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Dazzle Your Guests: 20 Budget-Friendly Christmas Dinner Entrees

Cheapism Logo By Elizabeth Sheer,Tess Rose Lampert of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 21: The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's are a dinner-party delight. If ever there were a time to roll out the glitz and glam, this is it. And that often means a meal full of culinary bling — posh main courses comprised of rich foods that come at rich prices. With a little forethought and work, however, budget-friendly entrees using cheaper cuts of meat will satisfy a host's desire to feed a crowd something sumptuous on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or anytime during the holiday season. Just remember that presentation is everything — make it look elegant and nobody will miss the goose. Feeling nostalgic? Check out these 25 Betty Crocker-Era Holiday Recipes That We Secretly Love.

Holiday Dinners

The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's are a dinner-party delight. If ever there were a time to roll out the glitz and glam, this is it. And that often means a meal full of culinary bling — posh main courses comprised of rich foods that come at rich prices. With a little forethought and work, however, budget-friendly entrees using cheaper cuts of meat will satisfy a host's desire to feed a crowd something sumptuous on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or anytime during the holiday season. Just remember that presentation is everything — make it look elegant and nobody will miss the goose. Feeling nostalgic? Check out these 25 Betty Crocker-Era Holiday Recipes That We Secretly Love.

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