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56 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. Healthier Veggie Fried Rice

2. Avocado Quinoa Power Salad

3. Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry

close up of chicken, broccoli and mushroom stir fry

4. Tofu Scramble

skillet with tofu, mushrooms, broccoli and spinach

5. Cheese Tortellini in Creamy Marinara

skillet with tortellini in marinara sauce

6. Sushi Bowl

bowl with avocado, seaweed, carrots and crab

7. Vegan 3-Bean Chili

8. Egg Pizza With Scallions

Pizza with sunny-side-up eggs on it

9. Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala

Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala with naan on a plate

10. Taco Pizza

11. Bacon and Egg Toast Cups

Bacon and Egg Toast on a plate

12. Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables

Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables in a baking pan

14. Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese Grilled Cheese halves on a plate

15. Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup in a bowl

16. Dal

Curried lentils in a bowl with naan

17. Black Bean Burgers

Black bean burger with a sesame seed bun

18. Tuna Melt

Tuna melt with potato chips on a plate

19. Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken

20. 20-Minute Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice with black sesame seeds in a bowl

21. Rice Bowl With Fried Egg and Avocado

Rice, fried egg, and avocado in a bowl

23. Creamy Tomato Shells

Creamy Tomato Shells in a bowl

24. Chicken Pesto Bowl

Chicken Pesto Bowl

25. Zucchini Corn Quesadillas

Zucchini Corn Quesadillas on paper

26. One-Pan Pizza Chicken

One-Pan Pizza Chicken on a plate

27. Super-Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad

Greek-type salad on a plate

28. One-Pot Caprese Chicken Pasta

Caprese Chicken Pasta cooking in a large pan

29. Vegan Creamy Kale Pasta

Vegan Creamy Kale Pasta in a bowl

30. Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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

Close-up of Bacon Broccoli Mac 'n' Cheese

33. Chicken and Mandarin Salad With Simple Sesame Dressing

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

34. 5-Ingredient Coconut Curry

5-Ingredient Coconut Curry in a bowl

35. Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp

Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp in a bowl

36. Vegetarian Sheet Pan Zucchini Parmesan

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

37. Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

39. Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

Turkey tacos

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

41. Orzo With Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers

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

42. Creamy Pappardelle Al Limone

Creamy pappardelle in lemon sauce

43. 5-Ingredient Thai Green Curry

44. Sausage and Creamy Cajun Orzo Skillet

A creamy orzo skillet with sausage

45. 5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup

46. White Bean and Artichoke Basil Toasts

47. Portobello and Poblano Fajitas

Poblano and mushroom fajitas

48. Spicy Lentil Nachos With 3-Cheese Sauce

Spicy Lentil Nachos With 3-Cheese Sauce

49. Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins

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

50. Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce on a plate

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

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

52. Grilled Cheese and Cream of Tomato Soup

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

53. Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce

baked eggs in marinara sauce

54. Mujadarra

Mujadarra

55. Simple Black Bean Soup

Simple Black Bean Soup

56. 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.