Impress your family with budget versions of popular restaurant entrees.
Make your family feel special with the restaurant-style recipes on this week's meal plan. Dining out favorites like kid-pleasing
fried ravioli and pasta with chickpeas and broccoli are restaurant quality at a budget price.
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Cost per serving: $1.98
This restaurant favorite is a snap to prepare at home. Fresh corn imparts a subtle flavor and lots of crunch; jarred enchilada sauce adds Mexican flair.
See recipe: Corn and Cheese Enchiladas
Cost per serving: $1.48
This Thai-inspired dish features fresh lime, coconut milk and cilantro. If you’re watching your calories, you can substitute light coconut milk for regular.
See recipe: Coconut Shrimp and Rice
Cost per serving: $1.69
This kid-friendly entrée is super simple to make. Serve it for supper with jarred marinara sauce on the side or as an appetizer for a dinner party.
See recipe: Fried Ravioli
Cost per serving: 79 cents
You might find this one-dish dinner on the menu at an Italian or health food restaurant, but it’s easy to make at home―and less than $1 per serving! If you don’t have fresh broccoli on hand, frozen florets work just as well: Defrost, drain and toss them in with the pasta.
See recipe: Pasta with Chickpeas and Broccoli
Cost per serving: $2.23
You might order this dish as an appetizer at a restaurant, but our version, made in a slow cooker, is substantial enough to stand on its own as a meal. Freeze extras in single-serving containers for up to a month.
See recipe: Beef and Barley Soup