Thanksgiving on a Budget


Hosting Thanksgiving this year? Read this post before you pull your hair out and diminish your bank account. I have gathered various Turkey Day recipes to create a budget friendly menu that will please your wallet and all your guests.

Pesto Pinwheels (via

pesto pin

Green Bean Casserole (via

green bean

Bacon-Garlic Mashed Potatoes (via

bacon pots

Herbed Apricot-Pecan Stuffing (via

apricot stuffing

Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce (via


Mom’s Roast Turkey (via


Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake (via


Tips for Budgeting Your Holiday Meal

  • Share the menu. Have other guests bring dishes so you are not stuck paying and making the entire meal.
  • Use the leftovers. Making meals with the leftovers after the holiday dinner will help save for the future week’s grocery shopping.
  • Think about your budget. Go through your shopping list and see where you can cut corners. Debate how much you really want to and can spend per serving. Do not forget to look at coupons.
  • Keep the menu simple yet tasty. You do not have to go all out with expensive or creative recipes and ingredients. Simple and traditional meals can be full of flavor and save you money. and also have money saving Thanksgiving menus to help you brainstorm a delicious and affordable holiday meal.

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