Cheap Quick Easy Dinner Recipes

Stephanie Stiavetti
Vegetable stir-fries are quick and easy.

If you're looking for cheap, quick, easy dinner recipes, look no further. Below are a few great recipes you'll love and then links to more ideas.

Great Cheap, Quick, Easy Dinner Recipes

When you live a busy lifestyle, stopping to make dinner can feel like one more chore added to your never-ending to-do list. Going out to eat can often feel like the best option, but dining out can be expensive and bad for your health.

Together, the two recipes below will create a menu that is not only fast and cheap, but also healthy and hearty. Instead of a heavy beef burger, turkey can make a satisfying meat dish without causing your cholesterol to soar. The vegetable stir-fry will give your dinner an Asian flair while you enjoy a new way to eat your veggies.

Turkey Burgers

Turkey can be a cheaper and healthier alternative to beef. Turkey burgers fry up fast, lean, and guilt free!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 burger buns
  • Dressings, such as lettuce, sliced tomatoes, pickles, ketchup and mustard

Instructions

  1. Form turkey into four equal patties.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium flame.
  3. Once hot, place turkey patties into pan and heat for about four minutes.
  4. Flip patties and cook until juices run clear when they are pressed with a spatula.

Veggie Stir Fry

Try turkey burgers for cheap and healthy fare!

There are few better cheap, quick, easy dinner recipes than a vegetable stir fry. They're fun to make and you can cook almost any veggie of your choice this way.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (or sesame oil for a more Asian taste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce or teriyaki sauce
  • 1 handful of fresh green beans or snap peas, whole
  • 1 zucchini, cut into 1/2" rounds

Instructions

  1. In a wok or heavy skillet, heat oil over a medium heat.
  2. Cook onion until soft, then add in garlic and mushrooms, stirring constantly.
  3. Cook until mushrooms are partially cooked, about two minutes.
  4. Add in broccoli and soy or teriyaki sauce, and cook for four minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  5. Add in beans and zucchini, stirring constantly. Cook until zucchini is cooked through, about three minutes.
  6. Enjoy hot!

More Cheap, Quick, Easy Dinner Recipes

There are countless quick dinner recipes on the Internet just waiting for you to go out and find them. Here are a few links that will help you on your search.

  • These quick chicken recipes will please even the most picky youngsters.
  • Pork Cutlets Forester Style is a super fast dinner recipe that you'll love.
  • What's a quick and easy dinner without an equally quick and easy dessert?
  • Quick breads make a great lunch or dinner accompaniment.
  • Here is an interview with Brenda J. Ponichtera, a registered dietitian and author of several award-winning quick dinner cookbooks.
Cheap Quick Easy Dinner Recipes