You don’t have to shell out loads of money to put food in a family of bellies! This roundup is full of delicious dishes that will help you feed the family for under $5. You’ll love these easy and affordable meals!
No need to break the bank just to make a delicious and filling dinner for your loved ones. Try these easy and inexpensive meals that are great for the home chef on a budget!
Why You’ll Love these $5 Meals
It can be hard to find reliable recipes that are good quality and inexpensive. These easy and cheap recipes are the perfect way to beef up your recipe book with dishes that you can pull out whenever you need something simple but delicious that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Read on to find lots of different recipes so you can feed the family for under $5!
Feed the Family for Under $5
Looking for a fast but delicious dinner? You can change up this Instant Pot Pepper and Peanut Butter Chicken depending on whether you like it mild or whether you enjoy some extra spice!
This healthy meal with lots of vegetables is the perfect choice for a busy weeknight when you’ve got plenty else to do! And it serves 6 so it’s great for a large family.
This Beef Tomato Soup with pasta is the perfect comfort food on a cold day. Make it in your Instant Pot for a fast and easy dinner!
This hearty and creamy soup has all the classic flavors of chicken pot pie, but it stretches so much further to feed even the hungriest family!
Great for the colder months and so easy to customize to your preferences.
Pesto is a great way to add some variety to a classic cheap pasta dinner.
This creamy pasta bake is loaded with cheese and can be made all in one pan for easy prep and cleanup!
Loaded with leeks and mushrooms, this economical pie is a great vegetarian option that everybody will love.
An ideal winter comfort food and perfect to bring along to potlucks or dinner parties.
This pasta dish bakes things to perfection for a great way to get dinner on the table without spending a fortune!
A classic combination of rigatoni, tomato sauce, and cheese, this meal is great for something fast and reliable that even the pickiest eaters will love.
Chicken gets all dressed up Swiss style for a delicious dinner that everyone will love, despite the low cost to prep!
All you need are three main ingredients and a baking pan to put together this flavorful and crowd-pleasing chicken dinner.
Red lentils are always a great way to fill up the family, and the addition of eggs gives the dish a great source of flavor and protein!
Easy to cook and with no soaking required, this meal is full of nutrients!
Grab a can of biscuits and make a favorite dinner in the air fryer with these easy pizzas!
Use all of your favorite pizza toppings to make these adorable and handheld personal pizzas.
Rice is always nice on the grocery budget and this meal is loaded with chicken, cheese and broccoli to make it a winner winner of a chicken dinner!
This vegetarian dish works as a delicious main dish or even a hearty side for a Sunday dinner or holiday meal.
Goulash is comfort food anytime you serve it. This recipe is cheap to make, so it is comfortable food for the grocery budget too.
Best of all, it can all be prepared in one pot for easy cooking and cleanup!
These ham and cheese roll ups are so tasty and simple. These would be great with a side of corn or a salad!
Make them in your air fryer for a quick dinner or even a substantial lunch.
Mac and cheese flavor with a hearty serving of veggies? That sounds great!
A simple soup that’s loaded with pasta shells, broccoli and a dash of cream for a thick and comforting meal that you’ll make again and again!
The whole family will love this one!
Navy bean soup is perfect for dinner any night of the week! It’s so easy to prepare this soup in your Instant Pot.
Add a side of cornbread for a classic comfort food option that hits the spot!
Tofu makes for a great dinner option that is meatless and healthy. Pair it with a homemade hot honey garlic sauce for a flavorful and addictive dish.
This recipe is just so good!
Chickpeas are the perfect filler for a budget friendly and super delicious taco!
These vegan tacos can be made easily with pantry staples you likely have around your kitchen already.
Cheap Recipes for Family Dinner
- Peanut Butter Chicken by More Dollars at Home
- Beef Tomato Soup by More Dollars at Home
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup by Budget Delicious
- Pesto Pasta Bake by Rich and Delicious
- Mushroom and Leek Pie by Cooking Gorgeous
- Pasta Al Forno by The Short Order Cook
- Swiss Chicken by Cinnamon and Sage Co.
- Red Lentil Egg Bake by Growing Wild Roots
- Air Fryer Biscuit Pizzas by Sugar and Soul
- Cheesy Broccoli Chickpea Rice by Flavor the Moments
- One Pot American Goulash by The Forked Spoon
- Hot Ham and Cheese Rolls by Munchy Goddess
- Broccoli Mac and Cheese Soup by Mighty Mrs.
- Instant Pot Beans and Rice by Cardamom and Coconut
- Navy Bean Soup by The Feathered Nester
- Honey Garlic Tofu by Go Healthy Ever After
- Vegan Chickpea Tacos by Veggie Inspired