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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.

Pizza from Scratch

Pizza from Scratch

Pizza from Scratch

You can make this tasty pizza yourself with hardly any fuss. My sister shared the recipe with me years ago. It's now a staple in our home. Have everyone pitch in when assembling the pizza...it's a nice way to get the family together.—Audra Dee Collins, Hobbs, New Mexico

Pizza Mac Casserole

Pizza Mac Casserole

Pizza Mac Casserole

In Marion, Indiana, Trish Quinn serves her family this tasty variation on a basic ground beef and noodle casserole. "This satisfying main dish is simple to make because it uses convenient pizza sauce," she relies. At 83¢ a helping, it's economical, too.

Orange Honey Chicken

Orange Honey Chicken

Orange Honey Chicken

These golden chicken pieces are nicely seasoned with a tangy citrus marinade. The ingredients are easy to have on hand, so you can whip up this special chicken for friends and family anytime.—Rita Goshaw, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Hamburger Hot Dish

Hamburger Hot Dish

Hamburger Hot Dish

"With a tossed green salad, this ground beef casserole makes an easy and delightful meal," notes Dee Eastman of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. You won't mind when your family asks for seconds, because the satisfying supper dish costs a mere 87 cents per serving.

Cranberry Turkey Loaf

Cranberry Turkey Loaf

Cranberry Turkey Loaf

This is a delightful alternative to traditional meat loaf. It's very moist, and the cranberry sauce gives it a tasty twist.—Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah

Apricot Round Steak

Apricot Round Steak

Apricot Round Steak

Looking for a fun alternative to traditional steak sauce? In Harpster, Ohio, Bernadine Dirmeyer serves tender slices of round steak with a sweet apricot sauce that has a hint of pepper. The broiled entree is a snap to prepare and easy on the pocketbook, too, at only 53 cents a serving.

Meatball Skillet Meal

Meatball Skillet Meal

Meatball Skillet Meal

With colorful vegetables and nicely seasoned meatballs, this tasty meal-in-one offers a lot of flavor for a little cash. —Donna Smith, Victor, New York

Swiss Steak Supper

Swiss Steak Supper

Swiss Steak Supper

This recipe is a colorful, satisfying complete meal in one dish.—Dorothy Collins, Winnsboro, Texas

Chicken Biscuit Potpie

Chicken Biscuit Potpie

Chicken Biscuit Potpie

"This hearty meal-in-one takes just 10 minutes to assemble before popping it in the oven," says Dorothy Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas. Not only is it easy to prepare, it's easy on your budget at just 54 cents a serving.

Creole Tuna

Creole Tuna

Creole Tuna

"This speedy recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember," shares Betty Bernat of Littleton, New Hampshire. "Because it relies on pantry staples, it's easy to make when you can't decide what to fix for dinner," At 48 cents a serving, it's economical besides."

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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