I love cooking at home, but I hate the clean up. After a long day, sometimes I just want to whip up a nice family dinner that doesn’t make a big mess that I’ll have to clean up afterwards.
That’s why one pot meals are my absolute favorite meals to prepare. You can cook the entire in one pot! Not only are one pot meals super easy to make, but they are also cheap!
I’ve gathered a few one pot recipes that you can make for less than $10. Most of the recipes include pantry staples ( spices, salt, cooking oil, etc.) that you already have in your pantry, so you won’t have to include those ingredients into the total cost. If you’re ready to start cooking meals that are easy and cheap, then take a look at the recipes listed below.
Weeknight Cheesy Chicken Rice from Picky Palate
You can never go wrong with cheesy chicken and rice for a quick weeknight meal. Not only is this meal easy to make, but it’s kid friendly, so even the picky eaters in your family will love this meal.
One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta from One Pot Recipes
If it’s Italian you’re craving, then this one pot meal will satisfy that craving. One pound of Italian sausage costs less than $4 at my local grocery store, and the rest of the ingredients shouldn’t cost you more than $6.
One Pot Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup from The Recipe Rebel
There’s nothing like a hearty soup to warm you up on cold, winter night. In less than 30 minutes , you can cook this delicious soup in one pot.
Skinny Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet from Simple Nourished Living
You don’t have worry about sacrificing your weight loss progress with this one pot meal. This recipe is weight watchers friendly with only 7 freestyle smart points.
Chicken and Broccoli from One Pot Recipes
My family loves a good stir fry, and so does my wallet. The combination of broccoli, chicken, and soy sauce makes for a tasty meal that’s cheap.
One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta from The Chunky Chef
Pasta is relativity cheap at my grocery store, so you’ll probably see some more pasta recipes on this list. Even though I cook pasta recipes like this one often, my family doesn’t complain because they always taste delicious.
Cheesy Taco Pasta from Dinner Then Dessert
Taco Tuesday doesn’t always have to be plain tacos. This cheesy taco pasta will satisfy your taco cravings and make Taco Tuesday complete.
One Pot Pepperoni Pizza from Cincy Shopper
This one pot meal is honestly a cheap meal. You can make this full size family meal for only $7.96. For the price of a small takeout pizza, you can feed your family the filling pepperoni pasta.
10 Minute Cauliflower Rice from Damn Delicious
Meatless meals are almost always going to be cheap to make. In less than 20 minutes and one pot, you can have this cauliflower rice cooked and ready to serve.
One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta from Tasty
The best word to use to describe this meal is “delicious”. It’s full of flavor, filling, and packed with protein. Plus, it’s another cheap pasta recipe that won’t break the bank.
Being on a budget isn’t fun, but that doesn’t mean that you have to feed your family bland, boring meals. Cheap meals can be delicious, and these meals are just that.