SOURCE: Bob Evans

January 10, 2011 05:00 ET

Save Money, Eat Well

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - (Family Features) Cooking on a budget doesn't have to mean eating food you don't like. With the right approach, it is possible to put great meals on the family dinner table without busting the budget.

After you've scoured the weekly grocery ads for sales and coupons, try some of these money-saving strategies and recipes:

  • Tossing out leftovers is like tossing out money. Turn last night's pasta into today's pasta salad; or combine leftover potatoes, chicken and vegetables for a simple and savory pot pie. There are plenty of creative ways you can reinvent leftovers and save money, while providing your family with a tasty meal that will bring everyone together at the dinner table.

  • Add flavor and protein with budget-saving ground meat. Ground sausage, chicken, turkey or beef are great to buy in bulk. You can divide your purchase up into one pound portions and freeze them so you can use them as you please.

  • Scour your cookbooks and online resources, like, for budget-friendly meals. The company's website has a section called "20 Recipes Under 2 Bucks," where you'll find hearty and satisfying recipes that will fit any budget.

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Sausage Cheeseburger Pizza
A quick appetizer than can be made into a meal, this unique recipe combines the flavors of pizza and cheeseburgers!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Makes 10 servings

1   pound Bob Evans Original Recipe Sausage Roll
1   12-inch prepared pizza shell
1/2   cup yellow mustard
2   cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2   cup chopped onions
15   dill pickle slices
3/4   cup (3 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425°F. Crumble and cook sausage in medium skillet until browned; drain well on paper towels. Place pizza dough on lightly greased 12-inch pizza pan or baking sheet. Spread mustard over dough; top with mozzarella cheese, sausage and onions. Place pickle slices evenly on top; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake 12 minutes or until crust is cooked through and cheese is bubbly. Cut into thin wedges or squares and serve hot. Refrigerate leftovers.

Reuben Casserole
The classic flavors of a Reuben sandwich -- corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese -- baked in a casserole.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes 6 servings

1   24-ounce package Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes
2   eggs
1/4   cup milk
1/3   pound thickly sliced corned beef cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1   14-ounce can sauerkraut, drained
1   tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1   cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, stir together potatoes, eggs and milk until well combined. Stir in corned beef, sauerkraut and mustard. Set aside 2 tablespoons cheese. Stir in remaining cheese into potato mixture. Pour into a greased 8 x 8-inch oval baking pan. Top with 2 tablespoons cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes or until top is golden.