I am happy to participate in the 5 dollar dinners Bargain Meal of the Week.
"Supreme Pizza" Pasta Bake
Serves about 8
½ lb. Italian Sausage $1.43
1 (6.4 ounce) package HY-TOP Lasagna Dinner Mix*
*I couldn't find the dinner mix so I substituted use these instead: Ronzoni Lasagna noodles $1.62 and Prego Spaghetti sauce 26oz $1.48
3 ounces sliced Pepperoni (Hormel) $1.03
¼ cup chopped Green Bell Pepper ~$.20
¼ cup chopped Onion ~$.20
¼ cup HY-TOP Mushrooms $.23
2 tbsp. sliced HY-TOP Ripe Olives $.16
7 ½ cups Water, divided
8 ounces (2 cups) HY-TOP Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (Tillamook Shredded Cheese $1.78)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Crumble and brown Italian sausage in a 10" skillet. Drain off excess grease. Set aside. In a 3-quart pan, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Stir in pasta. Cook 10 minutes. Drain. Place cooked pasta in a 9" x 13" baking dish. Pour 1/2 spaghetti sauce over pasta. Distribute the Italian sausage, pepperoni, green bell pepper, onions, mushrooms and olives over the top of the pasta and sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20 minutes.
Total Cost: $8.03 This would provide a family of 4 two meals, each meal being $4.01. You would have enough money to add a side dish of veggies or salad.
Recipe from WinCo Foods