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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.

Garlic Salmon Linguine

Garlic Salmon Linguine

Garlic Salmon Linguine

Theresa Hagan shares the garlic-seasoned main dish priced at 67 cents a serving. It calls for handy pantry ingredients, including pasta and canned salmon. "I serve it with asparagus, rolls and fruit," says the Glendale, Arizona cook.

Mushroom Ground Beef

Mushroom Ground Beef

Mushroom Ground Beef

"My husband and I work full-time off the farm, so I'm always looking for quick recipes that don't need much attention," says Janice Miller of Creston, Iowa. "Our three girls really like this beef and gravy combination." You'll like the cost - only 70 cents per patty.

Light Oven-Fried Chicken

Light Oven-Fried Chicken

Light Oven-Fried Chicken

Tarragon, ginger and cayenne pepper season the cornmeal coating that Daucia Brooks of Westmoreland, Tennessee uses on her golden "fried" chicken. The moist meat and crunchy coating are sure to make this homey entree in a mealtime mainstay at you house, too.
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Aunt May's Lasagna

Aunt May's Lasagna

Aunt May's Lasagna

Some people don't like ricotta cheese, traditionally found in lasagna. This is a nice alternative.—Angie Estes, Elko, Nevada

Turkey Enchiladas with Creamy Sauce

Turkey Enchiladas with Creamy Sauce

Turkey Enchiladas with Creamy Sauce

The hearty entree is generously stuffed with cubed turkey, cheese and chilies in a mild creamy sauce. My daughter made this dish for us, and it was excellent.—Leona Therou, Overland Park, Kansas

Ham Loaf with Pineapple

Ham Loaf with Pineapple

Ham Loaf with Pineapple

This loaf is nice enough for the holidays, but we have it often for everyday meals, too, since it's so easy to prepare and easy on the pocketbook.—Linda Manley, Morgantown, West Virginia

Vegetable Chicken Casserole

Vegetable Chicken Casserole

Vegetable Chicken Casserole

In Goshen, Indiana, Bonnie Smith assembles this comforting one-dish meal that's economically priced at 98 cents per serving. "To save time, you can substitute a package of frozen vegetables," Bonnie suggests.

Sausage Vermicelli

Sausage Vermicelli

Sausage Vermicelli

"This is a longtime family favorite," notes Shauna Hamman of Mesa, Arizona. Sausage adds savory flavor to this speedy skillet supper, which is nicely priced at only 63 cents for each serving.

Hash Brown Pork Bake

Hash Brown Pork Bake

Hash Brown Pork Bake

This main dish is a comforting family-style casserole made with convenient frozen hash browns.—Darlis A Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin

Tamale Bake

Tamale Bake

Tamale Bake

Kathleen Reid knows how to heat up dinnertime at her Petaluma, California home. Her family-pleasing main course is guaranteed to put a little kick in your menu, too.

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
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