Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Baked Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Vegetables

This isn't a gourmet meal, but it makes a little meat go a long way and is kid friendly.

1/2 lb cooked and drained 90/10 ground beef - $1.50
1 box WW Rotini - $1.25
1 jar spaghetti sauce - $1.00
1 c diced carrot - $0.25
1/2 c diced onion - $0.25
1 diced red bell pepper - $0.50
1 c shredded mozzarella cheese - $0.75

1 small loaf french bread from Costco - $1.00

1. Saute carrot, onion and bell pepper in olive oil until soft and fragrant. Add ground beef and jar of spaghetti sauce, bring to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes or more.
2. Cook pasta.
3. Combine pasta and sauce in large casserole dish.
4. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
5. Top with cheese and bake another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.

Total: $6.50 (and we got two nights worth of meals out of it)

1 comment:

wirrek said...

Nice! I like the addition of the vegtables. I am always looking for stuff like that. How much was in that box of pasta? 12oz?