Melissa's Budget-Friendly Holiday Dishes

Learn how to make delicious budget-friendly recipes this holiday season without breaking the bank from Melissa d'Arabian. Find more budget-friendly ideas like this on Food Network.

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Foolproof Popovers

Melissa's easy recipe uses an everyday muffin tin and produces perfectly puffy, golden brown popovers every single time.

Get the Recipe: Foolproof Popovers

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Pork Roast

For an elegant, budget-friendly holiday spin on pork, Melissa stuffs this roast with Italian sausage and sweet apples.

Get the Recipe: Sausage and Apple Stuffed Pork Roast

Winter Kale Salad

Kale takes a wintry spin in this hearty pear- and pecan-speckled salad.

Get the Recipe: Winter Kale Salad

Braised Cabbage

Apple cider vinegar and red wine lend a rich tanginess to Melissa's red cabbage, which is reduced to tender crimson ribbons after braising in a Dutch oven.

Get the Recipe: My Grandma's Braised Cabbage

Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken

Twenty cloves of garlic produce a deeply rich and satisfying flavor in roasted chicken thighs sprinkled with lemon and herbes de Provence.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Melissa's quick mashed potatoes get their lush and velvety texture from warm buttermilk and a bit of butter.

Get the Recipe: Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Brunch Cornbread

This cornbread includes plenty of brunch-appropriate flavors in the batter, like applesauce and maple syrup, and is served with a zesty Maple Lime Butter on the side.

Get the Recipe: Brunch Cornbread

Escarole Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Anchovies add a distinct but not overpowering briny flavor to this salad's tangy dressing, which goes on escarole, olives and green onions.

Get the Recipe: Escarole Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Mussels in Wine

This easy seafood dish is an elegant option for your holiday dinner. Just steam mussels in a fragrant bath of white wine infused with fennel seed, garlic and orange juice and serve with plenty of French bread for dipping.

Get the Recipe: Mussels in Wine

Easy Coffee Pudding

As the name suggests, this simple dessert comes together in a snap with the help of instant espresso powder and cornstarch.

Get the Recipe: Easy Coffee Pudding

Chocolate-Yam Marble Cake

Spiked with orange zest and a pinch of cayenne pepper, this marble cake packs a host of holiday flavors and takes on a rich golden color from pureed yams.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Yam Marble Cake

Individual Tiramisus

Melissa serves her tiramisu in personalized portions using store-bought pound cake for the layers and a "mock mascarpone" made with cream cheese and Greek yogurt for a slightly less sinful version of the classic Italian dessert.

Get the Recipe: Individual Tiramisus

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