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It's basically a frittata, but creamier and better. All you'll need are eggs, milk, and cream for the base. The rest is very customizable, so you can use whatever meat and veggies are left in your fridge.
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Vegetarian, budget-friendly, and super filling.
This recipe is so amazingly easy yet flavorful, it's one of my all time faves. And all you need are chickpeas, pasta, tomato paste, and a few aromatics like garlic and rosemary.
This is technically a "breakfast bowl" but I don't believe in such distinctions when it comes to a great egg dish.
All you'll need is coconut milk + red curry paste + broccoli + chickpeas + cornstarch. Serve with rice and enjoy!
This is made from inexpensive kitchen staples, like canned black beans and frozen corn, and the sauce calls for spices you probably already have at home. Besides, enchiladas are the MVP of weeknight family dinners, and if you disagree with this, I don't even wanna hear about it.
A great risotto is always impressive and delicious but it doesn't require a ton of ingredients. In this case, peas, pancetta (which you could replace with bacon, or leave out altogether to save some $$), and parmesan give the risotto its flavor.
Sure, meat is often the priciest part of a meal, but if you're looking for a cheaper option, ground meat is the way to go. And on top of being cheap, this meal is also protein-packed, easy to make, and ready in under an hour.
The recipe calls for udon noodles but that sesame noodle sauce is also a great way to transform boring packaged ramen noodles into a restaurant-quality meal.
Who said you couldn't meal prep your dinners in advance too?
You can use rotisserie chicken instead of chicken breasts if that's a cheaper option at your grocery store.
At first, I wasn't sold on the fresh arugula mixed with cooked potatoes and sausage. But then, I tried the recipe and it's become one of my favorite weeknight meals.
If you're looking for more greens, you can always add some arugula to the mix.
This pasta has it all, and by all I mean butter, mushrooms, garlic, and cheese.
Vegan and super satisfying.
All the tasty flavors of cabbage rolls without all the work.
If you want to make it even cheaper, you can ditch the meat and replace it with black beans or another plant protein.
Eggs are not only a breakfast thing. In fact, they may be the best trick to achieving a cheap yet filling dinner.
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