Gather family and friends to share festive dishes that are sure to please
Gather together with your loved ones around a delicious (and affordable!) meal that will put smiles on everyone's faces. Plus,
we've included a printable shopping list to make your meal planning even easier.
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Sweet post-meal treats: 15 Simple Desserts Under $1
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Cost per serving: $1.03
Everyone will wants seconds of this traditional favorite Cheesy Potato Gratin recipe. You can use another type of potato for this dish. Red potatoes or Yukon gold work equally well. Sizes vary, so purchase by weight.
See recipe: Cheesy Potato Gratin
Cost per serving: $1.88
This fresh Orange, Fennel and Watercress Salad is a tasty (and healthy!) way to round out a meal. Can't find blood oranges? Don't sweat it—regular oranges work just fine.
See recipe: Orange, Fennel and Watercress Salad
Cost per serving: 87¢
This Walnut-Crusted Pimiento Cheese Ball recipe is a yummy (and affordable!) way to kick off a meal. Spread cheese on toast and melt in the oven the next day. Serve either as a savory snack or with tomato soup for a delicious, simple lunch.
See recipe: Walnut-Crusted Pimiento Cheese Ball
Cost per serving: $3.20
This succulent, affordable Roasted Leg of Lamb recipe will make your meal memorable. If you can't find a 5-pound leg of lamb (they're often larger), look for a half leg. Ones from the shank end have better flavor and texture.
See recipe: Roasted Leg of Lamb
Cost per serving: 33¢
This Mango-Mint Chutney recipe is a sweet accompaniment to a savory dish, that costs just pennies to prepare. Add more sugar if your mangoes are tart. For heat, stir in a pinch of crushed red pepper with the cumin.
See recipe: Mango-Mint Chutney
Cost per serving: $1.45
This flavorful (and no-fuss!) Asparagus and Radish Sauté side dish is the perfect way to make vegetables exciting. Slice the radishes as thinly as possible. Use a mandoline if you own one.
See recipe: Asparagus and Radish Sauté
Cost per serving: $1.09
This delicious Chilled Pesto-Pea Soup looks restaurant-worthy, but is just a fraction of the cost. Frozen peas are incredibly convenient, but if you're feeling ambitious, try it with fresh peas instead. You'll love their sweet, fresh taste.
See recipe: Chilled Pesto-Pea Soup
Cost per serving: $1.70
Loved ones will happily dig right into this decadent Lemon-StrawberryTrifle. If you enjoy making lemon curd, feel free to swap 1 1/3 cups of yours for the jarred curd.
See recipe: Lemon-Strawberry Trifle
Cost per serving: 52¢
Guests will be impressed with this refreshing Mint Iced Tea recipe. For a stronger flavor, make extra tea and freeze in an ice-cube tray. Serve the tea with the tea ice.
See recipe: Mint Iced Tea