Sandra's Money Saving Meals

Hosted by Sandra Lee
Mondays & Tuesdays 1|12c
Sandra's Grilled Bananas Foster recipe from Sandra's Money Saving Meals

Money Saving Meals Recipes

Culinary experts and novices alike will love these easy-to-make, budget-friendly dishes.

Sandra's Ways to Save

In these tough economic times, Sandra shares money-saving ideas to help your wallet.

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  • Sandra Lee shows you how to make your Chinese take-out favorites at home and save a fistful of dollars in the process. Her 'stay-in' menu features Crispy Orange Beef with Broccoli, Sweet & Sticky Spare Ribs, homemade Fortune Cookies and a Mellow Mai Tai cocktail that is priced right. Your extras wont be around for long when you see Sandra's 'Round 2 Recipe' for Wonton Soup, and her sensational Fried Rice R2R available only at foodnetwork.com/round2recipes.

  • Sandra is taking your favorite pasta dishes and transforming them into Money Saving Meals. Her pasta perfect menu features Pork Ragu over Penne, creamy Spaghetti Carbonara, and savory Linguini with Clam Sauce. For Cocktail Time Sandra's got an inventive twist on an Italian classic...Orange Basil Bellinis and a fast and easy recipe Round Two Recipe for Lasagna Roll-Ups...Mangia!

  • Less is more with clever recipes that use only a few ingredients. On the menu: Pan Fried Tilapia with Sauteed Edamame, Beef Kebobs with Spicy Couscous, Coconut Caramel Cream Pie, and Beef Kebob Pita.

  • Sandra takes a culinary trip to the bayou to bring you the flavors of New Orleans at Money Saving Prices. It all starts with Chicken Jambalaya and Grilled Catfish Cakes with Creamy Remoulade. For dessert, Cherries Jubilee Ice Cream and for Cocktail Time, Sandra's signature Mardi Gras cocktail makes any day feel like a celebration. Plus a classic Round Two Recipe for Cajun Quesadillas.

  • Sandra is cooking up some Italian favorites with a price tag you're going to love, starting with savory Veal Osso Buco Stew with Spicy Polenta. Also on the menu, is a delicious and easy recipe for Crispy Eggplant Parmesan. Save room for dessert because Sandra's cooking up some sweet and crispy Italian Donuts with Cherry Sauce and for Cocktail Time, her Venice Sunset is on the horizon. Last but not least, Sandy has a terrific Round 2 Recipe for Osso Buco Calzones... It's big Italian flavor with a tiny price tag!

  • Sandra's got fabulous kid-friendly recipes that are also easy on your budget. Kids of all ages will love Sandy's Pepperoni and Cheese Casserole and your whole family will flip over her delicious White Bean Caesar Salad served with crusty Herb Garlic Bread. For dessert, a fabulous end to a fantastic meal, an ooey-gooey S'more Tart and when the kids are finally asleep...try Aunt Sandy's fast an easy Round Two Recipe for Garlic Bread Pizza!

  • Sandra Lee goes back to basics and shows you how to whip up some all-time favorites without going broke including Chicken & Dumplings, Salisbury Steak, German Chocolate Cake Trifle and she'll show you the secret to making a fantastic Tom Collins. None of those extras goes to waste as Sandra shows you her 'Round 2 Recipe' for Savory Chicken Crepes and an easy R2R recipe for Beef Arepas available only at foodnetwork.com/round2recipes.

  • Huddle up because Sandy Lee is throwing a money saving tailgating party that you do not want to miss! Tailgating favorites from some of the great sports cities are on the menu like Philly Cheese Steaks, Cincinnati Chili and Sandy's terrific twist on a classic dessert, New York Cheesecake Cookies! And when the game is over, Sandra Lee still has a delicious Round Two Recipe up her sleeve for amazing Chili Tostadas!

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  • Sandra Lee shows you how to make your Chinese take-out favorites at home and save a fistful of dollars in the process. Her 'stay-in' menu features Crispy Orange Beef with Broccoli, Sweet & Sticky Spare Ribs, homemade Fortune Cookies and a Mellow Mai Tai cocktail that is priced right. Your extras wont be around for long when you see Sandra's 'Round 2 Recipe' for Wonton Soup, and her sensational Fried Rice R2R available only at foodnetwork.com/round2recipes.

  • Sandra Lee is turning the great tastes of seasonal produce into fantastic Money Saving Meals. Her Seasonally Simple menu features easy Grilled Vegetable Panini, a fast and hearty Chicken and Corn Chowder and A Peachy Pear cocktail that everyone is going to love. And you won't want to miss Sandra Lee's money saving Round Two recipe for Chicken and Ratatouille Pasta!

  • Sandra Lee is feeding a crowd without breaking the bank. She's making Slow Cooked Orange Pork Shoulder Tacos with Cabbage Slaw, Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa with Oven Baked Corn Tortilla Chips, Coconut Flan, and a Round 2 Recipe of Pulled Pork Sliders. Delicious and inexpensive!

About the Host

Known for her trademark Semi-Homemade Cooking style, Sandra helps home cooks save money on Restaurant Remakes and Money-Saving Meals.

About the Show

Well-known for her trademark Semi-Homemade Cooking style, Sandra Lee now has her sights set on saving money! Her new daytime cooking series, Sandra's Money Saving Meals, features incredible budget-friendly recipes for every day of the week, all based on her "triple A factor" of being accessible, aspirational and affordable. To maximize cost-saving success, she shares unique ideas for savvy supermarket shopping and proper pantry stocking while highlighting each meal's unbeatable total price point. Sandra then prepares clever leftover dishes from each episode, called "Round 2 Recipes" – one in the show and another on FoodNetwork.com. Sandra makes saving money a breeze for culinary experts and cooking novices alike.

More About Sandra's Money Saving Meals

Well-known for her trademark Semi-Homemade Cooking style, Sandra Lee now has her sights set on saving money! Her new daytime cooking series, Sandra's Money Saving Meals, features incredible budget-friendly recipes for every day of the week, all based on her "triple A factor" of being accessible, aspirational and affordable. To maximize cost-saving success, she shares unique ideas for savvy supermarket shopping and proper pantry stocking while highlighting each meal's unbeatable total price point. Sandra then prepares clever leftover dishes from each episode, called "Round 2 Recipes" – one in the show and another on FoodNetwork.com. Sandra makes saving money a breeze for culinary experts and cooking novices alike.

Recipes from the Show