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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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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

Spanish Rice Dinner

Spanish Rice Dinner

Spanish Rice Dinner

Spanish Rice Dinner has been a family favorite since I discovered it in our church cookbook. I always have the ingredients on hand, and it reheats very well in the microwave. —Jeri Dobrowski, Beach, North Dakota.

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
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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.

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

Pork Stroganoff

Pork Stroganoff

Pork Stroganoff

This recipe is a creamy, comforting main dish, economical for any occasion.—Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado

Baked Salisbury Steak

Baked Salisbury Steak

Baked Salisbury Steak

In her Newton, Kansas kitchen, Elsie Epp bakes ground beef patties in a mushroom soup gravy to create this mild, moist main course that's a mere 66 cents a serving. "This recipe is easy and quick," she notes. "I get compliments whenever I serve it."

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.

Meatless Spaghetti

Meatless Spaghetti

Meatless Spaghetti

This chunky sauce is so good you'll think it's loaded with meat. But it actually features a whole bushel of fantastic produce. I can start this sauce early in the afternoon and have it slowly simmer on the stove until dinnertime. It's nice to rely on no-fuss recipes like this on busy days.—Barbara Njaa, Nikiski, Alaska

Chicken Veggie Casserole

Chicken Veggie Casserole

Chicken Veggie Casserole

This special casserole is a hot, satisfying complete meal in one dish.—Martha Balser, Cincinnati, Ohio

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
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