Struggle Meals

Watch Struggle Meals

  • 2017
  • 6 Seasons

The struggle is real, but it doesn't mean your food has to suffer. Chef Frankie Celenza shows you how to make delicious meals for under $2 a plate.

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Cry Me An Allium River
10. Cry Me An Allium River
March 24, 2022
Frankie takes on his longtime frenemy, the onion, and all its powerful relatives. There might be a few tears shed along the way, but they are well worth the delicious and flavorful results, from sweet buttery leeks to the ultimate onion masterpiece.
Bananas For Bananas
9. Bananas For Bananas
March 18, 2022
As one of the cheapest members of the produce aisle, bananas will save you bunches of money when you whip up these delightfully appealing recipes that go above and beyond a basic bread.
The Big Game
8. The Big Game
March 11, 2022
Brackets are complete and all that's missing is food to fuel your team's run. Huddle around the kitchen as Frankie preps the ultimate watch party spread. These savory, spicy and sweet dishes are championship-worthy even if your bracket goes bust.
Piece Of The Pie
7. Piece Of The Pie
March 4, 2022
There may be infinite ways to define pie, but the only math that matters is what makes these sweet and savory dishes fit the bill. In true Struggle Style, Frankie rolls out his best tips and tricks for enjoying hassle free, cost friendly pies.
I Need To Eat Right Now
6. I Need To Eat Right Now
February 25, 2022
At the end of a long, hectic day, when you need dinner in a pinch, Frankie unlocks his not-so-secret formula for whipping up quick and easy meals, using minimal ingredients that will satisfy your cravings and feed the family in a flash.
Fancy Pants Pasta
5. Fancy Pants Pasta
February 18, 2022
This week, treat yourself to a restaurant-worthy pasta dinner at a fraction of the price, as Frankie cooks up some of his signature dishes featuring show stopping sauces.
Romantic Steakhouse Dinner
4. Romantic Steakhouse Dinner
February 11, 2022
Give your wallet a break by taking the fine-dining experience straight to the comfort of your home. From tender, juicy steak paired with classic sides, to decadent desserts, Frankie's got your date night meal covered.
A Leftover Glowup
3. A Leftover Glowup
February 4, 2022
Give last week's leftovers the makeover they deserve with Frankie's recipes for tasty, waste-reducing meals that transform uninspiring excess food into fresh and exciting dishes. Your bank account will thank you.
Suppertime Superstar
2. Suppertime Superstar
January 29, 2022
Whether you're cooking for a casual weeknight or a special occasion, Frankie shared delicious and hearty dishes that will not only shine on the dinner table, but they'll also impress your guests, without costing an arm and a leg.
Citrus Sunshine
1. Citrus Sunshine
January 21, 2022
Winter citrus is here to brighten up your day. Frankie is fixing up some light, zesty, and affordable recipes to add a little seasonal sunshine to your plate.

The struggle is real, but it doesn't mean your food has to suffer. Chef Frankie Celenza shows you how to make delicious meals for under $2 a plate. Struggle Meals is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (68 episodes). The series first aired on September 7, 2017.

Where to Watch Struggle Meals

Struggle Meals is available for streaming on the Tastemade website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Struggle Meals on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Hulu, FuboTV, Sling, Tubi TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    September 7, 2017