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17 Cheap Recipes You Can Make At Home

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Can you use some cheap recipes that will save you money? I’m always on the lookout for a cheaper way to make things from scratch. We decided to put several of my old recipes in one spot today so you can make some food items that you may currently be buying at the supermarket that now you can make at home at a fraction of the cost.

17 Cheap Recipes You Can Make At Home


PLUS, you know what’s in the jar, blender, or mixing bowl because YOU made it. Do you ever wish you had your mom’s recipes for this or that? After my mom died I was the lucky one to inherit her recipe box.

What a treasure, but it’s missing some of my favorite recipes she used to make. I have asked all my siblings and no one has those recipes. If you have time in the next day or two, ask your siblings, aunts, uncles, moms, dads, or whoever to get from them those recipes you have treasured for years before they pass on. Those treasures are lost if not passed on. You’ll be glad you did, I promise.

Ask them to mail a copy, scan a copy, email, or screenshot a copy of what you consider to be personal family treasures. My iPad is used to send copies of recipes to my daughters and they return the favor by sending great ones to me.

I wish I had asked my mom for certain recipes that only she knew how to make. I have salad dressings, pizza dough, pancakes, Ebelskivers, caramel corn and so much more for you today. All of my recipes are PRINTABLE.

My Cheap Recipes:​

1. Pizza Dough in a Jar​

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Pizza Dough In A Jar Recipe​






Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes minutes
Total Time 35 minutes minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

Place the first four ingredients in the jars:​

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons SAF instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Please add these to the ingredients in the jar into a bowl with:​

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water

Instructions​

  • This recipe fills one QUART jar and makes one large pizza.
  • When you want to make pizza add the dry ingredients in the quart mason jar to a bowl and add the water and oil.
  • Mix by hand and knead until smooth and roll out on a floured countertop.
  • Roll out the dough into a circle and place it on your greased pans.
  • My pizza pan is 14 inches in diameter. You could also make two smaller pizzas. Be sure and grease your pizza pans.
  • Spread the pizza sauce on top of the dough, sprinkle veggies, Mozzarella Cheese, and top with Pepperoni if desired.
  • Bake on a greased large pizza pan at (375°F) = (190°C) degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Usually, I fill about three QUART-size mason jars of the dry dough mix then add some tags to the jars. You measure the ingredients and put them in each jar. I hope you try to make some pizza dough from scratch, and maybe you’ll share a jar with a friend. You can make pizza in less time than a pizza delivery company can deliver it! Plus, you will know what ingredients YOU put in it. I use a funnel like this one to fill the quart mason jars: Prepworks by Progressive Canning Funnel for Regular and Wide Mouth Jars

Pizza Dough In a Jar

Pizza Dough Toppings:​


My favorite pizza pan: Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan, Black, 14-inch

  • Pizza SAUCE
  • Mozzarella cheese is my favorite to use for all pizza types
  • Chopped Onions
  • Bell Peppers, green, red, or yellow
  • Mushrooms
  • Yellow hot and sweet peppers
  • Cooked and crumbled sausage
  • Ham and Pineapple
  • Barbecue sauce, shredded cooked chicken, sliced red onions
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Taco pizza, hamburger, cheese, tomatoes, and salsa

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2. Ebelskivers​


You may. want an Norpro Nonstick Stuffed Pancake Pan, Munk/Aebleskiver/Ebelskiver

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Linda’s Whole Wheat Ebelskivers​






Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes minutes
Total Time 12 minutes minutes
Servings 7 people
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 1-1/2 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour (white bread flour works well too)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dough enhancer (optional)
  • Dash of salt
  • Freshly ground nutmeg using a Microplane or out of a jar to taste
  • Whisk the following:
  • 1 cup buttermilk (I used the dry food storage type and reconstituted with water as directed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions​

  • After whisking, add the dry ingredients.
  • Heat the Ebelskiver Pan.
  • I use vegetable spray instead of putting 1 teaspoon of oil in each Ebelskiver hole.
  • Heat the pan until very hot. I use a toothpick to flip mine. I will cook both sides and then cook them on their side.

3. Oven Baked Pancakes (Popeye Pancakes)​

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Puffy Popeye Pancakes​






Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes minutes
Total Time 30 minutes minutes
Servings 12 people
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)

Instructions​

  • Preheat oven to (425°F ) = (218°C) degrees.
  • Grease a 9-inch by 13-inch pan, or a 12-cupcake or muffin tin pan.
  • Combine the ingredients in a blender and quickly pour into the pans desired.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned and puffy.

4. Chunky Monkey Pancakes​

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Chunky Monkey Pancakes​






Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes minutes
Total Time 15 minutes minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 2 cups freshly ground hard white wheat flour or white enriched bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • Sliced bananas
  • Mini chocolate chips *use amount as desired (I sprinkle just a few on each pancake)

Instructions​

  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk it until blended.
  • It will be a medium-thick batter or add more milk until you reach your preferred thickness.
  • I use approximately 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake and cook each side until golden brown.
  • Serve with maple syrup or caramel sauce.

5. Easy Crepes Recipe​

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Crepes​






Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 11 minutes minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes minutes
Total Time 16 minutes minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 cups milk

Instructions​

  • Combine the ingredients in a blender or large bowl and use a whisk. Preheat and grease a griddle or crepe maker and put about 1/4 cup of batter, depending on what size pan you are using, onto the hot pan. Spread the batter with a crepe tool and use a silicone spatula to flip the crepes, once you can see the edges are starting to brown. Cook the other side until slightly brown. I use a tortilla warmer to keep these warm.
  • Combine the ingredients in a blender or large bowl and use a whisk.
  • Preheat and grease a griddle or crepe maker and put about 1/4 cup of batter, depending on what size pan you are using, onto the hot pan.
  • Spread the batter with a crepe tool and use a silicone spatula to flip the crepes, when you can see the edges are starting to brown.
  • Cook the other side until slightly brown. I use a tortilla warmer to keep these warm.

Salad Dressings:​


I typically use a blender or whisk to make my salad dressings. I store them in the refrigerator in regular-size or wide-mouth mason jars with these mason jar lids: Wide Mouth Ball Storage Lids or Regular Mouth Ball Storage Lids. There is nothing quite the same as fresh homemade salad dressings. My favorite whisk for mason pint jars: Norpro Krona 9-inch Stainless Steel Whisk

6. Homemade Ranch Dressing​

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Homemade Ranch Dressing​






Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard

Instructions​

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a pint mason jar and whisk until smooth.
  • Refrigerate and enjoy! You can use it as a salad dressing or dip for veggies!

7. Thousand Island Dressing​

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Thousand Island Dressing​






Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 1- quart mayonnaise
  • 1-12- ounce jar bottle chili sauce
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 small can black ripe olives, chopped

Instructions​

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth then refrigerate.

8. Vinegar and Oil Dressing​

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Vinegar and Oil Dressing​






Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions​

  • Combine all the ingredients in a small jar, shake and pour over salad. Yummy!

9. Linda’s Homemade Ranch Dressing​

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Homemade Ranch Dressing​






This is another version I make when I’m in a hurry.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tablespoons garlic powder or salt
  • 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions​

  • Mix together and store in a container. I like to use pint canning jars.
  • This recipe is so easy to make and tastes better than any bottled ranch dressing you can buy. It is so good on salads, coleslaw and as a dip!
  • It is so good on salad, coleslaw and as a dip!

10. Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing​

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Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing​






Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 1/2 cup good quality Modena Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin oil
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pieces of shallot, minced
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. parmesan cheese

Instructions​

  • Mix all the ingredients in a pint canning jar and let sit for a few hours in the refrigerator.

11. White/Wine/Vinegar Dressing​

salad dressings


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White/Wine/Vinegar Dressing​






Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 1/3 cup Star white wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Herbs De Provence
  • 1 tablespoon Wine Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 Shallots, minced
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions​

  • Mix all together and serve, you will love this recipe!

12. Creamy Italian Salad Dressing​

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Creamy Italian Salad Dressing​






Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People

Ingredients​

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions​

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, Magic Bullet or use a whisk.

13. Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing​

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Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing​






Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dry mustard (for an extra kick)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Instructions​

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a Magic Bullet or blender.
  • Serve as a salad dressing or with chicken nuggets, or sandwiches. It's fabulous! No more bottled honey mustard dressing for us!
  • It's fabulous! No more bottled honey mustard dressing for us!

14. College Days Tomato Soup Salad Dressing​

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College Days Tomato Soup Salad Dressing​






Similar to Catalina Dressing
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 1 condensed can of tomato soup
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • Dash of garlic powder

Instructions​

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a Magic Mixer or blender.
  • Serve with your favorite salad, it's great with a taco salad too.
  • You make a taco salad with some fried hamburger, chopped lettuce, olives, diced tomatoes, grated cheese, black beans (drained), can of corn (drained) and some tortillas chips, crushed.
  • Pour the dressing over and mix it all together. It's a great summer salad.

15. Poppy Seed Salad Dressing​

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Poppy Seed Dressing​






Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People

Ingredients​

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seed

Instructions​

  • Mix all together. This is better if made the day before serving. I love this on spinach or a chopped lettuce salad.

16. Spicy Ranch Salad Dressing​

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Spicy Ranch Salad Dressing by Heidi​






Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 1 envelope buttermilk ranch dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup cilantro-fresh-chopped
  • 3 to tomatillos-peeled
  • 1 clove garlic-chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Instructions​

  • Mix in blender and serve over your favorite green salad. I love the spicy kick to this one!!

17. Asian Salad Dressing​

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Oriental Salad Dressing​






Course Salad
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 12 People
Author Linda Loosli

Ingredients​

  • 12 tablespoons honey
  • 6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions​

  • Mix all together. This is yummy on lettuce with chicken strips!

Final Word​


I hope you try making some of these cheap recipes. Let’s teach the world to cook from scratch again! Are you on board with me? I love saving money and knowing what is in my food. Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world. Linda

Budget Meals by Linda

Copyright Images: Chalkboard With Recipes Depositphotos_52700729_S By Belchonock, Bread Dough with Hands Depositphotos_25698417_S By Amoklv, Salad Dressings AdobeStock_164315192 by By Ricka_kinamoto, Homemade Aeblskiver Danish Pancake AdobeStock_60623370 By Brent Hofacker

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