5 Weeknight Dinners Under $3

This week, we're making dinners that are all under $3 per serving. But that doesn't mean there's any skimping on flavor!
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Monday: Spicy Maple Chicken Thighs with Smoky Corn & Scallions

Spicy Maple Chicken Thighs with Smoky Corn & Scallions

You can make this hearty, flavorful dinner for just $2.77 a person. That's a whole lot of flavor for your buck!

Recipe: Try our Spicy Maple Chicken Thighs with Smoky Corn & Scallions

Tuesday: Tilapia Tostadas with Lime Crema

Tilapia Tostadas with Lime Crema

We're taking a spin on #TacoTuesday this week and making it #TostadaTuesday instead! Spice up this mild fish with some lime, cabbage, jalapeños, and more—all for under $2.

Recipe: Try our Tilapia Tostadas with Lime Crema

Wednesday: Chicken Skillet Noodles

Chicken Skillet Noodles

This cheesy-chicken pasta is mouthwateringly good and it's only $1.59 per plate. You'll want to add this one to your weekly rotation!

Recipe: Try our Chicken Skillet Noodles

Thursday: Pomegranate Pilaf with Steak

pomegranate pilaf with steak

Steak night on a budget? Yes! Pair it with a delish pomegranate pilaf.

Recipe: Try our Pomegranate Pilaf with Steak

Friday: Zucchini & Ricotta Tartlets

zucchini & ricotta tartlets

It's the most perfect time of the year for pesto and zucchinis. And how can we say no to ricotta anytime of the year? Make these heavenly tartlets for just $1.79 each.

Recipe: Try our Zucchini & Ricotta Tartlets

Shopping List

For the Spicy Maple Chicken Thighs with Smoky Corn & Scallions

  • Maple syrup
  • Sambal oelek or chile-garlic sauce
  • Olive oil
  • 4 ears corn
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 8 boneless, skin-on chicken thighs (about 2 lbs.)
  • Finely grated Parmesan
  • Butter
  • Chives
  • Smoked paprika

For the Tilapia Tostadas with Lime Crema

  • 4 tilapia fillets (about 3 oz. each)
  • Cooking spray
  • Cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • 1 jalapeño
  • Lime juice
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Carrots
  • 1 large red onion
  • 8 tostada shells

For the Chicken Skillet Noodles

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • EVOO
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • Wide egg noodles
  • Chicken stock
  • Italian seasoning
  • Shredded mozzarella
  • Fresh parsley

For the Pomegranate Pilaf with Steak

  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • Ground turmeric
  • Curry powder
  • Basmati rice
  • 1 lb. top sirloin steak
  • Ground cumin
  • Fresh mind and/or flat-leaf parsley
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 lemon

For the Zucchini & Ricotta Tartlets

  • 1 pkg. (14 to 15 oz.) rolled piecrusts
  • Fresh ricotta
  • Store-bought pesto
  • 2 small zucchini
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped walnuts