If you are searching for what you may want to cook, we have prepared many cheap dinner ideas just for you!

We know that having friends over in your house or struggling with a limited budget puts us in a hard place to cook great food inexpensively however we believe that preparing stylish and delicious food is nothing with Money. If you have fresh veggies or chicken we can always create unique and tasty recipes for events and exciting family meal.

Here are the interesting and delicious recipes which you cost nearly nothing.

1. Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo is a dish that when you eat in restaurant it will expensive whereas when you make homemade it is really cheap and till delicious. You need to can get the ingredients by calculating how much would be enough for this meal. Also, you can use milk instead of cream, then the dish is even healthier and a little lighter too.

2. Lasagna

Lasagna recipe is the most practical and inexpensive food that you can prepare both yourself and your guests.Besides that , it only takes about 45 minutes before you can eat dinner . If you don’t buy pastry you can make it easily by using flour, egg and water and also you can change the stuffings ground meat the boiled potato or any other veggies as well.

3. Honey Garlic Chicken

 If you like Asian style chicken you will love this sweet- sour chicken recipe which is really easy to make. This recipe’s tip is to use crock pot. The only thing you need to do is saute all the ingredients and make them cook in best condition. Before you eat this amazing dish, you must wait a little bit after done with cooking to all ingredients stop their heat.

4. Southern Mac And Cheese

Mac and cheese dinner is a nice recipe to serve instead of an expensive meal for dinner. Besides that, the best part about Mac and cheese is that everyone loves it, so there’s no risk of your family being disgruntled. The trick is this recipe is adding breadcrumbs to give it some texture. In this way you will give crunch into recipe, as well.

5. Spaghetti And Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs is a very tasty dish which everyone loves. You can save your time and money if you have a slow cooker that make this dish possible. You need to cook the meatballs first then place them on the spaghetti that already cooked in boiling water for about 10 minutes until ready.

6. Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is a great for dinner recipe. It can be served to family or friends and even your kids will love it. All you need to make this dish is two chicken breast and two cups of marina sauce which you can buy in the grocery store by spending only a few dollars. Also, remember to coat each chicken breast with breadcrumbs.

7. Stuffed Mexican Peppers

These peppers are stuffed with beef and rice as well as chopped veggies. You need to bake these peppers in the oven then top it with cheese and let them bake until melted. In this recipe, you add a tablespoon of chili powder to give a spicy taste. This recipe is one of cheap dinner ideas which is really tasty and not expensive too at all.

8. Red Beans And Rice

This dish is usually served in Cajun restaurants but it’s easy to make at home by following this recipe . To prepare red beans and rice, you first need to soak the beans overnight and cook them in the pot with celery, onion and sausage until all ingredients are soft. Finally, you add some boiled rice with the beans and simmer until ready.

9. Hamburger Stroganoff

This recipe is really cheap for dinner because all you need is ground beef , cream of mushroom soup, onion and pasta. You can cook them in the slow cooker or in the pot on stove-top . This recipe is healthy too because you only need calorie for this meal.

10. Meatloaf With Mashed Potatoes

Meatloaf with mashed potatoes is one of the most popular and common recipes that everyone knows about. You need to cut onion, carrot into tiny pieces and then pour them on a baking dish then you add meatloaf mixture on it before adding mashed potatoes over it. Finally, you bake it in the oven until ready. Also, you will find some cheap ingredients for this recipe like veggie or chicken stock instead of buying expensive sauce.


This is our list of cheap dinner ideas that you can make and enjoy with your family or friends without spending too much money. We hope that you will like these recipes and that you will try them out in your own way to make this dinners more exciting.