10 Cheap Dinner Ideas for Under $10



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Hearty Skillet Supper

When the weather starts turning cooler, I start to hear requests for this dish.



The light soy, onion and garlic flavors blend nicely with fresh carrots and potatoes in this budget-minded recipe. —Pat Jensen, Cottonwood, Minnesota

Ham & Zucchini Italiano

I strongly believe dinner should be three things: healthy, delicious and simple.



With fresh zucchini, ham and marinara sauce baked with mozzarella, you can accomplish all three in the time it takes to describe the dish to a grateful family. —Madison Mayberry, Ames, Iowa

Inside-Out Stuffed Cabbage

Preparing stuffed cabbage rolls can be time-consuming, but this version with butternut squash has the classic flavors



and it’s table ready in just 30 minutes.

Meat and Potato Patties

During World War II, when meat was rationed and had to be purchased with tokens, this recipe went a long way in feeding a family.



To this day, I still reach for it whenever I want something different from regular hamburgers. By the way, children really like these (just as I did when I was a child!).— Gladys Klein, Burlington Wisconsin

Sausage & Spinach Calzones

These quick, comforting calzones are perfect for easy meals—or even a midnight snack.



My co-workers always ask me to make them when it’s my turn to bring in lunch. —Kourtney Williams, Mechanicsville, Virginia

Bean & Bacon Griddle Burritos

These griddle burritos with bacon and veggies make an awesome hand-held meal.



I use fresh pico de gallo when I can, but a jar of salsa works if that’s what you’ve got. —Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon

Sausage & Cannellini Bean Soup

Here's my reproduction of a dish from a famous Chicago eatery. We think it rivals the original.



I usually cook this at least once a week. It's a tasty way to keep my lunchbox full of healthy options. —Marilyn McGinnis, Peoria, Arizona

Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

Jalapeno poppers stuffed inside quesadillas are a simple and fast solution when you’re too busy to cook.



If you like recipes with heat, this one’s for you. —Rebecca Nisewonder, Richmond, Indiana

Black Bean Burritos

My neighbor and I discovered these delicious low-fat burritos a few years ago.



On nights my husband or I have a meeting, we can have a satisfying supper on the table in minutes. —Angela Studebaker, Goshen, Indiana

Potato-Sausage Foil Packs

We had these smoky campfire bundles at a friend's house for dinner and loved the simplicity of this great summer meal.



Now we often make it for summer weeknight dinners. —Alissa Keith, Forest, Virginia

10 15-Minute Potluck Recipes

Need a last-minute dish to bring? Here are some crowd-pleasing potluck ideas that can be thrown together in 15 minutes or less. BONUS: they feed 12 or more!