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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.

Beef and Tomato Pie

Beef and Tomato Pie

Beef and Tomato Pie

"I bake this hot and hearty ground beef pie when my grandchildren come to visit," comments June Mullins of Livonia, Missouri. "They like its family-pleasing flavor," she informs. And you'll like that it costs just 57 cents a serving.

Meat Loaf Patties

Meat Loaf Patties

Meat Loaf Patties

"I copied this recipe from my mom before my husband and I were married," recalls Nancy Carpenter, Sidney, Montana. "These moist burgers are still a favorite after more than 20 years." They're economical, too, at 39 cents a patty.

Seasoned Swiss Steak

Seasoned Swiss Steak

Seasoned Swiss Steak

This main dish combines tender beef and vegetables in a gravy that melds tomato, brown sugar and mustard.—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
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Tangy Chicken Legs

Tangy Chicken Legs

Tangy Chicken Legs

This sweet and tangy sauce shared by Joey McGuire of Lynn, Indiana is easily assembled with basic pantry ingredients. Brushed on chicken leg quarters, it's bargain-priced at just 39 cents a serving. Try it over beef or pork, too.

Black Bean Nacho Bake

Black Bean Nacho Bake

Black Bean Nacho Bake

Pasta, black beans and nacho cheese soup combine in this speedy six-ingredient supper from Melodie Gay of Salt Lake City, Utah. Servings of this zippy casserole, topped with cheddar cheese and crunchy tortilla chips, are priced right at 87 cents each.

Crustless Zucchini Pie

Crustless Zucchini Pie

Crustless Zucchini Pie

Peggy Gandy of South Amboy, New Jersey makes the most of her zucchini harvest by baking this crowd-pleasing entree. The golden-brown pies slice so beautifully you can serve them to company! At 31 cents a serving, they're great for entertaining on a budget.

Skillet Chicken Supper

Skillet Chicken Supper

Skillet Chicken Supper

This recipe is a hearty main dish. It's gently spiced with a tasty vegetable medley. Frozen mixed vegetables can be used instead of peas.—Marlene Muckenhirn, Delano, Minnesota

Beef Cabbage Hash

Beef Cabbage Hash

Beef Cabbage Hash

"As a busy working mother of two, I often rely on this comforting all-in-one skillet recipe when we need a quick meal," relates Penny Wolverton of Parsons, Kansas. It's simple, satisfying and costs only 55 cents for each serving.

Oregano Chicken

Oregano Chicken

Oregano Chicken

Salad dressing mix and a generous sprinkling of oregano add the rich herb flavor to this tender baked chicken from Nancy Moore of Candler, North Carolina. It's priced right at just 83 cents a serving and great over rice or noodles.

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.

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.
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