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Do you know of any cheep recipes for college that cost around $10-$15 that will feed about 5 people

my daughter is doing a project for college prep. It has to feed about 5 and not in the Ramon noodle food group.

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Asked by Kattykitten at 11:37 AM on Nov. 8, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • i don't know if you have walmart in your area but they have a bag of frozen chicken thighs for $5, rice, mixed veggies, and enough left for drinks. i do this with my family of 5(me + 4 kids)!!!

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 11:42 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Baked Ziti
    1 lb ziti noodles
    Jar of sauce
    Ricotta cheese
    Mozzeralla cheese
    Boil noodles til softThen layer in a pan sauce ziti ric mozz and again
    baked at 350 for 40 mintues covered with foil

    Answer by Jillybeans24 at 11:43 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • OK ladies thanks. Keep giving more because I am about to use these on my family! she will be the best fed college kid in the dorm

    Answer by Kattykitten at 11:47 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • On the can of campbells Cream of chicken soup there is a recipe for cheesy chicken casserole thing. its rice and chicken but it takes about an hour and a half to bake and you have to stir the rice otherwise the edges are cooked and the center is crunchy. Spaghetti is cheap just add some Italian sausage to the sauce and its tastey. You can make a box of hamburger helper you just addt a bag of egg noodles to the noodles it already comes with and cook them till there about 3/4 done, brown the hamburger, then put all the noodles in the pan and make the sauce.

    Answer by ArmyWife112908 at 11:47 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Snobby Joes (from Veganomicon)
    1 cup uncooked lentils
    4 cups water
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 medium yellow onion, diced small
    1 green pepper, diced small
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 - 3 Tablespoons chili powder
    2 teaspoons oregano
    1 teaspoon salt
    8 oz can tomato sauce
    1/4 cup tomato paste
    3 tablespoons maple syrup
    1 tablespoon yellow mustard (wet mustard)
    4 to 6 whole wheat buns


    Answer by rkoloms at 3:10 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Put the lentils in a small sauce pot and pour in 4 cups water. cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until lentils are soft. Drain and set aside. About 10 minutes before the lentils are done boiling, preheat a medium soup pot over medium heat. Saute the onion and pepper in the oil for about 7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and saute a minute more. Add the cooked lentils, the chili powder, oregano and salt and mix. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add the maple syrup and mustard and heat through. Turn the heat off and let sit for about 10 minutes, so that the flavors can meld, or go ahead and eat immediately if you can't wait.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:10 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • There are a lot of great budget recipes at this web site. Most can be made for less than that. Lentils are a great budget stretcher. Just add a little meat to them. Go check out the recipes.

    Budget Recipes




    Answer by Beth497 at 4:34 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Turkey chili! Buy 2 lb ground turkey, 2 cans kidney beans, a packet of chili seasoning, can of diced tomatoes, can of tomato sauce. Brown the ground turkey til fully cooked. Add in the beans tomatoes, and chili seasoning. Add in a tiny pinch of cinnamon if you have it. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes and its done! You can serve it with corn bread (buy the packet of mix for less than 50 cents), or Ritz crackers.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 7:17 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Mostly anything with ground beef or noodles can run in that range, feed a lot, and be filling.

    Now I know you hope for her to be the best fed college kid. Just keep in mind not all college's have a stove and oven at easy access in the dorms. So see if you can find some good microwave recipes too, when the time comes. The one college I toured only had a microwave in the longue area and no kitchen.

    Answer by OneToughMami at 7:35 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Oh you know...I went to the store after I replied to you and was like "Oh gosh maybe this would be a good idea"

    take ground meat (we use turkey, chicken, or beef) and fry it up. Add it into some boxed mac and cheese. You can use healthier milk and butter options obviously.

    Answer by OneToughMami at 9:20 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

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