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24 Cheap Thanksgiving Recipes for a Family Feast

These budget friendly versions of Thanksgiving classics are just what you need for a thrifty and delicious holiday!

Cheap Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving dinner doesn't have to be stressful for you or your wallet! These easy, cheap Thanksgiving recipes will create a feast for your family to enjoy. You won't have to sacrifice quality or quantity with these cheap Thanksgiving meal ideas!

These holiday ideas will keep the traditional dishes alive while adding new favorites to the menu. From cheap casseroles to discount desserts, these Thanksgiving dishes will provide an abundant meal to feed any number of guests. Get the oven preheating for the busiest cooking day of the year, and add one of these easy Thanksgiving recipes to your repertoire!

5-Ingredient Holiday Ham

Turkey isn't the only Thanksgiving protein! This easy holiday ham requires just a few minutes of prep work and a few hours in the oven!

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5-Ingredient Holiday Ham

Easy Hasselback Potatoes

Why do mashed potatoes get to have all of the holiday fun? These flavorful Hasselback potatoes are easy to make and fun to peel apart!

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Easy Hasselback Potatoes

Apple Butter Pie

It's all about autumn with this apple butter pie recipe. If you're tired of regular old pumpkin pie (okay, and even if you're not), then you've got to taste apple butter pie.

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Apple Butter Pie

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread combines several of our favorite fall ingredients into one delicious sweet bread recipe. Moist pumpkin bread is dotted with sweet-and-sour cranberries and gooey dark chocolate chips.

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Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

4-Ingredient Smashed Potatoes with Garlic

These delightful smashed potatoes look complex but are easier to prepare than their mashed counterparts. You only need five ingredients to make these golden darlings!

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4-Ingredient Smashed Potatoes with Garlic

Sausage Stuffed Biscuits and Gravy

These easy sausage and gravy stuffed biscuits are a fun twist on a breakfast classic with a little homey Thanksgiving flair!

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Sausage Stuffed Biscuits and Gravy

Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

What's better than pumpkin bread? CHOCOLATE pumpkin bread! This easy recipe adds a chocolatey twist to the autumn staple!

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Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Southern Grandma's Corn Pudding

This corn pudding is just like Grandma used to make! This comforting side dish pairs perfectly with a roast turkey or glazed ham!

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Southern Grandma's Corn Pudding

Classic Cranberry Sauce

A full Thanksgiving feast requires an exquisite cranberry sauce! This three-ingredient recipe creates a classic cranberry spread that will highlight your meal!

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Classic Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Meatballs

If you're looking for a great Thanksgiving appetizer, or maybe a way to use up some leftover cranberry sauce, you've come to the right place.

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Cranberry Meatballs

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is the essential Thanksgiving side! Nothing says comfort food quite like a large serving of this holiday favorite!

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Classic Green Bean Casserole

Gooey Apple Pie Bars

Pumpkin doesn't get to have all the dessert fun! These caramel apple pie bars are the bright balance to the fall staple!

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Gooey Apple Pie Bars

Homestyle Mashed Potatoes Cracker Barrel Style

Copycat recipes for Thanksgiving? When it comes to mashed potatoes, few recipes compare to Cracker Barrel's classic side.

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Homestyle Mashed Potatoes Cracker Barrel Style

Just Like Mom's Old Fashioned Stuffing

You can't have Thanksgiving without the stuffing! This fluffy, golden stuffing will pair nicely with your roasted turkey!

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Just Like Mom's Old Fashioned Stuffing

Marvelous Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes are the ideal side dish for anyone with a sweet tooth. This casserole combines the decadent flavors of maple syrup and cinnamon for a gooey way to enjoy Turkey Day!

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Marvelous Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Mac 'n' Cheese

Mac 'n' cheese doesn't really need an upgrade, but that's not going to stop us from trying. And we have to say, after tasting this sweet potato mac 'n' cheese recipe, we are very glad that we did.

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Sweet Potato Mac 'n' Cheese

Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes

Sure, your leftover turkey can be elevated into a nice sandwich, but what do you do with all of the mashed potatoes? These pan-fried mashed potato cakes will use up your leftovers!

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Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes

Corn Bread Sausage Stuffing

This cornbread and sausage stuffing won't last long in your family! This recipe creates a scrumptious side dish from scratch!

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Corn Bread Sausage Stuffing

Brown Sugar and Bacon Green Beans

If your kids don't like to eat their vegetables, tempt them with some added bacon and brown sugar! This Southern side will delight your guests: adults and kids alike!

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Brown Sugar and Bacon Green Beans

Five Layer Pecan Pie

Indulge in a crafted pecan pie this Thanksgiving! This layered dish adds chocolate, cream cheese, and caramel to the already decadent dessert!

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Five Layer Pecan Pie

Fancy Butterflake Dinner Rolls

Homemade dinner rolls will elevate your feast, and when they look as delicious as these buttery rolls, no one will pass them up!

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Fancy Butterflake Dinner Rolls

Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Sausage cornbread stuffing is rich, flavorful, and the perfect combination of hearty and fluffy. Like any good cornbread recipe, you'll get a little bit of sweetness from the corn, and it pairs beautifully with other ingredients like spicy sausage, bright bell pepper, and more.

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Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Corn Pudding: The Easy Way

This corn pudding is fool-proof! Your guests won't suspect how easy it was to create such a flavorful side dish!

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Corn Pudding: The Easy Way

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Try an alternative to the standard casserole dish with this healthy green bean side! Your guests will gobble up this dish without realizing it's not the standard fare.

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Healthy Green Bean Casserole

What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Let us know in the comments below!

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