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62 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. Energy-Boosting Buddha Bowl

2. Zucchini Noodles with Kale Pesto

3. Chicken & Biscuit Bake

chicken and biscuit bake

4. One-Pot Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

lemon garlic shrimp pasta

5. Pesto Chicken Bake

pesto chicken bake

6. Chicken Alfredo Penne

chicken alfredo penne

7. Healthier Veggie Fried Rice

8. Avocado Quinoa Power Salad

9. Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry

close up of chicken, broccoli and mushroom stir fry

10. Tofu Scramble

skillet with tofu, mushrooms, broccoli and spinach

11. Cheese Tortellini in Creamy Marinara

skillet with tortellini in marinara sauce

12. Sushi Bowl

bowl with avocado, seaweed, carrots and crab

13. Vegan 3-Bean Chili

14. Egg Pizza With Scallions

Pizza with sunny-side-up eggs on it

15. Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala

Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala with naan on a plate

16. Taco Pizza

17. Bacon and Egg Toast Cups

Bacon and Egg Toast on a plate

18. Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables

Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables in a baking pan

20. Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese Grilled Cheese halves on a plate

21. Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup in a bowl

22. Dal

Curried lentils in a bowl with naan

23. Black Bean Burgers

Black bean burger with a sesame seed bun

24. Tuna Melt

Tuna melt with potato chips on a plate

25. Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken

26. 20-Minute Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice with black sesame seeds in a bowl

27. Rice Bowl With Fried Egg and Avocado

Rice, fried egg, and avocado in a bowl

29. Creamy Tomato Shells

Creamy Tomato Shells in a bowl

30. Chicken Pesto Bowl

Chicken Pesto Bowl

31. Zucchini Corn Quesadillas

Zucchini Corn Quesadillas on paper

32. One-Pan Pizza Chicken

One-Pan Pizza Chicken on a plate

33. Super-Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad

Greek-type salad on a plate

34. One-Pot Caprese Chicken Pasta

Caprese Chicken Pasta cooking in a large pan

35. Vegan Creamy Kale Pasta

Vegan Creamy Kale Pasta in a bowl

36. Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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

Close-up of Bacon Broccoli Mac 'n' Cheese

39. Chicken and Mandarin Salad With Simple Sesame Dressing

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

40. 5-Ingredient Coconut Curry

5-Ingredient Coconut Curry in a bowl

41. Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp

Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp in a bowl

42. Vegetarian Sheet Pan Zucchini Parmesan

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

43. Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

45. Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

Turkey tacos

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

47. Orzo With Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers

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

48. Creamy Pappardelle Al Limone

Creamy pappardelle in lemon sauce

49. 5-Ingredient Thai Green Curry

50. Sausage and Creamy Cajun Orzo Skillet

A creamy orzo skillet with sausage

51. 5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup

52. White Bean and Artichoke Basil Toasts

53. Portobello and Poblano Fajitas

Poblano and mushroom fajitas

54. Spicy Lentil Nachos With 3-Cheese Sauce

Spicy Lentil Nachos With 3-Cheese Sauce

55. Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins

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

56. Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce on a plate

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

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

58. Grilled Cheese and Cream of Tomato Soup

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

59. Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce

baked eggs in marinara sauce

60. Mujadarra


61. Simple Black Bean Soup

Simple Black Bean Soup

62. 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.