Easy to make Vegetarian Taco Casserole recipe. Instead of meat, we use lots of vegetables and beans. This Mexican Casserole takes 30 minutes to bake.
Vegetarian Taco Casserole
This Meatless Cheesy Taco Casserole is one of our favorite dinner recipes. It’s one of those dishes that you don’t get sick of having multiple times a week (we love it that much). Since trying to make more vegetarian meals for my family, I’ve had to figure out how to change my original taco casserole recipe and that’s what I did for this dish. Instead of ground beef, I’m adding in black beans and frozen corn.
Mexican Vegetarian Recipe
Mix that with some elbow macaroni, fresh tomatoes, green peppers, tomato soup, taco seasoning mix and taco cheese and you have the perfect weeknight meal! I don’t want to call this recipe healthy, because it does have the word “cheesy” in the title, but the recipe only calls for 3/4 cups of cheese and if you want you can even add less. You could even skip the cheese if you want to!
Learn how to cook PERFECT Indian Basmati Rice Recipe in under 30 minutes! This easy basmati rice uses fragrant spices to create authentic tasting Indian rice. Pair it with roasted vegetables to make a healthy, vegan meal for dinner!
I love Indian food. The problem is that I don’t have any experience with Indian cooking, or traditional Indian spices so I was always scared to try cooking it in my own kitchen. Instead I forked over the money for Indian take-out, wishing I could make my own!
Finally, I decided I was going to learn how to make Indian Basmati Rice! And I’m so glad I did!
Basmati Rice Recipe
How authentic is this recipe? It tastes so much like our favorite Indian restaurant that Matthew thought I bought it from there! And here’s the best part – it’s so easy to make! You can be a total Indian food cooking newbie and totally nail this basmati rice recipe!
Easy recipe for SLOW COOKER Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup! This family favorite soup is cooked on high in the crockpot for 4 hours!
Slow Cooker Potato Soup
The end of November brought cold weather and rainy days. Because of the added layers to stay warm and the drizzle of rain it also brought a laziness to the dinner table. I’ve been stuck in a dinner rut the last few weeks making easy and quick meals. It usually gets to dinner time and we’re both too tired to really think of anything new so it’s something simple.
Easy recipe for the best tri color pasta salad! This is the perfect Summer time salad that uses Italian dressing, fresh vegetables and rotini pasta!
Tri Color Pasta Salad
The great thing about pasta salad is once you have the basics of pasta, salad dressing, herbs – the vegetables are really up to you. There needs some type of tomatoes (I prefer halved grape tomatoes). There needs to be celery chopped up. What else? Well that’s up to you. You can add carrots. You can add onions. You can add broccoli. You can add chopped up cauliflower. You can can add black olives (yum!).
Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with mushroom soup recipe. This baked casserole is so creamy because of the cream of mushroom soup we use. This is a classic side dish recipe for Thanksgiving!
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
First thing, these Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are:
Easy to Make (hey cream of mushroom soup!)
Family Friendly – Kids and Adults will both love them!
So they’re kinda the best!
We’ll be having our first Friendsgiving dinner this Friday and I’m so excited to see friends and eat all their yummy casseroles, side dishes and dessert. I’m also pretty excited to share this Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes casserole with them (and you!) as it’s a family favorite!
To me holidays are all about side dishes. I absolutely love them! Sure, during the holidays turkey is nice, but those potatoes, green beans, stuffing, rolls and pumpkin pie… load me up! Those are my favorites!
EASY SLOW COOKER Kielbasa and Cabbage recipe! Throw Beef Kielbasa, Cabbage, Onions and Potatoes in a crockpot and dinner will be ready in 6 hours! I serve this healthy dish over egg noodles with rolls – my family LOVES this comfort food meal!
Kielbasa and Cabbage
I am back with another slow cooker meal, and this is one of our favorite Kielbasa Recipes! Even though it’s not even Fall yet, I’ve been loving my slow cooker this Summer! It’s been a life safer to have a delicious dinner ready when time management isn’t on my side!
With a beautiful cabbage picked from the garden, I was contemplating what I should do with it. At first I thought of making Ham and Cabbage Soup but then I had other ideas! Recently we’ve been loving Slow Cooker Green Beans, so I decided to throw the cabbage to in the slow cooker too! Boom – this Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Cabbage dish was created!
German Chicken Schnitzel recipe. This is a grandma recipe so you know it’s going to be good. This easy meal only takes 15 minutes! Make sure to serve with classic German sides like potato salad, sauerkraut and spaetzle.
This is a German grandma recipe so you know it’s going to be good. Make sure to serve with classic German side dishes – preferably potato salad, mashed potatoes and sauerkraut.
And you need to add a squirt of fresh lemon on top! You know that quote, if a tree falls in the forest does anyone hear it? Well did you even eat schnitzel if you don’t add lemon on top?
Easy Ground Beef Chili Recipe served inside bread bowls! This quick dinner is ready in 20 minutes and your family will love it!
Easy Chili Recipe
If you live in the Northeast, you’re likely feeling the fall season. The temperature changed quickly, suddenly calling for heavy jackets and hats. To warm you up, I wanted to share this Easy Ground Beef Chili Recipe with you; it’s a simple meal that the entire family will enjoy!
If you’re a parent, you probably have an endless list of activities to do every day. Between your career, your children’s school, and their extracurricular activities, it’s probably difficult to carve out an hour to make dinner once everyone is home.
I’m excited to share a homemade chili recipe that doesn’t require a slow cooker or an hour in the kitchen – this dish only takes 20 minutes and it’s sure to warm everyone’s hearts (and tummies!) on the busiest nights.
Easy to make Beef Chorizo Stuffing recipe, one of my family’s favorite holiday side dishes to serve alongside chicken or turkey. This classic simple stuffing is made with white bread cubes and chorizo. Your entire family is going to be asking you for this recipe!
Beef Chorizo Stuffing
Maybe you don’t think Mexican spices when you think holiday recipes, but I’m here to change that. A little bit of Mexican taste is going to transform your usual stuffing recipe into something bursting with flavor. Say hi to Beef Chorizo Stuffing …. this side dish is delicious!
This stuffing recipe is a family favorite, not just because of how tasty it is, but because of how easy it is to make! The holidays are about spending time with your family, so with this stuffing you don’t need to be stressed out!
I often serve this stuffing alongside chicken or turkey, but I also love it next to pork chops too!
SLOW COOKER Beef Stew with Marsala Cooking Wine made in the crockpot in 6 hours! This easy recipe is packed with vegetables creating a full classic meal perfect for holiday entertaining or a family meal. My husband declares this one of the best dinners!
This is one of my family’s favorite Slow Cooker Meals. We always break out our crockpot when cold weather hits because I love being able to make a delicious meal for my family that I know is going to warm up their bellies!
SLOW COOKER Green Beans Recipe with Tomatoes! This easy recipe cooks fresh green beans, tomatoes, potatoes and bacon in a crock pot for 4 hours. This is a healthy dish makes for delicious vegetable side dishes that you can serve over rice or as a side dish to chicken or Thanksgiving holiday dinners. This has been become one of families favorite healthy thanksgiving recipes!
Vegetable Side Dishes
With the garden season almost complete for the year, I constantly want to come up with new recipes to try, especially those that will make yummy vegetable side dishes. With pounds of green beans and potatoes just dug up, I wanted to create an easy meal that could use all of them.
At my home, vegetable side dishes are quite popular with the entire family – adults and kids. So, I decided to create a rainbow side dish with all these veggies that everyone would love!
Broccoli Cheese Casserole made with Stove Top Stuffing! This is one of my family’s favorite Stove Top Stuffing Recipes to make! This is an easy dish made with frozen vegetables, cream of chicken soup, rice and Velveeta cheese! It’s one of my favorite meals to enjoy with leftover Thanksgiving stuffing!
PAMELA’S Slow Cooker Pork Chili is made with BACON and SAUSAGE! This pork chili is one of the easiest crockpot recipes with diced tomatoes and beans! If you’re looking for dinner ideas to make as your family’s favorite comfort food dinners, then this it! Ready in 6 hours on LOW. Serve with shredded cheese and a big piece of crusty bread!
With the temperatures feeling like single digits, I’ve been craving a nice (big!) bowl of warm chili. But without having to put too much energy into it! That’s when I start looking for dinner ideas that involve my favorite kitchen tool- the crockpot.
I decided to up my chili game one notch and create Pamela’s Pork Chili filled with bacon and sausage! Doesn’t it look delicious? It tastes it too!
Homemade Chinese Wonton Soup recipe that’s authentic and easy to make! The wontons are made from scratch and the dumplings are filled with pork. It tastes just like your favorirte Chinese restaurant soup but much more healthy for you!
I met Matthew during my first few weeks at Art School in Pittsburgh in 2002. Months later, we were dating. Months after that, we moved in (with Essy!). 15 years later, we’ve changed locations, added a few furry and human children to the family, and are still doing out art together. What else do we do together? We cook in the kitchen.
Wonton Soup Recipe (That’s easy to make!)
I would say that I cook the majority of the meals that we eat for dinner, but once in a while Matthew cooks up dinner and it’s always delicious. One recipe he’s really into and made it his goal to perfect was homemade wonton soup.
Wonton soup is a favorite of ours and is one of the most popular things we order from Chinese takeout (besides chicken and broccoli!), but we wanted to make it ourselves, including making the wontons from scratch.
Matthew was on a wonton kick for a few weeks, where he spent many nights in the kitchen rolling dough and trying different filler contents to add to the wontons. I have to say this recipe is the real deal and it receives a 10/10 on the “I Love You!” scale.
Also, it tastes JUST LIKE the Chinese restaraunt – but so much more healthier because it’s homemade!
Need some healthy breakfast ideas? Start your day with this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet, one of the best Keto Recipes to boost you up! This is one my yummiest and budget-friendly keto recipes.
The truth is that I made this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet for the first time in June. It was when the jalapeno plants in the garden started exploding with peppers all over. And then after I tasted it for the first time I knew I had to share the recipe with you guys.
Now it’s October and the recipe is finally here. What took me so long? Well, I’ve been eating these Cheesy Jalapeno Omelets nonstop!
This new keto diet has pushed us to our limits, trying out Keto Recipes and turning to the new healthy can be difficult when we don’t know which recipes actually qualify as keto recipes. Whether it is cauliflower casserole or this cheesy jalapeno Omelet, I’m digging out new Keto Recipes each day. And this recipe makes for a great breakfast!
Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage is a easy crock pot recipe ready in 6 hours! Add Sweet Italian Sausage links and vegetables (potatoes, cabbage, carrots and onion!) into your slow cooker for a delicious comfort meal!
It’s Fall! It’s really fall! The leaves are changing, I need to wear a jacket in the morning, I prefer my coffee hot now. What else does Fall mean? Time to bring out the crockpot for my family’s favorite crock pot recipes!
I love this crock pot recipe because of the ingredients and the directions.
The ingredients are basic, you might have everything in your kitchen already! The stars of the show are Sweet Italian Sausage, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and a onion. Close your eyes. Imagine the smell of your kitchen while this cooks. It’s going to smell SO GOOD!
Whenever I make this cabbage recipe, my husband can smell it in our hallway as soon as he steps off the elevator. He gets a little strut in his step because he knows it’s going to be a good dinner.
Easy Cabbage Recipe
This crock pot meal is hands down one of my favorite cabbage recipes! Cabbage in my opinion is a underrated vegetable, I try to cook with it a few times a month due to it’s value, both in price and in nutrition.
This recipe calls for 2 pounds of Sweet Italian Sausage. I buy the links and then cut them up into 2 inch pieces.
Alternatively, you could use ground sausage if you’d like to, but the dinner will be more of a casserole when finished, since you won’t have bite sized pieces of sausage.
Now add in your diced carrots. Carrots are currently my daughter’s favorite – can you believe that?
Add in your onion…. which is always one of my husband’s favorite ingredients!
One more layer… add in your Sweet Italian Sausage.
You’ll want to add chicken broth, salt, pepper, brown sugar and garlic into the slow cooker. This is going to make everything taste real good.
I sprinkle this on top so it covers all the pieces of sausage and the vegetables.
Easy Crockpot Recipe
Now close the lid and cook on LOW for 6 hours. You don’t need to do anything else!
No seriously, you don’t need to do anything. Just let it cook, the crock pot does all the work! Depending on how you want to serve this meal, you can make egg noodles or rice when there is a few minutes remaining. Sometimes we will make egg noodles, but sometimes we will just eat this with nothing else – it’s really up to you!
6 hours later…. YUM YUM YUM! Dinner is served!
Don’t you love that you have a full meal of meat and vegetables ready to serve to your family and it was so easy to make? This is the perfect meal for busy Fall weeknights, or even a Sunday when you have a million other things to do!
When I plate this meal, I always like to serve the vegetables on bottom and then put the sausage pieces on top. If you’re going to additonally make egg noodles, you can place them on the very bottom.
I love that each bite of the sausage has a taste of the brown sugar and garlic – it’s the perfect combo!
I also love that the vegetables are perfectly cooked. Your fork will easily slide through them, without them being too mushy or too hard. They’re perfect!
Ok, I’ll stop talking now and let you make this recipe! Enjoy this Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage!
Homemade mac and cheese recipe with creamy pumpkin pasta sauce is the best comfort food. It’s so easy to make! This cheesy pumpkin mac and cheese recipe uses 1 cup pumpkin purée and 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese. It turns out so delicious, ultra creamy, and flavorful – my favorite homemade macaroni and cheese recipe for fall!
I know some of you don’t want the summer to end, but I’d like for you to take my hand and enter into Fall’s journey. It’s full of beautiful leaves, apple cider, chilly nights, cozy socks, ghosts and goblins, the color orange.
This Cheesy Meatball Texas Toast Casserole takes less than 30 minutes to create. With just 4 ingredients and one pan, it isn’t a regular family favorite on our table but this is my cheat meal when it comes to easy dinner recipes. The best part is everyone wants a second helping!
Easy Dinner Recipes
After a hard day at the office or running after kids, creating a meal is often the last thing we want to do. That’s when we need easy dinner recipes. And this is one tops my list. You can create this Cheesy Meatball Texas Toast Casserole in less than 30 minutes. And it doesn’t require any prep time, cutting veggies or marinating the chicken.
If you’re short on time, opt for frozen meatballs. I often call this recipe by leftover meatball casserole. If there’s any leftover meatball from previous dinners, I freeze them, especially for this recipe.
Cheesy Meatball Texas Toast Casserole
These meatballs are delicious. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S.
What else is delicious? Texas toast.
What else? Cheese.
What if you add them all together for a quick easy weeknight casserole? You’ll love it!
Start with your meatballs. I used pre-cooked meatballs for this Cheesy Meatball Texas Toast Casserole. Cook them as per your box instruction. As your meatballs is cooking, start making your Texas Toast (homemade or bought in a box!.
DELICIOUS easy to make Jalapeno Buttermilk Biscuits recipe! Recipe includes step by step pictures! These Southern style homemade biscuits are made from scratch with diced up jalapeno peppers. They are best served with a warm comfort food casserole!
Want to know a true story? I made these buttermilk biscuits twice. In one week. I nearly ate them all. I’m thinking about making them again. Right now.
The Best Buttermilk Biscuits!
These buttermilk biscuits are what magical bread dreams (we all have them, right?) are about. They’re flaky, they’re moist, they’re full of flavor and you just can’t get enough of them. More specifically these are buttermilk biscuits which makes them ultra deluxe and ultra moist. Like my gif shows, buttermilk makes everything better, don’t you agree?
These biscuits also have jalapeno peppers in it for a slight bite of heat. The jalapenos are a great balance for that buttermilk giving it a little something special. I chop the jalapenos up pretty fine so they’re evenly distributed and not overwhelming. Between these biscuits and candied jalapenos I’m eating quite a bunch of jalapenos this Summer!
50+ Cheap Dinner Recipes Ideas for $5 or Less. This is the ultimate list for easy recipes for families on a budget! Also provides tips on how to grocery shop for dinner on a budget and save money! Bookmark this page!
Cheap Dinner Recipes
Can we have some real talk?
Who doesn’t need a budget nowadays?
With rent, health insurance, student loan debt and childcare costs on the rise – does anyone actually have money to save nowadays? With living costs increasing, but salaries not on the rise, we all need to be crafty with dinner recipes.
If you’re looking at starting to budget your dinner meals, then you’ve come to the right place. Maybe you’re looking for a full week’s worth of cheap dinner recipes, or maybe you’re just looking for 1-2 recipes a week. Either way, these recipes will save your family money!
Here are some tips on creating dinner recipes on a budget:
Always look at what’s on sale. Look at your grocery ad online before you head to the store.
Improvise your meals depending on what’s on sale. If the recipe calls for broccoli and it’s not on sale, but cauliflower is on sale, use cauliflower instead.
Make a list. Decide before going to the store what supplies you need. Don’t go off the list.
Buy in season fruits and vegetables. If they’re out of season, they will cost a lot more.
Visit farmers markets or vegetables stands for better deals.
Buy in bulk if at all possible. If you use rice often, buy a 15 pound bag of rice instead of buying small bags. The same goes for beans, soaking beans overnight is going to save you lots of money instead of buying canned beans.
Think about leftovers. If you’re cooking for a family of 2 or 3, can you make enough to last you 2 meals? Maybe you need to buy a $2 loaf of French bread to last you the additional dinner (and you can freeze bread for later meals!).