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Budget-Friendly Meals

Updated January 11, 2022
Every one of these dinner recipes costs $20 or less. Yes, seriously! You know we'd never kid about something like that. We’ve rounded up some of our go-to budget-friendly meals that can feed the whole family. From cheap dinners made with chicken and meat to Tex-Mex and beyond delicious pasta, these recipes make meal planning on a budget easy and delicious! Let’s dig in, literally.

Tex-Mex Night

Spice up your regular Taco Tuesday routine with our selection of mouthwatering Tex-Mex recipes. These cheap dinner ideas are packed with flavor and are easy to customize so there is always something the whole family will love. If you’re looking for a recipe to try first, give our Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken) a whirl.

Comfort Food Classics

Sometimes you just need a big ol' bowl of comfort food to make it all okay. We’ve been there. From Mom’s Macaroni and Cheese to Oven-Fried Chicken, dinner on a budget never tasted (and felt) so good. These meals keep your tastebuds and wallet happy. Can we get a high-five for that?

Bring on the Meat

You don’t usually think about meat when you think of inexpensive dinners, but these meals prove you can have it all. With the hearty flavors of our Slow-Cooker Steak and Potatoes Dinner to savory classics, you’re going to want to bookmark these recipes.

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner

These dinners are always a hit, from busy weeknights to affordable date nights. Our budget-friendly meals are not only delicious, but they're also easy to make and even easier to eat! You didn’t hear this from us, but our Chicken and Dumplings will ensure you're the household MVP.

Restaurant Favorites

Save on the takeout, pass on the reservations and make these drool-worthy dishes instead. Not to brag, but these recipes make meal planning on a budget fun and definitely tasty. Pour yourself a full-bodied red and make our Spicy Parmesan Meatballs with Angel Hair Pasta for dinner. You can thank us later.

Get ready for the compliments to pour in, these cheap dinner ideas are just that good.