10 Poverty Meals That Taste Like a Million Dollar

A simple yet decadent Italian classic made with pasta, eggs, pancetta (or bacon), and Parmesan cheese.

Pasta Carbonara

Transform budget-friendly instant ramen by adding sautéed veggies, a soft-boiled egg, and a splash of soy sauce or hot sauce for extra flavor.

Ramen Upgraded

 Use affordable vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers, toss them in a flavorful sauce made with soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and honey, and serve over rice or noodles.

Vegetable Stir-Fry

Mix canned tuna with diced onions, celery, mayonnaise, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve it in a sandwich or over a bed of lettuce for a tasty and budget-friendly meal.

Tuna Salad

Fill tortillas with canned beans, rice, salsa, cheese, and any other toppings you prefer. Roll them up and enjoy a filling and flavorful meal.

Bean Burritos

Cook day-old rice with scrambled eggs, frozen peas, and soy sauce for a quick and tasty meal that costs pennies.

Egg Fried Rice

Dice potatoes and cook them with onions, bell peppers, and any leftover veggies you have. Season with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs for a satisfying and hearty dish.

Potato Hash

Make a delicious chili with canned beans, ground beef (or meat substitute), canned tomatoes, and chili seasoning for a comforting and affordable meal.

Budget-Friendly Chili