20 Dinners Under $2 Receipts

There are 20 delicious new recipes all under $2 each in our May 2014 issue. Check out the itemized receipts for each recipe!
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1. Spicy Chicken & Broccoli

Chicken breasts: $1.50
Garlic: $.15
EVOO: $.33
Broccoli: $.78
Hoisin sauce: $1.07
Sriracha sauce: $.12
Jasmine rice: $.81

Total: $4.76
Price per plate: $1.19

2. Caribbean Chicken

Canned pineapple chunks: $1.07
Red onion: $.41
Cilantro: $.20
Chicken breasts: $2.98
Jerk seasoning: $.60
EVOO: $.17

Total: $5.43
Price per plate: $1.36

3. White Chicken Chili

Green bell pepper: $.69
Onion: $.47
Garlic: $.22
Jalapeno: $.16
Dried oregano: $.06
Cumin: $.03
EVOO: $.17
Cannellini beans: $1.50
Chicken stock: $.90
Chicken thighs: $1.99

Total: $6.19
Price per plate: $1.55

4. Chicken Skillet Noodles

Chicken thighs: $1.99
Garlic: $.15
EVOO: $.33
Canned diced tomatoes: $.50
Egg noodles: $1.19
Chicken stock: $.67
Italian seasoning: $.15
Shredded mozzarella: $1.16
Fresh parsley: $.20

Total: $6.34
Price per plate: $1.59

5. Tuna Puttanesca

Garlic: $.15
EVOO: $.33
Canned crushed tomatoes: $.50
Kalamata olives: $.92
Capers: $.60
Canned tuna: $1.70
Spaghetti: $.68
Fresh parsley: $.20

Total: $5.08
Price per plate: $1.27

6. Shrimp Po' Boy Toasts

Garlic: $.15
Butter: $.62
Shrimp: $4.49
Worcestershire sauce: $.52
Lemon juice: $.09
Cajun seasoning: $.06
Small baguette: $1.49
Chives: $.22

Total: $7.64
Price per plate: $1.91

7. Lime Tilapia & Rice

Cornmeal: $.16
Flour: $.03
Paprika: $.02
Tilapia: 3.33
EVOO: 0.33
White rice: $.74
Cilantro: $.40
Lime: $.34

Total: $5.35
Price per plate: $1.34

8. Shrimp Enchiladas

Shrimp: $3.00
EVOO: $.17
Canned diced tomatoes with chiles: $.69
Monterey jack cheese: $1.20
Flour tortillas: $1.43
Onion: $.42
Jalape?o: $.16
Chicken stock: $.15
Cilantro: $.20

Total: $7.42
Price per plate: $1.86

9. Spinach & Feta Quesadillas

Roasted red peppers: $1.90
Crushed red pepper: $.02
Frozen spinach: $1.16
Shredded mozzarella: $1.16
Feta: $1.74
Garlic: $.15
Flour tortillas: $.72

Total: $6.85
Price per plate: $1.71

10. Parmesan Polenta with Mushrooms & Chard

Vegetable stock: $2.49
Polenta: $1.60
Garlic: $.15
EVOO: $.33
White mushrooms: $.75
Swiss chard: $1.99
Parmesan: $.55

Total: $7.86
Price per plate: $1.97

11. Squash & Ricotta Pizzette

Small baguette: $1.49
Ricotta: $1.75
Dried oregano: $.05
Yellow squash: $.64
Zucchini: $.66
Tomato: $.95
Shredded mozzarella: $1.16

Total: $6.70
Price per plate: $1.68

12. Pesto Tortellini Salad

Frozen tortellini: $2.50
Pesto: $1.34
Greek yogurt: $.24
Lemon juice: $.05
Arugula: $.66

Total: $4.79
Price per plate: $1.20

13. Cheesy Sausage & Pepper Sub

Smoked sausage: $2.50
EVOO: $.17
Onion: $.42
Green bell pepper: $.69
Garlic: $.14
Chicken stock: $.11
Hot sauce: $.13
Baguette: $1.79
Provolone: $1.06

Total: $7.01
Price per plate: $1.76

14. Chorizo Rice Skillet

Chorizo: $1.60
Onion: $.47
Green bell pepper: $.69
Chili powder: $.20
EVOO: $.17
Canned diced tomatoes: $.50
White rice: $.74
Scallions: $.17

Total: $4.54
Price per plate: $1.14

15. Kielbasa & 'Kraut

Kielbasa: $2.50
Red onion: $.82
Apple: $.40
EVOO: $.34
Red potatoes: $1.30
Dijon mustard: $.07
Sauerkraut: $.95

Total: $6.38
Price per plate: $1.60

16. Sausage Farfalle

Italian sausage: $2.33
Eggplant: $.75
Farfalle: $.63
Pepperoncini: $.62
Parmesan: $.41
Lemon: $.40
Fresh parsley: $.20

Total: $5.34
Price per plate: $1.34

17. Teriyaki Meat Loaf

Ground beef: $3.44
Egg: $.22
Breadcrumbs: $.27
Fresh ginger: $.10
Garlic: $.07
Soy sauce: $.13
Sesame oil: $.12
Teriyaki sauce: $.72
Green beans: $1.50

Total: $6.57
Price per plate: $1.64

18. Pizza Sliders

Tomato sauce: $.69
Italian seasoning: $.30
Ground beef: $2.58
Onion: $.10
Slider buns: $1.69
Shredded mozzarella: $.29
Pepperoni: $1.78
Basil: $.50

Total: $7.93
Price per plate: $1.98

19. Meaty Mushroom Ragu

Fettuccine: $.50
White mushrooms: $2.99
Garlic: $.22
Butter: $.31
Ground beef: $1.72
Red wine: $.67
Tomato paste: $.09
Parmesan: $.41

Total: $6.91
Price per plate: $1.73

20. Beef & Mango Tostadas

Ground beef: $1.72
EVOO: $.17
Canned black beans: $.90
Chili powder: $.30
Mango: $1.00
Red bell pepper: $1.33
Scallions: $.17
Lime: $.17
Corn tortillas: $.64

Total: $6.40
Price per plate: $1.60