Cheap meal for our family of 6

Cheap meal for our family of 6!
Knorrs cheddar broccoli (used 2 packages) $1.28
Beef smoked sausage (1 package) $2.98
Added additional broccoli and cheddar cheese.
Made crescent rolls for the side (2 packages) $1.98
Total: 9.50
My family loves this meal!

Cheesy Broccoli and Sausage Casserole with Crescent Rolls


  • 2 packages Knorr cheddar broccoli (or any other brand) – $1.28
  • 1 package beef smoked sausage – $2.98
  • Additional broccoli florets (as desired) – $1.00
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or more if you like it extra cheesy) – $1.50
  • 2 packages crescent rolls – $1.98

Total Cost: $9.74


1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Cook the Sausage:

  • Slice the beef smoked sausage into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until browned and cooked through.

3. Prepare Broccoli:

  • Prepare the Knorr cheddar broccoli according to the package instructions.
  • Steam additional broccoli florets until tender.

4. Combine Ingredients:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked sausage, prepared Knorr cheddar broccoli, steamed broccoli florets, and shredded cheddar cheese. Mix well to ensure an even distribution of ingredients.

5. Assemble the Casserole:

  • Transfer the mixture into a baking dish, spreading it evenly.

6. Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

7. Prepare Crescent Rolls:

  • While the casserole is baking, follow the package instructions to prepare the crescent rolls. Bake them as directed.

8. Serve:

  • Once the casserole is done and the crescent rolls are golden brown, remove them from the oven.
  • Serve the cheesy broccoli and sausage casserole alongside warm crescent rolls.

9. Enjoy:

  • Gather your family around the table and enjoy this budget-friendly and delicious meal together!

This recipe is not only cost-effective but also a great way to incorporate extra vegetables into your family’s diet. Feel free to customize the recipe by adding your favorite seasonings or spices to enhance the flavor according to your family’s taste preferences.

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