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Monday, March 12, 2007

5 family meals for under $5 (#2)

I am posting my 5 favorite meals for under $5.00 for a family of 4. My first recipe which will link to the all 5 can be found (here)

This recipe is from Rachael Ray's Express Lane Meals and is one of my husband's favorites.

Spaghetti all Ceci (chickpea and tomato pasta)

  • 1 lb pasta of your choice. $.80
  • 3 tbls olive oil (three turns of the pan) $.30
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flake or powder $.05
  • 3 or 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped (or 1 tsp garlic powder) $.05 if powder-$.20 if fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme $.05
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (use the other half of the bullion cube used for pot pie)
  • 1 14oz can crushed tomatoes $.80
  • 1 140z can chickpeas $1.00
  • Parmesan cheese to top Negligible
Total Cost: $3.20! (including use of fresh garlic!)
Feeds: 4 adults or 2 adults 3 children


Bring big pot of water to Boil for the pasta. Salt it and cook the pasta to al dente.

While the spaghetti cooks, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the Evoo, red pepper, and garlic. Place the chickpeas in and pulse to a fine chop. Add the chickpeas to the skillet with the garlic and season them with the thyme, salt and pepper. Saute them for 3 or 4 minutes. Add stock and cook down for 20 seconds and then stir in the tomatoes and adjust the seasoning. Drain the pasta and toss w/ sauce.


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