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Who's in the mood for a minute dinner? Besides gnocchi and frozen spinach, all you need for this meal is some cream, some cheese, and a few pantry spices.

Get the recipe for Gnocchi with Creamed Spinach. Tuna salad has been the centerpiece of a number of cheap and easy snack dinners in our household. Add some crackers, some cheese, a little fresh fruit, and you've got a meal!

Get the recipe for Tuna Salad. Broken noodles simmer in a tomato broth with sausage and spinach, capped off with a big dollop of blended cheese.

Get the recipe for Lasagna Soup. An easy way to save on dinner costs? Have breakfast for dinner. This simple but delicious mix of eggs, tortillas, and sausage is a fun way to go all out while still saving some cash.

Get the recipe for Migas with Chorizo. If you're craving a tasty pasta dish that's a little more grown-up than jarred red sauce, give this dish a whirl. We're pretty sure it'll become a regular part of your dinner plans. Get the recipe for Salmon and Creamed Spinach Fettuccini.

We always seem to have the makings for tuna salad around, and elbow macaroni is not expensive. So when we're on a budget, this tuna mac makes a dinner that's fun, filling, and fast. Get the recipe for Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad. Is there a more classic cheap dinner than mac 'n cheese?

Especially because this recipe shows you how to cook the pasta and make the sauce all in the same pot, no draining required! Get the recipe for Easy-Peasy Stovetop Mac 'n Cheesy.

Known around the Upper Midwest as "hot dish," this pure comfort-food classic is easy, inexpensive, and plate-lickingly good. Get the recipe for Tater Tot Casserole. Linguine with Clam Sauce. Oysters Rockefeller. Steak au Poivre. Marry Me Chicken. That's the highest calorie soup they offer.

For the same price, you can come close with the Summer Corn Chowder or the Bistro French Onion. What to order: You'll run into the same problem here that you ran into at Chipotle.

You could turn to the kid's menu, but that can get awkward. Let's go a different direction. What to order: The Dollar Menu is dead; long live the Dollar Menu.

That's the best you'll do unless you're dining with the Hamburglar. What to order: Get dressed like you're making stops at the sock hop and Makeout Bluff, then try not to spill chili cheese down your chest.

So, there's really only one option to make it all happen here. Load it up with your favorite fixings and add in a bag of Sun Chips, because that's what you do at Subway.

What to order: Yes, you could blow your budget and more on any of its ridiculously sweet Frap du Jour surprises. But you can actually get a decent breakfast as well.

Not to mention you should be checking the Rewards app to get points and see if there's a Happy Hour going down. What to order: You could blow the budget on the new Impossible Whopper , which is really a pretty good choice.

That'll land you a bacon cheeseburger, four-piece order of chicken nuggets, cookie, value-sized fries, and a ounce soft drink. What to order: Look, you know where this is going. You can't just go to Popeyes and not get that chicken sandwich.

That almost puts you up to you budget's ceiling. You're going to want that drink to cool your mouth if the sandwich proves too spicy for you. Skip to main content News. By Dustin Nelson. Here are the three principles driving the food selection for this list: 1.

Now, dig in. Taco Bell. Panda Express. White Castle. Jimmy John's. Burger King. Orzo, sliced sausage, bell pepper, heavy cream, and a handful of spices are all there is to this Cajun-inspired skillet.

Recipe: Sausage and Creamy Cajun Orzo Skillet. Grab some chicken broth, rotisserie chicken, canned diced tomatoes, ranch dressing, and canned fiesta corn mix to make this heartwarming chicken soup with a Mexican flair.

Recipe: 5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup. Have toast for dinner, but make it fancy with this mixture of artichoke hearts, spinach white beans, and basil mashed into a creamy and savory spread.

Recipe: White Bean and Artichoke Basil Toasts. Don't let the ingredient list overwhelm you. All you really need to make these fajitas are portobello mushrooms, peppers, onion, and tortillas. Swap the avocado sauce for store-bought guacamole or diced avocado and you've got a delicious meal.

Recipe: Portobello and Poblano Fajitas. Recipe: Spicy Lentil Nachos With 3-Cheese Sauce. Black beans in chocolate muffins might sound odd, but they get super creamy and batterlike — and it absolutely works. Recipe: Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins.

You can also use coconut curry as a marinade for your meats. Here, the chicken marinates for two hours in a mixture of coconut milk, soy sauce, curry powder, turmeric, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, and fish sauce.

Recipe: Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce. Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato, Kale, and White Bean Skillet. Recipe: Grilled Cheese and Cream of Tomato Soup.

Recipe: Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce. And fair warning that you'll want to put the latter on just about everything. Recipe: Mujadarra.

Recipe: Simple Black Bean Soup. Recipe: Big-Batch Minestrone. This article contains content previously curated by Hannah Loewentheil, Jesse Szewczyk, Marie Telling, Melissa Jameson, and Ailbhe Malone.

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Share via facebook Share via pinterest Share via email Share via sms. Vegan 3-Bean Chili. Feel free to use store-bought pizza dough to make this recipe a cinch to throw together. Taco Pizza. White Cheddar Mac 'n' Cheese With Chicken and Broccoli. Grilled cheese meets tuna salad.

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken. Top it off with your favorite hot sauce and you're good to go. Southwest Turkey, Vegetable, and Rice Skillet. One-pan creamy goodness. Healthy, tasty, and cheap! Ready in 25 minutes, these quesadillas are a perfect spring dinner. You had me at pizza.

Guaranteed to be just as good as your local salad bar, for half the price. Ready in 35 minutes for the perfect weeknight dinner. Deliciously creamy, and without any meat or dairy. Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. A protein-packed vegetarian dinner.

Pretend your mac 'n' cheese is actually healthy by adding some broccoli to the mix. Spicy Chipotle Buddha Bowl With Cauliflower Rice. Fast, budget-friendly, and healthy: What more do you need? A super-fast summertime salad for your weeknight dinners. The perfect option for your meatless Monday.

A healthy-ish, delicious, and vegetarian take on the classic chicken Parmesan. If you want to add some meat, you can always brown some chicken and add it to the mix. Burst Tomato and Zucchini Spaghetti With Avocado Sauce. If you're looking for inspiration for your next Taco Tuesday, search no more.

A great copycat recipe for the perfect night in. White Bean and Artichoke Basil Toasts. Lentils are often used as a healthy staple — but they can also be gloriously indulgent. Cozy comfort in a bowl. Using store-bought marinara sauce means prep is a breeze.

Prep takes all of 10 minutes, and you'll have plenty of leftovers. Share via facebook Share via pinterest Share via email Share via twitter.

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Pocket-friendly meal deals - Home Chef HelloFresh 76 Cheap Dinner Ideas That Don't Skimp on Taste · Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup · Hearty Vegetable Soup with Parsley Gremolata · Slow Cooker Mac Easy weeknight meals on a budget are possible. We've rounded up our favorite cheap dinner ideas that will easily feed a family of four without breaking the bank

Canned tuna and egg noodles are the stars of this casserole dish, but you'll also find plenty of creamy sauce and frozen sweet peas. Don't forget to sprinkle crunchy potato chips on top! Get the Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe. Canned artichoke hearts, breadcrumbs, chicken broth, and pasta are all items that might already be in your pantry.

That means your just a few steps away from making this creamy pasta inspired by the popular dip. Get Ree's Spinach-Artichoke Pasta recipe. Make a big batch of tender pulled pork on Sunday and you'll have multiple meals throughout the week.

Serve it on buns for sandwiches or over a big pile of nachos. Get the Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe. SHOP SLOW COOKERS. Just like your favorite takeout, this dish is swimming in a sweet and sticky sauce. You can serve it up with inexpensive white rice and your favorite veggies on the side.

Get the Chicken Teriyaki recipe. Make this nostalgic meal from scratch and it'll bring back a ton of happy childhood memories. If you want to make it your own, you can always swap the ground beef for ground turkey as a substitute.

Get the Homemade Hamburger Helper recipe. Ree loves a supermarket swap—like using store-bought French bread on pizza night! It's quick, easy, and perfect for any topping that your family members prefer.

Get Ree's French Bread Pizzas recipe. These beef enchiladas keep things simple with canned enchilada sauce, but don't worry, there's still plenty of spice and melty cheese!

Get the Beef Enchiladas recipe. Prices for chicken thighs can vary, but on average they're less expensive than chicken breasts. Learn how to cook the thighs to perfection using an air fryer for crispy skin and juicy meat. Get the Air Fryer Chicken Thighs recipe. SHOP AIR FRYERS.

Say hello to your new favorite family dinner! It's cheesy, comforting, and fit for a crowd. Plus, even picky eaters can get on board with the ground beef and noodle dish. Get the Cheeseburger Casserole recipe.

Jam-packed with veggies and a satisfying, savory sauce, these noodles are everything you love and more! Serve with a drizzle of hot sauce, like Sriracha, if you want an added kick.

Get the Lo Mein recipe. Buy a store-bought rotisserie chicken at the supermarket and you'll be supplied with endless dinner ideas, like this hearty burrito filed with rice, beans, chicken, and cheese. Get Ree's Ancho Chicken Burritos recipe. When you're in a pinch, you can't go wrong with that can of tuna that's hidden in the back of the pantry!

Use it to make this fun pasta salad inspired by tuna noodle casserole. Get the Tuna Pasta Salad recipe. Ree says that you can call this a "clean out the fridge soup" because it's so versatile.

Swap out your choice of veggies depending on what you have on hand. Get Ree's Hamburger Soup recipe. SHOP STOCK POTS. Eating on a budget doesn't need to be boring and this casserole recipe proves it!

The packet of ranch seasoning mix gives it a punch of flavor, plus you can't go wrong with anything topped with bacon! Get the Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole recipe.

Stew meat or even chuck roast is a great inexpensive option for making this hearty twist on chicken and noodles. It has that stick-to-your-ribs kind of goodness. Recipe: Sweet Potato And Black Bean Burritos. Tilapia is one of the most affordable fish to buy. This recipe elevates baked tilapia with a spicy and tangy marinade featuring chili powder, lime, and garlic.

Recipe: Chili Lime Baked Tilapia With Avocado Crema. This whole chicken is enough for multiple meals. Season the chicken with a BBQ rub, then cook it on a can of beer on the grill for juicy and flavorful results.

Recipe: Barbecue Beer Can Chicken. This rainbow bowl also serves as a rainbow of nutrients. It's packed with energizing ingredients like quinoa, mushrooms, beets, herbs and a tangy tahini dressing — a nutritious and filling budget meal.

Recipe: Energy-Boosting Buddha Bowl. These noodles are literally made of vegetables — so this meal is doing double duty as comfort food with a healthy twist. Add kale to your pesto to sneak another veggie in there. Kids won't know the difference, and everyone will think it's totally delicious!

Recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Kale Pesto. This dish just feels like home. It gives you everything you want in a meal: the healthiness of vegetables, the protein of chicken, and the delightful texture of a biscuit.

This recipe takes less than half an hour to make. So what are you waiting for? Get rid of that idea in your head that cooking seafood is hard!

It's that easy! Recipe: One-Pot Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta. This dish is so delicious, you won't believe it only calls for a handful of ingredients. The secret is pairing pesto with mozzarella cheese — it's always a crowd pleaser. This recipe makes 4 servings, so you can have it as leftovers, invite friends over, or eat it all — we wouldn't blame you.

Recipe: Pesto Chicken Bake. Great news! This dish is super easy and quick! to make. You probably already have all of the ingredients on hand and it takes less than 20 minutes to make. With this cheesy pasta dish, you'll be cheesin' in no time.

Recipe: Easy Chicken Alfredo Penne. Who doesn't like fried rice? With brown rice, peas, carrots, eggs and scallions, this dish is a classic.

This veggie fried rice is also a great call if you get home hungry — Instant Pot to the rescue! Recipe: Healthier Veggie Fried Rice. Let's just face the facts: quinoa in salad is elite. This salad is a vegetarian's dream, with a refreshing combo of cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach.

Top it all off with a lemony dressing to really seal the deal. Recipe: Avocado Quinoa Power Salad. Stir-fry is always a good idea. This recipe is flexible, since we all know stir-fry can be made with everything and the kitchen sink and still taste delicious!

You can even switch out the rice for noodles for a change in texture. This recipe is easy and delicious — and, even better, you can swap out some of the vegetables for ones already in your fridge.

If you have tofu, dijon, and something green, you are most of the way there. Get scrambling! Recipe: Tofu Scramble. It only takes 15 minutes to whip up this simple-but-satisfying masterpiece. Plus, the whole recipe only requires one pan. So not only will cooking be easy, but so will clean up!

Recipe: Cheese Tortellini in Creamy Marinara. Craving sushi but don't want to go out? We got you. Even better, the recipe is flexible, so you can swap out the veggies or protein for whatever you happen to have on hand.

Recipe: Sushi Bowl. The recipe calls for a mixture of kidney beans, black beans, and pinto beans, but of course you can swap in whatever canned beans or grains that are already in your kitchen. Recipe: Vegan 3-Bean Chili. Recipe: Egg Pizza With Scallions. This hearty chickpea masala is the perfect recipe for vegetarians and can be prepared spicy or mild, depending on your taste.

The recipe calls for a splash of heavy cream, but you can use coconut milk to keep it vegan. Recipe: Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala. This easy, kid-friendly dish starts with crescent roll dough on the bottom, then it's loaded with ground beef, cheese, and any of your favorite taco toppings.

Recipe: Taco Pizza. This recipe uses baby kale to stuff the toast cups, but feel free to use spinach or arugula if kale isn't your favorite.

Recipe: Bacon and Egg Toast Cups. Feel free to use any hearty veggies you have on hand in place of the beets and radishes. Brussels sprouts, diced sweet potatoes, and carrots would all work well.

Recipe: Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables. This creamy mac 'n' cheese is loaded with all kinds of good stuff, like white cheddar, broccoli, and seared chicken.

Leave out the chicken. Broccoli isn't your favorite? Feel free to substitute it with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Recipe: White Cheddar Mac 'n' Cheese With Chicken and Broccoli. This baby is everything you love about caprese and grilled cheese crammed into one delicious sandwich.

Serve it with salad or soup, and you've got yourself a dinner that's both fancy and budget-friendly. Recipe: Caprese Grilled Cheese. This recipe calls for a lot of basic ingredients you'll already have in the pantry.

It makes six to eight servings too, so you can enjoy leftovers for lunch all week. Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup. Dal is a timeless classic — and this version is an ideal starter if you've never made it before.

You only need a handful of ingredients, and the whole thing only takes 20 minutes. The original recipe calls for red split lentils, but if you want to get more creative, add some French lentils, too. Recipe: Dal. Black bean patties are one of the most popular alternatives to meat.

They're also pretty easy to make. Recipe: Black Bean Burgers. Recipe: Tuna Melt. Pair it with any greens you have handy! Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken. Tangy, spicy kimchi or Korean-style fermented vegetables is another way to add a ton of flavor to a dish for not a lot of money.

Keep a jar stocked in the fridge, then work it into fried rice, noodle bowls, or burgers. Recipe: Minute Kimchi Fried Rice. Recipe: Rice Bowl With Fried Egg And Avocado.

Recipe: Vegetable Enchilada Pocket-friendlt. You'll get a two-for-one deal with this Pocket-friendly meal deals Italian mash-up. Get Ree's Ancho Chicken Burritos recipe. Thanks for your feedback! Crude Oil Filet Mignon with Duck Fat Potatoes.

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