9 Cheap Dinner Ideas for Weeknight Meals

Cook pasta and top it with a simple homemade tomato sauce made from canned tomatoes, garlic, onions, and basic seasonings.

Pasta with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Sauté a mix of colorful vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, and snap peas in soy sauce and garlic. Serve over rice or noodles.

Vegetable Stir-Fry

Combine cooked rice, canned beans (black, pinto, or refried), shredded cheese, and your favorite salsa in tortillas for quick and filling burritos.

Bean and Rice Burritos

Transform leftover rice into fried rice by stir-frying it with beaten eggs, frozen mixed vegetables, and soy sauce.

Egg Fried Rice

Dice and cook potatoes with onions and bell peppers until crispy. Top with fried or poached eggs for a hearty and satisfying meal.

Potato Hash with Eggs

Make a nutritious omelette using eggs and any combination of vegetables, cheese, and herbs you have on hand.

Vegetable Omelette

Warm up canned black beans and season them with cumin, garlic, and chili powder. Serve in taco shells with shredded lettuce, cheese, and salsa.

Black Bean Tacos

Make your own pizza dough and top it with tomato sauce, cheese, and any leftover vegetables or meats you have.

Homemade Pizza

Serve canned tomato soup with a side of grilled cheese sandwiches made with bread and cheese.

Creamy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

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