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20 Recipes That Will Feed Your Family For Under $20

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Feeding your entire family isn't cheap. Especially if you want to use fresh ingredients and assemble a healthy meal that everyone will enjoy.

Here are 20 easy and delicious meals that will feed your family of 4 for less than $20. Each recipe has a grocery list, plus a few basic pantry staples that you probably already have on hand, that will make your next trip to the story easy and affordable.

* We used Fresh Direct and Walmart.com to calculate prices, but they may very based on your location.

1. One Skillet Chicken with Garlicky Mushroom Sauce

Why dirty more dishes than you have to? This delicious chicken meal will have everyone feeling full and you will feel great because you stayed within budget!

Grocery List:

4 boneless skinless chicken thighs $4.89

1 cup chicken stock $1.29

8 ounces mushrooms, sliced $3.29

1/3 cup diced red onions $0.25

1/4 cup heavy cream $3.99

1 package egg noddles $2.99

$16.70

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

salt and pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons chopped parsley or basil

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2. Spaghetti with Chicken Bolognese

This is an update on a family classic! Loaded wit meat and veggies it will keep hungry tummies full without breaking the bank.

Grocery List:

1 1/2 pounds ground chicken $5.98

1 package of spaghetti $1.59

1 large carrot $1.49

3 garlic cloves $0.99

2 tablespoons tomato paste $0.89

1/2 cup red wine $5.99

$16.93

1 medium onion

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon orgeno

1 tablespoon balsamic

shaved Parmesan

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3. One Pot Cheesy Tortellini & Meatballs

Pasta nights are always a hit in my house. This cheesy tortellini and meatballs gives you everything you need to feel full, all while staying within your grocery budget.

Grocery List:

8 ounce package cheese tortellini $3.49

35-37 meatballs $7.78

1 28 can crushed tomatoes $2.09

2 garlic cloves $0.70

2 cups grated mozzarella cheese $3.19

3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese $2.72

$19.97

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 medium onion

1 cup of water or chicken stock

1/2 teaspoon dried orgeno

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

salt and pepper

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4. Chicken Fajita Crescent Braid

Make weeknight dinners easy with this handy crescent braid! Loaded with chicken, veggies and cheese, it will be a hit with the whole family not to mention easy on the grocery budget too!

Grocery List:

1 can Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheet $3.29

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts $3.74

1/2 cup green or red bell pepper strips $0.63

1/4 cup salsa $2.99

2 cups shredded Cheddar-Monterrey jack cheese $5.19

$15.81

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 clove of garlic

1 small onion

1 egg white, beaten

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5. One Pan Meatloaf Dinner

Everyone loves a home-cooked meal. That's why this one pan meatloaf dinner is a real winner. Don't worry about spending a fortune though, this delicious meal is within budget!

Grocery List:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef $7.49

1 1/2 pound russet potatoes $1.94

1 packet gravy mix $1.49

17-20 saltine crackers $3.59

1/4 cup whole milk $1.49

1/3 fresh parsley $1.99

1 pound green beans $1.49

$19.48

1/3 cup water

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2/3 cup milk

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 large egg

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 brown sugar

4 teaspoons cider vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

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