7 Dirt Cheap Instant Pot Dinners for Busy Moms

7 Dirt Cheap Instant Pot Dinners for Busy Moms and Dads–try all these quick and easy Instant Pot weeknight dinners on a budget. These weeknight dinners are perfect for feeding your family for cheap.

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7 Dirt Cheap Instant Pot Dinners for Busy Moms and Dads--try all these quick and easy Instant Pot weeknight dinners on a budget. These weeknight dinners are perfect for feeding your family for cheap.

7 Dirt Cheap Instant Pot Dinners for Busy Moms

If you’re looking to eat well but on the cheap try these 7 dirt cheap Instant Pot dinners for busy mom and dads. Try shopping the sales for any meats that you want to use. I love looking through my Smith’s (Kroger) ad for bone-in chicken, ground beef, boneless skinless chicken breasts, etc. Stock up when they go on a good sale!

For fast and easy sides to go with your cheap dinners grab a bag of steamtable frozen veggies. I like to get mine at Smith’s when they are on sale 10 for $10. You throw them in the microwave for 5 minutes and they are ready to go!

#1: Chicken “Spareribs”

Inexpensive chicken thighs coated in a zippy sparerib-style sauce made easy with your electric pressure cooker.

7 Dirt Cheap Dinners for Busy Moms and Dads--try all these quick and easy Instant Pot weeknight dinners on a budget. These weeknight dinners are perfect for feeding your family for cheap.
chicken spare ribs

Make it a meal! Serve this chicken and sauce over any type of rice. I like to make brown rice in my Instant Pot.

#2: Salsa Lime Chicken

Perfectly shreddable and flavorful chicken that you can serve in burritos, enchiladas, tacos, salads or quesadillas. Dinner can’t get easier than this!

7 Dirt Cheap Dinners for Busy Moms and Dads--try all these quick and easy Instant Pot weeknight dinners on a budget. These weeknight dinners are perfect for feeding your family for cheap.

Make it a meal! Roll up the chicken in a flour or corn tortilla. Optional topping ideas are shredded lettuce, beans, cheese, salsa, cilantro.

#3: Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Sausage Casserole

Fresh broccoli, melty cheese, smoked sausage, a homemade creamy sauce and rice make this casserole the quintessential comfort food. An easy Instant Pot recipe with no browning or sautéing steps.

7 Dirt Cheap Dinners for Busy Moms and Dads--try all these quick and easy Instant Pot weeknight dinners on a budget. These weeknight dinners are perfect for feeding your family for cheap.

Make it a meal! Serve with a side green salad or a side of fruit.

#4: Creamy Sloppy Joes

Get your ground beef on sale or use ground turkey to make this an actual 5 dollar meal. These are my favorite sloppy joes ever.

7 Dirt Cheap Dinners for Busy Moms and Dads--try all these quick and easy Instant Pot weeknight dinners on a budget. These weeknight dinners are perfect for feeding your family for cheap.

Make it a meal! Serve the sloppy joe meat on buns and add some veggies on the side–steamed veggies, salad or corn on the cob. 

#5: Tuna Casserole

A twist on good old fashioned tuna casserole. Flavors from Mom’s tuna casserole but made easier, faster and without cream of soups.

7 Dirt Cheap Dinners for Busy Moms and Dads--try all these quick and easy Instant Pot weeknight dinners on a budget. These weeknight dinners are perfect for feeding your family for cheap.

Make it a meal! To make this tuna casserole less expensive leave out the cornflakes and the mushrooms. Serve the tuna casserole with a can of fruit or veggies.

#6: Bacon Cheddar Egg Casserole

Hashbrowns, eggs, bacon, cheddar and spinach are all combined to make a scrumptious breakfast for dinner.

Instant Pot Bacon Cheddar Egg Casserole--hashbrowns, eggs, bacon, cheddar and spinach are all combined to make a scrumptious breakfast casserole that is perfect for a weekend breakfast or even breakfast for dinner. 

Make it a meal! Serve this as breakfast for dinner with a side of pancakes.

#7: Mexican Black Beans And Rice

The easiest and tastiest rice ever! Brown rice is cooked in flavorful salsa with garlic salt, a bay leaf and cumin. Canned black beans make this recipe very convenient. And my favorite part is a squeeze of lime juice and a dollop of sour cream on top.

Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans and Rice--the easiest and tastiest rice ever! Brown rice is cooked in flavorful salsa with garlic salt, a bay leaf and cumin. Canned black beans make this recipe very convenient. And my favorite part is a squeeze of lime juice and a dollop of sour cream on top. Make this as a meal or as a side dish.

Make it a meal! Add a couple chicken thighs or chicken breasts into the pot or serve with rotisserie chicken.

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