25 Best Budget Recipes

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

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Top-Rated Budget Recipe: Spicy Corn and Crab Chowder
Photo: John Autry

Spicy Corn and Crab Chowder

Claw meat tends to be slightly darker than pristine lump crab, but it lends a robust flavor. Serve with corn muffins. Purchase a boxed corn muffin mix for maximum efficiency.

Price: $2.41 per serving

Pantry Checklist:
• Poblano chile
• Butter
• Onion
• Salt
• Sugar
• Ground red pepper
• Frozen corn kernels, thawed (16-ounce package)
• Half-and-half
• Russet potato
• Water
• Flour
• 2% reduced-fat milk
• Crab claw meat (8-ounce container)

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