Cook Dinner At Home For Under $20

Pasta with broccoli

Feeding the family can get expensive. Whether you shop all-organic goods, locally-grown markets, wholesale membership stores, or store-hop for deals, a lot of work and dough goes into getting delicious and affordable meals on the table. We’ve pulled some tasty dinners to feed a family of four for around $20. Add these affordable meals to your dinner rotation and notice how much you save.

Caprese Skillet Chicken

Chicken thighs can be one of the most affordable cuts of meat, and this easy recipe makes good use of them. This meal makes dinner time easy with just 20 minutes and one pan. Your family will feel like they are eating at a nice Italian restaurant when you serve up this easy-to-make Caprese skillet chicken.

Asian Beef And Rice Bowls

You can easily have a delicious dinner on the table in just 15 minutes with these Asian beef and rice bowls. Grab some ground beef and rice, as you probably have the remainder of the ingredients already in your fridge. Make use of your stash of dry rice, or grab a few bags of microwaveable rice to make this recipe even easier.

Taco Salad

You can still go all out for Taco Tuesday while maintaining a budget. Skip the pricy ground beef for this recipe and opt for more affordable ground turkey for this taco salad. You might have items like shredded cheese, salsa, and canned beans in your kitchen.

Chicken Sausage And Broccoli Pasta

This quick pasta dish is ready in under 20 minutes and is sure to please. Orecchiette pasta, or “little ears” pasta is fun for the kids, and the broccoli sneaks in a serving of veggies. Take your pick of spicy or sweet Italian chicken sausage and give this dish a try.

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Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas

You won’t have to cut out pizza night with this easy and delicious pepperoni pizza quesadilla recipe. No more pricy delivery pizzas! Toss in a few ingredients you might have on hand like mushrooms, olives, or peppers to make it a supreme pizza quesadilla. Add a side of marinara sauce for dipping and everyone can have exactly the pizza they love.

Don’t break the bank coming up with new recipes for family dinner nights. Give these $20 or cheaper meals a try to save even more and please the family.

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