Eating dinner together as a family as often as possible is crucial to a healthy family. But, these days, who has time to make a great meal and sit down together? And who has the money to spend on elaborate meals anyway?
Such is the premise of this article series – to help families find great meals that are quick and easy to prepare, giving parents less time in the kitchen and more time together. Additionally each recipe costs less than $10 to prepare and usually results in leftovers, making them ideal for using with a tight budget.
I’ve added two of my own budget friendly, easy meals that my family loves: Campbell’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole (with original, Italian and Mexican options), and Chicken Tetrazzini.
Local Springfield area residents submitted all of the recipes below:
Grilled Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Skillet
Cheesy Chicken Noodle Soup
Bacon Cheeseburger Pie
Tater Tot Casserole
Do you have a family favorite recipe that’s quick, easy and budget friendly? Please share it below!