How To Have A Thanksgiving Meal for $30

Enjoy Thanksgiving without spending a fortune. 🦃

Thanksgiving is almost here, and while this is normally something to be excited about (a few days off + delicious food = one of the best holidays ever invented), the price of groceries has many people sweating how they’re going to pay for everything this year. Thankfully, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to help you out.

We’ve devised a Thanksgiving menu that easily feeds six people, the total of which costs $30. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday without going way over budget. And we’re going to show you exactly how to do it.

The Main: Chicken Legs 🍗

It’s no secret that the prices of certain foods seem to mysteriously increase the closer we get to Thanksgiving. That’s why we recommend serving chicken legs instead of a whole turkey. Chicken legs are one of the cheaper cuts of meat you can get to the amount of meat you get per pound.

Get the recipe from Healthy Recipes.

The Veggies: Green Beans & Sweet Potatoes 🍠

Combine two classics to create a delicious side that will be a wonderful addition to any Thanksgiving meal. Green beans tend to be a little more expensive (especially this time of year since they’re out of season), while sweet potatoes are incredibly cheap. A pound of each balances the price, which is around $5.

Get the recipe from The Picky Eater.

The Dessert: Apple-Cranberry Cornbread Cobbler 🥧

If you can’t decide between apple pie, cornbread, or cranberry sauce, why not have them all at once in this delicious dessert? This dessert is much easier than a traditional pie and can be served warm or at room temp. You can easily bake it first thing in the morning and warm it up to serve once the oven space opens back up.

Get the recipe from Food52.

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