Keep your eye on pricier ingredients like dairy or nuts. Skip an elaborate cheese platter before the meal. Nuts can be pricey too so consider making a pumpkin pie vs. pecan. We did the math and you’ll spend about $25 dollars on the ingredients to make a pecan pie versus about $16 to make a pumpkin pie. But if you want to try something new we have a bunch of great new pumpkin desserts.
Also, this isn’t a time to shell out a ton of money on premium ingredients for every step of every recipe. A pound of organic butter can cost you $9 but it’s likely ending up buried in the stuffing. Instead, opt for conventional butter and focus your spending on the main attraction, the big bird, OR if you’re vegetarian, some of those great seasonal ingredients mentioned above.