25 Best Budget Recipes

Save money on meals without sacrificing taste or nutrition with these 25 best budget-friendly recipes.

Top-Rated Budget Recipes: Pork Chops with Cherry Couscous
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Best Budget-Friendly Recipes

In honor of our 25th anniversary, we compiled a collection of our readers' best-loved budget recipes from the past 25 years. Based on research from MyRecipes.com, we pulled the Cooking Light recipes that received the most votes and highest star ratings. What makes these recipes budget-friendly? Each recipe will feed a family of 4 for $10 or less.

First up is Pork Chops with Cherry Couscous.

Price: $2.39 per serving

Pantry Checklist:
• Olive oil
• Bone-in center-cut pork chops
• Salt
• Freshly ground black pepper
• Cooking spray
• Uncooked couscous
• Water
• Cherries
• Green onions
• Dry-roasted almonds
• Lemon rind
• Lemon juice

View Recipe: Pork Chops with Cherry Couscous

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