18 Weeknight Meals That Won't Break The Bank

Because you don’t need to go bankrupt to eat well.

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Crustless Quiche

Crustless Quiche

It's basically a frittata, but creamier and better. All you'll need are eggs, milk, and cream for the base. The rest is very customizable, so you can use whatever meat and veggies are left in your fridge.

Get the recipe here.

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5-Ingredient Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

5-Ingredient Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian, budget-friendly, and super filling.

Get the recipe here.

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Quinoa, Avocado, and Tomato Bowl

Quinoa, Avocado, and Tomato Bowl

This is technically a “breakfast bowl” but I don't believe in such distinctions when it comes to a great egg dish.

Get the recipe here.

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5-Ingredient Coconut Curry

5-Ingredient Coconut Curry

All you'll need is coconut milk + red curry paste + broccoli + chickpeas + cornstarch. Serve with rice and enjoy!

Get the recipe here.

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Roasted Squash, Corn, and Black Bean Enchiladas

Roasted Squash, Corn, and Black Bean Enchiladas

This is made from inexpensive kitchen staples, like canned black beans and frozen corn, and the sauce calls for spices you probably already have at home. Besides, enchiladas are the MVP of weeknight family dinners, and if you disagree with this, I don't even wanna hear about it.

Get the recipe here.

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Risi e Bisi

Risi e Bisi

A great risotto is always impressive and delicious but it doesn't require a ton of ingredients. In this case, peas, pancetta (which you could replace with bacon, or leave out altogether to save some $$), and parmesan give the risotto its flavor.

Get the recipe here.

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Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

Sure, meat is often the priciest part of a meal, but if you're looking for a cheaper option, ground meat is the way to go. And on top of being cheap, this meal is also protein-packed, easy to make, and ready in under an hour.

Get the recipe here.

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Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles

The recipe calls for udon noodles but that sesame noodle sauce is also a great way to transform boring packaged ramen noodles into a restaurant-quality meal.

Get the recipe here.

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Burrito Bowl Meal Prep

Burrito Bowl Meal Prep

Who said you couldn't meal prep your dinners in advance too?

Get the recipe here.

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Whole Wheat Pasta With Lemon Kale Chicken

Whole Wheat Pasta With Lemon Kale Chicken

You can use rotisserie chicken instead of chicken breasts if that's a cheaper option at your grocery store.

Get the recipe here.

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Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

If you're looking for more greens, you can always add some arugula to the mix.

Get the recipe here.

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Mushroom and Garlic Spaghetti Dinner

Mushroom and Garlic Spaghetti Dinner

This pasta has it all, and by all I mean butter, mushrooms, garlic, and cheese.

Get the recipe here.

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Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

All the tasty flavors of cabbage rolls without all the work.

Get the recipe here.

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Spaghetti Squash Boats With Spicy Sausage

Spaghetti Squash Boats With Spicy Sausage

If you want to make it even cheaper, you can ditch the meat and replace it with black beans or another plant protein.

Get the recipe here.

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Fan Qie Chao Dan (Tomato and Eggs over Rice)

Fan Qie Chao Dan (Tomato and Eggs over Rice)

Eggs are not only a breakfast thing. In fact, they may be the best trick to achieving a cheap yet filling dinner.

Get the recipe here.

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