Readers: I'm back with yet another compendium of the very best and most laughably cheap recipes here at Casual Kitchen. For readers new around these parts, "laughably cheap" is an expression we use here for a recipe that's so inexpensive and so good that it literally makes you laugh out loud.
Well, my previous Top 25 Laughably Cheap Recipes post is now nearly five years old, and over those five years it became one of Casual Kitchen's most viewed posts. But since then, however, I've published a ton of new recipes, many of which are (believe it or not) even easier and less expensive.
Well, it's time to share those even easier and less expensive recipes, with readers old and new, in an easily accessible format. So today, I bring you The NEXT Top 25 Laughably Cheap Recipes at CK. I hope you find it useful. More importantly, I hope it helps you eat well--and save time and money while you're at it. Enjoy!
Chicken in Tomato Sauce
One of CK’s easiest recipes for around $1.25 per serving.
Easy Curried Chickpeas and Tofu
Rich, delicious and spicy, and only about $1.25 per serving.
Peanut Pineapple Stew
Delicious, intriguing and healthy at just 80c per serving!
North African Lemon Chicken
An exotic yet easy recipe (with an admittedly unusual origin) that serves 5-6 for less than $7.00 total.
Roasted Zucchini and Chickpea Soup
An elegant and rich soup like nothing you've tasted before, at just 99c per serving.
Thai-Style Tofu in Coconut and Lime Sauce
Serve 4-6 for less than $7.00 in total with this easy-to-make yet complex-tasting dish.
You’ll laugh out loud at how easy it is to cook this unusual recipe. Just over $1.00 a serving.
Savory Moroccan Chickpeas
Perfect for vegetarians, vegans and even gluten-free eaters. Only $1.15 per serving.
Braised Red Cabbage
This savory and easy recipe involves “studded onions.” I shall say no more.
Hilariously Easy Chicken Soup
The name says it all. It's simply amazing that a soup this easy could be this good.
Potato Peanut Curry
You'll never guess how easy it is to make this simple but exotic recipe. Just 70-75c per serving.
Spicy Sauteed Beets
You'll never look at the humble beet in the same way again.
Simple, delicious Middle-Eastern comfort food at a mere 50c a serving.
Easy Porotos Granados
This dish is so good it taught me to stop hating squash.
Yellow Split Pea Soup
Barely 10 minutes of prep time and a hard-to-believe per serving cost of under 40c.
Indian Mung Bean Stirfry
This vegan-friendly dish packs a big punch of nutrition for just 80c a serving.
Tomato Lentil Soup with Orzo
Adapted from one of our favorite cookbooks, Vegetarian Soup Cuisine, this recipe is easy to prepare and leaves you with days of leftovers. Per-serving cost? Just 60-70c.
Fiery Sausage and Split Pea Soup
Sick of old, boring split peas? This recipe--one of CK’s easiest of all time--will fix that for you. Per serving cost: around 70c.
The 911 Frittata
Outrageously easy! With a per-serving cost of just 60c.
Carrot and Fresh Cabbage Curry
This dish can be made in about 30 minutes for as little as 50c a serving.
A delicious, easy recipe that serves three for just 50c a serving.
Coconut Curry with Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas
A home run recipe you can make in under 30 minutes, with a truly unusual mix of flavors, spices and textures.
Easy Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew
Just 15 minutes of prep work and a mere $1.25 a serving.
Easy Minestrone Soup
Serve six with this simple, delicious recipe. Just 80c a serving.
Roasted, Toasted Garden Barley Pilaf
It's hard to believe this hearty recipe costs under 50c per serving.
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