This spaghetti and meat sauce with garlic bread is a cheap and easy recipe to make. It is also one of those very quick recipes to put on the table in just minutes.
Ready in just 20 minutes and costs just $5. This is a budget friendly meal that will feed your entire family, even feed the picky eaters
Pasta is a very affordable way to feed your family and is very versatile.
If you want to save time you can double the recipe and save it in the refrigerator in a Tupperware to heat up for another night.
If you want to make a vegetarian version of this recipe substitute the meat pasta sauce for just a marinara sauce.
The addition of onions and bell pepper makes the dish heartier but is entirely optional.
If you have picky eaters just chop the onions and bell peppers very small and cook them few minutes longer to soften them up even further.
This will make them almost disappear in your kid’s eyes.
Spaghetti and meat sauce Recipe Cost Breakdown
- Meat Sauce: 1 can 16 oz for $0.99.
- Spaghetti: 1 package 16 oz for $0.99.
- Onion: $0.35
- Bell Pepper: $0.95
- Bread: $0.90
- Butter: $.0.37
- Olive Oil: $0.20
- Parmesan Cheese: $0.40
This meal feeds a family of 4 for a total cost of $5.15
That comes to $1.28 per serving per person.
For staples suck as pasta, tomato sauces, and spices look at the dollar store, Aldi, or your supermarket when running sales.
If you combine these sales with manufacturers’ coupon you get even bigger savings.
With these simple ways to save money on groceries, you can reduce your grocery bill by half.
You can find pasta on sale 2 for $1.
You may want to stock up on these deals whenever you can.
Also Buy different pasta shapes suck as spaghetti, penne, farfalle (bow-tie), linguini, rotini or ziti. They are fun and kids love the shapes.