Cheap-O: Under-$10 Dinners We'd Like to Try

Rachael Ray Magazine

We all know Rachael Ray appeals to the masses with recipes prized for speed and ease. But she's also all about keeping costs down, and we appreciate that. With these two recipes (which both feed four people), we think you could buy organic ingredients and still come in well under the $10 mark.

We realize Rachael Ray is a polarizing figure, and many of her recipes rely too heavily on poultry seasoning, ground beef, and shredded cheese. But you know what? There are a lot of fresh, intriguing recipes on her site, too.

We're gonna give you one of each. One is colorful, healthy, and uses one of our favorite leafy vegetables; the other is full of cheese. But both embody some of our mantras for inexpensive eating: go vegetarian, use eggs, bulk it up with grains and greens, and add layers of flavor to keep it interesting.

Couscous with Swiss Chard, Raisins, and Feta
Baked Eggs on Cheesy Caramelized Onions

We're sure many of you could get these ingredients for less than $10. What do you think? Maybe they'll spark an idea for an inexpensive meal tonight.

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(Images: Dan Roberts/Rachael Ray Magazine)

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