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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.

Pork-Potato Meatballs

Pork-Potato Meatballs

Pork-Potato Meatballs

"My family just loves these meatballs," writes Julaine Roach from her Mauston, Wisconsin home. Ground pork, shredded potato, green onion and mustard combine to create this savory sensation that's priced at just 48 cents per serving.

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

Slow Cooker Mac 'n' Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac 'n' Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac 'n' Cheese

This classic casserole is a rich and cheesy meatless main dish. I've never met anyone who didn't ask for second helpings of the cheesy dish. —Bernice Glascoe, Roxboro, North Carolina
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Cajun Macaroni

Cajun Macaroni

Cajun Macaroni

"When I follow my favorite meat loaf recipe, I end up with an extra half pound of ground beef," relates June Ellis. "So I came up with this easy dish to use it up." The Erie, Illinois cook brings this fast family-pleaser to the dinner table at a savvy 76 cents a plate.

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

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.

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
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