Five Dollar Dinners

January 30, 2009

Don't call them "thrifty dinners," call them "rustic peasant meals."

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Looking for ways to tighten the purse strings without sacrificing flavor? Try these inexpensive dishes from Relish.

Angel Harvest Vegetable and Potato Soup

Angel Harvest Vegetable and Potato Soup

A rich, hearty, vegetarian main-dish soup.


Chicken Fettuccine with Herb Cheese

An easy weeknight chicken dish with the vegetables built in.

Chunky Black Bean Soup

A hearty vegetarian black bean soup with plenty of flavor and stick-to-your-ribs comfort.


Black Bean and Rice Burritos

Easy, healthy, satisfying -- an excellent weeknight supper.


Simple Penne with Sausage Ragout

A quick sausage ragout tops whole wheat penne.

Pasta Fagioli for Kids

Italian comfort food at its best, this is an easy dinner to make with the kids.

Spinach Omelet with Cream Cheese and Feta

A creamy spinach and three-cheese filling adds a flavor boost to your morning omelet.


American Chop Suey

An easy, meaty, crowd-pleasing main dish.


Bean Soup

Bean Soup is as bare bones as you can get. Toss in some greens for a dose of folic acid and vitamin C.

Chipotle Sloppy Joes with Crunchy Coleslaw

Coleslaw cools the chipotle heat of this Sloppy Joe variation -- grab extra napkins.


Cincinnati Chili

Chili gets a Midwestern twist with hints of spice and cocoa and lots of beans and cheese.

Great Northerns with Leeks and Bacon

Great Northerns with Leeks and Bacon

High-protein dried beans cook up to a great evening meal.

Mini Stuffed Meatloaves |

Mini Stuffed Meatloaves

Get the kids into the kitchen with this family favorite.


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