13 Cheap Dinner Ideas for Great Flavor on a Budget

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It’s hard to stick to your grocery budget without cheap dinner ideas, and that’s where this list of hearty, flavorful meals from our Dinner and Change series comes in. We went through each ingredient list to calculate the total based on prices at the biggest grocery store chain in the country; all of these dinners clock in around $10 or less for four people. Your total cost may vary a bit depending on your location and shopping preferences. No matter where you shop, though, these Epicurious staff favorites are worth bookmarking; they’re crowd-pleasing cheap meals that go way beyond another box of pasta with jarred sauce.

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