Each Sunday I set aside a few minutes to write out a meal plan and grocery list. When I have a plan, I can generally stick to it without the last-minute stress of scrambling to put dinner on the table.
Always keep leftovers in mind when planning dinners. A larger cut or amount of meat can become another one or even two future meals. Freeze leftovers in labeled containers if you’re not using it that week.
Plus… leftovers make fantastic lunches during the week!
Are you ready for some delicious budget friendly dinner recipes?
Budget Friendly Weeknight Dinner Recipes
These budget friendly dinner recipes will help keep the evening meal easy, quick, and delicious. And the family full and happy. These are the most delicious and easy recipes we can find! Check out these affordable dinner recipes!
This Instant Pot Tomato Soup recipe is a super easy, comfort food classic. Homemade tomato soup can take a while to make. The Instant Pot soup recipe makes an incredibly delicious tomato vegetarian soup in a fraction of the time. The ingredients are simple and inexpensive.
This Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta dish and family favorite dinner. A blend of lean ground beef, macaroni, chili beans, tomatoes, and spices. And, of course, melting cheddar cheese. An easy dinner to table meal in around 15 minutes, give or take a few.
Spaghetti night usually falls on a Friday or Sunday for us. A simply classic favorite that never gets old. And pasta sauce is one of the easiest recipes to make. Especially when you consider this recipe is known as the "World's Best Pasta Sauce" -- and only requires 3 ingredients!
This Instant Pot Burrito Bowl is a 20-minute, one-pot dinner that is incredibly delicious. Mexican spices blend to cook tender, pull apart chicken with black beans, corn, and rice... in one irresistible bowl.
If you're looking for a healthy Instant Pot Turkey Chili recipe, this is one you have to try! We've fallen in love with the robust flavors expected in a great chili, yet still quick and easy to make any day of the week. And, best of all, healthy!
This Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup is everything you love about cabbage rolls, without the work or time. It's an easy, quick-cooking soup filled with the cabbage roll flavors and ingredients we love. Comfort food at its best.
"These simple bean and cheese burritos can be assembled ahead of time, placed into Ziploc baggies, and stashed in the freezer for a quick dinner. When you're ready to eat them, just heat them up in the microwave or wrap them in foil and bake in a 350ºF oven for 40 minutes."
Inspired by ma yi shang shu, a classic Sichuan dish, these Ginger Pork Noodles with Bok Choy is an unfussy, flexible pantry friendly dish. Perfect for weeknight dinners or easy weekend food. Much like your favorite Chinese takeout food, this easy recipe will satisfy those cravings!
"In this fast vegetarian dinner, almonds replace the usual pine nuts to give a nutty flavor and crunch to an unusual and tasty sauce that doesn't require a food processor or a mortar and pestle. It's really that easy."
"Whether you scored wild mushrooms at the farmers' market, found cultivated maitake or shiitake at the supermarket or just have some baby bellas on hand, this healthy creamy chicken recipe is delicious with any of them. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles or mashed potatoes."