09 Ideas for Affordable Weeknight Dinners

Vegetable Stir-Fry: Stir-fry a mix of fresh or frozen vegetables with soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Serve over rice or noodles for a quick and affordable meal.

Pasta with Marinara Sauce: Cook pasta and toss with a simple homemade or store-bought marinara sauce. 

Bean Burritos: Fill tortillas with canned beans, rice, shredded cheese, and your choice of toppings like salsa, avocado, or sour cream.

Baked Chicken Drumsticks: Season chicken drumsticks with spices and bake them in the oven until cooked through and crispy.

Quinoa Salad: Cook quinoa and mix it with diced vegetables, beans, and a simple vinaigrette.

Lentil Soup: Simmer lentils with vegetables, broth, and spices to make a hearty and inexpensive soup. Enjoy it with crusty bread for a satisfying meal.

Veggie Quesadillas: Fill tortillas with sautéed vegetables, shredded cheese, and optional ingredients like beans or corn.

Egg Fried Rice: Cook rice and scramble eggs in a pan. Add cooked vegetables, soy sauce, and seasonings.

Baked Fish with Roasted Vegetables: Season fish fillets with herbs and spices, then bake them in the oven. Serve with roasted vegetables for a healthy and budget-friendly meal.

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