Easy Cheap Dinners

Welcome to cheap dinner recipes for a family! Here you'll find cheap, healthy meals and dinner ideas for all budgets that are delicious year round. Quick and…
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Homemade Vegan Hamburger Helper
Enjoy nostalgia with our Homemade Vegan Hamburger Helper. This easy recipe offers a plant-based alternative to the classic. Perfect for busy nights, this one-pot meal is simple to make and full of comforting flavors. Add it to your weeknight rotation for a quick, satisfying meal.
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Easy Homemade Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup
Savor the rich and creamy taste of Easy Homemade Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup. This gluten-free recipe uses coconut milk and cashews for a deliciously smooth texture. Perfect for any meal, this soup is simple to make and full of wholesome ingredients. A comforting and nutritious dish, it will quickly become a favorite in your recipe collection.
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Easy Vegan Wild Rice Soup with Vegetables
Savor the rich flavors of our Easy Vegan Wild Rice Soup with Vegetables, perfect for a hassle-free meal. This recipe is made simple using an Instant Pot, bringing together the earthy goodness of wild rice and a medley of fresh vegetables. Whether you’re new to vegan cooking or a seasoned pro, this dish is sure to impress with its creamy consistency and robust taste. Prepare to add this soup to your regular rotation of easy vegan recipes.
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30 Recipes for Two on a Budget
If you're shopping on a tight budget, you'll love these recipes for two on a budget! Plus, I'll teach you how to halve a recipe, avoid food waste, and meal plan with cheap pantry staples to save as much money as possible. Example meal plans for two included!
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Vegan Pumpkin Thai Red Curry with Soy Curls
Indulge in the Vegan Pumpkin Thai Red Curry with Soy Curls, an easy recipe that's bursting with flavor. This dish features a rich red curry sauce, tender soy curls, and sweet pumpkin, creating a delicious and hearty vegan meal. Perfect for those seeking a meatless option, this curry is simple to make and sure to impress with its authentic Thai taste.
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Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie Recipe
Try our Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie Recipe for a hearty and satisfying meal. This budget-friendly dish is packed with flavor and nutrition, perfect for a wholesome dinner. Simple to make and delicious, it’s a great vegetarian option for any night of the week.
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Easy Brown Lentil Curry Recipe
Enjoy this Easy Brown Lentil Curry Recipe, a perfect meal for any night. Made with coconut milk and tomatoes, this curry is rich, creamy, and full of flavor. Simple to prepare, it’s an ideal dish for a quick, healthy dinner. Savor the hearty goodness of brown lentils in this delicious curry.
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Family-Friendly Meatless Monday Recipes
Try these Family-Friendly Meatless Monday Recipes for a healthy and satisfying meal. Packed with nutritious ingredients like sweet potatoes, mushrooms, beans, and spinach, these dinner ideas are easy to make and perfect for kids and adults alike. Enjoy a variety of tasty and wholesome dishes.
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Easy Vegan Pumpkin Thai Red Curry Recipe
Savor the flavors of this Easy Vegan Pumpkin Thai Red Curry Recipe. Packed with chickpeas or soy curls, this meatless dish is perfect for a comforting meal. The rich, spicy red curry sauce pairs beautifully with the sweetness of pumpkin, creating a delicious and satisfying vegan meal that's simple to prepare and full of authentic Thai flavors.
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Delicious Crockpot Meatless Green Chili Stew Recipe
Craving a warm, hearty meal that's packed with flavor? Try our Meatless Green Chili Stew in the crockpot. It's the perfect cozy dinner made with Hatch green chilies, this vegetarian chili verde is a New Mexico-inspired delight. Simple to prepare in your crockpot or instant pot, this stew is ideal for meal prep and busy weeknights. Enjoy a healthy, vegan-friendly dish that's sure to become a family favorite.
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Vegan Tofu Fried Rice (Best Dinner to Use Up Leftover Rice!)
Have leftover rice? Make this vegan tofu fried rice recipe! It's the perfect cheap dinner recipe, made with a tofu scramble, veggies, fluffy rice, and the perfect sauce for flavor. It's great for meal prep or pairing with your favorite Chinese recipe like orange tofu, egg rolls or potstickers.
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General Tso Tofu (Air Fryer & Baked Tofu Methods)
This Air Fryer General Tso's Tofu recipe is one of my favorite cheap and easy tofu recipes! Bites of crispy "fried" tofu tossed in a sweet, sticky, spicy General Tso's sauce. All for less than $1.68 per serving. It's the perfect cheap dinner recipe that's also vegan, gluten-free, and ready in just 30 minutes!
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Oven-Baked Potato Tacos (Mexican Tacos de Papa!)
These Crispy Oven-Baked Potato Tacos are inspired by the Authentic Mexican Tacos de Papa. It is a naturally cheap dinner recipe made with soft corn tortillas stuffed with mashed potatoes, cheese, and chives. Bake for a few minutes on a cooking sheet until the potato tacos are cheesy and crispy. As is, these potato tacos are naturally vegan and gluten-free, but don't be afraid to make them a bit heartier by adding your favorite meat or plant-based protein like black beans, chorizo, beef, chicken, steak, etc. Everyone loves these budget-friendly tacos!
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Cheap and Healthy Taco Soup
This Healthy Crockpot Taco Soup recipe is a quick and easy slow cooker recipe made from budget-friendly pantry staples. It’s made with a rich and creamy broth, protein-rich beans and lentils, and easy to customize to suit your family’s taste buds. Dump the ingredients in your crockpot in the morning. At just $2 per serving, this taco soup recipe is a great cheap dinner recipe for even the smallest budgets!
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Easy Cabbage Steaks Recipe
Learn how to make the best cabbage steaks at home in the oven! They're quick and easy to make and the perfect cheap vegetarian main or side dish for weeknight dinners (so much cheaper than steak!). I even love to make them for holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. They're naturally low carb, gluten-free, vegan, and absolutely delicious! Season simply, oven-roast until golden and tender, then finish with parmesan cheese, as desired for the ultimate cheap dinner recipe!