What to cook for New Year 2024: budget menu

Kateryna YagovychFood
Budget menu for the New Year. Source: greenvelope.com

If you don't plan to spend a lot of money on New Year's Eve celebrations, the following menu is for you. There are quite simple dishes that can be prepared quickly and with affordable ingredients. At the same time, it turns out to be very festive and satisfying.

The FoodOboz editorial team has made a selection of budget-friendly appetizers and desserts. With these dishes, the celebration will definitely be successful.

The idea of a light appetizer dubbed Raffaello and made of crab sticks was shared by anny.cooking on her Instagram page.


  • crab sticks - 200 g
  • eggs - 3 pcs.
  • processed cheese - 3 pcs.
  • garlic - 3 cloves
  • mayonnaise - 1.5-2 tbsp
  • salt - a pinch

Method of preparation:

1. Chop all the ingredients.

2. Take 1/3 of the grated crab sticks.

3. Mix the remaining ingredients with mayonnaise and salt.

4. Form small balls with your hands and roll in grated crab sticks.

5. Put in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

The idea of making festive canapes was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Iryna (iriska_dimitrova).


  • bread
  • olive oil, dried garlic
  • 1 can of cod liver
  • 1 processed cheese
  • 1-2 boiled eggs (I have 2 small ones)
  • salt, pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp of sour cream/yogurt/mayonnaise
  • if you take mayonnaise, do not add salt to the filling

Method of preparation:

1. Cut the bread into squares, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with dried garlic and dry in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

2. For the filling, mix cod liver, grated processed cheese, grated boiled eggs, salt, pepper and sour cream.

3. Put the filling on the dried bread and garnish with green onions.

The idea of making festive sprat sandwiches was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Victoria with the nickname cook_with_me_at_home. They are eaten in minutes.


  • cream cheese - 150 g
  • garlic - 2 cloves
  • pickled cucumber (small) - 4 pcs.
  • dill - a bunch
  • sprats
  • black bread

Method of preparation:

1. Wash the dill and cut off the coarse stems. Set aside a few sprigs for decoration.

2. Put chopped cheese and 3 chopped cucumbers in a blender bowl.

3. Peel the garlic and add to all the ingredients.

4. Grind all this into a homogeneous mass.

5. Cut the black bread, grease with the paste.

6. Top with a fish, a sprig of dill and a thin cucumber.

The idea of making a mayonnaise salad with chicken and corn for the New Year was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Victoria with the nickname viktoria__cooking. The dish looks very attractive.


  • 250 g of balyk/ham/boiled sausage
  • 200 g of hard cheese
  • 3 boiled eggs
  • 1 jar of corn
  • 1 jar of pickled mushrooms
  • mayonnaise - to taste

Method of preparation:

1. Put a ring on a plate. Put the boiled sausage cut into strips as the first layer.

2. Smooth it well and grease with mayonnaise.

3. Put the second layer of sliced hard cheese. The third is boiled eggs, and the fourth is pickled mushrooms.

4. Smooth each layer well.

5. Lubricate with mayonnaise.

6. Put the corn as the last layer and smooth it well.

7. Garnish the salad with parsley at the end.

Cook Anna shared a recipe for a delicious egg roll with crab sticks and cream cheese on Instagram.


  • eggs - 5 pcs.
  • sour cream - 2 tbsp.
  • salt - a pinch
  • crab sticks - 200 g
  • cream cheese - 100 g
  • fresh cucumber - 1 pc.

Method of preparation:

1. Whisk eggs with sour cream and salt and pour on parchment. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 15 minutes.

2. Disassemble the crab sticks into fibers and combine with cream cheese.

3. Cool the egg crust, spread the filling, put the cucumber inside and wrap it in a roll. Chill for 1 hour and eat.

4. Drizzle with teriyaki sauce before serving.

The idea of preparing a budget cake dubbed Broken Glass for New Year's Eve was published on the page of a food blogger with the nickname top_havchik_ on Instagram.


  • jelly - 2 packs
  • sour cream - 700 g
  • gelatin - 30 g
  • powdered sugar - 200 g
  • water - 400 g in jelly + 50 g in gelatin

Method of preparation:

1. Pour hot water over the jelly and mix.

2. Put in the refrigerator until completely frozen.

3. Mix sour cream with powdered sugar.

4. Pour cold water over the gelatin and wait until it swells.

5. Melt in a water bath and add to the sour cream, stirring constantly.

6. Cut the frozen jelly into squares.

7. Add randomly to the sour cream. Put in the refrigerator until completely frozen.

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