Invest in soy sauce over Worcestershire sauce.

If you're deciding between the two condiments, you'll definitely use soy sauce more. It's an ideal placeholder for any marinade — and you won't tell the difference.

11. And cream cheese mixed with some heavy cream is the perfect substitute for mascarpone.

Mascarpone is tasty but cream cheese and heavy cream are an insanely delicious alternative option. Trust us, try it.