Dollar Store Meal

Marie DanielleUncategorized4 Comments

One of things I loved the most about being a Private Chef was the people I got to meet. Some of their stories I will never forget. I was working with some teens who were dealing with addiction. My job was to come in and teach some classes about meals they could make for themselves when they got out of rehab. I went to the Dollar Store for ingredients. I showed them that with just a few dollars they could have a fulfilling meal. On this day, I got ingredients to make a pizza. The teens were actively involved except for one teen girl. I pulled her to the side and asked her if everything was ok. She told me that she never had pizza. Her mom had only gotten her fast food as a kid so she only knew Taco Bell and McDonald’s. This broke my heart. I thanked her for sharing with me and took extra steps to show her how to make my recipe. By the end of the week, she was actively involved like the other teens and was confident in the meals I taught her.

I want my blog to be for everyone. It is important for me to have a budget-friendly section that doesn’t require fancy ingredients to help people, like those teens, that touched my heart.


  • 4 Pizza crusts
  • 1 jar Alfredo sauce
  • 13.5 oz canned spinach, drained
  • 1 pack Pepperoni
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Any leftover protein (I had some shredded chicken leftover)


  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Cover pizza crust with Alfredo sauce and then add toppings.
  3. Place pizza directly on oven rack (bottom of pizza is crispier but you can put in on a sheet pan if you prefer) and bake for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Take out of oven and enjoy!

My Conclusion:

This whole recipe was only $5! Can you believe it?! I like the taste of Alfredo sauce more than the traditional marinara sauce but you can use whichever sauce you like better. What else was great about this recipe is I still had some leftover Alfredo sauce, spinach, and cheese to use for another meal! I also got to use some of the leftover chicken I had on hand. This tasted so much better and was cheaper than ordering a pizza.

Be sure to comment below and let me know recipes you make using Dollar Store ingredients or some you think I should try.

Peace and Blessings 😊

4 Comments on “Dollar Store Meal”

  1. Thank you for the meal idea! I was able to host a “Pizza and Painting” Day for my goddaughter and her two cousins (ages 5,9,12). We used crescent roll dough for our base. I had them use jar lids to make the circles and then placed them in a muffin pan. They were able to put on the amount of sauce, cheese, and pepperonis that they wanted. While the pizzas were baking, they started visualizing their painting ideas. It was a great afternoon of fun for all!. They were excited that they got to contribute to the meal and leave with something they created =) It was a good day for our budget too with everything costing less than $20!!

    1. Thank you Tonya! That sounds like a fun day and what a great way to bond!I’m glad you all had fun and saved money too:)

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