$20 or Under Weeknight Meals for 4 [Photo: White background with various vegetables including grilled corn, tomatoes and squash.]
When life gets busy, sometimes it’s tough to do all of the things on your list and stick to your budget for a tasty weeknight meal.We recently asked our Chef Christie Maggi for some ideas on how to feed four people for $20 or less. She delivered in a big way with these options.

*Many recipes call for salt, olive oil, and pepper. When calculating our totals, we made the assumption these are already in your pantry.

One Pot Chicken Alfredo & Caesar Salad

Brands used:
• Dierbergs Natural Rotisserie Chicken
• Fresh Express Caesar Lite Salad Kit
• Dierbergs Fettuccine
• Dean’s Heavy Cream
• Sargento Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Summer Vegetables with Bow Tie Pasta

Brands used:
• Creamette Pasta
• Sargento Parmesan Cheese

Fresh Asparagus Frittata & Salad

Brands used:
• Dierbergs 2% Milk
• McCormick Dried Basil
• Dierbergs Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
• Fresh Express Salad Kit

Asian Dan Dan Noodles with Chopped Salad

Brands used:
• Perdue Ground Turkey
• Dierbergs Egg Noodles
• Kikkoman Garlic & Green Onion Teriyaki Sauce
• Earthbound Farms Organic Asian Chopped Salad Kit

Southwest Stuffed Poblanos with Flour Tortillas

Brands used:
• Kitchen Basics Vegetable Broth
• Birds Eye Frozen Corn and Black Beans
• Essential Everyday Brown Rice
• McCormick Cumin
• Essential Everyday Chili Powder
• Dierbergs Monterey Jack Cheese
• Red Gold Mexican-Style Tomatoes
• La Banderita Flour Tortillas

Succotash Salad

Brands used:
• Essential Everyday Frozen Lima Beans
• Bekemeier Honey

Mushroom Fried Rice & Salad

Brands used:
• Ty Ling Sesame Oil
• Essential Everyday White Rice
• Essential Everyday Soy Sauce
• Dutch Farm Eggs
• Fresh Express Salad Kit

Heirloom Tomato Tart & Salad

Brands used:
• Pillsbury Pie Crust
• Dierbergs Deli Cheese
• Fresh Express Salad Kit

Gratin of Summer Squash & Salad

Brands used:
• Essential Everyday Bread Crumbs
• Dierbergs Fontina Cheese
• Dierbergs Butter
• Dierbergs Shredded Italian Cheese Blend
• Fresh Express Salad Kit

Cajun-Style Red Beans & Rice

Brands used:
• G&W Andouille Sausage
• McCormick Cajun Spice Blend
• Dierbergs Red Beans
• Wild Harvest Chicken Broth
• Crystal Hot Sauce
• Essential Everyday Long Grain Rice

Ravioli Lasagna

Brands used:
• Essential Everyday Ricotta Cheese
• McCormick Dried Basil
• Fresh Express Baby Spinach
• Essential Everyday Pasta Sauce
• Dierbergs Frozen Cheese Ravioli
• Dierbergs Shredded Italian Cheese Blend
• Sargento Grated Parmesan Cheese

Chicken Paprikash

Brands used:
• Perdue Bone-In Chicken Thighs
• Essential Everyday Paprika
• Essential Everyday Chicken Broth
• Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes
• Oikos Plain Greek Yogurt

Light & Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Brands used:
• Perdue Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
• Dierbergs Cream of Celery Soup
• Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles
• Daisy Light Sour Cream
• Guerrero Flour Tortillas
• Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce
• Sargento Shredded Colby-Jack Cheese

White Chocolate Peach Shortcake

Don't forget dessert!

Brands used:
• Jell-O White Chocolate Pudding
• Dierbergs Yellow Cling Sliced Peaches
• Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake
• Dierbergs Milk
• Dierbergs Eggs