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Recipes under $3

Front view of a large salad in a bowl topped with homemade croutons

Easy Baked Homemade Croutons

Two hands pulling the pesto grilled cheese sandwich in half, with the cheese pulling between and sun dried tomato pieces exposed.

Pesto Grilled Cheese with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Three bowls of rosemary garlic white bean soup with different toppings (pesto, croutons, Parmesan).

Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

A sheet pan full of Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola with a large wooden spoon scooping it up.

Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola

Close up of a dumpling being dipped into a bowl of Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing dripping off a spoon into a white bowl.

Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

A bowl of Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad surrounded by crackers and vegetables.

Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad

Close up of a bowl of cucumber mango salad with chopsticks picking up a piece of mango

Cucumber Mango Salad

Two grilled chicken breasts coated in homemade bbq sauce in a dish, one sliced into strips, and a fork dipping a piece of chicken into a bowl of sauce.

Homemade BBQ Sauce (no ketchup)

A spoon lifting some peanut lime dressing out of a bow, squeezed lime and cilantro on the side.

Peanut Lime Dressing

A half stirred Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowl with a cut lemon and some strawberries near by.

Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowls

Overhead view of homemade lemon curd in a jar with a small silver butter knife stuck inside, lemon slices on the side.

Luscious Homemade Lemon Curd

A pineapple protein smoothie in a tall glass with a paper straw, next to a whole pineapple and a small bowl of pineapple chunks

Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Homemade ranch dressing being poured onto a romaine salad with tomatoes and red onion

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Honey Mustard Sauce dripping off a spoon into a bowl

Honey Mustard Sauce

Lemon Blueberry Cornbread served on a plate next to the skillet and two mugs of coffee.

Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Skillet

Overhead view of a spoon dug into a Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake

Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake

Close up of a Quick Fix Broccoli Pesto Pizza on a plate with crushed red pepper sprinkled on top.

“Quick Fix” Broccoli Pesto Pizza

A hand grabbing a stack of two halves of a Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad sandwich on wheat bread.

Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad

Close up shot of Banana Flax Muffins in paper liners

Banana Flax Muffins

A big white bowl of Sriracha Nooch Popcorn next to dice and other game pieces

Sriracha Nooch Popcorn

A large bowl of Vegetable Breakfast Scrambles about to be eaten with a fork.

Vegetable Breakfast Scrambles

Close up of jam being spread on ricotta inside a baked Almond Dutch Baby

Almond Dutch Baby with Ricotta and Jam

A hand taking one Cranberry Orange Cream Scone from the batch on a cooling rack.

Cranberry Orange Cream Scones

Homemade Cajun Seasoning ingredients in a bowl.

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Close up of caramelized Smoky Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

Smoky Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

Fluffy as a cloud and with a rich buttery finish, these Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes will be the star of any weeknight dinner or holiday meal! Budgetbytes.com

Fluffy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Herb Seasoning Ingredients with vegetables pasta and butter

All-Purpose Garlic Herb Seasoning

Easy Sweet Chili Sauce close up on a spoon

Easy Sweet Chili Sauce

Rich and Creamy Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese in a Bowl

Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese

Make your own homemade freezer garlic bread slices, ready to bake on demand. Bake two or ten frozen slices at a time, ready in minutes! Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Freezer Garlic Bread

This tangy, creamy, fresh, and garlicky Lime Crema is the key to taking your tacos, nachos, salads, and more to the next level. Budgetbytes.com

Lime Crema

This Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce (or marinade) takes only a few minutes and five simple ingredients that can be kept on hand at all times. Perfect for last minute weeknight dinners! Budgetbytes.com

Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce or Marinade

These Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips are fast, easy, super crunchy, a great way to use up leftover tortillas, and a great alternative to store bought chips. Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

This homemade taco seasoning is quick, easy, inexpensive, full of flavor, and can be made with just a few basic spice cabinet staples. Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Taco Seasoning

This simple homemade chili seasoning is made with a few basic pantry staple spices and can be used for so much more than a pot of traditional chili! Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Chili Seasoning

A pot of quick seasoned black beans, with a wooden spoon, jalapeños and green onion on the side

Quick Seasoned Black Beans

Front view of baked Rosemary Pepper Drop Biscuits on the baking sheet.

Rosemary Pepper Drop Biscuits

Peanut Butter Fluff Cups are the easiest and most decadent dessert you’ve ever made. They come together in minutes with no baking required! BudgetBytes.com

Peanut Butter Fluff Cups

This tangy, herb-infused Scallion Herb Cream Cheese Spread is perfect for sandwiches, wraps, or even snacking on fresh vegetables. BudgetBytes.com

Scallion Herb Cream Cheese Spread

This Tomato Basil No Knead Bread is the perfect partner for your winter soups and stews, and is half the cost of a store bought artisan loaf. BudgetBytes.com

Tomato Basil No Knead Bread

Spicy, aromatic, and earthy, these Moroccan Spiced Sweet Potatoes will add an adventurous flavor to any dinner! BudgetBytes.com

Moroccan Spiced Sweet Potatoes

These Maple Miso Roasted Carrots are sweet, savory, and rich, and make a great side dish to any Asian inspired meal. BudgetBytes.com

Maple Miso Roasted Carrots

Preparing individual oat packs with seeds, seasoning, and other add-ins, like these Make Ahead Seeded Oats, makes having a healthy breakfast fast and easy. BudgetBytes.com

Make Ahead Seeded Oats

This simple Seeded No-Knead Bread is packed with seeds for extra texture, flavor, and nutrients! BudgetBytes.com

Seeded No-Knead Bread

Braised Red Cabbage is an easy, cost efficient, and healthful side for your comforting winter meals. BudgetBytes.com

Braised Red Cabbage

Streuseled Sweet Potatoes are an easy, deconstructed version of the classic sweet potato casserole that is manageable enough for weeknight dessert. BudgetBytes.com

Streuseled Sweet Potatoes

The earthy flavor and subtle sweetness of molasses makes these Sweet Molasses Dinner Rolls the perfect addition to your fall holiday table. BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Molasses Dinner Rolls