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5 Takeout Favorites You Can Easily Make At Home For Less Than $5 A Serving

By Thursday, July 02, 2020

Welcome to our series, Eat Better On Any Budget! We’ve teamed up with Beth Moncel of Budget Bytes to share some of her favorite, most cost-effective recipes with our readers. Below, Beth has rounded up five delicious and easy-to-make dupes for your favorite takeout meals. If you haven’t already, check out Beth’s episode of The Financial Confessions!

Vegan Creamy Mushroom ramen

The simple addition of coconut milk transforms a regular bowl of budget ramen into an indulgent, restaurant-worthy meal.

Sesame Chicken

You can make your own sesame chicken, with no mystery ingredients, in less time than it takes to order delivery! 

Thai Curry Vegetable Soup

Toss whatever vegetables you have on hand into this luscious broth made with Thai red curry paste and creamy coconut milk. It’s fast, creamy, and has so much flavor. You won’t believe this came out of your kitchen.

Baked Beef and Black Bean Tacos

Crunchy tacos are taken to the next level by baking the filled tacos for an extra crunchy and toasty corn flavor. You won’t get tacos this good at the “bell.”

Baked Spicy Chicken Sandwiches

Tender chicken breasts are coated in a spicy mix and baked until brown and crispy, then topped with a simple homemade slaw for a chicken sandwich that rivals anything you’ll get at a drive-through.   

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