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Cooking a delicious meal for your family shouldn’t break the bank. Here are 15 satisfying recipes you can whip up for everyone for just 15 bucks (assuming you already have basic pantry staples like salt, pepper and olive oil). So you can save for more important things…like wine.

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Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Spaghetti ($1.59) + grated Pecorino Romano ($4) = $5.59

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Lemon Quinoa and Egg Bowls with Veggies

Quinoa ($3.19) + red bell pepper ($1.50) + eggs ($1.39) + frozen sugar snap peas ($2) + carrots ($1.19) + lemon ($1) + Sriracha ($4) = $14.27

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Spicy Spinach Quesadillas

Tortillas ($3) + frozen spinach ($2) + Monterey Jack cheese ($4.29) + salsa ($3.49) = $12.78

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One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Asparagus ($8) + eggs ($1.39) + cherry tomatoes ($3) = $12.39

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Stove-Top Mac and Cheese

Orecchiette ($2.19) + cream cheese ($3.49) + cheddar cheese ($3) + whole milk ($4) = $12.68

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Black Bean and Corn Salad Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Yams ($3) + black beans ($1.39) + canned corn ($1.49) + lime ($1) + cilantro ($1.09) + scallions ($2) + Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce ($2.29) = $12.26 

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Roasted Drumsticks with Tomatoes

Chicken drumsticks ($6) + red onion ($1.49) + grape tomatoes ($3) + garlic ($1) + paprika ($2.24) = $13.73 

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Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

Spaghetti ($1.59) + avocados ($5) + lemon ($1) + garlic ($1) + scallions ($1.99) = $10.58

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Eggplant Pizza

Eggplant ($2.49) + marinara sauce ($3.59) + cherry tomatoes ($3) + mozzarella cheese ($4.29) + basil ($1.09) = $14.46

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Frozen broccoli ($2.69) + chicken stock ($3.89) + onion ($1) + sharp cheddar cheese ($5) + 1 can evaporated milk ($2) = $14.58 

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Eggs Baked in Tomatoes

Tomatoes ($5.98) + eggs ($1.39) + grated Parmesan ($4) + 1 quart milk ($1.49) + rosemary ($1.09) = $13.95

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Smoked Sausage and Rice Skillet

Smoked sausage ($3) + frozen broccoli ($2.69) + brown rice ($2) + cheddar cheese ($3) = $10.69

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Zoodles with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella

Zucchini ($3.61) + marinara sauce ($3.59) + mozzarella ($4.29) + garlic ($1) + basil ($1.09) = $13.58

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Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

Farfalle pasta ($1.59) + kale ($3.49) + Caesar dressing ($3.69) + grated Parmesan ($4) = $12.77

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Avocado Toast with Fried Egg

Eggs ($1.39) + avocados ($5.39) + 12-grain bread ($4.49) + lemon ($1) = $12.27

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