Busy households don't have to skimp on dinner time with these quick, easy recipes.
It only takes minutes to prepare a savory, homemade meal like Creamy Pasta Shells with Broccoli and Ham, Roasted Vegetable
Hero Sandwiches or Sesame-Crusted Salmon.Take these easy-to-make recipes and plan a week-long menu you're family will love.
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Cost per serving: $2.16
This recipe calls for duck or plum sauce, but if you can’t find it in the grocery store, substitute apple butter.
See recipe: Tangy Asian Meatballs
Cost per serving: $3.38
To reduce calories and carbs, skip the whole-wheat rolls; instead, wrap the ingredients in whole-wheat tortillas.
See recipe: Roasted Vegetable Hero Sandwiches
Cost per serving: $3.45
If you want to plan ahead, make the dips up to 24 hours before serving; keep them tightly wrapped and refrigerated. Press a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the avocado dip so it doesn’t turn brown.
See recipe: Three-Dip Dinner
Cost per serving: $3.19
Sesame seeds can be expensive when sold in small quantities in a grocery store’s spice section. To save a bundle, find the seeds in the store’s bulk bin and purchase only the amount you need.
See recipe: Seared Sesame-Crusted Salmon
Cost per serving: $1.95
To make this dish lighter, swap in evaporated milk instead of the cream to cut back on fat content and calories.
See recipe: Creamy Pasta Shells with Broccoli and Ham
Cost per serving: $1.56
Greek yogurt is so thick and rich, even the low-fat variety tastes like an indulgence. Although the fat-free kind is also thick, it’s not as creamy and doesn’t work as well in this recipe.
See recipe: Lemony Greek Yogurt with Shortbread Cookies