Holidays can put a strain on your food budget. Maybe you try to impress guests with tempting goodies. Yummy confections or mouth-watering roasts and turkeys with all the trimmings. Sometimes just feeding the masses aka family 3 squares a day runs up the bill. Reigning in my food bill is a tough nut to crack. (That reminds me, I need nuts, ugh.) Its still okay to enjoy lobster once in a while.
This week Sunday Supper plans on serving budget-friendly meals.
Turkey Sausage and Pasta can be a very budget-friendly meal. Buying sausage in bulk is the way to go. Most stores have some sort of discount when you buy family-sized packages. These packs usually weigh 3 pounds or more.
There are only 2 people living in our household right now. So we get about 5 meals out of 3 pounds. Very economical on our end. When I see pasta my favorite pastas on sale I stock up. Same goes with sauce and sauce ingredients. Tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato paste are must haves around here.
Turkey Sausage and Pasta lightly coated in a bbq based sauce is an inexpensive quick to make meal. Add caramelized onions, peppers and mushrooms for a complete meal.
Thanks Shelby Ruttan and Caroline Williams for hosting this budget-friendly event. You can find their blogs at: http://www.grumpyshoneybunch.com/ and http://www.carolinescooking.com/.
- 1 lb turkey sausage, casing removed
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sliced onions
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 3 cups cooked pasta (I used mini penne)
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups bbq sauce (homemade or purchased)
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Break sausage into bite-sized pieces. Saute in oil until no longer pink.
- In a small skillet, saute onions and mushrooms in butter until soft and caramelized. Add to sausage.
- Add bbq sauce, peppers and pasta.
- Heat thoroughly.
Enjoy all these easy on your food bill recipes from Sunday Supper.
Bean and Bacon Soup by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Mexican Turkey Bean Soup by What Smells So Good?
Pasta e Fagioli by The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
Turkey and Dumpling Soup by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup by Pancake Warriors
Black Bean and Bell Pepper Quesadillas by My San Francisco Kitchen
Cajun Blackened Chicken Thighs by Feeding Big
Chicken Enchilada Casserole by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Chicken Enchiladas by The Freshman Cook
Chicken Piccata by Monica’s Table
Chicken Tetrazzini by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Chimichurri Chicken Thighs by Life Tastes Good
Dutch Baby Pancakes by Brunch with Joy
Easy Cheesy Egg Breakfast Bake with Potatoes and Sausage by From Gate to Plate [or breakfast]
Easy Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
Egyptian Rice and Lentils by Wholistic Woman
French Onion Soup Twice Baked Potato by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Gnocchi with Fennel and Pork by Caroline’s Cooking
Italian Baked Chicken by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Lasagna Stuffed Acorn Squash by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Noodles by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Orzo with Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potatoes by Cooking Chat
Sauteed Vegetables by Party Food and Entertaining
Turkey Sausage and Pasta by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Twice Baked Sweet Potato Bar by Momma’s Meals
Yakisoba (Japanese Stir Fried Noodles) by Curious Cuisinere
And more saving suggestions from the Sunday Supper Movement:
Budget-Friendly Meal Ideas for #SundaySupper
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