Add some fun to your weekly meal planning with 5 affordable, creative dinner recipes your family is sure to love.
Cost per serving: $1.81
Serve this flavorful chicken with a simple green vegetable, such as steamed broccoli, and roasted or mashed potatoes.
See recipe: Orange and Balsamic Chicken Breasts
Cost per serving: $1.08
If you like your chowder spicier, turn up the heat by adding more crushed red pepper or sprinkle in a few pinches of cayenne while sautéing the vegetables.
See recipe: Manhattan Clam Chowder
Cost per serving: $3.00
Save time by prepping this stew in your slow cooker in the morning or even the night before. Browning the meat first helps render some of the fat as well as adding flavor. But if you are wanting a quicker version of this recipe, skip that step and simply add all the ingredients to the slow cooker.
See recipe: Lamb Stew with Rigatoni
Cost per serving: $2.82
Look for rice noodles in the Asian or ethnic foods aisle in your supermarket. They’re ideal for weeknight meals because they don’t need to be boiled— they require only a quick soak before you can stir-fry them with other ingredients. You can also swap in (or add) other vegetables in place of the snow peas, such as green beans or small broccoli florets.
See recipe: Stir-Fried Pork, Snow Peas and Rice Noodles
Cost per serving: $1.94
This one dish dinner is ready to serve in under 30 minutes. If you don’t care for asparagus, just swap in another veggie like spinach instead. (If using spinach, make sure you cook it thoroughly to remove all the water before adding the eggs.
See recipe: Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata
Cost per serving: $1.51
This recipe calls for two baking sheets to allow you to keep half of the ice cream in the freezer while you coat the rest with chocolate. If the ice cream starts to soften too much, put the baking sheet back in the freezer for 15 minutes before continuing.
See recipe: Ice Cream Bonbons