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$5 DINNERS | FIVE Quick & Easy Cheap Meals

 DINNERS | FIVE Quick & Easy Cheap Meals | Julia Pacheco

$25 GROCERY BUDGET | CHEAP MEALS | WHATS FOR DINNER | TASTY & DELISH | LET’S GET COOKING! Welcome back my cooking friends! Today, i’m sharing five $5 dinner ideas! This adds up to a $25 dollar grocery budget and these are full meals with great flexibility for your family. But as always I encourage you to adapt these meals to fit your specific needs! I hope you guys enjoy these $5 dinner ideas and if you’d like to see more in the future, let me know in the comments below. Thank you for being here today 💚

My NEWEST $5 Dinner Ideas

0:00 | Welcome! ❖Today’s Recipes:
0:41 | Spaghetti
2:53 | Turkey & Rice
4:40 | Chicken Fajitas
6:29 | Rice Casserole
8:49 | 4 Can Soup
All of today’s full recipes are typed down below ↓



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T Y P E D R E C I P E S:
Spaghetti Marinara Sauce
28 oz crushed tomatoes
1 medium onion
1/2 LB pasta
3 cloves Garlic
2 tsp dried basil
Olive oil
1/2 tsp sugar
Sauté your onion in the olive oil until soft, add your garlic, basil, sugar, and crushed tomatoes. (Add 1/4 cup of water for a thinner sauce) Simmer for at least 20 minutes. Serve with pasta

Turkey and Rice
1LB ground Turkey
1 box Spanish Rice a roni
14 oz diced tomatoes
1 tsp Taco seasoning
Cook your Turkey then add the 1tsp of taco seasoning along with 3tbs of water scrape the bits off the bottom of the pan. Now add in the diced tomatoes, rice a roni follow the box instructions for water/ cooking time. Cover and cook

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Chicken Fajitas
1 bell pepper
1 medium onion
1 chicken breast
Fajita seasoning or taco seasoning
Olive oil
Chop your veggies and set aside add 1tbs oil to your pan, add the chicken season on both sides, cook chicken through then set aside. Now add an additional tablespoon of oil to the pan and cook your veggies. Once veggies are cooked add your sliced chicken back in the pan to warm through. Serve on a tortilla with cheese and sour cream!

Rice Casserole:
1 cup rice, cooked
1 pound turkey sausage, sliced
1 head broccoli, cut up
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chicken broth
Olive oil
Brown your sausage in a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil, once browned add a little water and scrape the bottom of the pan. Add the reminder of the ingredients, place into a casserole dish bake on 350 for 20-25 minutes

4 Can Minestrone
14 oz diced tomatoes
15 oz canned corn
15 oz can of ready minestrone soup
15 oz drained and rinsed black beans
Frozen bag of mixed vegetables
1/2-2 cups of chicken broth
1tsp Italian seasoning
Add all the ingredients into a large pot and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!


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  1. Laney Yuh says:

    I’m pretty lazy when it comes to cooking hopefully easy stuff like this can motivate me 😊❤️

  2. Marty Fragale says:

    Great recipes Julia!! Can't wait to try them.

  3. Tina Mitchell says:


  4. Tresa Turner says:

    I grew up in NM too! Hobbs/Lovington and Farmington. Moved to texas for 16 years, now back in NM.

  5. Nesha Williams says:

    I LOVE YOUR RECIPES!!! THANK YOU!!!!! CAN YOU PLEASE! start back leaving the recipes in the description box again???

  6. Eric says:

    Krogers got the deals!!! Walmart👎

  7. Cindy Sentner says:

    Ty for sharing these, definitely making some of them.

  8. MD.L L says:

    Yay from NEW MEXICO! I'm from albuquerque! I love your recipes

  9. Karla Corona says:

    I just watched the entire thing because I like her voice lol

  10. Brooke Alexandra says:

    For the sausage rice and broccoli casserole do you cook the broccoli before adding it into the pot

  11. Stitcherbear says:

    Halfway through this menu and every meal has been a hit. Thanks for these videos. They got me cooking again.

  12. K Jones says:

    Bad week for the turkeys. 🪓😅

  13. Rose says:

    Wow this is the kind of cooking ideas I was looking for. Quick,easy, low budget, and delicious! Thankyou so much for sharing! I appreciate you.

  14. Wen D says:

    I happened across this going through all Julia's meal ideas 🙂 once again my next week's meals! I've been looking to cut down my very expensive shopping :/…because I'm in Aust (Sth Aust) I will have to substitute ingredients so cost will vary but I can see it's going to make a real dent in what I spend on shopping now! Thank you Julia

  15. Linda Womeldorff says:

    Thank you Julia. This was a awesome video with some fast easy inexpensive meals!

  16. Standardbred Adventures says:

    Doing a bit of binge watching and really feel impressed.

  17. Barbara Ketchum says:

    These are such great ideas! I love the idea for making canned soup something extra special!!

  18. Deborah Daniels says:


  19. Cristo Viene! says:

    You're the bery best channel..everyone else gonna wait. 😀

  20. MINDYWAAAA says:

    we have the same spice rack/containers : )

  21. Hillbilly Garage 775 says:

    Instantly stopped watching when music started

  22. C Velasquez says:

    The soup recipe is great and if you don't have soup on hand, you can use some of the sausage from the casserole and elbow macaroni is less than $1 for a 1 pound box, and use pantry spices to season. Great recipes!

  23. Heidi Shepard says:

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  24. Joseph Damico says:

    Your gonna cutt your finger off hun

  25. Iluvmykids04 says:

    My Son and I love Campbell's Vegetable Beef Soup with rice. You could season it however you want but we love it just the two mixed together.

  26. Angela Kortright-Calo says:

    So good! Oh I was just thinking the rice a Roni one stuffed into bell peppers! 😊

  27. Lori Gasca says:

    Bell pepper seems to hurt my stomach I love it so I buy the small peppers and they seem to be a lot milder and their way cheaper than regular bell peppers any colour and they last forever in your refrigerator I pick up 2 every time I go I'm raising 11 year old and he loves them filled with Chihuahua cheese and then we bake them. May you have a nice week ahead thanks for the suggestions.

  28. Emmy Eastwood says:

    My sister and I are originally from New Mexico. We love your YouTube channel!

  29. war child says:

    Minestrone soup, awesome!

  30. Barbara Blinzinger says:

    I just made the soup and it was great!

  31. nomad travler and friend hope hold on pain ends says:

    I just started watching your channel I absolutely love it I actually was living in Ohio with my husband for a little bit and there was a Kroger down there whereabouts are you we actually moved back to Connecticut but I love your channel so far and we definitely all are on a budget because of the quarantine and the covid so thank you keep posting videos

  32. Amanda Keith says:

    Is there a pdf of these recipes?

  33. Betty Adkisson says:

    Thank you the change pace and cheaper meals. I will right them.

  34. tabbysj says:

    Why a dutch oven?

  35. Regina Samilpa says:

    Wow!! These are great! Maybe can you do some quick and easy meals with items from a food pantry?

  36. Channon Tye says:

    Try sweet potato oatmeal
    It's easy make the oatmeal as always and use mashed sweet potatoes butter maple syrup and brown sugar mixwell it is amazing I don't know if someone has made this before but I tried it in my instapot last month or the children just making an experiment and again it was amazing

  37. Carrie Kay says:

    What size dutch oven do you use? I looked them up on Amazon and they are so expensive. Do you like the brand you are using?
    NEW SUBSCRIBER. Great recipes!

  38. Jennifer Collins says:

    Ramen stir fry:
    1 or 2 bags of instant ramen
    1 bag of frozen stir fry veggies
    Half bag of frozen edamane (out of pod)
    Soy sauce or coco administration

    Cook veggies and edamame in skillet with some oil. Boil the noodles and drain. Add noodles to veggies and add soy sauce. You can also do housing or oyster sauce instead. Sprinkle with sesane seeds if you like. Add a scrambled eggs too if you want. Less than $3 and feeds a family of 4.

  39. Raquelia Ramlogan says:

    I’m a busy college student on a budget, and I’m trying to get my family to eat better as well as make meals in a pinch. This is seriously the best video I could have come across!! Great work! 😭❤️🙏🏾

  40. Jerry Chetty says:

    Good stuff, you did a great job of your ingredients

  41. Alexis Porter says:

    Thanks so much… my boyfriend told me to start saving money for us to get married. Times are really tuff right now. I really appreciate you so much. I know my family is going to love your recipes they look amazing girl.

  42. Tonya Pence-Askin says:

    Ground chicken and turkey was expensive at my local grocery but pork sausage was on sale so I subbed that in. My family loved the Spanish rice dish
    They added taco mix cheese and sour cream. Even my pregnant daughter went back for seconda.

  43. Evelyn Davis says:

    I must say you're a very nice young girl and I kind of feel sorry for you but cuz there's so many people to get food stamps and stuff that don't even need them to sell drugs and I'm really proud of you I don't even know you but you get a good job there and some of the bills I'm watching is pretty good too cuz it's only me and my boyfriend now so you give me a lot of good ideas cuz I don't like eating a whole lot either so God bless you and have a great summer with your kids

  44. Evelyn Davis says:

    You said $5 dinners I hope that's not $5 for you your husband and your kids how many kids do you have you can't even go to McDonald's for $5 hardly so I just watched a girl that spent $10 a week on food and I couldn't do it I'd be dead especially if you have diabetes so anyway good luck I mean I could eat the spaghetti but something I don't like so good luck

  45. Adabelle Pacheco says:

    Thank you so much for the rice casserole recipe. I was at a point where I didn’t know what to make for dinner tonight…so grateful I found your recipe ❤️❤️❤️

  46. larry reigel says:

    Can you please put in serves 2-4? That way we can figure out how much we need to get the first time we cook them. Thanks great video

  47. Kjera Carroll says:

    Trying these recipes out this week!!

  48. Nicholle M says:

    That Better than Bouillon is more than $5 by itself😒

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