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You’re trying to save money by cooking at home. (Yay! Go, you.) So you find a great recipe, buy all the ingredients…and realize you’ve spent as much as you would at a restaurant (grr, organic groceries). Next time, try one of these ten recipes that will feed a family of four for less than 20 bucks.

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Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki ($3.50 a serving)

Save the leftover creamy sauce for tomorrow’s salad.

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Pasta Alla Norma ($2.50 a serving)

Close your eyes and pretend you’re in Italy.

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Crispy Baked Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw ($5 a serving)

They’re baked, not fried, so you can have seconds (or thirds).

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Polenta and Meatballs ($4 a serving)

A tasty twist on an old classic.

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Red Shakshuka ($2 a serving)

Once you’ve mastered this Israeli egg dish, try the spicy green version, too.

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Lime Chicken with Corn and Poblano Salad ($2.50 a serving)

Warning: These thighs have a kick. 

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Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage ($5 a serving)

Our three favorite foods, together at last.

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Cacio E Pepe Pasta ($2 a serving)

Fact: The best dinner of your life has only six ingredients.

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Zoodle Stir-Fry ($2.50 a serving)

Grab your spiralizer and get to work.

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Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon-Herb Sauce ($2.50 a serving)

Bookmark this guy for Meatless Monday (or any day).

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