FOODIE made meals for 6 after spending just $7 at Dollar Tree.
A TikTok influencer who calls himself Chef Shah bought food from Dollar Tree for just $7 to make macaroni and cheese for the whole family.
Here’s how to recreate a dinner for six yourself with just five Dollar Tree ingredients (using two of the same kind from one item).
Also remember that I used a few different ingredients that happened to be in the house, such as onions and seasonings like pepper and garlic powder.
1. Dollar Tree Extra Value Beef Patties
Chef Shah begins his grocery shopping by purchasing two packs of Dollar Tree Extra Value Beef Patties.
“I took four burger patties and put them in a pan with oil. There was a little bit of onion.
“Add one little fresh ingredient that I love. Then season with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, parsley and unsalted broth,” said chef Shah.
2. Lakeview Mild Cheddar Cheese
Char used two types of cheese in the recipe. The first cheese is a 2-pack of Lakeview Mild Cheddar Cheese.
She first melts the butter in a frying pan to make the sauce.
“You can use oil or any type of fat,” said chef Shah.
She said, “One tablespoon of butter, one tablespoon of flour.
And then, “I mixed it up a bit and then added the milk and mixed vegetable mixture.”
Chef Shah said this recipe is perfect for kids who don’t want to eat vegetables.
“Then we cut two small bars of cheddar cheese,” said Chef Shah.
3. American cheese slice
She also added a slice of Dollar Tree American cheese.
“I use half a pack of American slices,” she said.
There are 12 in a pack, so I used 6 in this recipe.
4. Colombian Elbow Macaroni
And like everything else on this list, Columbia Elbow Macaroni costs $1.25 on the dollar tree.
Chef Shah used the whole box for this recipe.
20 oz total.
5. Frozen Mixed Vegetables
Chef Shah’s recipe actually had her mixed vegetables hidden in the pasta.
She mixed the mixed vegetables with almost a cup of milk to serve as the base for the sauce for the pasta.
“I took some milk and put it in the blender with the vegetables. This is the base for the sauce, or the cream if you like.”
Chef Shah spent a total of $7.25 on groceries at Dollar Tree to provide this recipe for her husband, herself, and her children.
She made a total of 6 servings, so there were plenty of extras.
This works out to about $1.20 each.
reduce grocery costs
Some people may be eligible for food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Eligible SNAP households can receive up to $250 for one-person households and up to $835 for four-person households.
This is available to low-income Americans.
In general, your income should be below 130% of the poverty line, but this varies by state.
Another foodie made a similar meal: a pork loin, mac and cheese, and cornbread meal for just $6.25.
While grocery shopping, several employees have noticed that certain items aren’t worth the money, so know what food you’re getting.