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26 Budget-Friendly Dinners With No Meat Or Dairy

Plant-based meals on a budget.

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2. Blackened Tempeh, Avocado, and Charred Corn Salad

3. Protein Packed, Twice-Baked Potatoes

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4. Easy Vegetable and Dumpling Soup

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Do you have a bag of flour lying around the house? Then you've also got soup dumplings. Get the recipe here.

5. Almond Butter Noodles

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This recipe costs a total of $7.35 for the ingredients, which equals about $1.84 per serving. Get the recipe here.

6. Corn Fritters

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Eat them over greens, on their own, or in a bun like a burger. Get the recipe here.

7. Veggie and Black Bean Enchiladas

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The only ingredient that could potentially be pricey is the raw cashews used for the cream — save yourself some $$ by buying the 1/3 cup required for this recipe from the bulk bins so you can pay for the amount you need. Get the recipe here.

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8. Roasted New Potatoes and Lentils

9. Sheet Pan Mexican Veggie Dinner

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Make your entire meal at once in your oven on one sheet pan. Get the recipe here.

10. Vegetable Fried Rice

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12. Buffalo Chickpea Wraps

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You can, of course, use taco shells for this recipe as well, but consider the cheapness of lettuce as a wrap! Get the recipe here.

13. Loaded Nacho Plate

14. Ultimate Vegan Chili

15. Pita Tostadas With Butternut Squash, Black Beans, and Avocado

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The exciting part about this recipe is that the crust is made from pita bread — how easy is that? Get the recipe here.

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17. Mexican Tortilla Roll Ups

19. One-Hour Shepherd's Pie

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This masterpiece takes only nine ingredients to make and is ready within 60 minutes. Get the recipe here.

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20. Pad Thai

21. Quinoa Tacos

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The trick here is to use a lot of spices in the quinoa so that it tastes smoky and savory. Get the recipe here.

23. Falafel Burgers

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24. Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas

25. Tomato and Arugula Balsamic Pasta

26. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup