Valentine’s Day Dinner: Budget Friendly

Everyone wants to go all out this Valentine’s Day for their boo, BUT most end up breaking the bank. I’m in the business of saving money and I want to help you out. First of all, it is possible to have a gourmet meal for less than $20 and enjoy it. Let’s be real, food isn’t cheap anymore.

Let’s take a look at 20 budget friendly options for our upcoming Valentine’s Day.

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20 Meals Under $20

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1. Pistachio Crusted Chicken Fingers

Chicken Tenders
HEB: Crusted Chicken Fingers

2. Caprese Skillet Chicken

Caprese Skillet Chicken
Little Broken: 20 Min. Easy Skillet Chicken
Little Broken: 20 Min. Easy Skillet Chicken

3. Baked Ziti with Sausage & Kale

5-Ingredient Italian Sausage and Kale Baked Ziti | gimmesomeoven.com
Gimme Some Oven
This 5-ingredient Creamy Spinach Tortellini makes a quick and tasty dinner that all the family will love! ❤ COOKTORIA.COM
Gimme Some Oven

4. One-Pot Chicken & Potatoes

One Pot Chicken & Potatoes, simple & delicious dinner idea. Just toss in the baking dish with seasoning & roast! By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com
Let The Baking Begin

5. Pepperoni Pizza & Quesadillas

Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas
Snixy Kitchen

6. Sirloin Steak with Roasted Parmesan Broccoli & Sliced Tomatoes

Sirloin
HEB: Sirloin Steak and Tomatoes

7. Grilled Pesto Chicken & Tomato Kebabs

Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kebabs just SCREAM summer, made with chunks of boneless chicken breasts, skinny basil pesto and grape tomatoes. Serve this as an appetizer at your next backyard bash, or have them for dinner any night of the week with a great big salad or over pasta.
Skinny Taste: Kebabs

8. Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara
DamnDelicious

9. Pork Chops with Sweet & Sour Glaze with Roasted Broccolini

Pork Chops with glaze
Damndelicious
Broccolini
Noshing with the Nolands

10. Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken
The Recipe Critic: Lemon Pepper Chicken
Cilantro Lime Rice
The Recipe Critic: Cilantro Lime Rice

11. Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage & Broccoli

Grocery list-14 oz Italian chicken sausage: $5.59-1 box Oricchette pasta: $2.09-1 bag frozen broccoli: $2.49-1 bulb garlic: $0.60-Grated Parmesan cheese: $3.99-Olive oil, salt, and pepper: Pantry staplesTotal cost: $15.16Get the recipe.
Skinny Taste

12. Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Black Bean Peppers
Belle of the Kitchen: Stuffed Black Bean Peppers
Black Bean Peppers
Belle of the Kitchen: Stuffed Black Bean Peppers

13. Ground Turkey Taco Salad

Grocery list-1 lb. ground turkey: $5.99-1 package taco seasoning: $0.99-1 head iceberg lettuce: $2.99-1 can black beans: $0.99-1 onion: 0.79-2 peppers: $1.79-1 can corn: $1.59-1 bag shredded cheddar: $2.99-Salt and pepper: Pantry staplesTotal cost: $18.12Get the recipe.
The Cookie Writer

14. Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas
RecipeTin Eats
Pork Carnitas
RecipeTin Eats

15. Portobello Mushroom & Beef Patty Melt

Burger Melt
Portobello Mushroom Patty Melt

16. One Pot Chicken & Broccoli Pasta

Pasta
HEB: Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

17. Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe
Countryside Cravings: Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe
Countryside Craving: Sloppy Joe

18. Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Skillet

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Food52: Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Skillet

19. Pork Teriyaki Fried Rice

Pork Teriyaki Fried Rice ~ Leftover rice, extra teriyaki glaze, pork on sale, some eggs and veggies and you have a quick dinner ready in less than 30 minutes ~ The Complete Savorist
The Complete Savorist: Pork Teriyaki Fried Rice

20. Asian Beef & Rice Bowl

 

15-Minute Healthy Asian Beef Bowl
Apple Of My Eye: Asian Beef Bowl

With all of these delicious options, your Valentine’s Day Dinner: Budget Friendly style should top off with a hit. There are so many variations you could create with these recipes so GET CREATIVE! Whatever dish you choose, make it a wonderful, heartfelt dinner for your special one. Most importantly, you’ll be eating good and saving a few bucks. In addition to saving and flavorful food, it’s healthy!

In conclusion, enjoy your love on this upcoming Valentine’s Day. Nothing spells L-O-V-E more than home cooking. Take the time to enjoy the company with one another and don’t get too full. It’s always room for dessert.

Jorelle Pierce

Lifestyle Blogger & Entertainment Coverage

Jorelle, more personally known as Relle, is a Virginia native turned Georgia Peach. She has a passion for all things Food, Fashion and Travel. As an aspiring actress, travel agent and foodie, she has to stay up to date with current trends. You can find her at many local and non local events gathering the latest scoop on entertainment. Take a glimpse into her life by following her on Instagram and Facebook. IG: @Letsgetrelle