Food can be a rather large expense for many people. With us all being homebound, it can be a quick way to rack up a hefty bill the more you tend to order takeout or go through drive-thru. This is why we recommend cooking at home! Now, it doesn’t have to be boring or feel like a chore. Cooking can actually be a fun and great creative way to feed yourself and/or your family, all while staying within budget.

There are a bunch of easy, vegan, vegetarian, and budget-friendly recipes out there that can be sort of overwhelming. So, we’ve compiled a list of 15 easy AND budget-friendly recipes we thought you might enjoy. These recipes also have an easy set of ingredients to keep on hand!

1.  Easy Slow Cook Chicken Stroganoff

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A delicious slow cooked chicken stroganoff can be made in no time and can be a crowd pleaser! Get the recipe here.

2. Ham mac and cheese soup

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This quick soup can take less than 15 minutes to make and can service at least 10 people. This recipe can serve as great comfort food with possibility for creative adjustments. Get the recipe here.

3. Sausage and Bean Cake

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This dish has been known to be one of the greatest comfort foods of all times, but we’ll just let you decide that. Get the recipe here.

4. Chocolate chipotle chili soup

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We thought chocolate was so good that we thought there must be some recipes that included some of our favorite ingredients plus a little sweet tooth. Chocolate chipotle chili is the perfect meal during those cold nights. Get the recipe here.

5. Oven Baked Meatball Sandwiches Recipe

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We often rely on those quick and easy recipes during those busy days. This quick recipe lives on many people’s go to recipes that can fill up the entire family. Get the recipe here.

6. Cheeseburger cups

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This bite size recipe is a great way to feed the little ones mini cheeseburgers. Not to mention they look very fun and original. Get the recipe here.

7. Easy Vegetable and Dumpling Soup

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If you have a bag of flour lying around the house, then you already have most of what you need already for some vegan dumpling soup. Get the recipe here.

8. Easy chicken fajitas

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This delicious yet healthy recipe will only take you 30 minutes to complete! Get the recipe here.

9. Thai peanut ramen noodle

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The secret to good ramen is all in the sauce. This 10 minute recipe will have you feeling like you’re back enjoying a delicious restaurant made ramen, but now at home and made by you! Get the recipe here.

10. Roasted new potatoes and lentils

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This can easily be used as the perfect side dish or even the entire meal for tonight’s dinner! Get the recipe here.

11. Roasted Broccoli Parmesan

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Broccoli alone is a very delicious and healthy food to incorporate in your regular meals—now imagine it covered in cheese and marinara sauce. That's how good this dish is!  Get the recipe here.

12. Spinach, mushroom and feta crustless quiche

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This quiche can be served for a fancy brunch yet a lot easier than a regular quiche. When done right, this recipe can cost you less than $10 to make! Get the recipe here.

13. Mushroom risotto

This meal has been known to be pretty pricey at the restaurant, but it doesn't need to be! Test out your chef skills with the $5 dish. Get the recipe here.

14. Cheesy ground beef tacos

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It’s taco Tuesday everyday these days! This fan favourite is bound to be a hit at home. Click here for the recipe. If you're a fan of hard shell tacos, here’s an easy recipe on how to turn soft shells into crunchy taco shells!

15. Tomato basil soup and grilled cheese

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This delicious kid and family friendly combo is perfect for any day when you’re at home. Get the recipe here.

We’re sure that these easy recipes will make you ditch those takeout menus and save money. We want to know, what are some easy go-to recipes that you’re making to get through this quarantine?