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18 Meals That Are Both Cheap And Delicious

Because you don't need to go bankrupt to eat well.

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1. Crustless Quiche

Heidi's Bridge / bonappetit.com

It's basically a frittata, but creamier and better. All you'll need are eggs, milk, and cream for the base. The rest is very customizable, so you can use whatever meat and veggies are left in your fridge.

Get the recipe here.

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3. Pasta e Ceci

Deb Perelman / smittenkitchen.com

This recipe is so amazingly easy yet flavorful, it's one of my all time faves. And all you need are chickpeas, pasta, tomato paste, and a few aromatics like garlic and rosemary.

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6. Roasted Squash, Corn, and Black Bean Enchiladas

Joe Lingeman / thekitchn.com

This is made from inexpensive kitchen staples, like canned black beans and frozen corn, and the sauce calls for spices you probably already have at home. Besides, enchiladas are the MVP of weeknight family dinners, and if you disagree with this, I don't even wanna hear about it.

Get the recipe here.

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7. Risi e Bisi

Alpha Smoot / food52.com

A great risotto is always impressive and delicious but it doesn't require a ton of ingredients. In this case, peas, pancetta (which you could replace with bacon, or leave out altogether to save some $$), and parmesan give the risotto its flavor.

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8. Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

pinchofyum.com

Sure, meat is often the priciest part of a meal, but if you're looking for a cheaper option, ground meat is the way to go. And on top of being cheap, this meal is also protein-packed, easy to make, and ready in under an hour.

Get the recipe here.

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12. Sausage and Potato Roast With Arugula

Deb Perelman / smittenkitchen.com

At first, I wasn't sold on the fresh arugula mixed with cooked potatoes and sausage. But then, I tried the recipe and it's become one of my favorite weeknight meals.

Get the recipe here.

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15. Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant