Quick Tomato Spinach Penne Recipe – $1.50 a big serving!
I can never get enough of pasta meals (check out my greek tortellini salad). I am always searching for new recipes and I really like when they are easy to prepare and i can get the ingredients cheap. I found this recipe on budgetbytes and changed it up a little bit. Meatless meals are usually cheaper anyway and this one actually fills you up pretty good! Plus it will take only around 20 minutes to prepare.
This recipe will either serve 4 people or you can just prepare a big batch and freeze parts of it/ eat it later the week as dinner or lunch.
Cost of the Tomato Spinach Penne Recipe
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2 cans diced tomato 1.18
4 T tomato paste 0.19
4 oz cream cheese 0.65
baby spinach bag 1.79
This penne recipe will cost you no more than 6 dollars altogether that makes 1,50 dollars for a nice big plate.
How to prepare the Tomato Spinach Penne Recipe
Cook pasta according to package. Then dice onions and garlic and roast it with oil until the onions are soft.
Add diced tomatoes with juice, the seasoning and cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted. And last stir in the bag of spinach. It may seem a lot, but the spinach will wilt and “shrink” in the heat.
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