Cheap College-Friendly RecipesMoney Management

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An area of your budget that has immediate savings potential is your food spending habits. On average, Americans spend about 9-12% of their income on food and beverages. Use this food calculator to figure out how much of your income you spend on groceries and restaurants. Cooking at home can save you a huge chunk of change.  If you make your own meals, instead of dining out one additional time per week, it can add up to about $500 in savings each year!

For Money Matter$ Week, we want to save you money on your groceries, so Pensacola State College employees and friends compiled a list of college-student and budget-friendly recipes. Be sure to visit us at the Warrington Campus on Monday, April 13 and the Pensacola Campus on Tuesday April 14, 2015 from 11am – 1pm for our Eating on A Dime event. We will have samples of some of these easy recipes!

Main Dishes

Turkey Chili

Taco Salad with Beef

Mini Corn Dogs

Mexican Skillet Dinner with Pork Sausage

Chicken Enchiladas

Crock-pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Crock-pot Chicken and Stuffing

Three Ingredient Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos

Three Ingredient Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie 2

Buffalo Chicken Potato Casserole


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Instant Hot Cocoa Milk

Coffee Crumb Cake

Chocolate Éclair Dessert

Bubble Bread


Before you head off to the Grocery Store, check out this USDA Tip Guide for saving money while you shop. It also includes some healthy, delicious and budget friendly recipes you may want to try.