Impressively Easy Meals on the Cheap

Ease the holiday wallet crunch with these budget-friendly 
yet totally company-worthy weeknight meals!
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Butternut Squash Lasagna with Kale Pesto

We’re always on the lookout for fresh new ways to enjoy kale, and this twist on pesto might just be our favorite yet! Here, we’ve layered it into a veggie-packed lasagna as a fun, nutrient-rich alternative to tomato sauce.

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Chicken Bourguignon

This intensely flavorful dish is a cross between two classic French meals: beef bourguignon and coq au vin. For best results, use a good-quality red wine – ideally, Burgundy. If you have butcher’s twine on hand, use it to tie the thyme sprigs together for easy removal once the stew is done.

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Tricolor Quinoa Salad with Roasted Mushrooms & Beets

Roasting mushrooms intensifies their umami-rich flavor and gives them a meaty texture, making this meatless main an all-around palate-pleaser.

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Apple Cider–Braised Chicken with Parsnips & Kale

Apple cider and Dijon mustard give this chicken dish the ultimate sweet-and-savory flavor, while a colorful mix of kale, carrots and parsnips makes it extra-hearty and nutritious. To save money, buy skin-on chicken thighs and simply remove the skin yourself.

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Frisée Salad with Turkey Bacon & Poached Eggs

Runny egg yolks, crispy bacon and garlicky croutons come together to make this cleaned-up take on a traditional French bistro salad.

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