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Low-Cost Dinner Recipes: Serve 4 or More for $10 or Less

Low-Cost Dinner Recipes: Serve 4 or More for $10 or Less

Times are tough and money is tight. But cooking healthy meals at home doesn't have to cost a lot. These Editor's Choice meals are good for your body and your wallet! Each dinner recipe serves at least 4 people for $10 or less. Now that's a steal!

(16 Recipes) Created by COACH_NICOLE

Recipes in this Collection

Very Good 4.3/5
(44 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $15.34 for 9 servings, $1.70 per serving, $6.81 to serve 4: 1 lb. lean ground beef ($3.50), 14oz. can tomato sauce ($2.50), 14 oz. can diced tomatoes w/chilies ($1.65), 4oz. can chopped green chilies ($1.60), 2 cans corn ($2.30), 2 cans kidney beans ($2.50), 1 pkg. taco seasoning ($1.29)

Submitted by AOKIIRIS

Carbs: 35.1g | Fat: 16.5g | Fiber: 9.1g | Protein: 20.8g | Calories: 364
Very Good 4.1/5
(26 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $7.59 for 4 servings, $1.90 per serving: 1/2 lb. imitation crab or cooked shrimp ($4.05), 14oz can chicken broth ($1.09), 14oz can seasoned diced tomatoes ($1.25), 1/2 onion ($.0.50), 8oz pasta ($1.40/2 = $0.70)

Submitted by ARC10SGRRL

Carbs: 26.7g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 11.2g | Calories: 197.9
Good 3.9/5
(18 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $10.48 for 4 servings, $2.62 per serving: 1 lb ground chicken ($4.05), can red beans ($1.25), can black beans ($1.15), can diced tomatoes ($1.29), green pepper ($0.75), red pepper ($1.29), 1/2 onion ($.0.50), 2 cloves garlic ($0.20)
*Use olive or canola oil instead of grapeseed oil

Submitted by KINGBENNY

Carbs: 32.2g | Fat: 22.9g | Fiber: 10.8g | Protein: 9g | Calories: 412.7
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $8.68 for 8 servings, $ 1.09 per serving, $4.34 to serve 4: 2 turkey legs ($6.09), 0.5oz orzo ($1.75/16 = $0.11), 0.1c raisins ($0.48), 1c sliced zucchini ($1.00), 1c sliced carrots($1.00)

Submitted by WALLOWA

Carbs: 10.6g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 15.8g | Calories: 153.9
Good 3.5/5
(10 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $13.27 for 8 servings, $1.66 per serving, $6.64 to serve 4: 4 chicken breasts ($6.49), 1/2 bag frozen veggies ($2.69/2 = $1.35), green bell pepper ($0.75), red bell pepper ($1.29), 1c onion ($0.50), 1c celery ($0.50), 2c brown rice ($2.39)

Submitted by YCATSTOUCH

Carbs: 19.6g | Fat: 1.2g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 10.8g | Calories: 128.9
Good 3.8/5
(25 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $17.64 for 10 servings, $1.76 per serving, $7.06 to serve 4: 1 lb lean ground beef ($6.09), 3 cans low sodium tomato sauce ($1.25 x 3 = $3.75), 8oz low-fat shredded cheese ($5.15), 1 box whole wheat pasta ($2.65)

Submitted by THECAT39

Carbs: 28.7g | Fat: 9.9g | Fiber: 5.1g | Protein: 18.4g | Calories: 268.9
Very Good 4.5/5
(61 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $6.69 for 4 servings, $1.67 per serving: 15oz can black beans ($1.15), 14oz can diced tomatoes ($1.65), 1 package microwavable brown rice ($2.39), small red onion ($1.00), 5 garlic cloves ($.50)

Submitted by IAMTHIN72

Carbs: 46g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 6.9g | Protein: 9.2g | Calories: 222.6
Very Good 4.3/5
(6 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $11.88 for 6 servings, $1.98 per serving, $7.92 to serve 4: 1.5 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast ($4.50), 1 can diced tomatoes ($1.65), 1 can tomato puree ($1.25), 4oz can diced jalapeno peppers ($2.09), 2c cooked brown rice ($2.39)

Submitted by TESSFROMWA

Carbs: 37.4g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 8g | Protein: 33g | Calories: 312.7
Mediterranean Chicken with Rosemary Orzo
Very Good 4.4/5
(36 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $9.81 for 4 servings, $2.45 per serving:1 lb skinless chicken breast ($3.00), 2 cloves garlic ($0.20), 14.5oz can low sodium chicken broth ($1.65), 2 zucchini ($1.50), 3 tomatoes ($1.29), 1 bell pepper ($1.29), 8oz uncooked orzo ($1.75/2 = $0.88)

Submitted by GENIETEST

Carbs: 50g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 3.9g | Protein: 35.5g | Calories: 363.6
This recipe has been marked private.
Very Good 4.4/5
(8 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $9.24 to serve 5, $1.85 per serving, $7.40 to serve 4: 1 block firm tofu ($2.00), 2c kale ($1.75), 2c chopped, frozen broccoli ($1.50), 3-4 peeled and chopped carrots ($1.00), 4 servings Barilla Plus pasta ($2.65), 4 T sweet chili sauce ($3.45/40 * 4 = $0.34)

Submitted by NAWAILOHI

Carbs: 48.9g | Fat: 7.3g | Fiber: 7.4g | Protein: 20.7g | Calories: 328.3
Very Good 4.5/5
(89 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $23.88 to serve14, $1.71 per serving, $6.82 to serve 4: 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ($6.74), 1.25c feta ($3.39), 6c brown rice ($3.00), 10oz frozen spinach ($2.05), 28oz can tomatoes ($3.30), 1/4c sun dried tomatoes ($3.65), 5 garlic cloves ($0.50), 1/4c grated Romano cheese ($1.25)

Submitted by JULIAKELLY

Carbs: 24.1g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 13.5g | Calories: 195.4
Very Good 4.7/5
(13 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $7.05 to serve 5, $1.76 per serving, $7.05 to serve 4: 1 lb dried pinto beans ($2.05), 1c cubed ham, with flour to thicken soup ($5)

Carbs: 52.8g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 13g | Protein: 25.8g | Calories: 332
Coach Nicole's Cold Weather Vegi Stew
Very Good 4.5/5
(20 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $9.19 to serve 8, $1.15 per serving, $4.60 to serve 4:1 onion ($1.00), 2 garlic cloves ($0.20), 28oz can tomatoes ($3.30), 4 large carrots ($1.00), 1.5c Bob's Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix ($4.39/4 * 1.5 = $1.64), 10 oz. frozen spinach ($2.05)

Submitted by COACH_NICOLE

Carbs: 31.7g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 5.7g | Protein: 9.6g | Calories: 202.2
Garden Fresh Lasagna
Very Good 4.4/5
(32 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: $14.82 to serve 6, $2.47 per serving, $9.88 to serve 4: 6 lasagna noodles ($2.95), tomato ($1.29), 1/2 green pepper ($0.40), onion ($1.00), eggplant ($2.99), zucchini ($1.50), 1c pasta sauce ($4.05/26*8 = $1.25), 1 package silken tofu ($2.00), 8 T Parmesan cheese ($1.44)

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 30.1g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 5.4g | Protein: 12.1g | Calories: 212.1
Very Good 4.4/5
(5 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Add you favorite toppings to this inexpensive dough!
$5.42 to serve 10, $0.54 per serving, $2.16 to serve 4: 4 C whole wheat flour ($4.19), 1/3 c ground flaxseed ($3.65/16 * 3 = $0.68), 2 tsp fast rising yeast ($0.55)

Submitted by KING*GET*FIT

Carbs: 47.9g | Fat: 10.7g | Fiber: 12g | Protein: 12.3g | Calories: 317.2
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