These dishes all cost $3 and under per serving! To calculate each recipe's cost per serving, we look at grocery prices (taking into account seasonal fluctuations) in six different cities across the nation that share the same average annual household income as our readers. Ingredient prices may vary for your local store.
Chicken dinners can get boring but this zesty version will spice things up a bit.
Spaghetti is one of the easiest—and cheapest—eats. This time, beef it up with crispy sprouts and bacon.
Sprinkle Parmesan over this veggie-loaded dish.
Top this breaded tilapia with a sweet and sour slaw.
No need for takeout tonight—make your own Mediterranean-style pizza.
This slow cooker stew is a winter classic.
If easy is in the name, you know it's a recipe worth trying.
Who needs takeout when you can make your own sweet and savory pizza from scratch?
This sweet and spicy seafood dish will be the highlight of your week.
Baking the cod in the oven gives it a rich, smoky flavor.
Customize these vegetarian enchiladas to your liking—beans, peppers, guacamole, you name it.
Prunes give this simple chicken dinner some added sweetness.
There's something for everyone in this chicken and greens dish.
Spoon this flavorful stew atop a bed of white rice for a warm and hearty meal.
These spicy beef tacos are quick, easy, and best of all—they're wallet-friendly. Now that's a triple threat.
Chile and capers give this classic steak dinner some added punch.
These colorful fajitas, drizzled in a tangy vinaigrette, will make you forget about tortillas entirely.
Throw in leftover chicken or turkey—yes, you heard us right!—to cut down on cooking time.
Let your slow cooker do all the work—and then reap the benefits with this hearty pork stew.
A veggie, mozz, and sourdough medley is the the ultimate first course.
Set it and forget it—until your house starts to fill up with a delicious aroma.
Almonds, arugula, and plums dress up chicken with flavor and color.
Coconut milk gives this tomato soup its creamy texture.
Burgers and slaw—such a classic combo!— get a little lighter when you swap out beef for turkey.
Nothing pairs better than grilled-to-perfection chicken than this spicy corn side.
A no-cook sauce means less mess and less time in the kitchen. Pour it over pasta, store-bought ravioli or veggies for a quick meal in a pinch.
Spiralized carrots and zucchini get a touch of island flavor thanks to lime, coconut and shrimp.
Everything tastes better in kebab form, no? Go Greek with this pork and couscous duo.
The steak you order at your favorite local eatery, but better.
With potatoes, salmon, eggs, and green beans, this salad is as good for you as it looks.