7 Budget Recipe Ideas To Help You Lower Your Grocery Costs

Inside-Out Stuffed Cabbage

Try this butternut squash-based stuffed cabbage when you do not have time. Cubed squash saves time and can be served in 30 minutes!

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

 Throw chicken, soy sauce, brown sugar and other flavorings into a slow cooker for an easy, cheap dinner. To finish off the meal, serve with rice and steamed veggies.

Easy Tamale Pie with Peppers

For a cheap dinner idea, go to the Southwest: It has ready-made tamales, canned chili, cheese, and peppers all in one simple dish. Families who are hungry will love it.

Hearty Pasta Fagioli

Any day of the week, make a big pot of pasta fagioli. It is really simple and quick to make because the tomato sauce and soup are already made. No one will even ask, "What is for dinner?"

Cheeseburger Cups

A bite-size dish kids love and busy parents love for its affordability. Bake ground beef and cheese in biscuit cups until melty and golden. 

Gnocchi Chicken Skillet

This chicken and gnocchi meal can be made on the stove and is great for a quick, homey dinner. You can make it your own by adding your favorite sauce, like marinara, cheese, and spices.

Chicken and Broccoli with Dill Sauce

This beef and vegetable meal tastes fantastic with the dill cream sauce, which comes together in minutes. Avoid discarding broccoli stalks! Remove the rough outer layer and slice the rest for this recipe or soups and stir-fries.