8 Cheap Dinner Ideas for Weeknight Meal

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio 

Cook spaghetti and toss it with sautéed garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. 

Vegetable Stir-Fry 

Stir-fry a mix of colorful vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, and carrots with soy sauce and serve over rice or noodles. 

Tuna and White Bean Salad 

Mix canned tuna, white beans, red onion, and cherry tomatoes. Dress with olive oil, lemon juice, and herbs like parsley. 

Chickpea Curry 

Make a simple curry using canned chickpeas, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, and a blend of curry spices. Serve with rice or naan. 

Egg Fried Rice 

Sauté cooked rice with scrambled eggs, frozen peas, carrots, and soy sauce. Add diced ham or tofu for extra flavor. 

Black Bean Quesadillas 

Spread black beans and shredded cheese between tortillas. Cook until crispy and serve with salsa and sour cream. 

Pasta Primavera 

Toss cooked pasta with sautéed mixed vegetables (zucchini, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes) and a creamy Alfredo or pesto sauce. 

Potato and Corn Chowder 

Make a hearty soup by simmering diced potatoes, corn, onion, and garlic in broth. Add a splash of milk and season to taste. 

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