Everyone loves a standalone meal. And none combine multiple foods and taste as delicious as a casserole. Try a Shepherd's Pie, Taco Casserole, Beef Stroganoff to name a few.
Pasta is delicious and affordable. Check out new recipes for mac and cheese, lasagna, spaghetti, or pizza.
Meat is costly. Look for meatless meals to save some extra money. Potatoes can be prepared multiple ways to create a delicious dish or simple add more veggies to dinner to stay healthy and cheap.
Bread is rising in costs but it's still cheaper than most staples in your kitchen. There's an old-fashioned Sloppy Joe, Grilled Cheese, Hamburgers, Pulled Pork Sandwhiches, and many more to select from.
Breakfast is one of the cheapest meals of the day. Mainly because many people skip it, but there are a few breakfast items that are both nutritional and affordable. Look into oatmeal, omelets, pancakes with fruit.