Cheap Dinners That Cost 5 Dollars or Less

If you have seen any of my posts,you can see I am a big cheapie,so when I found this site that ha cheap dinners,I just had to share..Most of these sound pretty good,I haven’t tried them,but I will,The first one is meatballs which I make a lot of because it is cheap ….so I just decided to curate her content,but the credit goes to

No Getting Off This Train

so please run by there and check out her site,

20 More Dinners That Cost 5 Dollars or Less

Looking for cheap dinners? Here are 20 MORE dinners that cost 5 dollars or less! www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

source:No Getting Off This Train

Welcome to my second edition of 20 Dinners That Cost 5 Dollars or Less! My first edition is the second most popular post on my blog, and you can find it here. I totally revamped my list this time around to include more recipes!

In my last post, I tried to keep the entire cost of dinner under 5 dollars. Meaning, if you wanted tuna melts for dinner, I included the entire loaf of bread and a whole bag of cheese in the cost. With this post, I only added up the cost of ingredients just for that recipe. So some of these will come out to more than $5.00 at first, but you can use what’s left over to create more dinners, essentially saving more money! These prices are based on what I find at Aldi, so your mileage may vary.

Also, the list below only includes the main entree. Add a couple fresh vegetables for a more well-rounded meal! Take your time and hopefully you’ll come out with more meal ideas and motivation to keep it simple and cheap! Would you add any to this list?


Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground beef: $2.59
  • Parmesan cheese: $.30
  • Bread crumbs: $.30
  • Milk: $.10
  • Seasonings: $.10
  • Total: $3.39

Pepperoni pizza bites

  • Flour: $.07
  • Baking powder: $.02
  • Milk: $.14
  • Egg: $.13
  • Parmesan cheese: $.60
  • Mozzarella cheese: $.52
  • Pizza sauce: $1.00
  • Pepperoni: $2.29
  • Seasonings: $.20
  • Total: $4.97

Pizza quesadillas

  • Tortillas: $1.79
  • Pizza sauce: $1.00
  • Pepperoni: $1.00 (Half the bag)
  • Mozzarella cheese: $1.00 (2 cups)
  • Total: $4.79

Biscuit and gravy

  • Biscuits: $1.39 (or much less if you make your own!)
  • Ground sausage: $1.99
  • Flour: $.04
  • Milk: $.28
  • Total: $3.70

Red beans and rice

  • Wild rice: $1.20
  • Kidney beans: $.59
  • Half an onion: $.20
  • Chicken broth: $.50
  • Diced tomatoes: $.55
  • $3.04

Homemade chicken nuggets

  • 1 pound chicken breast: $1.89
  • Panko bread crumbs: $.35
  • Parmesan cheese: $.41
  • Oil: $.05
  • Flour: $.05
  • Eggs: $.26
  • Total: $3.01

Garlic bread pizza

  • Garlic toast: $1.79
  • Pizza sauce: $1.00
  • Pepperoni: $1.00 (Half the bag)
  • Mozzarella cheese: $1.00
  • Total: $4.79

Enchilada crescents

  • Ground beef: $1.30 (Half pound)
  • Green chiles: $1.00
  • Enchilada sauce: $1.00
  • Crescent rolls: $1.39
  • Shredded cheese: $1.00
  • Total: $5.69

Bean and cheese burritos

  • Refried beans: $2.00 (Recipe for homemade beans is above)
  • Tortilla shells: $2.78
  • Cheese: $.50
  • Total: $5.28

Ham and cheese foldovers

  • Puff pastry: $2.00
  • Ham: $2.00
  • Cheese: $.50
  • Egg: $.13
  • Total: $4.63

Chicken and rice casserole

  • Chicken: $3
  • Rice: $.50
  • Cream of mushroom soup: $.65
  • Shredded cheese: $.50
  • Total: $4.65

One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta

  • Bacon: $.75
  • Chicken: $1.88
  • Garlic: $.05
  • Onion: $.25
  • Chicken broth: $.50
  • Diced tomatoes: $.55
  • Milk: $.10
  • Pasta: $1
  • BBQ sauce: $.25
  • Shredded cheese: $.50
  • Total: $5.83

Sour Cream Enchiladas

  • Sour cream: $.50
  • Tortillas: $1.39
  • Shredded cheese: $1.00
  • Enchilada sauce: $1.00
  • Total: $3.89

Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole

  • Pasta: $.75
  • Bay leaves: $.10
  • Butter: $.33
  • Celery: $.30
  • Carrots: $.30
  • Garlic: $.10
  • Flour: $.05
  • Milk: $.11
  • Chicken: $1.88
  • Shredded cheese: $.75
  • Total: $4.67

Muffin Tin Cheeseburgers

  • Butter: $.11
  • Buns: $1.00
  • Bacon: $.30
  • Ground beef: $2.59
  • Onion: $.20
  • Cheese: $1
  • Ketchup: $.05
  • Relish: $.05
  • Total: $5.30

“Poverty Meal”/Goulash

  • Onion: $.30
  • Garlic: $.05
  • Olive oil: $.02
  • Ground beef: $2.59
  • Stewed tomatoes: $1.10
  • Macaroni: $.50 (Half a box)
  • Total: $4.56

Chili Dog Casserole

  • Buns: $1.00
  • Hot dogs: $1.00
  • Chili: $1.00
  • Shredded cheese: $1.00
  • Total: $4.00

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

  • Pork: $4.00
  • Onion: $.20
  • BBQ sauce: $.50
  • Garlic: $.05
  • Total: $4.75

Hawaiian Fried Rice

  • Ham: $1.50
  • Onion: $.30
  • Bell pepper: $.60
  • Oil: $.05
  • Eggs: $.39
  • Rice: $.40
  • Pineapple: $1.00
  • Total: $4.24

Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella baked with Eggs

  • Broccoli: $1.79
  • Ham: $1.50
  • Mozzarella cheese: $.50
  • Eggs: $1.04
  • Total: $4.83

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