Budget Dinner Recipes

Looking for Budget Dinner recipes? Find budget dinner recipes for cheap main dishes like burgers, steaks, and more dinner recipes.

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Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

My grandchildren love these sandwiches. I like the recipe because it can be made ahead of time and keeps well in a slow cooker. I've found that it freezes well, too. —Patricia Ringle, Edgar, Wisconsin

Traditional Meat Loaf

Traditional Meat Loaf

Traditional Meat Loaf

Topped with a sweet sauce, Traditional Meat Loaf tastes so good that you might want to double the recipe so everyone can have seconds. "This meat loaf also freezes well," adds Gail Graham of Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

Great Northern Bean Stew

Great Northern Bean Stew

Great Northern Bean Stew

This thick and hearty stew is sure to chase the winter chills away.—Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
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Hamburger Gravy

Hamburger Gravy

Hamburger Gravy

For an old-fashioned stick-to-your-ribs meal, try this economical entree that's just 89¢ a helping. "As a newlywed, I was so grateful to my mom for sharing this easy recipe," notes Sandy McKenzie of Braham, Minnesota. "My husband enjoys this no matter how often I serve it."

Turkey Taco Bake

Turkey Taco Bake

Turkey Taco Bake

This dish is a great way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas. This hearty Mexican-style casserole is chock-full of popular south-of-the-border ingredients including corn chips, salsa, Monterey Jack cheese and refried beans. It's a guaranteed family-pleaser.—Trudie Hagen, Roggen, Colorado

Potluck Taco Salad

Potluck Taco Salad

Potluck Taco Salad

I found this recipe in an old school cookbook, and I've taken it to many potlucks since then. The layers look so pretty in a glass bowl. —Sandy Fynaardt, New Sharon, Iowa

Crustless Zucchini Pie

Crustless Zucchini Pie

Crustless Zucchini Pie

Peggy Gandy of South Amboy, New Jersey makes the most of her zucchini harvest by baking this crowd-pleasing entree. The golden-brown pies slice so beautifully you can serve them to company! At 31 cents a serving, they're great for entertaining on a budget.

Basic Meat Loaf

Basic Meat Loaf

Basic Meat Loaf

"Since I can't have much salt, I've come up with a recipe for meat loaf that is really tasty without it."—Lillian Wittler, Wayne, Nebraska

Country Roasted Chicken

Country Roasted Chicken

Country Roasted Chicken

This recipe gets wonderful flavor from the celery, onion and parsley tucked inside. This is my family's favorite way to eat poultry. When my daughter was away at school, she even called home to ask me for the recipe so she could make it herself.—Judy Page, Edenville, Michigan

Swiss Pot Roast

Swiss Pot Roast

Swiss Pot Roast

My family loves the taste of this tender roast. I love the fact that it's so easy to prepare—it even makes its own gravy. The house smells wonderful when this hearty main dish is cooking, so I'm apt to hear the question, 'How long until dinner?'—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

This is a tasty main dish and a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey. Everyone loves the spaghetti noodles mixed in.—Sue Ross, Casa Grande, Arizona
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