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68 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. Buffalo Chickpea Wraps

Chickpea wrap with veggies on a cutting board

2. 3-Ingredient Teriyaki Chicken

Close-up of glazed pork belly with rice and cabbage

3. Garlic Veggie Rotini Pasta

Close-up of pasta with broccoli, mushrooms, and red peppers, implying a flavorful dish

4. Sweet Potato And Black Bean Burritos

5. Chili Lime Baked Tilapia With Avocado Crema

6. Barbecue Beer Can Chicken

7. Energy-Boosting Buddha Bowl

8. Zucchini Noodles with Kale Pesto

9. Chicken & Biscuit Bake

chicken and biscuit bake

10. One-Pot Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

lemon garlic shrimp pasta

11. Pesto Chicken Bake

pesto chicken bake

12. Chicken Alfredo Penne

chicken alfredo penne

13. Healthier Veggie Fried Rice

14. Avocado Quinoa Power Salad

15. Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry

close up of chicken, broccoli and mushroom stir fry

16. Tofu Scramble

skillet with tofu, mushrooms, broccoli and spinach

17. Cheese Tortellini in Creamy Marinara

skillet with tortellini in marinara sauce

18. Sushi Bowl

bowl with avocado, seaweed, carrots and crab

19. Vegan 3-Bean Chili

20. Egg Pizza With Scallions

Pizza with sunny-side-up eggs on it

21. Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala

Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala with naan on a plate

22. Taco Pizza

23. Bacon and Egg Toast Cups

Bacon and Egg Toast on a plate

24. Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables

Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables in a baking pan

26. Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese Grilled Cheese halves on a plate

27. Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup in a bowl

28. Dal

Curried lentils in a bowl with naan

29. Black Bean Burgers

Black bean burger with a sesame seed bun

30. Tuna Melt

Tuna melt with potato chips on a plate

31. Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken

32. 20-Minute Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice with black sesame seeds in a bowl

33. Rice Bowl With Fried Egg and Avocado

Rice, fried egg, and avocado in a bowl

35. Creamy Tomato Shells

Creamy Tomato Shells in a bowl

36. Chicken Pesto Bowl

Chicken Pesto Bowl

37. Zucchini Corn Quesadillas

Zucchini Corn Quesadillas on paper

38. One-Pan Pizza Chicken

One-Pan Pizza Chicken on a plate

39. Super-Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad

Greek-type salad on a plate

40. One-Pot Caprese Chicken Pasta

Caprese Chicken Pasta cooking in a large pan

41. Vegan Creamy Kale Pasta

Vegan Creamy Kale Pasta in a bowl

42. Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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

Close-up of Bacon Broccoli Mac 'n' Cheese

45. Chicken and Mandarin Salad With Simple Sesame Dressing

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

46. 5-Ingredient Coconut Curry

5-Ingredient Coconut Curry in a bowl

47. Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp

Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp in a bowl

48. Vegetarian Sheet Pan Zucchini Parmesan

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

49. Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

51. Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

Turkey tacos

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

53. Orzo With Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers

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

54. Creamy Pappardelle Al Limone

Creamy pappardelle in lemon sauce

55. 5-Ingredient Thai Green Curry

56. Sausage and Creamy Cajun Orzo Skillet

A creamy orzo skillet with sausage

57. 5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup

58. White Bean and Artichoke Basil Toasts

59. Portobello and Poblano Fajitas

Poblano and mushroom fajitas

60. Spicy Lentil Nachos With 3-Cheese Sauce

Spicy Lentil Nachos With 3-Cheese Sauce

61. Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins

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

62. Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce on a plate

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

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

64. Grilled Cheese and Cream of Tomato Soup

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

65. Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce

baked eggs in marinara sauce

66. Mujadarra


67. Simple Black Bean Soup

Simple Black Bean Soup

68. 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.