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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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"These moist meatballs are so easy to make, yet they taste so fancy," writes Teri Lindquist of Gurnee, Illinois. The sweet and tangy sauce has surprising flavor from ginger and cloves. This entree is economical, too at 78¢ a serving.
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Cheesy Veggie Lasagna

Cheesy Veggie Lasagna

Cheesy Veggie Lasagna

This is my daughter-in-law's recipe. It's tasty and a little different from usual lasagna recipes. You won't even miss the meat! —Alyce Wyman, Pembina, North Dakota

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

Swiss Steak Supper

Swiss Steak Supper

Swiss Steak Supper

This recipe is a colorful, satisfying complete meal in one dish.—Dorothy Collins, Winnsboro, Texas
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Tangy Meatballs Over Noodles

Tangy Meatballs Over Noodles

Tangy Meatballs Over Noodles

"These moist meatballs are so easy to make, yet they taste so fancy," writes Teri Lindquist of Gurnee, Illinois. The sweet and tangy sauce has surprising flavor from ginger and cloves. This entree is economical, too at 78¢ a serving.

Turkey Taco Bake

Turkey Taco Bake

Turkey Taco Bake

This dish is a great way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas. This hearty Mexican-style casserole is chock-full of popular south-of-the-border ingredients including corn chips, salsa, Monterey Jack cheese and refried beans. It's a guaranteed family-pleaser.—Trudie Hagen, Roggen, Colorado

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.

Ranchero Supper

Ranchero Supper

Ranchero Supper

This hearty dish is quick and easy to fix after a busy workday. We like to use hickory and bacon baked beans and serve it with fruit or a green salad for a complete meal. —Karen Roberts, Lawrence, Kansas

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

Chili Spaghetti

Chili Spaghetti

Chili Spaghetti

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

Chicken-Baked Chops

Chicken-Baked Chops

Chicken-Baked Chops

"Even my husband, who doesn't care for pork, enjoys these tender chops covered with an easy sauce," relates Debbie Smith of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The price of this thrifty main dish is easy on the wallet at a mere 98 cents a serving.

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.
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