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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.

Tangy Pot Roast

Tangy Pot Roast

Tangy Pot Roast

This super tender pot roast gets its special flavor from zippy Catalina dressing. Made in a slow cooker, it takes the edge off a busy day. —Paula Beach, Milton, New York

Ramen-Vegetable Beef Skillet

Ramen-Vegetable Beef Skillet

Ramen-Vegetable Beef Skillet

“This combination of ingredients is unique and flavorful.” The whole gang will enjoy this hearty, colorful meal-in-one. Marlene McAllister - Portland, Michigan

Caraway Pot Roast

Caraway Pot Roast

Caraway Pot Roast

• Served with colorful carrots and smooth sour cream gravy, Caraway Pot Roast is so tender and flavorful that no one would guess it’s an “economical” main dish. Violet Beard of Marshall, Illinois shared the recipe.
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Chicken Salad Casserole

Chicken Salad Casserole

Chicken Salad Casserole

Field editor Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina shares her rich and creamy Hot Chicken Salad. Topped with crunchy potato chips and almonds, the comforting casserole could be made with leftover cooked chicken. —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina

Traditional Meat Loaf

Traditional Meat Loaf

Traditional Meat Loaf

Topped with a sweet sauce, this meat loaf tastes so good that you might want to double the recipe so everyone can have seconds. It also freezes well. —Gail Graham, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Few dishes are as comforting as the popular potpie. This satisfying version is loaded with veggies and chunks of chicken, and it costs just $1.57 a serving. —Lucille Terry, Frankfort, Kentucky

Chicken Spareribs

Chicken Spareribs

Chicken Spareribs

Inexpensive chicken thighs get all gussied up in a zippy sparerib-style sauce that's irresistable. Janice Porterfield of Atlanta, Texas shared the recipe.

Buttermilk Pot Roast

Buttermilk Pot Roast

Buttermilk Pot Roast

“This is a melt in your mouth roast with very flavorful gravy is only $1.70 per serving. I've been making it for years. It's always great for company.” —Anne Powers, Munford, Alabama

Ham and Broccoli Bake

Ham and Broccoli Bake

Ham and Broccoli Bake

Plan ahead and start this satisfying and comforting casserole the night before you are going to bake it. The hearty entree is also inexpensive to serve. —Harmony Tardugno, Vernon Center, New York

Sweet Potato Pork Skillet

Sweet Potato Pork Skillet

Sweet Potato Pork Skillet

Spiced sweet potatoes and meaty chops pair beautifully in this heartwarming dish. There's plenty of sauce, so don't forget the rice! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Great Northern Bean Stew

Great Northern Bean Stew

Great Northern Bean Stew

This thick and hearty stew is sure to chase the winter chills away.—Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
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