Thursday, April 23, 2009

Giant Eagle Bargain meal of the week- Skillet Bow tie pasta

Bargain Meal of the Week

With 2 busy toddlers I just don't have time to make Lasagna the old fashioned way. I can't wait to try this recipe because my little ones love everything in it......and of course it looks easy! Happy Eating!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand.

Skillet Bow Tie Lasagna

1 pound ground beef (On sale $1.99 a lb) 1.99
1 small onion, chopped (Vidalia Onion on sale .99 a lb) .30
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained (Dei Fratelli 28 oz on sale 8 for $10) .63
1 1/2 cups water
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste .69
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta (On sale Barilla Pasta 4 for $5) 1.25
3/4 cup small curd cottage cheese (Giant Eagle on sale 2 for $5) .62
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, parsley, oregano and salt; mix well. Stir in pasta; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring once.
Combine cheeses; drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto pasta mixture. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Total cost of Meal: $5.48

Add Salad (Fresh express on sale 2 for $5) :Total cost of Meal: $6.73

Add salad and Garlic Toast (On sale 2 for $5): Total cost of Meal: $7.56

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Maria said...

This sounds great, but what are the directions? Do you just cook everything and mix it together or does it need to bake? Thanks! Maria