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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.

Ham Mushroom Pie

Ham Mushroom Pie

Ham Mushroom Pie

"This brunch recipe was given to me by my grandmother, who loved making fast and delicious meals," says Howie Wiener of Spring Hill, Florida. "Even the most finicky eaters enjoy it." At 92¢a serving, this quick-to-fix favorite is as inexpensive as it is well received.

Saucy Beef Casserole

Saucy Beef Casserole

Saucy Beef Casserole

Fairwater, Wisconsin's Ferne Spielvogel relies on canned soups and crunchy chow mein noodles to flavor this hearty ground beef bake. Put it on your table for just 94¢ per serving.

Pork Noodle Casserole with Corn

Pork Noodle Casserole with Corn

Pork Noodle Casserole with Corn

Less expensive cuts of pork become tender and tasty in this creamy, meal-in-one Pork Noodle Casserole. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
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Tangy Meatballs Over Noodles

Tangy Meatballs Over Noodles

Tangy Meatballs Over Noodles

"These moist meatballs are so easy to make, yet they taste so fancy," writes Teri Lindquist of Gurnee, Illinois. The sweet and tangy sauce has surprising flavor from ginger and cloves. This entree is economical, too at 78¢ a serving.

Chili-ghetti

Chili-ghetti

Chili-ghetti

"I created this recipe when unexpected guests stopped over and I didn't have enough chili for everyone," recalls Cindy Cuykendall of Skaneateles, New York. The surprising supper became a family favorite.

Garlic Clove Chicken

Garlic Clove Chicken

Garlic Clove Chicken

“My Greek neighbors made Garlic Clove Chicken frequently, and I couldn’t get enough of it,” writes Denise Hollebeke of Penhold, Alberta. “If you like garlic, you’ll love this chicken.”

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

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

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
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