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Budget Dinner Recipes

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

Budget Macaroni and Cheese

Budget Macaroni and Cheese

Budget Macaroni and Cheese

This is a quick and creamy main dish. I've tried many macaroni and cheese recipes, but this is my favorite.—Debbie Carlson, San Diego, California

Chicken Rice Casserole

Chicken Rice Casserole

Chicken Rice Casserole

Casseroles are one of my favorite dishes and this one is so easy to put together. The already cooked chicken makes this recipe extra fast.—Marcia Hostetter, Canton, New York

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

This recipe is a hearty, zesty main dish with a crisp, golden crust. Feel free to use whatever toppings your family enjoys.—Marianne Edwards, Lake Stevens, Washington
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Homemade Individual Meat Loaves

Homemade Individual Meat Loaves

Homemade Individual Meat Loaves

I've made this hearty entree many times over the years, and it's always so good. Plus, these single-serving loaves bake much faster than one large loaf.—Norma Erne, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sausage 'n' Sauerkraut

Sausage 'n' Sauerkraut

Sausage 'n' Sauerkraut

Savory Sausage 'n' Sauerkraut comes from Robert Walker of Glen Dale, West Virginia. "Not only is it economical, it's delicious. I'm positive you'll serve it often," Robert says.

Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

These drumsticks get their great flavor and golden color from the tasty, easy-to-prepare marinade. During hurried work weeks, it's convenient to marinate the chicken overnight and then bake it the next day.—Jean Clark, Albion, Maine

Western Beef and Cornmeal Pie

Western Beef and Cornmeal Pie

Western Beef and Cornmeal Pie

With this hearty main dish recipe, the bread is baked right in the casserole. The meal covers all four food groups, and it's a guaranteed family pleaser. —Darlene Alexander, Nekoosa, Wisconsin

Chicken Rice Dinner

Chicken Rice Dinner

Chicken Rice Dinner

Everyone enjoys the country-style combination of chicken, rice and mushrooms. Using chicken bouillon adds to this dish's wonderful flavor.—Judith Anglen, Riverton, Wyoming

Taco Bake

Taco Bake

Taco Bake

Taco Bake is a specialty of Marlene Logan's in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her hearty dish is perfect for a hungry family or to serve to company.

Meatless Spaghetti

Meatless Spaghetti

Meatless Spaghetti

This chunky sauce is so good you'll think it's loaded with meat. But it actually features a whole bushel of fantastic produce. I can start this sauce early in the afternoon and have it slowly simmer on the stove until dinnertime. It's nice to rely on no-fuss recipes like this on busy days.—Barbara Njaa, Nikiski, Alaska

Hearty Egg Scramble

Hearty Egg Scramble

Hearty Egg Scramble

An egg entree is always flavorful and filling...and it won't put a crack in your bank account. The recipe is extra special because it's loaded with ham and potatoes.—Marsha Ransom, South Haven, Michigan
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