Recession Buster Recipes

These are some of my favorite, super inexpensive recipes that will help you stretch the grocery budget. As I am sure you will notice, many of these recipes contain beans. Beans are healthy, cheap and very versatile! (Click on the titles to view the recipe)

Beans and Cornbread

Mexican Chicken Skillet

Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup

Baked Ziti

Black Bean Burritos

Cream of Potato Soup (Healthy Version)

Whole Chicken in a Crock pot

Beef Soup in a bread bowl

Whole Wheat Pizza


Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

This post is linking up to Tasty Tuesday and  Oh Amanda’s. Top Ten Tuesday. Sorry Amanda for posting food pics when you are recovering from the stomach bug!


  1. amazing recipeies but i like Beans and Cornbread the most

  2. yummy reciepes, can’t wait to try them out. I especially want to try the beef stew and bread bowls. Thanks!

  3. I grew up on beans and cornbread! I love to cook a whole chicken in the crock pot. You can get several meals out that.

  4. Thanks for this posting. I agree with you 100% The bean is magical in many ways including saving our weekly grocery budget. We eat a lot of the dishes that you posted about. It kinda made me feel pretty good. Hey I’m doing something right 🙂
    Thanks for sharing, great post.

  5. Great recipes!!! Our favorite is the baked ziti…yuuuuumy =)

  6. Baked ziti is a popular dish in our house. I like to throw in leftover veggies or any that need to be used.

  7. GREAT!!! post with so many AWESOME!!! recipes.
    Come by and visit so you can enter my giveaway.

  8. Yum! I came from Beauty and Bedlam – I’m going to try your potato soup recipe – much healthier and easier than other versions I’ve tried! And beans are one of my favorites too – it just doesn’t get better than super healthy and super cheap!

  9. Ha! Actually, those pics look SO good b/c all I’ve eaten in the last 24 hours is a 1/4 c. of applesauce! YUM. I’m so clicking on each and every one of those!


    {thanks so much for linking up!}

  10. that whole wheat pizza sound great. im trying to but alot of whole wheat into my diet thank you

  11. YUM! Great recipes!

  12. Those look really good. I’m betting I can con my new food hater to try the beans and cornbread. He may hate food, but he loves carbs. We’ve nicknamed him carb boy. He will always eat bread in any form.

  13. I’m a big fan of beans, too. Also, spaghetti squash is a big favorite around this house.

  14. Great recipes, all – the healthy version of Potato Soup intrigues me, since I LOVE potato soup and I am forever trying to perfect the balence between “easy on the wallet” and “easy on the waistline.” 🙂

  15. Oh, how I wish my children and dh liked beans. Ugh! 🙁

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