It’s the dreaded question: What’s for dinner? But when you’re tired and rushing to put food on the table, the last thing you want to do is overspend. Here, three recipes that cost less than $10 to prepare (with a few extra pantry staples you already have at home). They’re also a breeze to make, so win-win.

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Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Spaghetti ($2) + Pecorino Romano cheese ($6) = $8

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Zoodle Stir Fry

Scallions ($1) + garlic ($.50) + ginger ($1) + carrots ($.50) + bell pepper ($1.50) + snap peas ($2) + zucchini ($2.50) + cilantro ($1) = $10

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Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon-Herb Sauce

Cauliflower ($4) + parsley ($1) + cilantro ($1) + mint ($1.50) + green onion ($1) + garlic ($.50) + lemon ($1) = $10

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