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Budget Meals: Hearty and Cheesy Johnny Marzetti Pasta Bake


Warm and comforting, this pasta bake will feed a crowd.


Kym winnerThis recipe was provided by Kym H. from Columbus, OH.

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The Recipe

Olive oil
1 Large Onion
1 lb Ground Beef or Turkey
Salt & Pepper
1 Green Pepper
1 Lg can Crushed Tomatoes
1 Lg can Chopped Tomatoes
16oz box Pasta
1 cup Sharp Cheddar, shredded
1 cup Mozzarella, shredded

Saute chopped onion in a large pot with a little olive oil.  Add the ground meat and break apart as it browns. Add the diced green pepper and salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally for a few minutes until the meat is cooked through.

Add the cans of diced and crushed tomatoes. Combine well and simmer, covered for 15 minutes.

In the meantime, cook the box of pasta in plenty of well salted boiling water.

Combine pasta and sauce in a large lightly greased baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes at 350F.

Remove foil and broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and browned.

Serve with crusty bread and salad.

 

The Finances

This meal came to:

$1.59 Pasta
$0.71 Onion
$2.00 Crushed tomatoes, canned
$2.00 Chopped tomatoes, canned
$5.98 Ground beef
$1.49 Green pepper
$1.88 Mozzarella, shredded
$2.10 Sharp cheddar, shredded

Grand Total $17.75

More budget meals to make your family smile:
Southwestern One Pot Chicken Pasta
Andouille, Red beans and Rice
Apricot Chicken
Vietenamese Pho Soup



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