These will make you want to ditch takeout for good.
You don't have to drop major dough to make something delicious for dinner—save money by choosing cheaper proteins like chicken, ground beef, and tilapia, or go vegetarian with bean-based meals. Whatever your style, these delish meals will please your entire fam without breaking the bank. Need more easy eats? Try these easy weeknight dinners and slow-cooker chicken dinners.
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With only 5 ingredients these black bean tostadas are the easiest and fastest meal to throw together.
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Bucatini's extra thickness gives it a better bite and holds up to a rich tomato sauce.
Butter makes everything better—especially when it’s mixed with lemon zest, thyme, and oregano, then slathered on baked chicken.
Allowing the shrimp some time to marinate adds an extra layer of flavor to really make those five ingredients stretch.
Make no mistake: this slow cooker version isn't authentic, but it is quick, easy, flavorful, and filling.
You've had it at P.F. Chang's. You can make it even better at home.
This amazing dinner hack brings us back to college. Have fun customizing the noodles with your favorite veggies and toppings.
The coconut milk and spice go so well together, making a rich, but not heavy, sauce that really tastes and feels far more complicated than it is.
Fried remains the best thing to do with leftover rice.
These chicken meatballs have a kick from a traditional kung pao sauce that gets most of its heat from dried red chilis, which you can always cut back on.
The almost sweet acidity of the lemon pairs up perfectly with the toasty and pungent flavor of the garlic, and both are enhanced by the rich fattiness of the butter. No dish lets these flavors shine more than Shrimp Scampi.
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This hearty Japanese dinner comes complete with crispy sesame-panko-crusted tofu, tender vegetables, and a rich and flavorful curry sauce.
Quick-cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts stay moist and tender thanks to pan-roasting and a tangy lemon-butter sauce.
If a bowl of creamy, earthy, umami-rich pasta sounds good to you, give this flexible recipe a go. It tastes great with any variety of mushrooms, and is easily adapted with alternate alliums, herbs, nuts, pasta shapes, and hard cheeses.
All you need is 10 ingredients and an hour—need we say more?
This garlic lovers’ spin on scampi was made famous by Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck on Oahu.
Add 'em to hero rolls or eat them over rice for a full meal.
Minimal prep and minimal cook time means these can be on your dining room table fast.
The smoked Gouda is KEY.
That parmesan coating really gives it an extra oomph.
Nothing beats a heaping helping of extra cheesy spaghetti.
One of the best chicken marinades ever?
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Pro tip: Chicken thighs almost always cost less than breasts. Plus, the flavor from the crispy skin is unbeatable.
There is nothing quite as comforting as a baked pasta dish. The sides get a little crispy and topping of melty cheese is to die for.
The earthy, sweet pumpkin (or kabocha squash) is the perfect base for a spicy, Thai-inspired coconut curry.