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Are you looking for some easy and frugal meal recipes? Cooking for your family can be a great pleasure for a lot of people, but when you are just getting home from a long day’s work, it can also be very stressful. Sometimes we end up grabbing some takeout on the way home because it’s just so much easier. 

We are all so busy that it can be difficult to think of saving money when we are frantically trying to get supper ready at the end of a busy day. The key to saving money on groceries is to plan ahead so we aren’t wasting money unnecessarily. 

For this reason, I put together 6 easy and frugal meal recipes to save you time as well as save money too on those hectic days.

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6 Easy and Frugal Meal Recipes

Tortilla Shell Pizzas

Ready for the easiest homemade pizza recipe ever? When you use a tortilla shell for a pizza crust, you’re never more than 15 minutes away from fresh, homemade pizza at home

@ SimplySavemn

Tortilla Shell Pizzas

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

This Chicken Spaghetti Casserole recipe is a wonderful supper dish your entire family will love. Whether you call it a pasta bake recipe, a chicken pasta bake or a chicken spaghetti casserole, just know this easy dinner recipe is destined to be a family favorite.

@ AnnasEntitledLife

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

This baked yogurt-marinated chicken recipe is somewhat reminiscent of tandoori chicken — but oven-baked with its own tangy sweet+smoky flavor.

@ MashUpMom

Yogurt Marinated Chicken

Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken

This recipe calls for a simple sauce that’s packed with the perfect balance of sweet, yet sour Asian flavors. Soy, sesame, garlic, and more. The sauce coats the chicken nicely and really makes this dish what it is. You’ll likely have extra which I could eat by the spoonful.

@ InspiringSavings

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Creamy Ranch Chicken

Quick and easy is the way to go for meals with an emphasis on the easy factor of the meal!! This is one dinner all the kids will always eat and even the adults will love this dinner too!!

@ PennyPncherJenny

Creamy Ranch Chicken

Pork Steak & Fries

Delicious, cheap and quick. What could be better!! This pork steak & fries recipe is super quick to make and is just $0.54 per person that you have to feed!

@ RecipeThis

Pork Steak and Fries


Here are a few more great, easy and frugal meal recipe posts that you will love!!

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Frugal and Easy Crock Pot Recipes

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