Large Family Weekly Meal Plan on a BUDGET #5

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Welcome back to the new large family weekly meal plan for on a budget for week five! You can see the growing list of budget large family meal plans here. Each week I serve up a fresh meal plan with seven nights of dinners. PLUS, because I *only know mega & lots,* each large family meal plan will guide you through making a little extra to help fill your freezer. Filling the freezer is my fav :).

Large Family Weekly Meal Plan on a BUDGET

In this week’s large family meal plan, you’ll find Instant Pot Chicken Thighs, Sweet and Sour Pork in the Slow Cooker (YUM!), Crustless Taco Pie and so much more!

If you are a large family you may find you’ll get 7 dinners, plus some extra meals prepped ahead. If you are heading up a smaller family you will have plenty of leftovers for lunches and lots of extra to build your freezer stash. You’ll also find side dish ideas and some snack ideas, too! Don’t forget to sign up for the FREE Large Family Grocery List Printables Set for WEEK FIVE here!

Free Large Family Grocery List

Each week I give you a free complete grocery list to go with each unique budget large family meal plan. Just sign up here for the free Grocery List Printables Set for Week Five! You’ll receive a detailed grocery list to guide you through buying everything on this week’s large family meal plan, plus bonus meal planning pages – yay!

If you plan ahead, you can do some big batch cooking to add some meals to your freezer for later. Serve up these delicious recipes at your own Large Family Table. Check out this post if you would like to know my Must Have Large Family Freezer Meal Supplies.

Meal Plans for Large Families

Large Family Weekly Meal Plan on a BUDGET

Monday – Sweet and Sour Pork in the Slow Cooker

Serve over rice or cauliflower rice for a lower carb option. This dinner beats take-out with being budget friendly and delicious.

Tuesday – Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Serve with Garlicky Green beans and Tomatoes. Instant Pot meals come together quickly for the Mom with her hands full.

Wednesday – Large Family BBQ Meatloaf

This is a great time to pull one more out of your freezer if you did some big batch cooking. Serve with mashed potatoes and salad.

Thursday – Instant Pot Cajun Sausage, Potatoes, and Green Beans

A one pot meal is one of the best large family tools! All of your meat and vegetables cook together to make this delicious and filling dish.

Friday – Crustless Taco Pie

Low carb options are still delicious! If you have made a big batch of taco meat, this would be a great opportunity to use the meat from your freezer to make this a much easier dish to prepare tonight.

Saturday – Instant Pot Country Ribs

Serve with a large tossed salad and potato chips.

Sunday – Hawaiian Chicken and Rice Casserole

This will be a very delicious Sunday dinner.

Bonus Breakfast idea: Breakfast Hot Pocket

Bonus Snack idea: Freezer Fruit Bread Recipe

Large Family Meal Planning

Making a meal plan is a great way to make sure you’re eating at home and with only a small amount of extra effort, you can also add food to your freezer to make later meals more convenient. For more meal planning ideas, check out Large Family Meal Planning


SIGN UP NOW to receive the free grocery list and planning pack for week four that goes with this meal plan! You’ll have everything you’ll need to shop delivered right to your inbox including a detailed grocery list, meal planning pages, and more!

Be sure to also check out the Large Family Freezer Meal Bundles to ALWAYS have tons of meals in the freezer ready to go! Use special promo code HELLO20 to take 20% off the entire Large Family Freezer Meal Plan 1-9 Bundle! Happy planning!

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