Here is a list of top 10 most amazing recipes that perfectly suit your budget.
1. Mac and Cheese
This is one of the easiest meals to prepare. All you need is a box of twisted macaronis, a cheese block and a cup of milk. Boil the macaronis until they are soft. Take them out of and drain. Return the macaronis back to the heating pot. Cut the cheese into small cubes and add it to the macaronis. Stir this mixture for some time. Slowly add the milk and continue stirring. Once the mixture turns into a thick creamy sauce, you can get the pot off the heat. This is enough for five to six people. If you intent to serve it just for one person, you can store it in the refrigerator by packing it tight in a sandwich baggie.
2. Tortilla Pizza
We all love to have pizzas. Here is how you can prepare a Tortilla Pizza. All you need is a pack of tortillas, pizza sauce, half a cup of shredded cheese and toppings of your choice. Preheat the microwave to around 300 degrees. Place a tortilla on a cookie sheet. The size of the tortilla will depend on the size of the pan. Spread the sauce on the tortilla with the help of a spoon. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top. Lastly, place your toppings all over the tortilla. Heat it in the microwave for around five minutes.
3. Beef and Rice Casserole
For this, you will need one pound of ground beef, two to three cups of rice, 4 cups of water, 115 ounce of cream of mushroom soup and a packet of onion soup mix. Add up all the ingredients, stir and bring to boil. Cover it up. Make sure you stir it occasionally until the rice is ready.
4. Monkey Bread
This has nothing to do with a monkey, as monkey bread is a kind of dessert mostly prepared in the African continent. This is simple to prepare. You will need a can full of refrigerated biscuits, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, a cup full of butter and around two cups of brown sugar. Preheat the oven to around 350 degrees. Roll the biscuits in a cinnamon-sugar mix. Melt sugar, butter and cinnamon in a saucepan. Place some of the biscuits in a separate pan. Pour half of the butter mixture on top. Place the rest of the biscuits in the pan pouring the remaining butter mixture on it. Bake it for around 40 minutes. Your delicious monkey bread is ready.
5. Taco Salad
For this, you will need a pound of ground beef, a pack of taco seasoning, lettuce head, 1 cup of chopped scallions, 1 medium size tomato, 2 cups of shredded cheese, cream and finally, a bag of tortilla chips. Heat the beef until it turns brown in color. Drain away the extra grease. Coat the beef with taco seasoning. Place the beef in a large bowl and allow it to cool for some time. Shred the lettuce and add it to the beef. Cut the tomato into small cubes and add it to a small bowl. Now, add the shredded cheese and mix it well. Serve it on top of the chips by pouring the sour cream over it.
6. Hamburger Helper Casserole
For this, you definitely do not have to buy a box of Hamburger helper. All you need to have is a pound of ground beef or any other meat of your choice, one chopped onion, a clover of garlic, one tablespoon of butter, a can of cream soup, a cup of water, a packet of egg noodles, pepper and salt to taste. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the garlic and onion. Heat the meat until it becomes brown in color. Drain away the excess grease. Now, add water, salt, pepper, soup and heat it for a while. Next, after heating, pour it over the cooked noodles and serve. You can also use rice instead of noodles.
7. Egg Noodle Lasagna
This is one of the easiest meals to cook. For this, you need around 8 cups of egg noodles, 3 tablespoons of butter, 3 cups spaghetti sauce, 7 ounces diced cheese, 2 pounds of ground beef and around three cups of shredded mozzarella cheese. Cook the noodles and drain. Add the butter and toss it for a while. Heat the beef in a small pan. Spread around ¼ of the sauce in a small pan. Add a layer of noodles further adding a layer of the beef. Now add 1/3 of the remaining sauce. Finally, add cheese. Repeat the same procedure until you have nothing left. Cover it and cook for around 4 to 5 hours
8. Chicken Noodle Soup
All you need for this is around six chicken breasts, 1 chopped onion, egg noodles, 1 cup of peas, 2 chopped carrots, a can of chicken broth and a seasoning of your choice. First, boil the chicken in a large vessel. Make sure the water in the vessel completely covers the chicken. Do not drain away the water once the chicken is ready. Shred the boiled chicken. Add carrots, onion, chicken broth, noodles, seasoning and the peas to the shredded chicken. Boil it for a while.
9. Shepherd’s Pie
You need to have a hamburger, corn and potatoes. Heat the hamburger and allow it to turn brown. Mash the potatoes. Take a casserole pan and layer the green beans. Now, add a layer of hamburger. Finally, layer mashed potatoes. Bake it for around 20 minutes at a temperature of 300 degrees.
10. Pizza Bake
For this, you require, 1 pound of ground beef, 1-tablespoon of oregano, 1 cup of milk, 4 ounces of mushrooms, 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese and 2 cups of noodles. Preheat the oven to 350 degree. Heat the beef until it turns brown. In a pan, add pizza sauce, oregano, mushrooms, garlic, and salt. Stir it for a while. Place a layer of meat sauce, noodles and cheese on a casserole pan. Repeat the same with the remaining ingredients. Bake it for around half an hour.