Cheap Dinners

Everyone's trying to save money these days, and our recipes for dinner-on-the-cheap make it easy. Our budget friendly meals are easy on your wallet -- and don't skimp on nutrition.

Cranberry Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Whatever the season, savor flavors of a Thanksgiving feast with this easy baked chicken recipe.

Honey-Mustard Barbecue Pork Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

Super tender ribs begin with a simple blend of seasonings, barbecue sauce, and a jar of honey mustard. The slow cooker guarantees a fall-off-the-bone pork dinner that is hard to resist.

Southwestern Scramble

Parents

Use tortilla chips to scoop up any leftovers of the black bean and avocado salad for a Mexican-flavored snack.

Total: 25 mins

Indian Scrambled Egg Bagels

Better Homes and Gardens

A sprinkle of garam masala, an aromatic mix of warm spices, gives these scrambled eggs a taste of India. Serve in bite-sized pieces at your next brunch.

Total: 25 mins

Curried Beef With Peas and Grape Tomatoes

Fitness

Savory with just a bit of spice, this tasty beef dish showcases a variety of delicious flavors.

Macaroni and Cheese Meat Loaf

Better Homes and Gardens

Meatloaf and macaroni and cheese are like peanut butter and jelly made for each other. Sandwich a layer of mac 'n cheese in between two meatloaf layers for a new take on a classic dinner.

Chicken Enchilada Muffins

Diabetic Living

Turn a classic Mexican dish into portable fare with this savory muffin recipe. This recipe makes twelve, so you'll have leftovers to spare!

Potato-Salmon Croquettes

Parents

Turkey doesn't need to be the only protein on your post-Thanksgiving menu. Turn leftover mashed taters into a satisfying meal on the cheap with the help of canned salmon.

Budget Pot Roast

Better Homes and Gardens

This comfort food sticks to the classic flavors: thyme, onions, and carrots. A little red wine vinegar gives zing to the gravy.

Meatless Burritos

Diabetic Living

Everyone likes burritos, and this recipe makes enough to serve a crowd. For easy serve-alongs, pick up a fruit salad from the deli and a package or two of Mexican-style rice mix.

Ham and Lentil Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

The lentils cook all day in the slow cooker, but the ham and spinach are added at the end for optimal flavor and texture.

Four-Season Grilled Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

After grilling these cumin-spiced chicken breasts, serve them as is or in burritos or fajitas.

Alfredo Beef Sandwiches

Family Circle

Make your own breadcrumbs for pennies by simply giving dry, leftover bread a whirl in the food processor.

Asian-Style Drumsticks

Family Circle

If you're looking for a budget-friendly main dish with bold flavors, try these Asian-marinated chicken drumsticks.

Herb-Crusted Cod with Cauliflower Mash

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 30 mins

Pasta with Eggplant-Tomato Sauce

Diabetic Living

Tender chunks of eggplant take the place of ground beef or sausage in this vegetarian pasta sauce recipe, which is made in your slow cooker.

Cheesy Veggie Quesadilla

Parents

Feta cheese, avocado, and red peppers combine with black beans and salsa for a flavorful meatless quesadilla that's great for lunch or dinner.

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