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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.

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
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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

Chicken Rice Casserole

Chicken Rice Casserole

Chicken Rice Casserole

Casseroles are one of my favorite dishes and this one is so easy to put together. The already cooked chicken makes this recipe extra fast.—Marcia Hostetter, Canton, New York

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

This recipe is a hearty, zesty main dish with a crisp, golden crust. Feel free to use whatever toppings your family enjoys.—Marianne Edwards, Lake Stevens, Washington

Homemade Individual Meat Loaves

Homemade Individual Meat Loaves

Homemade Individual Meat Loaves

I've made this hearty entree many times over the years, and it's always so good. Plus, these single-serving loaves bake much faster than one large loaf.—Norma Erne, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sausage 'n' Sauerkraut

Sausage 'n' Sauerkraut

Sausage 'n' Sauerkraut

Savory Sausage 'n' Sauerkraut comes from Robert Walker of Glen Dale, West Virginia. "Not only is it economical, it's delicious. I'm positive you'll serve it often," Robert says.

Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

These drumsticks get their great flavor and golden color from the tasty, easy-to-prepare marinade. During hurried work weeks, it's convenient to marinate the chicken overnight and then bake it the next day.—Jean Clark, Albion, Maine

Western Beef and Cornmeal Pie

Western Beef and Cornmeal Pie

Western Beef and Cornmeal Pie

With this hearty main dish recipe, the bread is baked right in the casserole. The meal covers all four food groups, and it's a guaranteed family pleaser. —Darlene Alexander, Nekoosa, Wisconsin
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