Living frugally does not have to be hard. With these cheap dinner ideas, you can have a delicious meal every weeknight without emptying your wallet. These budget-friendly meals like chickpea curry, black bean quesadillas, and Italian pizza zucchini are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.
Some recipes even add leftover chicken which will make the cooking time much faster. Let’s start cooking then!
Need a quick and easy dinner dish? This casserole is perfect for that. You can make it ahead of time, freeze and reheat it when you want to serve. Filled with cheesy goodness and veggies!
How about a healthy meal with some leftover chicken that you have from last night? Try this delicious recipe that are so easy to make with the ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
Dinner in 35 minutes? No problem! Make this dish and pair it with a green salad, bread, and butter. Your dinner is served! A good option for a gluten-free dinner!
Traditional deep-fried chickens can be overwhelming to cook, especially with the mess. I can imagine how much oil splats everywhere in my kitchen.
But not with this recipe! I love how this one shows that we can actually eat deep-fried chicken by baking it. This is a healthier option if you are craving for some deep-fried meals!
I can’t say enough how much I love spinach. It is one of the superfood that I love to incorporate in my lunch and dinner meals. This recipe is packed with protein and iron which will make the perfect weeknight dinner when you are on a diet. It also freezes well!
Bored with chicken? Try this! A healthy dinner recipe that is perfect for parties too!
Another gluten-free dinner that is a win in my book. Having vegetables as dinner is a great way to keep track of your diet or you can simply eat this as a side dish!
One skillet meal that is ready in under 30 minutes? No, you’re not reading it wrong. This easy Sausage and Potato Skillet could be your family’s favorite meal! Easy to prepare and great for meal prep. Even your kids will love it!
Make your weeknight dinner glamorous with this recipe. Imagine you’re in Italy while biting these gnocchis because it was inspired by a trip to Italy! Serve it hot and see those mozzarella melting! So delicious looking!
#10 Chicken Pesto
Less than 30 minutes to make this juicy looking chicken! The most important thing you need to have is an Instant Pot and you got yourself a delicious and quick weeknight dinner!
#11 Vegetable Soup
Nothing better than a bowl of soup during a chilly weather. This hearty vegetable soup is simply packed with plant-based goodness! A great way to keep you on track with your diet.
This twist of mac and cheese is so easy to make that even your kids can make it on their own. Packed with veggies and ham which is great for a healthy dinner that the whole family can enjoy!
This creamy garlic chicken recipe is a super flavorful meal that is great as a healthy comfort food option. Serve it with a garlic cream sauce and it’s a true chicken dinner winner!
Did I mention that this is a one-pan meal that can be ready in 30 minutes? This easy recipe is perfect for those lazy weeknights!
Need a quick salad to accompany your chicken? Try this noodle salad. It’s simple to make with only a few ingredients and you can make it in no time.
Another full-filling dinner that you can make as a side dish or you can just eat it on its own. It’s low carb which is also keto-friendly and easy to make!
#17 Chicken Salad
Having a salad for dinner? Instead of the same ol’ salad, why not try this recipe. It’s packed with flavor and low in carbs.
#18 Mushroom Pasta
Want to prepare dinner in 10 minutes? Nope, I’m not kidding. This recipe requires so little time but very big on flavor. If you have more time, you can serve this with baked chicken or any meat and you got yourself a quick to prepare dinner!