No matter where you are in your homesteading journey, these homesteading recipes will be sure to give your heart that comfort food feeling while also giving your body the nutrients it needs, because when you are spending your days milking cows, raising babies, and growing your own food, then you need some good recipes in your back pocket.
These recipes come from all over. They are tried and true favorites from homesteaders just like you. Soon, they will be your family’s favorite recipes.
The 1898 omelet is not an omelet at all, but rather, a delicious breakfast one pan meal. Perfect for starting right before going out for morning chores, let the potatoes cook while you’re out, then come in and finish it off in just a few minutes.
Utilize produce and products that you put up from the summer, this is a great winter breakfast.
Serve these up with some over easy eggs and some bacon, you will be well on your way to a great start to the day!
This is a great recipe to use up an overabundance of eggs in the spring. This is pretty basic, so add or take away any ingredients
Sourdough bagels are savory, chewy, crusty, and deliciously tangy. These are an amazing way to start your morning or to enjoy for a yummy brunch.
This is quite possibly one of the best home cooked meals out there. It doesn’t have to be pork either, this is easily done with beef the same exact way. Either way, start it in the morning and come in to your food being ready to eat.
Using up ground beef from a cow that you have raised, just makes this dish so much better.
A hearty, satisfying, and easily prepared meal, comprised of staples that are kept in the kitchen. Little forethought goes into the preparation, and thus, it is a wonderful ‘I want to eat a good dinner but don’t want to cook” meal. Shepard’s pie is pretty much a must know in a homestead kitchen.
Void of grapes or celery, this homemade chicken salad recipe has a wonderful balance of sweet and bold flavors.
A simple meal with veggies and meat that can be as easy to throw together as a frozen pizza.
Raising rabbits for meat is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to provide healthy lean meat for your family.
Use your sourdough starter and any leftover meats and veggies in your fridge to put together this meal.
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Here are some of my favorite cookbooks filled with homestead recipes that you can adapt to your own likings.
While eating at home does save money and is better for your health, here are some more tips on saving money on your meals.
- Double as many recipes as possible. Then, either water bath or pressure can the leftovers that you don’t end up using. Those jars can become easy meals later when you don’t feel like cooking.
- Finger foods are a great meal to have on the days that you’ve been working hard out in the garden or in the barn and don’t have the energy to cook a big, hearty meal.
- Buy in bulk and store things in airtight containers. Better yet, grow your own and preserve in bulk.
- If you don’t like leftovers, use the leftover food to make new meals. Don’t be afraid to just start experimenting in the kitchen. That’s how the best meals can be made. If the meal is a fail, just pop some popcorn and make it a “fun” meal.
- Make your own. While it might not be practical to make your own of everything, some things can really add up. At the time of this writing, buying butter at the store is insanely expensive. Try your hand at making your own butter!