50+ Easy Cheap Recipes – Inexpensive Food Ideas

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Tex-Mex Meatballs

Add ’em to hero rolls or eat them over rice for a full meal.

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Cilantro Lime Chicken

Pro tip: Chicken thighs almost always cost less than breasts.

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Chicken Fajitas

Fiesta time!

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Tamale Pie

Tex Mex or bust.

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Garlic Butter Meatballs

You definitely have at least half these ingredients in your pantry already.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Not mad at all about how easy these are.

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Baked Spaghetti

Nothing beats a heaping helping of spaghetti.

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Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

The easiest way to make the most comforting meal.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Making your own meatballs and sauce makes it even better.

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Chili Cheese Dog Cornbread

That Velveeta drizzle though …

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Easy Cajun Jambalaya

This dish will transport you straight to the French quarter.

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Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

Ground beef is a major $$ saver.

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Classic Falafel

Who knew falafel was so easy to make at home?

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Cheesy Taco Lasagna

It’s like a five-layer dip lasagna: Salsa swaps in for marinara and beef gets taco seasoning in this tasty Mexican-inspired recipe.

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Spring Chicken Soup

Soup season isn’t over yet.

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Hot Dog Fried Rice

Trust us, it’s better than it sounds.

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Meatball Sub Soup

Dying over that cheesy, melty madness.

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Chicken ‘n Waffles Casserole

Of course waffles belong on the dinner table.

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Italian Chicken Skewers

Face it, food is just more fun on a stick.

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Fish Tacos

These will transport you straight to southern California.

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Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Soup

Pasta just somehow seems healthier in soup form.

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Greek Gyro Skillet

Everything you love about gyros made in one easy skillet recipe.

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Creamed Spinach Chicken

You’ll be eating straight out of the pan.

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Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon pepper makes baked chicken exciting again.

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Cheesy Chicken Tacos

Taco Tuesday, on repeat.

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Burger ‘n Fries Foil Packs

Summer’s answer to burgers and fries.

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Greek Salad

Why is greek salad SO good?

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Instant Pot Chicken & Rice

Faster than take-out.

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Stuffed Peppers with Corn, Black Beans, and Pepperjack

You are 20 minutes away from a South-of-the-border inspired dinner.

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Totsagna

If you’ve never made lasagna with tater tots, you’re missing out.

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