What are some cheap and simple dinner ideas?

My fiance is getting tired of eating the same things, but we do have a budget, and im new to cooking.

Answer #1

You could try a stir fry. All it takes is vegetables, chicken, and if you want, rice. My mom makes it a lot and it’s under fifteen dollars.

Answer #2

ask your finace to cook if he complains, or asks him to bring more money home, end of story!

Answer #3

That was rude, im a stay at home mom and he words over 50 hours a week out in the sun, its only fair that i cook. As for more money, let me see you be the only one who works, and pays rent and all the bills, and support me and our son. Take your bs somewhere else.

Answer #4

well if it offended u, then my apologies, but its just my thoughts at the time. and as a mom, its better not to use swearing words.

Answer #5

Pasta with Tomato & Basil Sauce

I usually use 1 or 2 large cans of plain tomato sauce (not soup). Add about 1 cup of fresh chopped basil and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Add about 1 pint or so of heavy whipping cream and sugar to taste Let simmer for about 10 more minutes to let the basil flavor permeate through the sauce

Cook pasta, and add sauce!

I usually like to add some chopped fresh mozzarella balls and sweet italian sausage. Its a very easy and tasty recipe!

Not sure how much basil goes for, but it helps cut down the cost when you grow your own herbs. Mmmmmm there is nothing like fresh herbs!

Answer #6

Scalloped potatoes and ham…….Spagetti……Hamberger stroganoff…..Pea, bean, lentil soups. White bean and fresh pork (not smoked) is really good! Vegitable beef soup….Soups can be eaten for two nights for little money.

I am the queen of easy and cheap~I hate cooking :)

Answer #7


Answer #8

I’m vegetarian =) so my idea of a good dinner would be firm or extra firm tofu cubed to the size you like.. oil, onions, garlic.. throw in the tofu and fry it for a few mins so all the sides get a little fried.. add your veggies.. quicker cooking ones are nice.. snowpeas, small pieces of broccoli, mung bean sprouts, carrots, frozen corn.. if you want it to go asian.. add soy sauce and a little sesame oil at the end right before you turn the fire off.. if you want to put oyster sauce you can do that towards the end instead… second option don’t put mung bean sprouts then you can use salt, pepper, italian seasonings instead of the other seasonings and throw some tomato in the last 5 mins, then you can put some cream cheese or cream or sour cream and mix it so you have a creamy sauce or grate some cheese over the top at the end, turn off heat and cover for a min or 2. This first and second way are good with white or brown rice.. the first way you can eat with noodles or rice.. second option you could also eat with a pasta shape like bowties or shells.. hope that helps a little!

Answer #9

Hm… spaghetti, sloppy joes, homemade chicken strips (sooo good, cheap and easy to make), hamburgers, tacos, burritos, lasagna (frozen or homemade, either way it’s pretty cheap), enchiladas, homemade soup, chili (oh heck yes), I have tons… we grew up on cheap/simple dinners lol.

Answer #10

lol.. you obviously knew mandy was referring to your comment cuz she didn’t leave a reply directly on your comment.. it seems like you know you’re being rude and maybe you really don’t mind and i’m a mother too and saying bs is not bad at all. I don’t see anything threatening or abnormal about this main post question.. i hope you’re just having a bad day.

Answer #11

maybee fastt foods? orr askk ur mom to cook you something?

Answer #12

Lasange! My dad buys it for dinners and it tatses great, I love it. Very cheap and takes just 7 minutes in the microwave.

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