A Holiday Meal for Under $40 At Walmart

We go to Walmart for pretty much everything any more, and that’s because they consistently offer the products we need at a price that we can afford. Take the holidays, for example; our family has our faves: chips and salsa, ham, desserts, breads, veggies, and cider. While our smaller local store may not even carry all of these items, Walmart keeps their selection pretty consistent year-round, and the prices drop around the time we would shop.

Here is what a typical holiday dinner would look like from Walmart:

• Chips and salsa ($2 and $2.50)
• Spiral Ham ($18)
• Red Potatoes Au Gratin ($5)
• Green beans with bacon ($2)
• Corn Pudding ($2)
• Crescent Rolls ($2.50)
• Pie and whipped topping ($5)

Total Cost: $39

This would easily feed our family of seven, and requires me to only make a few items from scratch. (I actually rely quite a bit on the Great Value vegetables in the steam packaging for the green beans and corn pudding. It makes the dishes taste very fresh, and it’s super affordable!)

What faves will you serve this holiday? Have you ever shopped at Walmart for your staples?

*I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart provids me with compensation for my time on specific projects. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.