May 22, 2021

Easy Healthy Dinners On A Budget

If you are stressing about coming up with cheap meals to make that can feed the whole family, this round-up of healthy cheap dinner ideas has delicious budget-friendly dinners everyone in the family will love!

And if you want more easy frugal family meal ideas, check out these kid-friendly dinner recipes as well!

Easy Dinner Ideas For Kids (And The Rest of the Family Too)

Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes For Kids (That They Will Actually Eat)

Lazy Lasagna

Taste of Home

Lasagna goodness without the fuss! Easy weeknight lasagna is a budget-friendly meal as well as kid-friendly. This easy family recipe is a quick way to make lasagna that is still delicious and filling. You can keep it as a simple and meatless meal, or pick up a jar of pasta sauce with meat. Either way, this is a go-to-cheap quick dinner everyone in the family is going to love!

Get the recipe at Taste of Home

One-Pot BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls

Joe Lingeman/ Kitchn

BBQ flavored chicken, black beans, seasoned rice, and corn all cooked together in one pot on the stove.

This recipe is a perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner that is hearty and filling for the whole family when you are on a tight budget, and best of all, everyone is going to love it!

Get the Recipe at Kitchn

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas


Having breakfast for dinner is a delicious way to feed the family when you are on a tight budget. Besides, who doesn't love eating breakfast for dinner anytime??

These yummy breakfast-for-dinner-quesadillas are filled with seasoned sausage ( you can make this meal vegetarian by getting veggie sausage at the store) melted cheese and eggs. I mean, what is there not to love in this savory easy frugal dinner?

Get the recipe at Budget Bytes

Easy Zucchini Pie

This easy healthy zucchini pie recipe may just become a family favorite. And best of all, you can make this recipe for about $10 for a family of 4.

This savory easy healthy family dinner idea is ready in about 30 minutes!

Get the recipe at Betty Crocker

Pepperoni Roll-Ups

Cheesy Pepperoni Roll-Ups are an easy and cheap dinner idea for kids ( even picky eaters will love to eat these cheesy croissant roll-ups)

Add some fruit or veggies on the side to complete this kid-friendly and budget-friendly family meal.

Get the recipe at Taste of Home.

Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Cookie and Kate

Homemade chili is a delicious filling and cheap healthy meal to make for the family when you are on a tight budget. Make a double batch, and freeze some for later.

Get the recipe at Cookie and Kate

Chicken and Waffle Casserole


You are going to be a kitchen hero when you make this super yummy chicken and waffle casserole dish.  Kids are going to love this easy dinner idea. And best of all, it's a quick and easy recipe that is very budget-friendly.

Get the recipe at delish.

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Mother Thyme

If you are looking for a healthy kid-friendly recipe where you can toss all the ingredients in one pot to cook, you are going to love this easy cheap dinner idea.

Cheesy sauce, ground beef, taco seasoning, and rotini pasta make an easy weeknight meal that can feed a family of 4 for $10 or less. 

Get the recipe at Mother Thyme

Cheesy Meatball Bites

Butter With a Side of Bread

So technically, these fabulous mini meatball bites are meant to be easy delicious appetizers. Technically.

I think this muffin tin recipe makes a fun cheap healthy dinner idea for kids (and the rest of the family too, of course.)

All you need to make these kid-friendly mini meatball bites are frozen pre-made meatballs, marinara sauce, a package of crescent rolls, and some mozzarella cheese.

Add a salad or fruit to make it a fun summer dinner kids will love. 

Get the recipe at Butter With a Side of Bread

Fiesta Chicken Taco Salad

Happiness is Homemade

Make this healthy summer salad with grilled chicken, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and chilled lettuce for an easy fun summer dinner idea for kids and grown-ups to enjoy on warm summer nights. 

Get the recipe at Happiness is Homemade

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