Free printable recipe cost worksheet for home. Save money by figuring out which recipes are cheap…and which are breaking the bank.
I was once craving my Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. So I made a batch. We ate it. I still wanted more. So I made a rare mid-week grocery run to buy the ingredients. And was shocked when the register read $20. Whew! It might be delicious, but that was a bit pricey for a pot of soup. Even the best soup I’ve ever eaten.
That got me thinking about our rising grocery bill and wondering which other recipes were secretly draining the bank account.
So I whipped up some free printable recipe cost worksheets. When I want to trim the grocery budget a little, I just start making some of money-saving recipes (like Homemade Hamburger Helper).
If you’re interested in saving money on groceries, check out “How to Make a Coupon Organizer Binder.” Even if you don’t want to use coupons, there are some free printables to help you save money on groceries.
How to calculate recipe cost
- Write down all ingredients and amounts.
- Figure out cost per ingredient. Make sure to take into account the amount of the ingredient. For example, if the recipe calls for 1.5 lbs of chicken, and chicken is $2.29 a pound, your ingredient cost would be $3.44.
- Figure out total cost of the recipe by adding ingredient costs together.
- Determine how many servings the recipe provides.
- Divide total cost by number of servings to determine cost per serving.
Note: It’s very important to calculate cost per serving, not just total cost of the recipe. For example, if a small casserole only costs $5, but only provides 2 servings, it’s actually MORE expensive than a large casserole that costs $8, but provides 4 servings.
Instructions for printing
• Print options: regular paper works, but you can also use card stock.
• All of the files are in pdf below. Just hit the “download” button (or pink word “download,” depending upon browser).
• The default size of these is full-page. However, if you want smaller, simply reduce the print size! If you’re not sure on how much to reduce, check out my post “How to Resize Printables to Fit Your Planner.”
Free Printable Recipe Cost Worksheet
This free printable recipe cost worksheet includes plenty of lines and space. Since it takes up a full page, there is more space per line, so if you write “big,” this might be a better worksheet for you.
It has space at the top for a summary. So if you have a ton of recipe worksheets, you can quickly flip through them and compare price per serving.
This worksheet includes space for the recipe instructions. If you want to you use these as “recipe cards,” you can.
Do you have a cheap recipe?
With rising grocery prices, I’ve been looking for some cheaper recipes to share. Do you have one? If so, comment below with the recipe so I can try it out.
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