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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.

Minestrone Stew

Minestrone Stew

Minestrone Stew

Janie Hoskins of Red Bluff, California adds green chilies to this slow-cooked stew made from convenient pantry ingredients. You're sure to like the taste...and the price of 66 cents a serving.

One-Pot Dinner

One-Pot Dinner

One-Pot Dinner

"My family always comes back for seconds when this nicely seasoned skillet supper is on the table," reports Bonnie Morrow of Spencerport, New York. And it's nicely priced at 72 cents a serving.

Upside-Down Beef Pie

Upside-Down Beef Pie

Upside-Down Beef Pie

Thanks to the yummy sloppy joe flavor, kids dig in...and adults do, too! This recipe's been in my family for years.—Jennifer Eilts, Lincoln, Nebraska
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Garlic Spaghetti

Garlic Spaghetti

Garlic Spaghetti

"I make this family favorite at least two or three times a month," remarks Jackie Messina of Chardon, Ohio. "It's wonderful with a salad and fresh Italian bread." Besides being easy to prepare, this meatless main dish is easy on the pocketbook at just 61 cents per serving.

Creamed Ham on Corn Bread

Creamed Ham on Corn Bread

Creamed Ham on Corn Bread

Denise Hershman of Cromwell, Indiana tops pieces of corn bread with a cheesy sauce chock-full of ham to make a satisfying and economical supper. "At only 45 cents a serving, this is one budget meal our family loves," she writes.

Stuffed Cubed Steaks

Stuffed Cubed Steaks

Stuffed Cubed Steaks

This recipe turns an inexpensive cut into a satisfying main dish.—Mary Reynolds, Gardner, Massachusetts

Ground Beef 'n' Biscuits

Ground Beef 'n' Biscuits

Ground Beef 'n' Biscuits

"This recipe was given to me by a good friend when I got married, and I have used it many times since," shares Lois Hill from her kitchen in Trinity, North Carolina. The saucy meal is family-pleasing and also budget-pleasing at 98 cents a serving.

Chili Spaghetti

Chili Spaghetti

Chili Spaghetti

My husband often requested that his grandma make this dish.—Pam Thompson, Girard, Illinois

Applesauce Pork Chops

Applesauce Pork Chops

Applesauce Pork Chops

For a deliciously sweet meal, these pork chops are perfect. It is the makes such a wonderful supper you will want to make it often.—Elaine Anderson, New Galilee, Pennsylvania

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

"This colorful pasta and vegetable toss is a great quick meal," assures Charlotte McDaniel of Anniston, Alabama. It has such a special taste it's hard to believe it costs just 50¢ a serving.

Salmonettes

Salmonettes

Salmonettes

"Canned salmon from the cupboard makes these delicious salmon patties so fast to fix," reports Juanita Gross of Clearwater, Kansas. "And they always get rave reviews," she adds. At a mere 39¢ per patty, they make an economical lunch or dinner.
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