Serve up this versatile staple―baked, mashed, boiled or fried! Print Email PagesPrevious 1 of 9 Next View All Be budget friendly with potatoes Potatoes have everything going for them. They're budget-friendly, versatile, nutrient-rich and, best of all, you don't have to beg anyone to eat them. Related Links Cheap Family Dinners -- $2 or Less! Pasta meals under $2 Super Cheap Meals: $1 or Less!