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Are you looking for inexpensive Thanksgiving recipe ideas?
If you are cooking a Thanksgiving meal or just bringing a side or two, then you are probably scouring the internet for inexpensive Thanksgiving recipe ideas. In this post I will share a few of my favorite Thanksgiving recipe ideas -ones that I make every year because they are family favorites. Best of all- my entire menu can be bought for under $75 at Meijer. And that is before coupons and mPerks!
I recently polled readers on my Facebook page to see how much they spent (on average) for Thanksgiving and what their go-to Thanksgiving recipe ideas were. I was not surprised when many said they spend $100-150. I figure I probably do too. But this month, I decided that I wanted to see if I could feed my family of 4 plus 2 guests a Thanksgiving meal for under $75 shopping only from Meijer. Do you think I was able to pull it off?
Disclaimer: All prices listed are regular or in-store sale prices and do not reflect mPerks or coupon adjustments.
Below is my Thanksgiving recipe ideas shopping list. After that I will share links to my recipes. The turkey is just a turkey rubbed with butter, salt and pepper, then roasted in a Reynolds oven bag. No mystery there but it turns out perfect Every.Single.Time.
I did not include items like butter, salt, sugar, pepper, flour or other pantry items that are common. Also, I added ingredients to make a pie from Libby’s canned pumpkin mix and an unbaked shell. Feel free to make use of the Meijer bakery and get one of the pies they make. They are fantastic! Also- mashed potatoes don’t have a linked recipe either. I just drain my potatoes, add sliced cream cheese and mash together. I add salt and pepper to taste and a bit of milk. Then I lightly mash. That’s it and they are perfect every time. I truly believe that this special day of thanks should be filled with fun, family and good food that didn’t keep you in the kitchen all day. Or in the case of many people I know, including myself, for a few days beforehand!
Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas Shopping List Breakdown:
Sweet potatoes 4 at .74 cents
Apple 3 at .80 cents
Apple cider $3.99
5 lb bag of potatoes $2.69
Rhodes Rolls $2.69
Bag of cranberries $1.99
Cream cheese $1.99
Brussel sprouts $2.99 a bag
Onion .40 cents
Chicken stock $1.99 per carton
Pepperidge Farms bread cubes $2.50
Pumpkin Pie Filling $1.89
Pie shell $2.50
Ready Whip $1.89
Whole Butterball turkey, frozen $28.34
Total: $74.67 YES! I really did create a Thanksgiving feast for 6 for under $75 from Meijer!
***This total was before coupons, in-store promotions AND mPerks. I am a HUGE fan of their mPerks app. I was able to earn rewards with my previous trip and I used them when I was checking out. Look at what I was able to save! That’s $14 off PLUS I had a $5 off coupon that printed with my receipt in my purse that I had forgotten about! so just for shopping there I was able to save $19 on this meal. So technically my Thanksgiving meal cost $55.67! That is pretty amazing for a 99% from scratch meal! High 5’s all around!***
What are YOUR go-to Thanksgiving recipe ideas? Please share them below.
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