When you're cooking on a tight budget it's so easy to fall into a pasta rut. Been there, done that more times than I care to remember. Pasta is a quick, inexpensive, and easy meal with limited clean-up required which makes it pretty enticing, but it also gets boring fast.
Good news, cooking on a budget doesn't have to mean pasta for dinner seven nights a week. From stir-fry to burritos to chili, chicken and fish, here are 17 delicious, budget-friendly dinners that don't involve pasta.