Cooking at home is great for your wallet and - for the most part - better for your health. Instead of making the same recipes over and over again, challenge yourself by trying out some of the best budget-friendly recipes we found on the web. At $5 or less per serving, you definitely won't be breaking the bank with these homemade meals.
Pasta Carbonara: Settle down with a plate of pasta carbonara, and you will feel so content.
From Nicole Perry, POPSUGAR Food
Substitute Italian guanciale for the bacon, if you can find it.
3/4 pound thickly cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
3 medium leeks, thinly sliced and cleaned
1 pound spaghetti
1/2 cup parsley, minced
3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
Freshly grated parmesan cheese, for garnish
Freshly cracked black pepper, for garnish