Recipes under $5

This Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili makes a huge batch, is packed with flavor and nutrients, and can be made for only about 5 dollars! Budgetbytes.com

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili

This cold, refreshing, and highly flavored Curried Tofu Salad is the perfect quick fix for summer or cold-pack lunch. Budgetbytes.com

Curried Tofu Salad

This Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots is savory, sweet, crunchy, and drenched in a tangy homemade vinaigrette! Holds up well to refrigeration and perfect for meal prep! Budgetbytes.com

Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots

BBQ Tofu Sliders are an easy and inexpensive alternative to pulled meat sandwiches. With a simple and uncomplicated ingredient list, this is a tofu dish anyone can master! Budgetbytes.com

BBQ Tofu Sliders

Garlicky greens and creamy ricotta pair perfectly on this light and fresh Garlicky Kale and Ricotta Pizza. It’s the perfect pizza for summer! BudgetBytes.com

Garlicky Kale and Ricotta Pizza

This rich and subtle pasta sauce is incredibly easy, which has earned it the title of The Best Weeknight Pasta Sauce in my house! BudgetBytes.com

The Best Weeknight Pasta Sauce

Layer ingredients in container for Make Ahead Microwave Breakfast Scrambles.

Make Ahead Microwave Breakfast Scrambles

Almost Eggs Benedict is the easy and approachable version of the brunch classic, scaled back and scaled down to feed just to on a lazy weekend morning. BudgetBytes.com

Almost Eggs Benedict

This Coconut Curry Hummus throws a new twist on the traditional dip with creamy coconut milk, vibrant lime, and warm curry spices. BudgetBytes.com

Coconut Curry Hummus

When fresh vegetables are in short supply, make this Sweet Crunch Winter Salad packed full of winter vegetables and a homemade Maple Tahini Dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Crunch Winter Salad

Sweet, salty, rich, and crunchy, these Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles hit all the bases. It’s fast, easy comfort food for busy nights! BudgetBytes.com

Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles

If you’re trying to cut carbs, try this Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce to get your rich, creamy, cheesy fix! BudgetBytes.com

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce

Forget frozen pizza rolls! These Pizza Roll Ups are the perfect last minute appetizer or indulgent snack on busy days! BudgetBytes.com

Pizza Roll Ups

This Kimchi Fried rice is tangy, spicy, and the perfect way to use up all the leftover ingredients and scraps in your kitchen. BudgetBytes.com

Kimchi Fried Rice

This Sriracha Pimento Cheese Spread is a rich, smoky, spicy spread with just a hint of sweetness from roasted red peppers! BudgetBytes.com

Sriracha Pimento Cheese Spread

These Orange Cranberry Muffins are a holiday staple in my house and extras can be frozen for a quick treat whenever the craving hits. BudgetBytes.com

Orange Cranberry Muffins

This simple Sesame Slaw makes a great side dish, or a bed for other items like gyoza, fried tofu, or grilled chicken. BudgetBytes.com

Sesame Slaw

For a quick, flavorful, and light lunch, this Garlic Toast with Blistered Tomatoes and White Beans hits the spot! BudgetBytes.com

Garlic Toast with Balsamic Tomatoes and White Beans

These Ham and Cheese Biscuits are a super indulgent, yet super easy treat for your weekend breakfast or to serve guests. BudgetBytes.com

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

Green Chile Migas is a fast and inexpensive egg dish that is flavorful and filling any time of day, not just for breakfast! BudgetBytes.com

Green Chile Migas

This Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal is an indulgent-yet-healthy breakfast with rich chocolatey goodness and just a hint of sweetness. BudgetBytes.com

Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Lemon Garlic Asparagus Pasta is a fast, easy, and fresh weeknight dinner that you'll come back to again and again and have memorized in no time. BudgetBytes.com

Lemon Garlic Asparagus Pasta

This rich and Creamy Garlic Mushroom Soup is perfect for fall with it's deep earthy flavors. Serve with crusty bread for dipping! BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Soup

These Pesto Pizza Rolls are a fun way to change up your pizza routine with swirls of cheese, pesto, and pepperoni, plus lots of crispy edges! BudgetBytes.com

Pesto Pizza Rolls

This Golden Chai is full of warm exotic spices, earthy turmeric, and just a hint of natural honey. It's warm, comforting, and perfect for fall! BudgetBytes.com

Golden Chai

Whether enjoyed alone as a meal or as a side for grilled meat or fish, this Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean Salad is rich, smoky, and packed with flavor and nutrients. BudgetBytes.com

Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

These Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats are naturally sweet without any added sugar, and provide plenty of flavor and texture to keep you happy and full all morning. BudgetBytes.com

No Sugar Added Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats

Take your Marghertia pizza up a level with a drizzle of zesty parsley pesto. This white pizza is anything but boring. BudgetBytes.com

White Pizza with Parsley Pesto Drizzle

This Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette is a simple and rustic dessert that can be made with frozen or fresh berries. BudgetBytes.com

Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette

These simple Roasted Potato Wedges are the perfect vehicle for this creamy, garlicky shawarma sauce and crumbled feta. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Potato Wedges with Shawarma Sauce

Fresh jalapeño, cheddar cheese, and fresh grape tomatoes are baked right into this Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread making it just the right amount of extraordinary. BudgetBytes.com

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

Stir Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

This crunchy, sweet, and salty Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds is my favorite way to get my vegetables and goes great with any Asian inspired meal. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds and Simple Sesame Dressing

Make these fast and easy Creamed Spinach Baked Eggs using items you probably have in your pantry. A little feta on top takes it to the next level! BudgetBytes.com

Creamed Spinach Baked Eggs

Sriracha Egg Salad is a simple yet satisfying dish that boasts a creamy, tangy, and spicy sauce. BudgetBytes.com

Sriracha Egg Salad

Golden Coconut Lentil Soup is a light and fresh bowl with vibrant turmeric and a handful of fun toppings. BudgetBytes.com

Golden Coconut Lentil Soup

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos are an easy and tasty party treat for football games or just for fun! BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos

Fresh homemade Almond Apricot Biscotti are pennies a piece and can be stored in the freezer, ready for dunking at any time. BudgetBytes.com

Almond Apricot Biscotti

Colcannon is a simple Irish recipe that combines two hearty but inexpensive ingredients to make a delicious and filling side dish. BudgetBytes.com

Colcannon

Salt & Vinegar Roasted Potatoes feature delicate and flakey Kosher salt, which provides a pop of flavor with every bite and a wonderfully crunchy texture. BudgetBytes.com

Salt & Vinegar Roasted Potatoes with Smoky Garlic Mayo

This rich and comforting Vegetable Pot Pie Skillet meal is made faster and easy for weeknight dinners thanks to frozen vegetables. BudgetBytes.com

Vegetable Pot Pie Skillet with a Cheddar Biscuit Topping

These Baked Broccoli Cheddar Tots are a fun, easy, and delicious way to turn leftover mashed potatoes into a new meal. BudgetBytes.com

Baked Broccoli Cheddar Tots

This Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad combines winter flavors in a warm and filling side dish. BudgetBytes.com

Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad

Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup is a an easy, inexpensive, and comforting soup for fall, full of nutrients and flavor. BudgetBytes.com

Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup

This rich and Creamy Mushroom Herb Pasta is a surprisingly fast and simple to way to have a gourmet meal at home. BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Mushroom Herb Pasta

Halusky is a simple, filling, and inexpensive dish made with sautéed cabbage, tender egg noodles, and butter. BudgetBytes.com

Halusky (Cabbage and Noodles)

5 Ingredient Freezer Biscuits are the fastest and easiest way to have fresh, warm, and fluffy biscuits for breakfast any day of the week. BudgetBytes.com

5 Ingredient Freezer Biscuits

Cheddar Grits Breakfast Bowls are an easy but indulgent breakfast or brunch treat that you can whip up in no time. BudgetBytes.com

Cheddar Grits Breakfast Bowls