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13 Cheap Christmas Dinner Ideas

Spent too much on gifts this year? You won't slack on your Christmas dinner with these budget friendly Christmas dinner recipes!

Cheap Christmas Dinner Ideas

Christmas dinner is one of the most festive (and delicious) meals of the year. Sometimes it lives in the shadow of Thanksgiving and the Christmas gifts themselves, but really a Christmas with lack-luster food is just no fun!

That said, Christmas can definitely be a tricky time of the year budget-wise. Besides the gifts themselves, you might also have decorations to put up, and travel costs that add up! Don't let your food take a backseat to the rest of the holiday. We've teamed up with our friends at RecipeLion to bring you some delicious recipes for your Christmas meal this year that won't break the bank.

Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

My grandma and I make this every year. It's such a warm and delicious treat to have while you're opening presents. It's honestly so good that it's almost a gift in-and-of itself, which is why we've put this dish first in our list!

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

5-Ingredient Holiday Ham

A holiday ham is a daunting task that takes a lot of time, money, and energy, right? Not anymore. This five-ingredient holiday ham recipe allows you to make a .low stress dinner without sacrificing the traditional flavor of a brown sugar baked ham.

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5-Ingredient Holiday Ham

Just Like Mom's Old Fashioned Stuffing

Moist and warm, when fresh out of the oven, this is one easy stuffing recipe you'll turn to year after year. Nothing is better or more delicious than a hefty helping of fluffy, golden brown stuffing, and this recipe is so perfectly seasoned and super simple to make.

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Just Like Mom's Old Fashioned Stuffing

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Whether you serve these as part of a holiday menu, or simply make them for a casual, yet delicious, addition to your weeknight dinner, they are sure to impress and delight. (Even brussel sprouts haters will love this one.)

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Chicken Crescent Roll Ups

These chicken crescent roll ups are true crowd pleasers. There's something about the flaky pastry dough, creamy chicken filling, and gooey Cheddar cheese that just makes them irresistible. They are also great for using up some leftover chicken!

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Chicken Crescent Roll Ups

Hamburger Potato Casserole

This Hamburger Potato Casserole is made with just four ingredients, and yet it tastes better than a lot of more complicated recipes. Sometimes simplicity in frugal recipes is the way to go, and this side dish prooves it.

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Hamburger Potato Casserole

Cheesy Spinach Baked Chicken Casserole

Made with creamy Mozzarella cheese, bowtie pasta, fresh baby spinach, and boneless chicken breasts, this is one of the easiest casseroles you'll ever make. Plus it only takes 30 minutes!

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Cheesy Spinach Baked Chicken Casserole

Eggnog Holiday Fudge Recipe

This fudge uses white chocolate and eggnog to provide a creamy, delectable offering that will be devoured within minutes at your holiday party. Plus, you can freeze this fudge and thaw it out later!

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Eggnog Holiday Fudge Recipe

Christmas Cranberry Punch Recipe

Your friends will love this spiced punch recipe that tastes like the holidays. By making your own cranberry juice, you will avoid additives and preservatives and have a fresh, tangy base for your holiday beverage.

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Christmas Cranberry Punch Recipe

In-Your-Sleep Apple Cider Doughnut Bites

In-Your-Sleep Apple Cider Doughnut Bites are made using Bisquick and just a few other ingredients, and will become a favorite fall recipe in no time.

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In-Your-Sleep Apple Cider Doughnut Bites

Roasted Pecans

These yummy roasted pecans are about to become your go-to party snack recipe. They are so easy to make, and everyone will be begging you for the recipe.

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Roasted Pecans

Grandma's Icebox Fruitcake

This icebox fruitcake is made with graham crackers, plus several kinds of delicious fruit, for a version that is tropical and delicious. Give it a try! Definitely not the most traditional fruitcake, but it's definitely tastier.

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Grandma's Icebox Fruitcake

Homemade Holiday Eggnog Recipe

This is a great drink to make in large batches for holiday parties, but no matter the occasion, it's always nice to be able to make things at home that you'd normally have to buy at the store.

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Homemade Holiday Eggnog Recipe
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