Grocery List for all 15 ‘$5.55’ Recipes

Our “Feed a Family for $5.55” series walks you through how to make 15 easy and affordable meals. If you want to plan to make them all, here’s a master list for the groceries you’ll need. We shopped at a combination of Kroger and Costco, and our total came out to $79.72. Of course, your experience may be a bit different, but we’re confident you can make these meals in affordable fashion.

Master Grocery List

  • 1 can red beans ($.79/can)
  • 2 cans of black beans ($.79/can)
  • 1 can of kidney beans ($.79/can)
  • 2 cans of chick peas ($.79/can)
  • 1 can red enchilada sauce ($.99/can)
  • 1 can of tomato soup ($1.09/can)
  • 1 can mushroom soup ($1.09/can)
  • 1 can corn ($.79/can)
  • 3 cans chopped tomatoes ($.92/can)
  • 1 can plums in sauce ($1.05/can)
  • Package corn tortillas ($1.99/package, approximately 30)
  • 3 boxes of pasta ($.97/lb)
  • 1 package of egg noodles ($1.44/bag)
  • 1 box of onion soup mix ($1.69/box with 2 packs)
  • A dozen eggs ($1.42/dozen)
  • Flour ($.30/lb)
  • 1 lb Crisco shortening ($2.79/lb)
  • 7 onions ($1.99/3 lb bag)
  • 1 bag frozen green beans ($1.59/bag)
  • 2 bags of frozen peas ($.99/bag)
  • 1 bunch green onions ($.69/bunch)
  • 2 bags of frozen spinach ($1.69/bag)
  • 1 bag of carrots ($1.74/2 lb bag)
  • 3 bulbs of garlic ($2.50/lb)
  • 1 bunch of celery ($1.19/bunch)
  • 2 lbs Roma tomatoes ($1.58/lb)
  • 1 cabbage ($.39/lb)
  • 1 lime ($.59/each)
  • 5 zucchinis ($1.49/lb)
  • 1 container of sour cream ($1.35/2 c)
  • 1 container of plain yogurt ($2.00/3 c)
  • 1 package of Ramen noodles (2/$1.69)
  • 1 package slivered almonds ($1.99/bag)
  • 2 bags of shredded cheese, Mexican blend ($2.19/bag)

Consider buying these items at a bulk retailer like Costco to keep on hand in your freezer for the weeks to come.

  • 2 lbs boneless/skinless chicken thighs ($1.99/lb)
  • 5 lbs chicken drumsticks ($.99/lb)
  • 1 large bag of frozen broccoli ($1.20/lb)
  • 1 large bag grated cheese (Costco has a Mexican blend)
  • 1 lb ground turkey ($1.15/lb)
  • 1 bag of rice ($.44/lb)

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