Standing there, staring into the fridge, wondering what you can whip up that everyone will gladly eat and that won’t take a zillion hours to make? — yeah, we’ve been there. So, we’ve rounded up six quick, easy, affordable, and delicious recipe ideas for you and your family!

1. Homemade Pizza Pockets by The Girl on Bloor

Pizza Pockets

Easy? Check. Fast? Absolutely! Almost-no clean-up? Uh, yeah. Plus, they’re warm, cheesy, and absolutely yum! To make the pizza pockets you’ll need pizza dough, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce. For the fillings, some of the popular choices include pepperoni, red onions, peppers, and mushrooms. However, you can customize the fillings of each pizza pocket to your taste.

2. Cauliflower Tacos with Crispy Chickpeas by Two Peas & Their Pod

Chickpea Cauliflower Tacos

Cauliflower Tacos with crispy chickpeas — sounds complicated? Don’t worry! These tacos come together in a snap, we promise. For this recipe, all you need is nutrient-dense cauliflower, protein-packed chickpeas, red onions, tortillas, and a blend of your favorite flavorful spices. TACO TUESDAY HERE I COME!

3. Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs by Damn Delicious

Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs, garlic, lemon, herbs, and boom! Dinner’s done. Craving some carbs on the side? Mashed potatoes and some velvety sauce taste terrific alongside these chicken thighs.

4. Tuna Noodle Casserole by Allrecipes

Tuna Noodle Casserole

For some reason, a casserole never fails to impress. And, a tuna noodle casserole is just 35 minutes and 6 ingredients away. So, what are you waiting for? All you need is Campbell’s condensed cream of mushroom, milk, peas, tuna, egg noodles, and bread crumbs.

5. Beef Dumplings by Joshua Weissman

Beef Dumplings

In the market for some light, fluffy, and juicy beef dumplings? Totally achievable even at home on a weeknight! To make this dish destined to become your family’s favorite, you’ll need gyoza wrappers, ground beef, cabbage, onions, ginger, garlic, salt, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

6. Fruit Glazed Pork Chops by Taste of Home

Fruit Glazed Pork Chops

Looking for a recipe with a big slab of protein and unique mouthwatering flavors? You need to try these Fruit-Glazed Pork Chops. Ingredients needed for the plat du jour include pork chops, smoke-flavored barbeque sauce, apricot or peach preserves, corn syrup, mustard, cloves, salt, and ground black pepper. 

Now that you have these affordable and easy dinner ideas, we promise there will be no sweat, no stress, and GREAT leftovers! Don’t forget to check out the Flipp app to find the most affordable ingredients at your local grocery stores to make all these yummy recipes on a budget.

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