30 Ways to Cut the Cost of Living: Dinners for $5 or Less

#24: Set a $5 budget for meals most nights of the week.

One of your monthly expenses is groceries, as we have discussed.  One way we have cut back in this category is by attempting to keep our dinners to $5 or less less most nights of the week.  There are TONS of great recipes that allow you to stay within this budget, and I am going to give you one today.  Keep a look out for more “Dinners for $5 or Less,” because I am going to be making them a regular part of my posting!

Chicken Tetrazzini

Boil and cut up 1 lb chicken breast

Boil one box of veggie rotini

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, rotini, and the following:

1 8 oz. tub sour cream

2 cans cream of chicken or mushroom soup

1 can mushrooms

1 t. pepper

1 t. parsley

1/2 t. garlic salt

1/2 t. onion powder

Spread  the mixture in a 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve!

This meal stays within the $5 budget and is a quick and easy crowd pleaser!

What is one of your favorite dinners that stays within a $5 budget?

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Comments

  1. We love that meal! Thanks for the tips!

    • You’re welcome! Hope you all are doing great! Anxious to see pictures of your little guy when he makes his appearance! 🙂

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