Savory and filling family meals are just the thing for a cool fall night. Enjoy the change of season with these simple dinner recipes.
For many families, fall means shorter but busier days with even less time to cook. Rather than get in a dinner rut, let us
help with five fall inspired dinner recipes that will cost you less than $1.50 a serving. Best of all, we already made the
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Cost per serving: $1.08
This meal comes together quickly, so be careful no to cook the broccoli too long. A bit of crispness offsets the softness of the chickpeas.
See recipe: Whole-Wheat Penne with Broccoli and Chickpeas
Cost per serving: $1.46
By choosing turkey bratwurst instead of pork, you save about 100 calories and 14 grams of fat per link and give a traditional Oktoberfest feast a healthy update.
See recipe: Slow-Cooker Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Apples
Cost per serving: $1.25
A classic western includes ham but you can go with canned roasted green chiles or thawed frozen corn to make this economical dinner even cheaper.
See recipe: Western Frittata
Cost per serving: $1.20
Like beef, ground turkey contains different amounts of fat—usually around 85 percent, 93 percent and 99 percent. We like the 93 percent version, which has just enough fat to lend some flavor and welcome texture.
See recipe: Slow-Cooker BBQ Turkey Meatballs
Cost per serving: $1.24
Filling ingredients like chickpeas and bacon help to make this surpisingly filling salad a substaintial, one-dish dinner. If the flavor of blue cheese is too strong for you, try using goat cheese or parmesan shavings.
See recipe: Spinach Salad with Figs and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Cost per serving: 58¢
These tasty treats puff up as you cook them, then shrink again soon after they're out of the pot. For the best flavor, serve them as soon as you make them.
See recipe: Lemon-Ricotta Beignets