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25 Spring Dinner Recipes On A Budget

25 Spring Dinner Recipes On A Budget

If you’re looking for spring dinner recipes that will be filling, delicious and save you money then you’ve come to the right place. This list of recipes will give you many meals to make during the spring that will save you time and money on cooking without shorting on flavor & quality.

1. Roast Chicken & Spring Vegetables 

This roast chicken recipe gives you a big meal with little prep or cook time. Using chicken quarters allows you to better flavor and cook the chicken as opposed to a whole chicken. This spring dinner recipe also gives you a good serving of vegetables to keep your dinner balanced and filling.

2. Easy Instant Pot Soup

Instant pots make for a handy tool for cooking dinner on a budget. This spring dinner recipe for an instant pot soup makes big portions that you can keep for leftovers for the rest of the week. This recipe involves a lot of ingredients but nothing that is budget-breaking so it will be worth it so you can make dinner for the next week in one go. You can also keep adding chicken or sausage or bacon to the soup when you have it for leftovers to change it up!


3. Lemon Chicken with Potatoes

This lemon chicken recipe makes for a great dinner with short prep time. With only nine ingredients total this is a budget-saving spring dinner recipe that you’ll love! The brown sugar coat over the chicken thighs will them give a tasty and crispy taste, and then adding the lemon juice to them and the cooked potatoes give the entire meal a great flavor!

4. Hearty Beef Soup

A hearty beef soup gives you a great, well-balanced meal that will leave you with plenty for more dinners or lunches. Unfortunately, this meal will take a long time for cooking due to the beef but it will be so worth it. There are also a fair amount of ingredients but it will provide many leftovers! This spring dinner recipe will further your belief that slow cookers or instant pots are your best friend when it comes to cooking great dinners on a budget.

5. Stuffed Zucchini with Chicken Sausage

These stuffed zucchinis will make a great dinner with easy prep. The recipe is originally made to serve four but that can be adjusted or make it all and keep the leftovers! The ingredients are relatively cheap and can easily be used again in future spring dinner recipes.


6. Chipotle Beef Tacos with Pico de Gallo

Here’s another slow cooker recipe that you’ll love! Start this earlier in the day and come back to well-cooked beef that will shred well and taste great. The recipe shows how to make your own pico de gallo which you can use in your next Mexican-style meal. You’ll be glad you skipped Taco Bell and made your own delicious beef tacos right at home with this spring dinner recipe!

7. Easy Layered Beef Enchiladas

This spring dinner recipe will be one that your friends and family will be begging you to make again after tasting it. The number of ingredients is pretty minimal so it’s a good recipe for making lots of great food and not too high of a cost. You can even add one cup of crushed corn tortilla chips on top of the enchilada to give it some great crunch and texture!

8. Spiced Tomato Soup with Flatbread

A recipe such as this is a great way to take your cooking skills to the next level and also make a delicious dinner in the process. It’s a great take on a classic meal of tomato soup and bread and gives it lots of flavors and kick! This spring dinner recipe involves a fair amount of ingredients but none however that should exceed your budget. Make this delicious dinner in just under 30 minutes!


9. Chili Mac & Cheese

A personal favorite, this chili mac & cheese recipe will never disappoint. Only seven ingredients mean it’s sure to save on your costs and the huge serving size means you’ll be enjoying this meal all week! It’s tough to beat a spring dinner recipe such as this that will taste so good and save you money.

10. Ravioli with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Another recipe with few ingredients means more money in your wallet! Only five ingredients make this delicious ravioli with only 15 minutes of prep and cook time combined. If you want, add some parmesan cheese for extra flavor to this spring dinner recipe.

11. Pizza on a Stick 

Pizza on a stick may sound a bit unconventional but you won’t be disappointed by this recipe. The ingredients are pretty typical of standard pizza, but this spring dinner recipe will prove to be shorter prep and cook time overall. It’s a well-balanced dinner that will leave you wishing you made more!


12. Simple Turkey Chili

It’s hard to resist a good chili and this recipe proves it in full force. This simple chili is hearty with plenty of flavors that makes for excellent leftovers for the next week. You won’t regret giving this spring dinner recipe a try.

13. Sweet Potato and Chorizo Pizza

Before once again ordering that takeout pizza for dinner take a look at this delicious spring dinner recipe. The vegetable-chorizo mixture you put on top of the pizza dough will give you a tasty meal that’s also well-balanced. In only 30 minutes you can make and enjoy this sweet potato and chorizo pizza.

14. Hamburger Potato Casserole

This simple spring dinner recipe will give you a delicious dinner for the whole family. With only a few ingredients you can make a hearty and tasty dinner that everyone will love. The cheap ingredients used will also save your budget for future meals and other expenses.


15.Corn and Potato Chowder 

This is another slow cooker recipe that you shouldn’t skip out on. It has a simple prep that provides a healthy and versatile soup that’s also delicious. You can even make it meat-free just forget about the chorizo and use a vegetable broth instead!

16. Roasted Garlic Spaghetti

A simple pasta dinner that’s packed with flavor and is easy on the wallet with only seven ingredients! Roasting the garlic will take the majority of the time but it will be worth it as soon as you bite into this dish. The great flavors and easy prep make this spring dinner recipe one to not soon forget!

17. Black Bean Soup

Black bean soup proves to be a healthy, easy and inexpensive meal for yourself, family and friends! A food processor really speeds up the prep process allowing you to chop up the garlic, onions, and peppers finely and quickly. Don’t miss out on this delicious spring dinner recipe!

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18. Chicken Pot Pie

Another spring dinner recipe that will leave you with a delicious meal with plenty of leftovers! This chicken pot pie proves to need a fair amount of ingredients but will prove worth it in its taste and many servings. In just an hour you can be enjoying this savory and well-balanced chicken pot pie.

19. Easy Homemade Pizza

If you’ve been looking for an easy homemade pizza recipe then look no further! You’ll forget all about delivery and look for this recipe every time you get a pizza craving. Making this homemade pizza will really make you feel like a professional chef, although we don’t recommend you toss the dough in the air.


20. One-Pot Creamy Beef Stroganoff

With just eight ingredients and a 30-minute prep & cook time, you won’t regret trying out this delicious spring dinner recipe for beef stroganoff! It’ll give you lots of servings for many meals while not busting your budget.  The best part about this recipe is you don’t need to drain the beef after cooking it, just keep adding ingredients and let them simmer together to make this flavor-packed stroganoff! 

21. Roasted Beetroot & Egg Salad

This vegetarian salad recipe will make a great light dinner that won’t break your budget. The prep is easy and you’ll have a delicious, healthy meal in no more than 30 minutes. The roasted beetroot really gives the salad distinctive and tasty flavors that you won’t forget!

22. One-Pot Ten-Minute Beef & Broccoli

This beef & broccoli meal proves to be an ultimate budget and time saver spring dinner recipe. Only five ingredients and you’ll have a great, well-balanced meal in just a few minutes. Of course, you have to pre-cook the rice which can take some time on its own. You could change up the recipe also by using different flavors of thick teriyaki marinade and sauce, such as orange, ginger or honey.


23. Zucchini Lasagna (Keto-friendly)

Zucchini plays a key role in a number of these budget-saving spring dinner recipes. So when we layer it with meat, cheese, and veggies it makes a carb-free lasagna that you definitely can’t ignore. The ingredients used are pretty cheap so you don’t need to worry too much about breaking your budget on this delicious and healthy lasagna. This recipe is even advertised as a “keto” recipe so if that’s the direction you’re looking for or are interested in then you’re in luck.

24. Turkey Burgers and Slaw with Sweet Potato Fries

This turkey burger recipe splits up into three parts: the burger, slaw and sweet potato fries. If at some point you find yourself reaching your budget, just omit one or two sections of this recipe and you’ll still end up with a delicious meal. The turkey burger has a great mixture of ingredients that will make it a tasty dinner by itself, but add the slaw and handmade sweet potato fries you won’t soon forget this tasty, well-balanced recipe. 

25. Tomato Tortellini Soup

A simple and easy spring dinner recipe that will easily keep your budget under control. Only three ingredients and a 15-minute cook time mean you’ll be enjoying this tasty meal in no time! Enjoy with a nice salad for a well-balanced meal that your wallet will thank you for.


Got any other budget-saving spring dinner recipes? Let us know in the comments below!

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