Here are some easy meals from Dollar Tree that you can make starting with only Dollar Tree food.
I don’t normally buy food items at Dollar Tree, but these recipes demonstrate that with a little creativity, you can make cheap and easy meals this way. You can save money and stress making these meals and they are healthier than grabbing something at the fast food restaurant!
Easy Meals From Dollar Tree!
Here are some easy meals from Dollar Tree that can easily be made with Dollar Tree food. Many people are fascinated with all things Dollar Tree and you can definitely make cheap family dinners with food from Dollar Tree, but it is possible to make meals for even less from a regular grocery store with easy scratch recipes. (For cheap easy and tasty family meals from scratch, check out our Cookbooks here!)
These meals are quick, easy and cheap! Most of them are designed to be enough food for 4 people, but you can adjust the recipes based on how many people you are feeding. If you’re looking for a quick meal option or if Dollar Tree is your most convenient shopping option, try these tasty recipes to make quick and easy meals from Dollar Tree!
Recipes For Easy Meals From Dollar Tree Food
This easy stir fry recipe is a modification of the stir fry recipe from volume 1 our cookbook that uses only food available at Dollar Tree stores. It is a quick, healthy and delicious meal option you can make instead of spending too much at the drive-thru!
Easy Stir Fry Recipe
½ cup beef, turkey or chicken
1 pkg. stir fry vegetables
soy sauce (optional)
In a frying pan, put the vegetables, chicken, seasoned salt and soy sauce. Cook about 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally until the vegetables are tender.
This easy mashed potatoes and chili recipe is a hearty and tasty recipe for a quick family meal. It is another of our easy meals from Dollar Tree. If you’ve had a rough day and need something super easy, bypass the fast food place and get out of the kitchen fast!
Mashed Potatoes and Chili Recipe
Box of mashed potato flakes
1 can chili
Make mashed potatoes according to the instructions on the box. Heat the chili. Pour over the top of the mashed potatoes. Top with chopped onions, sour cream and/or shredded cheese if desired.
This easy meatball stew recipe makes a super easy beef stew, especially on a cool day! If you’re looking for something hearty, tasty and tummy warming, this recipe is a delicious option!
Easy Meatball Stew Recipe
2 bags meatballs
2 cans carrots
2 cans potatoes
1 box beef broth
Pour everything into a pan. Stir together and simmer until heated through. Season with seasoned salt as desired.
This easy spaghetti and meatballs recipe is another of our easy meals from Dollar Tree. Our kids love spaghetti and meatballs. It is a filling and versatile meal that most picky eaters will love. Serve with a quick frozen vegetable like broccoli or mixed vegetables for a complete family meal.
Spaghetti And Meatballs Recipe
½ package spaghetti
2 bags meatballs
1 can spaghetti sauce
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Heat sauce and meatballs together. Serve over spaghetti.
Here’s an easy chicken noodle soup recipe you can make in a few minutes. It is another of our easy meals from Dollar Tree that is perfect when you need a quick and easy meal for your family. This recipe is great anytime, but especially if you aren’t feeling great and you want a traditional comfort food.
Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
4 cups water
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1 box noodles
2 cans chicken
1-2 cans carrots
Heat water and boullion cubes until bouillon is dissolved. Add noodles and cook according to package directions. Add chicken and carrots and heat until warm. Serve.
This barbecue meatballs recipe is a 2 ingredient variation on barbecue meatballs you can make in just a few minutes, starting with some basic Dollar Tree foods. They make a quick and tasty that will satisfy your family and get you out of the kitchen fast!
Barbecue Meatballs Recipe
2 bags meatballs
Pour barbecue sauce over meatballs and warm. You can serve with vegetables and Texas toast, rice or potatoes.
If you’d like to make tasty homemade barbecue meatballs from scratch, check out our recipe here.
This fried egg sandwich recipe is a tasty breakfast type sandwich you can easily make fast with Dollar Tree food. It’s a perfect balance of protein and carbohydrate and easy to pack and take for a quick breakfast on the run!
Fried Egg Sandwich Recipe
1 piece cheese
Put 1 tsp. margarine in a pan and heat until bubbling. Whisk the egg in a small bowl and pour into heated margarine. Cook on medium heat until set on one side. Flip the egg over. Add cheese on top and cook until cheese starts to melt. Serve on a toasted bagel.
Optional: Add a piece of ham lunch meat on top.
This recipe makes 1 fried egg sandwich, but you can easily double, triple or quadruple the recipes if you’re making it for more people.
This tasty hamburger casserole recipe is a variation of one of our family’s favorite recipes that you can make with food from Dollar Tree. It’s a favorite with kids and it’s super quick and easy to make! Add a canned vegetable or fruit mix for a full meal fast! (You can find the regular hamburger casserole recipe here.)
Hamburger Casserole Recipe
1 pkg. meatballs, cut into small pieces
1 box macaroni and cheese
seasoned salt (to taste)
½ can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
Cook the macaroni in a pan according to the package directions. Add cut up meatballs, cheese, tomato sauce and seasoned salt. Heat on low until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Serve.
These easy meals from Dollar Tree are adapted from recipes in volume 1 of our cookbook:
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These are great! I love that you can switch things up and personalize these recipes. They are honestly great foundations for an affordable, tasty meal. My Dollar Tree has veggie meatballs and I’ve sliced them in half and put them on a bagel with a little pasta sauce and cheese – perfect substitution for a meatballs sub, AND vegetarian! So easy! Thanks for the ideas!