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65 Easy And Cheap Dinner Ideas That You'll Want To Make On Repeat

For happy wallets and heavy plates.

Everything is just really expensive right now. Thanks, inflation. So if you're trying to cut back on eating out, we have some good news for you. We've compiled our favorite delicious and creative dinner recipes that prove that you can still have a great meal while being kind to your wallet. *Chef's kiss*

1. Sweet Potato And Black Bean Burritos

2. Chili Lime Baked Tilapia With Avocado Crema

3. Barbecue Beer Can Chicken

4. Energy-Boosting Buddha Bowl

5. Zucchini Noodles with Kale Pesto

6. Chicken & Biscuit Bake

chicken and biscuit bake

7. One-Pot Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

lemon garlic shrimp pasta

8. Pesto Chicken Bake

pesto chicken bake

9. Chicken Alfredo Penne

chicken alfredo penne

10. Healthier Veggie Fried Rice

11. Avocado Quinoa Power Salad

12. Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry

close up of chicken, broccoli and mushroom stir fry

13. Tofu Scramble

skillet with tofu, mushrooms, broccoli and spinach

14. Cheese Tortellini in Creamy Marinara

skillet with tortellini in marinara sauce

15. Sushi Bowl

bowl with avocado, seaweed, carrots and crab

16. Vegan 3-Bean Chili

17. Egg Pizza With Scallions

Pizza with sunny-side-up eggs on it

18. Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala

Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala with naan on a plate

19. Taco Pizza

20. Bacon and Egg Toast Cups

Bacon and Egg Toast on a plate

21. Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables

Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables in a baking pan

23. Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese Grilled Cheese halves on a plate

24. Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup in a bowl

25. Dal

Curried lentils in a bowl with naan

26. Black Bean Burgers

Black bean burger with a sesame seed bun

27. Tuna Melt

Tuna melt with potato chips on a plate

28. Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken

29. 20-Minute Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice with black sesame seeds in a bowl

30. Rice Bowl With Fried Egg and Avocado

Rice, fried egg, and avocado in a bowl

32. Creamy Tomato Shells

Creamy Tomato Shells in a bowl

33. Chicken Pesto Bowl

Chicken Pesto Bowl

34. Zucchini Corn Quesadillas

Zucchini Corn Quesadillas on paper

35. One-Pan Pizza Chicken

One-Pan Pizza Chicken on a plate

36. Super-Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad

Greek-type salad on a plate

37. One-Pot Caprese Chicken Pasta

Caprese Chicken Pasta cooking in a large pan

38. Vegan Creamy Kale Pasta

Vegan Creamy Kale Pasta in a bowl

39. Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

40. One-Pot Bacon Broccoli Mac 'n' Cheese

Close-up of Bacon Broccoli Mac 'n' Cheese

42. Chicken and Mandarin Salad With Simple Sesame Dressing

Chicken and Mandarin Salad With Simple Sesame Dressing in a large bowl

43. 5-Ingredient Coconut Curry

5-Ingredient Coconut Curry in a bowl

44. Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp

Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp in a bowl

45. Vegetarian Sheet Pan Zucchini Parmesan

Close-up of Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp on a fork

46. Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

48. Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

Turkey tacos

49. P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

50. Orzo With Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers

Close-up of Orzo With Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers on a plate

51. Creamy Pappardelle Al Limone

Creamy pappardelle in lemon sauce

52. 5-Ingredient Thai Green Curry

53. Sausage and Creamy Cajun Orzo Skillet

A creamy orzo skillet with sausage

54. 5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup

55. White Bean and Artichoke Basil Toasts

56. Portobello and Poblano Fajitas

Poblano and mushroom fajitas

57. Spicy Lentil Nachos With 3-Cheese Sauce

Spicy Lentil Nachos With 3-Cheese Sauce

58. Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins

Close-up of Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins on a rack

59. Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce on a plate

60. Sun-Dried Tomato, Kale, and White Bean Skillet

Sun-Dried Tomato, Kale, and White Beans on a plate

61. Grilled Cheese and Cream of Tomato Soup

Grilled cheese beside a bowl of cream of tomato soup on a wooden board

62. Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce

baked eggs in marinara sauce

63. Mujadarra


64. Simple Black Bean Soup

Simple Black Bean Soup

65. Big-Batch Minestrone

Big-Batch Minestrone

This article contains content previously curated by Hannah Loewentheil, Jesse Szewczyk, Marie Telling, Melissa Jameson, and  Ailbhe Malone. It was compiled by Lavanya Narayanan.