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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.

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Chili Spaghetti

Chili Spaghetti

Chili Spaghetti

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

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.

Country-Fried Steak

Country-Fried Steak

Country-Fried Steak

Country Fried Steak is a favorite of field editor Betty Claycomb and her husband, Harold, who live in Alverton, Pennsylvania. "This down-home main dish is simple to make and so delicious!" Betty assures.
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Tuna Mushroom Bake

Tuna Mushroom Bake

Tuna Mushroom Bake

Tuna Mushroom Casserole is a rich-tasting main dish. The recipe was sent by Connie Moore of Medway,Ohio, who relates, "I usually serve this casserole when I'm short on time and we need something hearty and comforting."

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

Hay and Straw

Hay and Straw

Hay and Straw

This recipe is not only quick and easy to prepare, it's pretty, too. This colorful pasta dish combines julienned ham, Parmesan cheese, peas and linguine.—Priscilla Weaver, Hagerstown, Maryland

Taco Meat Loaf

Taco Meat Loaf

Taco Meat Loaf

"Even your kids will enjoy this tasty meat loaf," promises Cathy Streeter of De Kalb Junction, New York. "I like to serve it with shredded cheese, salsa and sour cream," she adds. You'll like that it's just 77 cents a serving.

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.

Easy Chicken and Noodles

Easy Chicken and Noodles

Easy Chicken and Noodles

In Lancaster, Ohio, Shirley Heston can prepare this stovetop supper in mere minutes. Canned soup makes the sauce a snap to throw together while the noodles boil. It's comforting and inexpensive, too, at $1.22 per serving.

Taco Bake

Taco Bake

Taco Bake

Taco Bake is a specialty of Marlene Logan's in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her hearty dish is perfect for a hungry family or to serve to company.

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
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