Cooking for a family is expensive, especially if you have a large family. There are multiple mouths to feed, big appetites to satisfy, and picky eaters with expensive demands. We have some greats ideas to make your busy life easier. We found a few recipes you can make for $15 or less — they are flexible enough to make everyone in your family happy. Your family will love the dinners, and you’ll love the fact that they don’t cost a fortune.
Broccoli, Cheddar, and Spinach Frittata
Frittatas are always great for brunch, but they’re also an easy weeknight dinner option. Just steam the broccoli in the pan for this frittata, so it’s a true one-skillet meal. It might not be a revolutionary flavor combination, but it’s delicious and easy, and satisfies comfort-food cravings. It’s vegetarian and gluten free.
Step 1: Warm the olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add the onion and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring frequently, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Step 2: Add the broccoli and water to the pan. Cover and steam the mixture until the broccoli is bright green and easily pierced by a fork, about 2 to 3 minutes. Uncover, and add the spinach and green onions. Cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach has wilted, about 30 to 60 seconds.
Step 3: Whisk the egg mixture one last time and pour it into the pan. Sprinkle the frittata with the remaining cheese. Put the pan in the oven and bake about 12 to 15 minutes (until you see that the middle is just barely set).
Done, great job 🙂
10-Minute Grilled Pizza
This is the easiest and most delicious pizza ever! If you’ve never tried making pizza on the grill, you need to try it. These pizzas are a nice get-out-of-jail dinner when you don’t have anything else prepared and everyone is getting impatient and wants to eat.
Step 1: Preheat grill to the lowest available heat setting and distribute the olive oil evenly on the bottom side of each piece of naan (rub it in and coat each piece very well).
Step 2: Evenly spread the marinara sauce on the top side of each piece of naan. Right after that sprinkle the cheese on each piece of naan → then add pepperoni on each piece.
Step 3: Oil the grill grates and place the prepared pizza onto the grill, close the lid, and allow the pizza to cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Remember: Grill should be on the lowest heat setting.
Step 4: Remove pizzas from the grill, optionally garnish with herbs, and serve immediately. Pizza is best warm and fresh.
Cheesy Beans and Rice
It’s not only tasty, but also a budget-friendly recipe for your whole family!
Step 1: Preheat oven to broil. Lightly oil an 8×8 or 2-quart baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
Step 2: Cook 1 cup of rice in a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Stir in salsa, lime juice, and cilantro. Then, spread everything into the prepared baking dish.
Step 3: Top with beans and cheese. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and cheese has melted (5 minutes) and that’s all. Enjoy 🙂