Whether you need an entree for a school night, unexpected guests, or just a busy weeknight, these cheap and easy weeknight meals will save you time and money. Quick meal options like these are perfect for 3 weeks of meal planning, with the last recipe yielding 5 meals for the family.
You also have to love recipes that can be made in a cast iron skillet. We have a few of those below. Check the 20+ cheap meals we mention below, and feel free to add your favorite cheap and easy weeknight meals in the comments below.
20 Cheap and Easy Weeknight Meals
Garlic Creamy Pesto Pasta (with no cream!)
These cheap and easy weeknight meals are in constant rotation in our home, and we love that all of them are kid-friendly meals, as well. We’re planning to teach out oldest kiddo how to make most of these, so he can start tackling these recipes.