Cheap dinners to get you through the cost of living crisis

The cost of living is at the forefront of Australians’ minds after another rate hike was announced.

We’re also looking for ways to save money on groceries and bills. We’ve compiled a list of cheaper dinners.

Spicy tuna pasta bake

Add olives and chili flakes to the classic tuna bake for a new twist.

Apricot Chicken Tray Bake

This family favorite apricot-roasted chicken has been transformed into an easy traybake. This recipe can be prepared in less than an hour.

Speedy miso rice bowl

In just 17 minutes, you can have a delicious and flavorsome gluten-free meal on the table.

‘Caesar’ spaghetti

This super-speedy meal is ready in only 25 minutes.

Lasagne with spinach and ricotta

This lasagne is a family favorite! It has a tasty spinach and ricotta mixture.

Chicken Kiev pasta bake

In less than 40 mins, we’ve transformed buttery, garlicky chicken Kyiv into a delicious, quick, and easy pasta bake.

Salami frittata

This salami and pasta frittata is easy to make, inexpensive, and, most importantly, delicious!

Traditional Beans and Greens

Beans and greens are served with fresh crusty bread. This is a great side dish or lighter main.

Chicken Pan-Baked with Olives and Tomatoes

This rich tomato, basil, and chicken bake can be made in just one pan.

Zucchini slice tarts

This zucchini and bacon slice, encased in a golden shortcrust pastry, is the ideal solution for your midweek dinner dilemmas.

Basil pilaf and spicy sausage

This simple rice dish is a great way to spice up your Wednesday evening.

Simple Japanese beef mince stir fry.

This super-vegetable beef mince stir fry is low-fat and low-calorie and ready in only 20 minutes.

Smoky Aussie beans

This hearty dish, which is packed with beans and high in fiber, has all the flavor that you desire.

Best-ever macaroni cheese

This is the best macaroni and cheese you’ve ever had. It will be a favorite in your family.

Tuna Pasta with Capers, Lemon and Cream

The capers add a delicious flavor boost to this easy-to-make tuna pasta.

Thai-style fried rice

Add Thai-style frozen veggies to leftover rice for a quick and easy-fried dish.

Flamenco eggs

You can eat it for breakfast, dinner, or lunch! Place the ingredients in a dish that can be baked. Serve with fresh herbs and crusty bread.

Healthier boscaiola

This boscaiola, ready in just 35 minutes, is still creamy and cheesey but much healthier. This is a delicious dinner for kids.

Braised Chipolata sausages served with lentils, basil pesto, and a dressing.

This lentils and sausage dish is a great way to save money. It will be a regular weeknight meal in your home.

Easy tuna lasagne

This budget-friendly tuna lasagne will be your family’s favorite dinner this season.

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