Thursday, September 29, 2011

$8 or Less Recipe - Greek Pasta

serves 4 for an actual amount of about $5.75

1 Tblsp olive oil
2 Tblsp butter
2 onions chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
2 c baby spinach
1 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes undrained
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb package (or newer packages of 12 oz is OK too) linguine
1/3 c feta cheese crumbled
cherry tomatoes and olives optional

bring water to cook pasta to boil
at same time, in large saucepan combine olive oil and butter over medium heat
when butter melts, add onion and garlic and cook until crisp-tender
add spinach and cook until just wilted
add undrained tomatoes, salt, and pepper bring to a simmer
reduce heat and cover
cook pasta according to package directions, reserve 1/4 c cooking water
add pasta to saucepan and toss gently, add reserved cooking water if needed
place on plates or in bowls and add feta

total cost around $5.50 less if you can get the ingredients on sale and/or with coupons!

Until Next Time.....

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