Comfort foods that are certain to lure everyone to the table fast
These tasty pork dishes are easy to make and cost just pocket change to prepare. Plus, they work great with leftover meals
and can be eaten almost any time of the day.
Cost per serving: 90¢
This affordable Pork Carnitas recipe has a short ingredient list, but still manages to pack in a lot of flavor. Offer warmed corn tortillas and bowls of diced avocado, salsa and sour cream to make this a meal.
See recipe: Pork Carnitas
Cost per serving: 98¢
The ham and cheddar in this recipe make it a substantial meal, so heat up the waffle iron to create a dinner the kids will love. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup or top with tomato salsa, depending on whether your family prefers them sweet or savory. Remember, these freeze well, so make more than you need for another meal.
See recipe: Ham and Cheddar Supper Waffles
Cost per serving: 39¢
These Deviled Ham and Cheddar Toasts are the perfect appetizer, but you can also add a side veggie or salad to make it a full meal. If you prefer a spicier version, add another 1/4 tsp. cayenne to the ham mixture.
See recipe: Deviled-Ham-and-Cheddar Toasts
Cost per serving: 92¢
Yum, this Mashed-Potato Soup is a comfort food classic in a bowl! To cut the fat and calories from this rich dish, use uncured turkey bacon instead of pork and swap in low-fat cheese and sour cream.
See recipe: Mashed-Potato Soup
Cost per serving: 41¢
Whether you have it for breakfast or dinner, this Ham with Red-Eye Gravy dish is ready in minutes. The secret ingredient? Coffee!
Recipe: Ham with Red-eye Gravy