Food Costs Keep Rising, Cheap Dinner Ideas Can Save Your Budget

These cheap dinner ideas come from frugal ingredients where the meat is versatile and allows you to shop according to the current market prices.

A crockpot is a time and money saver for meals in multiple ways. A crockpot is a useful kitchen tool for busy families.

Some crockpot meals, such as chili, can be used later in the week to create new dishes, such as topping for nachos or potatoes.

These crockpot dinner ideas are easy to make and use inexpensive ingredients. Many of these dishes make enough to freeze for multiple meals, which also stretches your dollar.

A breakfast casserole combines eggs, sausage, cheeses, and croissants to make an all-in-one pan dish that can feed a family of 4.

Breakfast for dinner can save your budget and please the whole family, making it a win for a cheap weeknight meal.

Desserts can be simple, cheap, and delicious. If you like apples, combine one can of apple pie filling, a box of yellow cake mix, and butter in the crockpot for two hours.

This dessert recipe for chocolate Christmas clusters doesn’t fit the cheap category, but it does make enough to gift all of your coworkers or friends and family.

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