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Cheap easy dinner for 6 people.

any good ideas?


Asked by But_Mommie at 9:29 AM on Jun. 30, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (12)
  • Spaghetti - all you need is noodles, sauce, some bread and salad.
    Tacos - you can usually find some ground beef of some kind on sale.
    Burgers - buns, meat, condiments, chips.
    Hot dogs - same as Burgers

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:34 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • you can also do easy beef strogenoff

    1 1/2 lbs ground beef
    one lg onion (i prefer vidalia, they're so cheap right now too)
    2 pckgs sliced fresh mushrooms (I prefer baby bella)
    1 8 oz container sour cream
    1 pckg au jus , or any gravy pckg
    Worcestershire to taste
    lots of black pepper

    egg noodles or rice

    Ground beef , muchrooms & onion together, & cook beef is no longer pink. Add sour cream, Worcestershire , gravy packet & a cup of water. Mix, & let simmer until thickened a bit. Serve over egg noodles, or rice.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:55 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • mexican..tacos, burritos, enchiladas..its all good. lay it out like buffet and everyone can top/fill how they prefer. except for the enchiladas,,which is so easy and cheap to make.

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:31 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Baked Potato bar with salad would be cheap. Our spaghetti or some other pasta dish would aslo be cheap to make.

    Answer by lil_angel00 at 9:34 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Baked Spaghetti
    4-5 cans of tomato soup
    1 lb. colby cheese cut into cubes
    spaghetti noodles cooked
    Salt and pepper
    * dump all that into a pot and stir
    And cook at 350 for 45 min
    You could serve in with cucumbers
    sliced, salt and peppered, dump a little ranch
    and a little milk. And mix

    Answer by Rachel24517 at 9:48 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Spaghetti chicken or any kind of Lasagna

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:48 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • I like the swedish meatballs they sell at Ikea. They're in a frozen bag. I buy one bag of frozen meatballs, about 5 bucks, with a packet of the swedish meatbal sauce, which is about 1.00...then a bag of egg noodles, about 1.50. I'm sure you can get it all at any grocery store, but the Ikea brand is actualy damn good. I mean, they are swedish...LOL!

    It make a LOT!

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:49 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • basically anything pasta is pretty easy to do on a large scale like that for pretty cheap. I do ravioli lasagna, a baked penne dish that's similar to lasagna, spaghetti with mozerella stuffed meatballs, cajun chicken alfredo

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 9:53 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Pasta dishes. Always cheap, tasty, go far and satisfying. Easy too! go to for some great ideas!

    Answer by dcawoman at 9:55 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Just a few ideas:

    1. Soups with muffins. (Eg, Potatoes, Bacon, Chives, a cream cheese, milk, cheese and muffin mix. Broccoli and cheese is also easy.) - Make in a slow cooker

    2. Pinto Beans over rice with Mexican cornbread. (Soak beans overnight and cook in slow cooker with an internet recipe for spice levels)

    3. Chili with cornbread - it can even be from a can. The cornbread makes it seem homemade.:-)

    4. Roast with red potatoes and onions. It costs a bit more, but it is very substantial and you can have leftovers.

    5. Hot dogs with chips - jazz it up with homemade cupcakes with sprinkles

    6. Any pasta dish - spaghetti, fettuccine, noodles with butter and parmesan cheese etc


    Answer by ARgal at 10:20 AM on Jun. 30, 2010