Making holiday meals can be difficult when you are on a budget. When my family gets together for a meal there are 17 of us, and that doesn’t even include our extended family.
It can be tough finding holiday meals that taste good and won’t ruin your budget. Today, I have put together a list of 10 Holiday Meals That Won’t Break the Bank to help you plan your menu for your holiday parties.
10 Holiday Meals That Won’t Break the Bank
#1 – Oven Roasted Turkey
Now is the time of year for turkey not only because it’s a traditional holiday main dish, but because it’s on sale! Cook up this gorgeous meal for your holiday dinner and still have money left over! Peas & Crayons – Oven Roasted Turkey
#2 – Maple Glazed Spiral Ham
Ham is another classic that’s usually on sale around the holidays. Not only that, it’s super easy to make! Let the over do the work so you can save time and money on this holiday dish. From Valerie’s Kitchen – Maple Glazed Spiral Ham
#3 – Oven Roasted Chicken with Lemon Garlic Butter
Whole chickens are almost always a budget-friendly choice, and they make wonderful main dishes for any holiday dinner! Try this fancied-up roasted chicken that adds flavor without any extra cost. Joyful Healthy Eats – Oven Roasted Chicken with Lemon Garlick Butter
#4 – Sausage, Rice, and Cranberry-Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
How pretty are these stuffed pumpkins?! Wow your guests and go easy on your wallet with this beautiful and inexpensive main dish. Inspired by Charm – Sausage, Rice, and Cranberry-Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
#5 – Cranberry Orange Chicken Thighs
Try this gorgeous, festive, and super-easy dish made with inexpensive ingredients. Sweet & Savory Meals – Cranberry Orange Chicken Thighs
#6 – Healthy Pumpkin and Sage Stuffed Shells
Classic holiday spices come together in this fun twist on a traditional holiday ingredient. (PS: It’s healthy too!) Eat Yourself Skinny – Healthy Pumpkin and Sage Stuffed Shells
#7 – Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
Is breakfast a big part of your holiday tradition? Try this inexpensive and delicious breakfast casserole you can just throw in the slow cooker so you can get back to celebrating! Creole Contessa – Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
#8 – Overnight Cinnamon Apple Baked French Toast Casserole
If your family is more into sweet breakfasts, try this easy (and affordable) casserole you can put together the night before! Life, Love and Sugar – Overnight Cinnamon Apple Baked French Toast Casserole
#9 – Pumpkin Chili
Put a holiday spin on this frugal staple by adding pumpkin! Serve in a baked pumpkin shell if you want to get extra fancy. Olivia’s Cuisine – Pumpkin Chili
#10 – Crock Pot Beef Stew
Imagine eating a big bowl of cozy stew on Christmas Eve while watching snow fall outside the window. How perfect! Inexpensive cuts of beef and affordable vegetables make this a budget-friendly and belly-warming holiday dish. Savory Nothings – Crock Pot Beef Stew
Which one of these recipes will you try? Do you have any suggestions for holiday meals that won’t break the bank, comment below!