When it comes to saving time, parents are all about the one-stop-shop. And there’s no better place to one stop than Target. So the next time you run to Target for, well … pretty much anything, pick up fixings for these cheap dinner ideas while you’re there. Here’s how you can hit a bullseye for dinner tonight!

Chicken Fajitas

Trade Taco Tuesdays for Fajita Fridays using Target’s Archer Farms’ brand pre-seasoned chicken fajita strips. Cook them skillet-style with some colorful organic peppers you can grab in the refrigerated section. Then top this sizzling palate-pleaser with cheese, sour cream or avocado. That’s a wrap for your busy week!

Veggie Spaghetti

If hidden veggies are your family’s jam, Target’s got just what you need to transform your typical spaghetti dinner into a healthy, stealthy meal. Track down the secret ingredient (spiralized zucchini) in Target’s refrigerated section. Then simply sauté it in oil with Italian herbs and pair it with your favorite Market Pantry or Simply Organic spaghetti sauce to cook up a meal your kids will devour. Pair it with Market Pantry cheese-filled breadsticks for a delish twist!

Turkey Sliders

If your half-pints appreciate a pint-sized meal, grill up some turkey sliders using organic ground turkey from your local Target as a base. Try mixing in rosemary and garlic to give your burgers a kick, and top them with classic hamburger fixings everyone loves. As for pairings, you know you can’t go wrong with Market Pantry Waffle Fries for the kids and a cold microbrew for you. We’ll consider that a win for everyone!

Baked Potato Bar

Build-your-own is the way to go when you’ve got picky eaters in the house. Luckily, a five-pound bag of Market Pantry russet potatoes costs just under two bucks, making a DIY baked potato bar as easy as it is cost effective. Think of the possibilities! Top your ‘tater with cheese, steamed broccoli and chives. Or dress it up with bacon, cheddar and sour cream. Psst … swap sweet potatoes for your standard russets for a nutritional boost.

Chicken Parmesan

Dress up a typical chicken dinner with Archer Farms’ heat-and-serve Chicken Parmesan. Once they’re hot, these pre-cooked, breaded breasts are ready to sit atop of plate of noodles topped with your favorite Market Pantry pasta sauce. Finish them off with a sprinkle of fresh basil or Parmesan to add a bit of flavor, and you’ve got a new family fave ready to serve in less than 20 minutes!

Good to know: If you haven’t already downloaded the Target app, get on it. Then use the app to scan your grocery items and save cash. Cartwheel savings are automatically stored in the app to be scanned at checkout. Plus, Target will match their online pricing for all your grocery items too. Be sure to compare prices between the two, so you get the lowest prices they’ve got. Shop on!

—Allison Sutcliffe

featured image: iStock


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