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Budget Baby Shower Recipes

Our baby shower recipes are short on expense but big on flavor. So put down your wallet (at least for now) and try these budget-friendly options.

Lasagna 1 of 9
Our "almost lasagna" is so versatile and easy to make ahead and just reheat before guests arrive. Add crusty bread and a salad and it'll feed a crowd.

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Cheeseburger Bread 2 of 9
How do you offer warm cheeseburgers at the shower without a grill—or spending a lot of dough? Bake them in a loaf! Simply slice the loaf into individual servings for dipping in ketchup or mustard.

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Chinese-Style Meatballs 3 of 9
One pound of inexpensive ground turkey and some pantry staples transform into a party food that's deceptively easy.

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Cream Cheese Crisps 4 of 9
These bite-size sandwiches are a cinch to put together and can be prepared up to three hours ahead. And with only two ingredients, your wallet will thank you.

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Edamame Dip 5 of 9
It looks like guacamole, but it's made with edamame—it's guacamame! Served as a flavorful party dip or a novel sandwich spread, it's sure to be a healthy hit.

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Ham and Cheese Ranch Rollups 6 of 9
Turn a few simple ingredients into rollups with a zip! Each tortilla makes about eight appetizers, so you can feed a whole crowd with one recipe.

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Parsley Ranch Dip 7 of 9
This bold spin on this classic features a hearty dose of parsley (cheap!), which makes it lighter and more refreshing than traditional recipes. Make this one ahead of time—it tastes even better after it's chilled for a day.

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Pickles in a Blanket 8 of 9
A pickle wrapped in cream cheese and salami? Might have to hold Mama-to-be back! With three ingredients, they're high on flavor and easy on the wallet.

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Flower Cupcakes 9 of 9
We can't forget something sweet! Who needs to order an expensive bakery cake when you can whip up these adorable sunflowers from a boxed cake mix?

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