Filling and satisfying, these family-friendly recipes make dinnertime easy.
Cost per serving: $1.39
This pub favorite is so simple to make ahead of time―you can layer the ingredients in your slow cooker the night before. Cover and refrigerate; then plug in the cooker and you’re ready to go.
See recipe: Slow-Cooker Shepherd's Pie
Cost per serving: 77¢
Five super-cheap ingredients, including potatoes, eggs and a spicy Mexican sausage, make this meal substantial enough for even the biggest appetites. To cut back on fat and calories, you can substitute chorizo made with chicken or turkey.
See recipe: Chorizo and Potato Frittata
Cost per serving: $2.82
It’s a Friday night fish fry―with a twist. The cod is baked, not fried, but still has a satisfyingly crispy, crunchy crust. Try baked white potatoes or sweet potatoes, cooked in the microwave to save time, on the side.
See recipe: Crispy Baked Cod
Cost per serving: $2.62
A flavorful, fruity sauce wonderfully complements grilled or fried ham steaks. It’s best made with fresh pineapple but you can also used canned―just make sure it’s packed in its own juice, not syrup.
See recipe: Ham Steak with Pineapple
Cost per serving: $1.68
Kids will love these easy, cheesy chicken breasts. Serve with steamed broccoli for an extra nutritional boost.
See recipe: Ricotta-and-Ham-Stuffed Chicken Breasts