Loving The Northwest

Loving The Northwest

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

$5 Dinner Bargain Meals - Slow-Cooker Lasagna

WinCo $5 Bargain Meals - all ingredients purchased at WinCo Foods
I am happy to participate in the 5 dollar dinners Bargain Meal of the Week.
For more low budget meals to go Bargain Meals and 1 trip, 1 bag, 5 dinners

Slow-Cooker Lasagna (serves 8)

1 lb. ground beef ($1.98)
1 jar  (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce(Ragu $.98)
1 cup water
1 container  (15 oz.) Ricotta Cheese (Frigo $2.44)
1 pkg. (7 oz.) 2%  Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided (Hy-Top $1.64)
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided (Hy-Top $.70)
1 egg (you should have on hand)
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley ($.10)
6 lasagna noodles, uncooked ($1.62)

BROWN meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water. Mix ricotta, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, 2 Tbsp. Parmesan, egg and parsley.
SPOON 1 cup meat sauce into slow cooker; top with layers of half each of the noodles, broken to fit; and cheese mixture. Cover with 2 cups meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles, broken to fit; cheese mixture and meat sauce. Cover with lid.
COOK on LOW 4 to 6 hours or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; let stand, covered, 10 min. or until melted.

Total $9.46 for 8 servings, so that will be two dinners -  $4.73 for dinner for a family of 4.  Add a salad to it for about $1.00.

Thank you to Kraft for the recipe.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds good... Just put this in the crock pot for dinner tonight!