Over 275+ quick dinner ideas

This is the ULTIMATE resource for delicious, cheap & easy dinner recipes that anyone can make. Most of these recipes require less than ten ingredients and take under 20 minutes to prepare. There are hundreds of dinner recipes for casseroles, chicken, beef, pork, vegetarian, fish and much more!

Cheap & Easy Casseroles

  1. Sloppy Joe Casserole from Cravings of a Lunatic
  2. Chicken Noodle Casserole from Campbells
  3. Chicken, Mushroom and Green Bean Casserole from Equipping Godly Women
  4. Poor Man’s Casserole from Just Frances
  5. Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole from Six Sisters’ Stuff
  6. Creamy Chicken Ritz Casserole from The Midnight Baker
  7. Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole from Kraft
  8. 4 Ingredient Chicken Pasta Casserole from Gimme Delicious Food
  9. Chicken Cornbread Casserole from Growing up Gabel
  10. Chicken Pot Pie Casserole from Cincy Shopper
  11. Upside-Down Pizza Casserole from Better Homes and Gardens
  12. Italian Casserole from House of Hermens
  13. Contest-Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole from Taste of Home
  14. Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole from Plain Chicken
  15. Teriyaki Chicken Casserole from Life in the Loft House
  16. Cheddar Bay Chicken Bake from Real Housemoms
  17. Easy Baked Burrito Casserole from Written Reality
  18. Fajita Chicken Casserole from Southern Bite
  19. Grandma’s Chicken Casserole from Betty Crocker
  20. BBQ Beef Casserole from Pillsbury
  21. Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole from Mom on Timeout
  22. 4-Ingredient Pizza Bake from Betty Crocker
  23. 5 Ingredient Hamburger Casserole from Eating on a Dime
  24. Stuffed Bell Pepper Pasta Casserole from The 36th Ave
  25. Beef and Noodle Casserole from Six Sisters Stuff
  26. French Onion Chicken Casserole from Lil Luna
  27. Lemon Chicken Potato Casserole from Gimme Some Oven
  28. Creamy Baked Turkey Casserole from Add a Pinch
  29. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole from Pillsbury
  30. Slow Cooker Amish Six Layer Dinner from The Magical Slow Cooker
  31. Enchilada Casserole from Taste of Home
  32. Ham Casserole from Ann’s Entitled Life
  33. Chili Dog Tater Tot Casserole from Countryside Cravings
  34. Cowboy Casserole from The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

Cheap & Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Mexican & Southwest Chicken Recipes

  1. Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken from Gimme Some Oven
  2. Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
  3. Chicken Flautas from Country Living
  4. 3 Ingredient Fiesta Chicken from Cute Fetti
  5. Mexican Chicken Spaghetti from Mommy Hates Cooking
  6. Fiesta Chicken Crockpot Meal from MyLitter
  7. Chicken, Bean, and Cheese Burritos for the Freezer from Good Cheap Eats
  8. Six Ingredient Chicken Taco Bake from Mending the Piggy Bank
  9. Easy Chicken Fajitas from Good Cheap Eats
  10. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas from Spend with Pennies
  11. Chicken and Cheese Tostadas from 100 Days of Real Food
  12. Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos from The Seasoned Mom
  13. Santa Fe Chicken Tacos from Good Cheap Eats
  14. 5-Ingredient Chicken Guacamole Taquitos from Gimme Some Oven
  15. Chicken Tortilla Bake from Midwest Living
    Italian Chicken Recipes
  16. Italian Breaded Chicken from Allrecipes.com

Only 3 ingredients, but very yummy!

  1. Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Noodles from Better Homes and Gardens
  2. Easy Chicken Parmesan from About Food
  3. Pizza Chicken Roll-Ups from Taste of Home
  4. Garlic Basil Chicken with Tomato Butter Sauce and Spaghetti from Pinch of Yum
  5. Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken & Rice from Stick a Fork in It
  6. Slow-Cooker 3-Ingredient Italian Chicken from Pillsbury
  7. Easy Chicken Marsala from Allrecipes
  8. Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli from Budget Bytes
  9. Easy Chicken Stroganoff from Pillsbury
  10. Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells from Mess For Less
  11. Chicken Pesto Pizza from The Lemon Bowl
  12. Chicken Parmesan Pizza from MyRecipes

Asian Chicken Recipes

  1. Better Than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice from The Recipe Critic
  2. 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken from Thrifty NW Mom
  3. Crockpot Orange Chicken from The Frugal Girls
  4. Chicken à la King from Betty Crocker
  5. Fast Chicken and Rice from Better Homes and Gardens
  6. Vegetable-Chicken Stir-Fry from Betty Crocker
  7. Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken from Damn Delicious
  8. 3 Ingredient Hawaiian Chicken from Here Comes The Sun
  9. Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken from Leelalicious

Classic, Homestyle and Southern Chicken Recipes

Easy Garlic Chicken from Allrecipe

One of my favorite go-to chicken recipes. Quick, easy, delicious and cheap

  1. One-Pan Black Beans, Chicken and Rice from Betty Crocker
  2. Slow Cooker Seasoned Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans from The Magical Crockpot
  3. Classic Chicken Pot Pie from Pillsbury
  4. Baked Honey Mustard Chicken from Allrecipes.com
  5. One-Dish Chicken and Stuffing Bake from Kraft
  6. Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots from Life in the Loft House
  7. Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken from Allrecipes.com
  8. Roasted Crockpot Whole Chicken from Family Fresh Meals
  9. Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs from MyRecipes
  10. Creamy and Cheesy Chicken and Rice from A Mindful Mom
  11. Oven Fried Chicken from Allrecipes.com
  12. Skillet Chicken Piccata from Delish
  13. Maple Mustard Chicken from Taste of Home
  14. Ranch Chicken from Life in the Loft House
  15. Slow Cooker Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing from Family Fresh Meals
  16. Smoked Paprika Chicken from Tori Avey
  17. Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Over Rice from Picky Palate
  18. Oven BBQ Chicken Drumsticks from Allrecipes.com
  19. Honey-and-Lemon Baked Chicken from MyRecipes
  20. Roasted Lemon Chicken from Country Living
  21. Caesar Chicken from The Frugal Girls
  22. Flora’s Jam-Glazed Chicken from Country Living
  23. 5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken from Pillsbury
  24. Chicken and Mushrooms from Totally the Bomb
  25. Cajun Chicken Pasta from My Heavenly Recipes
  26. Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings from Allrecipes.com
  27. Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken Thighs from The Pioneer Woman
  28. Crock Pot Mediterranean Chicken from Tasty Kitchen

Cheap & Easy Sausage Dinner Recipes

  1. Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash from The Two Bite Club
  2. English Muffin Pizzas from Once Upon a Chef
  3. Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions from Allrecipes
  4. Spicy Sausage and Peppers from $5 Dinners
  5. Sausage Alfredo Pasta from Shugary Sweets
  6. Mexican Stuffed Peppers from Mama Loves Food
  7. Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauce from Allrecipes
  8. Rigatoni & Italian Sausage Skillet Meal from Who Needs A Cape
  9. Mexican Mac and Cheese from Better Homes and Gardens
  10. Slow Cooker Deep-Dish Pizza from Pillsbury
  11. Sausage, Potato & Pepper Skillet Dinner from $5 Dinners
  12. Skillet Sausage ‘n’ Rice from MyRecipes
  13. New Orleans Style Sausage Alfredo from Must Love Home
  14. Garlic Sausage and Potatoes from Forkful of Comfort
  15. Baked Ziti with Sausage from Allrecipes
  16. Kielbasa and Cabbage from Qwerty Cafe
  17. Easy 20-Minute One-Pot Sausage Pasta from Melanie Cooks
  18. Cheap and Easy Sausage Casserole from Food.com
  19. Easy Cajun Jambalaya from Allrecipes

Cheap & Easy Pasta Recipes

  1. Cheesy Beef Goulash from Lil Luna
  2. Italian Mac and Cheese from Popsugar
  3. 5 Cheese Stuffed Shells from The Gracious Wife
  4. Vegetable Stir Fry with Noodles from Budget Bytes
  5. Easy Lasagna from Around The Family Table
  6. Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta from Lil Luna
  7. Thai Peanut Noodles from Budget Byte
  8. Pasta With Herb Roasted Grape Tomatoes from See Mom Click
  9. One Pot Baked Ziti with Ricotta from Kitchen Nostalgia
  10. Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta from Budget Bytes
  11. Homemade Chef Boyardee Beefaroni from Eat, Thrive, Glow
  12. 3-Ingredient Chicken Cacciatore from Shockingly Delicious
  13. One Pot Pepperoni Pizza Pasta from Cincy Shopper
  14. Sesame Noodles from Allrecipes
  15. Cherry Tomato and Basil Angel Hair Pasta from Oh Sweet Basil
  16. The BEST Macaroni and Cheese from Allrecipes
  17. 3 Ingredient Lasagna from Slow Cooker Gourmet
  18. Pasta with 5 Ingredient Butter Tomato Sauce from Budget Bytes
  19. Easy Veggie Pasta from Happy Healing
  20. Zucchini Alfredo from Allrecipes.com
  21. Caramelized Garlic Pasta from Popsugar
  22. Pasta Carbonara With Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoes from Popsugar
  23. Dragon Noodles from Budget Bytes
  24. Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta from Diethood
  25. Budget Broccoli Lasagna from Better Homes and Gardens
  26. Avocado Alfredo Pasta from Chocolate Covered Katie

Cheap & Easy Beef Dinner Recipes

  1. Home-Style Meatloaf from Betty Crocker
  2. Quick Beef Stir Fry from Allrecipes
  3. Stuffed Green Peppers from Taste of Home
  4. Sloppy Joes from Allrecipes
  5. Poor Man’s Lasagna from Fabulessly Frugal
  6. Corned Beef and Cabbage from Allrecipes.com
  7. Chili Recipe from Budget Bytes
  8. Taco Salad from Food Network
  9. Beef Taquitos from Good Cheap Eats
  10. Easy Shepherd’s Pie from Simple Recipes
  11. Easy Pot Roast from Allrecipes
  12. Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin from Taste of Home
  13. Baked Spaghetti Pie from Mom 4 Real
  14. One Pot Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff from Budget Bytes
  15. Cheap and Easy Taco Bowl from Busy Budgeter
  16. Easy Slow Cooker French Dip from Allrecipes
  17. Mom’s Cheap and Easy Goulash from Food.com
  18. Baked Sloppy Joe Cups from ReadySetEat
  19. Beef Stroganoff from Allrecipes
  20. Easy Beef Nachos from Old El Paso
  21. Taco Pie from Allrecipes
  22. Easy Crockpot Beef Burgundy from Family Fresh Meals
  23. Chili Mac from Balancing Home
  24. Poverty Meal from Food.com
  25. Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak from Allrecipes
  26. 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Beef Tacos from Frugal Foodie Mom
  27. Tater Tot Bake from Allrecipes.com
  28. Easy Stuffed Shells from Taste of Home
  29. Picadillo – Mexican Beef Dinner from Saving You Dinero
  30. Simple Oven Tacos from Simplistically Living
  31. Meatball Nirvana from Allrecipes
  32. Braised BBQ Beef Sandwich Recipe from Simple Recipes

Cheap & Easy Pork Dinner Recipes

  1. Pork Carnitas from MyRecipes
  2. Pork Stir-Fry with Greens from Mark Bittman
  3. Baked Pork Chops from Allrecipes
  4. Slow Cooker Ham, Potatoes and Green Beans from Good & Simple
  5. Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas from A Dish of Daily Life
  6. Italian Breaded Pork Chops from Allrecipes
  7. Pineapple Barbecue Sauce Pork Chops from Taste of Home
  8. Southwest-Style Slow-Cooker Pork Chops from Pillsbury
  9. Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos from Epicurious
  10. Oven-Fried Pork Chops from Allrecipe
  11. Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Casserole from Plain Chicken
  12. Slow-Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops from Pillsbury
  13. 5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork from MyRecipe
  14. Marinated Baked Pork Chops from Allrecipes
  15. Slow-Cooker Pork Chops with Spinach and Potatoes from Pillsbury
  16. Easy Braised Pork Shoulder from POPSUGAR
  17. Famous Pork Chops from Allrecipes

Cheap & Easy Beans, Rice and Meatless Dinner Recipes

Beans and Rice

  1. Easy Black Beans and Rice from Allrecipes.com
  2. 30 Minute Corn & Black Bean Chili from Living Well Spending Less
  3. Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas from Budget Bytes
  4. Mexican Tomato Rice & Beans from Fine Cooking
  5. Zippy Beans and Rice from Taste of Home
  6. Bean and Cheese Freezer Burritos from Graceful Little Honey Bee
  7. Dirty Red Beans and Rice from I Wash You Dry
  8. Delicious Black Bean Burritos from Allrecipes.com
  9. Cheesy Beans and Rice from Damn Delicious
  10. Three Bean Enchiladas from Better Homes and Gardens
  11. Louisiana Red Beans and Rice from Budget Bytes
  12. Cajun Red Beans and Rice from Grand Baby Cakes
  13. Roast Vegetables Over Rice From Chocolate Covered Katie

Meatless Recipes

  1. Spaghetti Squash from Allrecipes
  2. Eggplant Parmesan from Allrecipes
  3. Margherita French Bread Pizza from The Chic Site
  4. Spinach Enchiladas from Allrecipes
  5. Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo from Budget Bytes
  6. Zucchini Patties from Allrecipes.com
  7. Two Ingredient Pizza Dough from Mother’s Niche
  8. Ratatouille from Allrecipes.com
  9. Black Bean and Corn-Topped Potatoes from MyRecipes
  10. Hearty Vegetable Lasagna from Allrecipes
  11. Vegetarian Pot Pie from The Veggie Table
  12. Easy Falafel from The Veggie Table
  13. Crustless Spinach Quiche from Allrecipes

Cheap & Easy Soup Recipes

  1. 6 Ingredient Basil Tomato Soup from Taste of Home
  2. Broccoli Cheese Soup from Gimme Some Oven
  3. Chicken Noodle Soup from Allrecipe
  4. Ham and Potato Soup from Allrecipe
  5. Corn Chowder from Allrecipe
  6. Potato and Onion Soup from Delish
  7. Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chili from MyRecipes
  8. Potato, Leek, and Barley Soup from Delish
  9. Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup from Pinch of Yum
  10. Chicken Pot Pie Soup from Pillsbury
  11. Loaded Baked Potato Soup from Delish
  12. Black Bean Soup from Honey and Birch
  13. Sausage and Barley Soup from MyRecipes
  14. Sausage, Potato and Spinach Soup from Damn Delicious
  15. Hearty Tortilla Soup from Pilsbury
  16. White Beans and Sausage Soup from Allrecipe
  17. White Chicken Chili from Allrecipe
  18. Slow-Cooker Chicken Alfredo Stew from Pillsbury
  19. Black Bean Salsa Soup from Gimme Some Oven
  20. Ravioli Soup from Big Bear’s Wife
  21. Pesto Bean Soup from Everyday Dishes
  22. Beef Stew from About Food
  23. Black Bean Soup with Shredded Pork from MyRecipes
  24. French Onion Soup from About Food
  25. Poor Man’s Soup from All She Cooks
  26. Best Philly Cheesesteak Soup from Delish
  27. Lasagna Soup from Julie’s Eats & Treats
  28. Lentil Soup  from Goop
  29. Hamburger Soup from Yellow Bliss Road
  30. Chinese Noodle Soup from Erren’s Kitchen!
  31. Taco Soup from Simple as That
  32. Cream of Spinach Soup from The Healthy Cooking Blog
  33. Broccoli and Potato Soup from Food and Wine
  34. Chicken, Sweet Potato, Leek Soup from Peas Love Carrots
  35. 3 Ingredient Chili from I Heart Nap Time
  36. Vegetable Soup from StudentRecipes

Cheap & Easy Fish Dinner Recipes


  1. Pan-Seared Tilapia from Allrecipes.com
  2. Garlic Grilled Tilapia from Real Simple
  3. Sweet & Spicy Tilapia from Farm Girl Gourmet
  4. Baked Tilapia with Tomatoes from Budget Bytes
  5. Blackened Tilapia from Real Simple
  6. Blackened Tilapia With Zucchini from Naive Cook Cooks
  7. Lemon Garlic Tilapia from Allrecipes.com
  8. 3-Ingredient Tilapia Skillet from Primavera Kitchen
  9. Easy Italian Tilapia Parmesan from Recipe 4 Living
  10. Quick Fish Tacos from Allrecipes.com
  11. Herb & Panko Tilapia from Wester New Yorker
  12. Southwestern Baked Tilapia from Whole Foods Market
  13. Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Fillets from Allrecipes.com
  14. Honey Lime Tilapia from One Lovely Life
  15. Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce from Allrecipes.com
  16. Smothered and Baked Tilapia from Fun Cheap or Free

Canned Tuna and Salmon

  1. Southern Fried Salmon Patties from Food.com
  2. Tuna Cakes from Sarah Lipoff
  3. Tuna Salad Crescents from Pillsbury
  4. Roasted Zucchini Tuna Melts from The Honor System
  5. Tuna and Tomato Pasta from Simply Recipes
  6. The Best Tuna Casserole from Allrecipes.com
  7. Breadless Tuna Melt in a Tomato from The Pescetarian and the Pig
  8. Tuna Quesadillas from Food.com
  9. Tuna-Macaroni Salad from Betty Crocker
  10. Tuna and Broccoli Bake from Pillsbury
  11. White Bean and Tuna Salad from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
  12. 3 Ingredient Tuna Noodle Casserole from Becoming a Coupon Queen
  13. Tuna Croquette from Food Network
  14. Potato and Salmon Casserole from Epicurious
  15. Potato Salmon Cakes from Food Network
  16. Lemony Tuna and Olive Oil Pasta from Real Simple

Frozen Shrimp

(Cheapest option – Shell-on shrimp, raw, small or medium sized; You can peel and devein them yourself to save more money; Depending on your area, you can get them less than $5 per pound.)

  1. Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli from Real Simple
  2. Easy Shrimp Fried Rice from Jo Cooks
  3. Super Simple Shrimp Tacos from Budget Bytes
  4. Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Pasta from Damn Delicious
  5. Garlic Shrimp from MyRecipes
  6. One Pan Spicy Garlic Shrimp from Dinner Dishes and Dessert
  7. Shrimp Scampi Bake from Allrecipes
  8. Skillet Shrimp and Rice from MyRecipes
  9. Honey Mustard Garlic Shrimp from Julia’s Album


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