5 Affordable And Delicious Recipes For A Budget-Friendly Dinner

Dinner By May 18, 2023

Cheap Recipes For Dinner

1. Spaghetti Carbonara


1 lb. spaghetti
4 slices bacon, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)


Cook spaghetti according to package instructions.
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy, then remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add garlic to the bacon fat in the skillet and sauté until fragrant.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs and Parmesan cheese together.
Drain spaghetti and add to the skillet with garlic, tossing to coat.
Remove skillet from heat and quickly stir in egg mixture to evenly coat spaghetti.
Top with bacon and parsley, if desired.

2. Black Bean Quesadillas


1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup salsa
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
4 large flour tortillas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


In a medium bowl, mix black beans, salsa, cumin, and garlic powder.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and lightly grease with cooking spray.
Place one tortilla in the skillet and spread 1/4 of the bean mixture evenly over it.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese over the bean mixture and top with another tortilla.
Cook until cheese is melted and tortillas are lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes per side.
Remove from skillet and repeat with remaining tortillas and bean mixture.
Serve with cilantro, if desired.

3. One-Pot Chicken and Rice


1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and add to skillet, cooking until browned on both sides.
Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
Add onion and garlic to skillet and sauté until tender.
Add rice, chicken broth, thyme, and oregano to skillet and stir to combine.
Return chicken to skillet and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover skillet, and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender and chicken is cooked through.


These three cheap recipes for dinner are not only budget-friendly but also delicious and easy to make. They are perfect for those who want to save money on food without sacrificing flavor and nutrition. With these recipes, you can impress your family and friends with your culinary expertise while keeping your wallet happy.

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