5 Budget-Friendly Vegan Comfort Food Recipes Under $2 - From My Bowl (2024)

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These Vegan Comfort Food Recipes are easy to make, delicious, and budget-friendly! Each one costs less than 2 dollars to make per serving.

Well, folks, we’re at it again! We’ve already tackled some budget-friendly Italian and Mexican inspired recipes, so this time we’re going the comfort food route.

If this is your first time seeing my “5 Under 5” series, here’s how it works: I go to the grocery store, spend around $25 on ingredients, and come up with 5 tasty recipes for you all. This time, we went with Comfort Food! If you’d like to see the entire process and how I made each recipe, please watch my YouTube video below:

Now, keep scrolling for the printable recipes! As always, if you re-create these and decide to share them on either Instagram or Facebook, please tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl. I love seeing your delicious (and budget-friendly!) recreations 🙂

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Recipe 1: Vegan Mac and Cheese

Cost per serving = $0.89

To make this recipe, simply follow my , but leave out the crumb topping! If you’d like, reserve some of the Cheese Sauce so you can make the Baked Cheesy Fries, below.

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Recipe 2: Baked Cheesy Fries

Cost per serving = $1.02

To make this recipe, follow my Perfect Oil-Free Fries technique, and top your fries with leftover cheese sauce from my Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese.

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Recipe 3: Minestrone Soup

Cost per serving = $1.31

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Minestrone Soup

★★★★★4.5 from 2 reviews
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Corn, thawed
  • 1 Carrot, diced
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes (can sub regular, but this adds a lot of flavor!)
  • 2 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 cup Water (or more Veggie Broth)
  • 1/2 cup Dry Pasta, cooked according to package instructions

Instructions

  1. Add the Diced Onion, Italian Seasoning, and a splash of water to a large pot over medium heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the Onion is translucent.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients, except for the Cooked Pasta, to the pot. Stir well to dissolve the Tomato Paste. Bring this mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the Cooked Pasta, and add any Salt to taste, if necessary. Serve warm and enjoy.
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Recipe 4: Potato Broccoli Soup

Cost per serving = $1.74

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Potato Broccoli Soup

★★★★★4.5 from 2 reviews
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 3 people 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 Potatoes, peeled if desired*
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion, diced
  • 4 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 2 cup Unsweetened Plant Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 cup Frozen Broccoli, thawed.

Instructions

  1. Peel your Potatoes if desired, and chop into 1/2″ pieces. Finely dice your Onion, and chop the Broccoli into bite-sized pieces as well.
  2. Add the Onion, Italian Seasoning, and Garlic Powder to a large pot with a splash of water, over medium heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the Onion is translucent.
  3. Add in all remaining ingredients, except for the Broccoli, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then cook for 6-8 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  4. Keep the heat on low, and transfer half of the soup mixture into a blender and process until smooth and creamy. Return to the pan, and stir until well-incorporated. (Alternatively, you can also use an immersion blender for this step!) Add any Salt to taste, if necessary (I used around 1/2 tsp).
  5. Add the chopped Broccoli to the pot, and stir well. Once the Broccoli has warmed up with the soup, serve and enjoy.

Notes

*I would suggest Russet or Gold Potatoes for this recipe.

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Recipe 5: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Cost per serving =$1.18

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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★★★★★4.5 from 2 reviews
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 person 1x

Ingredients

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  • 3 Medium to Large Potatoes, peeled if desired
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, plus more to taste
  • 3/41 cup Unsweetened Plant Based Milk

Instructions

  1. Peel your Potatoes if desired, and chop into 1/2″ pieces. Place into a medium pot with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer for 8-9 minutes, or until the Potatoes are fork-tender. Drain, turn the heat off, and return to the pot.
  3. Add in the Nutritional Yeast, Garlic Powder, Salt, and 1/2 cup of Plant Milk. Use an electric mixer or hand-press to mash your Potatoes. Add additional Plant Milk in 1/4 cup increments, until your Potatoes reach the consistency that you desire.
  4. Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

*I prefer to use Russet or Gold Potatoes for my Mashed Potatoes!

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