Budget Dinner Recipes

Dinners can cost less without tasting cheap. You supply the ingredients, we share some know-how, and we’ll get great budget meals on the table.
Blackened Shrimp Tacos and Lime Wedges on a Plate Surrounded a Bowl of More Lime Wedge and a Bowl of Queso Fresco
Blackened Shrimp Tacos
One-Pot Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Artichokes, and Capers in a Bowl
One-Pot Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Artichokes, and Capers
Smashed Tomato Pasta on a Serving Platter Next to a Block of Parmesan on a Plate
Smashed Tomato Pasta
Bowl of Creamy One Pot Pasta with Zucchini
Creamy One Pot Pasta with Zucchini
Bowl of Fresh Corn Pasta with a Fork
Fresh Corn Pasta
Large bowl of spicy noodles with cucumbers and chili crisp.
Noodles with Cucumbers and A Lot of Chili Crisp
Sesame Soba Noodles in a Bowl Garnished with Spring Onions Next to Plate with Spring Onions and Seasoning and Another Plate with Slices of Radish
Sesame Soba Noodles
Chào Gá (Vietnamese Rice Porridge) in a Bowl Surrounded a Bowl of Sauce
Cháo Gà (Vietnamese Chicken and Rice Porridge)
Penne alla Vodka in a Plate with a Spoon over a Kitchen Towel
Penne alla Vodka
Plantain Frittata with a Serving Cut Out in Cast Iron Skillet Surrounded by Rosemary and Kitchen Towel
Plantain Frittata
Easy Grilled Gochujang Chicken Thighs
Easy Grilled Gochujang Chicken Thighs
Air Fryer Fish Sticks on a Plate with a Small Bowl of Tartar Sauce and a Lemon Slice. More Fish Sticks in Air Fryer Basin Next to Plate.
Air Fryer Fish Sticks
Grilled Carrot Dogs with BBQ Mustard Paste
Grilled Carrot Dogs
Scooping a spoonful of mac and cheese with creamed spinach out of a casserole dish.
Spinach Mac and Cheese
Overhead view of a bowl of spicy kimchi and pork belly stew.
Kimchi Jjigae (Korean Kimchi Stew)
Overhead view of garlic butter sheet pan shrimp and asparagus on a baking sheet.
Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus
Overhead view of sheet pan chicken thighs with tomatoes, potatoes, capers, and basil on a sheet pan.
Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Capers
Spicy Honey Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli on a white plate with a fork.
Hot Honey Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli
Crispy Golden Air Fryer Chicken Tenders on a plate with a dipping sauce.
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Pressure Cooker Ginger-Soy Tilapia with an Instant Pot set behind it.
Instant Pot Ginger-Soy Tilapia
The Best Shakshuka in a skillet.
Shakshuka with Feta, Olives, and Peppers
Crispy Tofu
Easy Crispy Tofu
Smoked Whole Cauliflower with Spiced Soy Butter and Satay Sauce
Smoked Whole Cauliflower with Spiced Soy Butter and Satay Sauce
Korean steamed eggs in blue bowl.
Gyeran Jjim (Korean Steamed Eggs)
Pizza bagel on a sheet pan.
Homemade Pizza Bagel
Creamy chicken Florentine in skillet.
Creamy Chicken Florentine
Baked chicken meatballs with marinara sauce.
Baked Chicken Meatballs
Sicilian chicken in skillet with olives, lemons, and capers.
Sicilian Skillet Chicken With Lemon, Olives, and Capers
chicken schnitzel on plate with arugula and lemons
Chicken Schnitzel
Slice of kimchi and sausage pizza.
Kimchi and Sausage Pizza
Cast iron pizza with parmesan and basil.
Cast Iron Skillet Pizza
Classic chicken provencal in pot
Classic Chicken Provencal
Pasta with ricotta and pan-fried tomato sauce in a bowl
Pasta with Ricotta and Pan-Fried Tomato Sauce
Baked burrito casserole with lettuce and tomatoes.
Easy Burrito Casserole
Vegetarian mushroom stroganoff in skillet.
Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
twice baked potatoes on a pan
Twice Baked Potatoes
Salmon patties set on a plate with a dip and lemon.
Salmon Patties
Easy Cabbage soup in a white bowl
Cabbage Soup
classic tuna salad
Best Tuna Salad
Overhead view of a dutch oven with polish sausage recipes with peppers and onions inside.
Sausage, Peppers, and Onions
Lemon Chicken
Lemon Chicken
Turkey Soup
Mom's Turkey Soup
Red Beans & Rice recipe
Red Beans and Rice
Hoppin John
Hoppin' John
Colcannon
Colcannon
Cinncinnatti Chili
Cincinnati Chili
Easy chicken noodle soup in a white bowl.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Serving of Easy Hamburger Soup
Easy Hamburger Soup
Pasta Fagioli ready to serve
Pasta e Fagioli
Skillet chicken and rice with peas
Skillet Chicken and Rice
Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce
Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce
A black skillet with prepared pork fried rice recipe inside. Steam is coming up from the dish and a spatula is resting in the rice on the left side.
Easy Pork Fried Rice
baked bbq chicken cooling before serving
Easy BBQ Chicken Drumsticks in the Oven
Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole in a white baking dish with a silver spoon.
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Chili Beans and Rice on plate
Chili Beans with Rice
Hamburger Macaroni
Hamburger and Macaroni
Easy Buttered Noodles
Easy Buttered Noodles
Smothered Turkey Wings
Smothered Turkey Wings
Side view of a white plate and fork with homemade vegetable lo mein. A fork is on the plate and a second plate is partially visible in the upper right hand corner.
Easy Vegetable Lo Mein
Fish Sticks Recipe for Kids
Crispy Panko Fish Sticks