Recipes: 7 Easy Budget Dinner Ideas

We are not all born chefs, but that shouldn’t stop us from practicing the art that is cooking. Here are 7 easy & absolutely delicious dinner recipes you can absolutely, certainly, totally pull off. 

So grab your apron and let’s get to work!

1.   Chicken Curry  – Recipe From Jamie Oliver

It’s Jamie Oliver, need I say more?

2.  One Pot Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta- From Tasty

*Sigh* Pasta, Pasta,Pasta…

Recipe for 4 servings of this gorgeousness:

Firstly, you’ll have to boil about 8 oz of Linguine pasta. Then moving on to the sauce: on a pan put 2 tbsp of olive oil, 2 tbsp butter, then add 4 cloves of garlic, 1 tsp of crushed red pepper. Add 11/4 lbs of large shrimp and let it soak in the color while you add some salt & pepper.

Then add 1 tsp of dried oregano, 4 cups of baby spinach along with some butter and Parmesan cheese. Finnish off with 2 tbsp on parsley and 1 tbsp of lemon juice.

That’s it! easy right?

Hey, if you don’t have a problem finding dinner ideas but you struggle finding good ones for breakfast, we got your back!

3.   Nacho Crusted Fajita Stuffed Peppers- Recipe From Twisted

Try this twist on fajitas. Why? Because the kids will love it.

4.  Stuffed Chicken Parmesan- Recipe  From Tasty

Sounds cheesy but it’s love at first bite.*wink*

5.  Skillet Lasagna- From Tasty

Lasagna can be a bit complicated to make, but THIS lasagna recipe is as easy as 1,2,3.

Firstly, Preheat oven to 350° F. Heat 1tbsp of canola oil in a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Cook the beef (1 pound), salt, and pepper until the moisture has evaporated and the beef is starting to brown. Add the garlic( 2 cloves) and onion(1 medium) and cook until onions are starting to become translucent. Add the marinara sauce( one cup ) and cook until the sauce has reduced to a paste.

Using a large spoon to push some of the beef mixture towards the side of the pan, creating a gap, Then slide lasagna sheets underneath the beef. Break about two lasagna sheets in order to fill in the cracks. Top the beef mixture with the rest of the lasagna sheets. Spread the rest of the marinara sauce on top of the sheets.

The recipe is not complete without all the cheese. Now place the ricotta(1 cup) on top of the sauce and spread evenly. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese(1 cup) over the ricotta, and top with the basil. Bake for 25 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.

Cool it down, and Bon Appetit!

6.  Avocado Pesto Pasta- From Twisted

In case you needed another reason to love Avocados.

7.  Upside Down One Pan Pizza- Recipe From Tasty

If you’re in a rush then Pan Pizza is the answer.

Side note: God bless Italy.

Hope you’ll enjoy these recipes just as much as we did. Feel free to share your results with us. See you in the next one!



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