10 Frugal Thanksgiving Recipes That Will Warm Your Heart

Let me just say, I LOVE Thanksgiving food and I always stuff myself to the point of no return! I have hosted Thanksgiving a few times and it is hard work with a lot of fun and family mixed in. We are not hosting this year, but I am still planning on cooking a small Thanksgiving dinner for my family to enjoy together. With that being said, I am not a huge fan of spending over my budget for one meal.

Some ideas to save money this Thanksgiving include serving frugal side dishes and waiting to buy your turkey until one of your favorite stores has a sale – most do around this time of the year. If you are hosting, make it a potluck style dinner and all of your guests can bring a side dish or dessert to share and you can cook the main dish, turkey.  Nonetheless, if you decide to cook everything it is a MUST cook up some side dishes that will not break the bank!

I have compiled a roundup of frugal Thanksgiving dishes from some of my favorite food sites to help you on your money-saving quest.  If you are playing hostess, know that you can keep your budget in check and still make a delicious spread. Here’s to you and your family enjoying Thanksgiving and worrying less about your bills!

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Frugal Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes


This Yam Casserole is a little bit of heaven from the slow cooker!

Yam Casserole: A Slow Cooker #Recipe

Source: Trisha Dishes


Cinnamon Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Source: Dancing Through the Rain


Orange and Maple Mashed Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Source: The Riding Spoon


This Dutch green bean recipe is a family-favorite for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. With bacon for some extra flavor and water crestnuts for some added crunch, it's one of our family's favorite side dishes.

Dutch Green Beans Recipe

Source: “Cents” able Momma


Turkey Cream Cheese Pinwheels Recipe. Whether served as an appetizer or as a lunch entree, these tasty pinwheels really hit the spot. A colorful and unique update to the classic pinwheel recipe, these turkey cream cheese pinwheels are bursting with flavor. The next time you are looking for an easy to make finger food give these creamy delights a try!

Turkey Cream Cheese Pinwheels Recipe

Source: Ann’s Entitled Life

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Looking to be the hit of your next pot luck? This corn casserole recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net is PERFECT!

Corn Casserole Recipe

Source: Drugstore Divas


These Oven Roasted Garlic Potatoes are the perfect side dish to pair up with any meal!! Quick and easy to make, plus the kids will love them as well!

Oven Roasted Garlic Potatoes

Source: Penny Pincher Jenny


zesty green salad

Zesty Green Salad

Source: Mooshu Jenne


Pumpkin Sage White Bean Hummus (Vegan + GF)

Pumpkin Sage White Bean Hummus

Source: Rhian’s Recipes


Fresh Green Bean Casserole Bacon Optional

Pressure Cooker Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Source: This Old Gal

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Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you found a recipe you love! Do you have a favorite frugal Thanksgiving side dish recipe? Share it in the comments below so we can all check it out!

As you sit around the table this year and give thanks, know that I will be thinking of all of you and how Thankful I am to have you as a reader! Take care and be on the lookout for more budget-gift roundups and Holiday money-saving tips! – Sarah

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