Easy Dinner Recipes

These easy dinner recipes are also inexpensive and will whittle your grocery bill down quickly. You'll be surprised at how fast you get out of the kitchen too!

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30 Minute Beef Stroganoff

Whip up this pasta classic for just 59 cents per serving!

Having a fist full of easy dinner recipes for those days when you have no energy left for cooking can be a life saver. You'll love how fast these recipes get you out of the kitchen too!

1 lb egg noodles
3 packages brown gravy
1-8 oz container sour cream
2 beef patties

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside in a covered container.

Cook beef patties in ¼ cup water, breaking into small pieces as it cooks. Drain when well done.

Prepare gravy according to package directions. Add crumbled beef and mix well. Pour over hot noodles, stir well.

Add container of sour cream to noodles, mixing well.
Serve with fresh rolls.

Serves 4-6.

Tamale Casserole

Just .73 cents per serving!

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 small onion, diced
2 large can stewed tomatoes
1 cup tomato sauce
2 cans whole kernel corn
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbs chili powder
2 cloves garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
Cornmeal Topping- Recipe Follows

Brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn and remaining seasonings. Simmer for 20 minutes. Transfer to baking pan or casserole dish.

Cornmeal Topping

1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 Tbs margarine
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/4 cup Pepper-jack or Colby-jack cheese, shredded

Combine milk, cornmeal, margarine and salt in medium sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Stir in eggs and cheese, mixing well until combined. Spread over meat mixture. Bake at 350°F 45-60 minutes or until top is brown. Serves 4.

Easy dinner recipe that has minimal clean up! We all love that, right?

With these easy dinner recipes and your handy dandy calculator, you can quickly see your pennies per serving and keep your grocery budget firmly in line! While this is in the oven, you have time to whip up a nice fruity dessert...or sink into a hot bubble bath!

Here, let me give you one of my fastest dinner recipes to get you started. This is so easy! There's no defrosting, chopping or slicing. Prep time is about five minutes and bake time is about an hour. Oh look, you have time to paint your nails!

You should Tweet about it.

Roasted Chicken and Veggies

$1.31 per serving

roasted chicken & veggies

8 large chicken thighs or 10-12 legs, fresh or frozen
1 cup water
4 large carrots, washed
12 small red potatoes, washed
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs onion powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
1/2 pepper

Preheat oven to 400° F. Add chicken and water to large roasting pan. Thoroughly wash vegetables, peel carrots if desired. Add to roasting pan.

In small bowl, combine spices, mixing well. Sprinkle over chicken and veggies. Cover tightly and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until chicken juices run clear. Serves 4.

You can never have enough easy recipes so here's another quickie with a frugal price tag!

Turkey Quesadillas

.73 cents per serving

Turkey Quesadilla

2 Cups cooked turkey
8 medium flour tortillas-divided
4 slices pepper-jack cheese
½ cup cream of chicken soup, DO NOT DILUTE
2 Tbs margarine

Brush 4 tortillas with margarine. Set aside.Add turkey and cream of chicken together in medium bowl. Mix well. Spread onto the 4 unbuttered tortillas. Sprinkle cheese over meat mixture.

Top each tortilla with buttered tortilla. Cook buttered side down till golden brown. Brush top with additional margarine turn quesadilla over and fry until golden brown. Serves 4.


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