The 7 Best Budget Thanksgiving Sides and Desserts

Easy Pineapple Casserole

While sweet, it is served as a side dish and pairs nicely with all things savory. You might even consider it as an alternative to the usual sweet potato marshmallow casserole.

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a classic Thanksgiving side, but they can be a bit...boring. This side keeps things simple but dresses up those sprouts with crispy cheese.

Apple Brown Betty

Made with just a handful of pantry ingredients and some apples, brown betty is an ode to simplicity that just happens to go perfectly with vanilla ice cream.

Bread and Butter Pudding

When you're on a budget, anything made mainly with bread is a boon. Especially if you have a bakery outlet near you where you can find reduced priced loaves.

Roasted Green Beans

Green bean casserole is great, but simplifying things a bit saves your pocketbook and time in the kitchen, and it's not a bad thing to have a fresh green vegetable on the table for such a carb-heavy holiday.

Classic Bread Stuffing

Another perfect recipe for stale or day-old bread, classic bread stuffing turns loaves that have lost their luster into a super savory side dish with only a few simple ingredients.

Classic Pumpkin Pie

As luck would have it, classic pumpkin pie is a surprisingly affordable dessert. To simplify the filling even more, you can use pumpkin or apple pie spice instead of the blend of spices called for in the recipe.


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