Frugal Recipes for Your Family

August 23, 2017

Do you want to save money while feeding your family nutritious, delicious meals? Who doesn't! Check out these smart and tasty recipes to learn how.

Breakfast Sausage & Egg Casserole


1 lb. Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
6 eggs, beaten
6 slices White Bread
1.5 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 and ¼ cups Milk
¾ cup Half & Half
1 tsp. Ground Mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
½ tsp. Salt
Dash of Pepper
Dash of Nutmeg


  • Spray 9×13 baking dish with Pam
  • Trim crusts from bread slices, and place in greased baking dish.
  • Brown sausage and drain.
  • Mix browned sausage and all other remaining ingredients together and pour over bread slices.
  • Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil and place in refrigerator overnight.
  • In the morning, bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 – 55 minutes, or until done.

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken


4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, thawed
2 sticks (1 cup) of Butter, softened
1 cup real Mayonnaise
1 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
12 Garlic Cloves, finely minced
½ tsp Oregano
½ tsp Basil
Optional: 1 tsp fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
Optional: pinch of Salt


  • Add Chicken to Crock Pot
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours {covered}
  • After 3 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW, drain juices from Crock Pot.
  • In small mixing bowl, combine Butter, Mayo, Parmesan, Garlic, Oregano, Basil & Salt and stir well.
  • Pour mixture over chicken.
  • Cover, and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes more, or until done.

Freezer Friendly Ranch Hamburgers


2 pounds of Lean Ground Beef
1 dry Hidden Valley Ranch Mix – 1 oz. packet
½ cup crushed regular Fritos Corn Chips
1 Egg, lightly beaten


  • Mix your egg, ranch mix and Fritos in a large bowl.
  • Add your lean ground beef to bowl and mix with your fingers.
  • Form mixture into 8 balls, place individual balls between two square pieces of Wax Paper, smashing into patties with Hamburger Press.
  • Carefully stack burgers with Wax Paper separating patties, and transfer to a Freezer Ziploc bag, and place in Freezer, standing up.
  • When ready to eat, simply defrost as many patties as you’d like, then grill your burgers for 5 minutes on each side at 350 – 400 degrees, or until done.
  • Melt cheese onto burgers for the last few minutes of grilling, and ENJOY!
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