Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kroger Bargain Recipe of the week- Spaghetti Bake !!

Bargain Meal of the Week

I am always looking for recipes that are both kid friendly and easy! This one looks like a winner. Since my family will only eat about 1/3 of this I will half it and put the rest in the freezer! That reduces the costs by half which worked for me!. (Not to mention that is another night that big mama does not have to cook!!) Happy Eatin Y'all!!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand. W/C means with coupon. To see the deals at Kroger this week check them out here.

Spaghetti Bake

2 pounds ground beef (On sale $1.78 a lb) $3.56
1 medium onion, chopped (On sale $1.67 a 3 lb bag ) .25
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (7 ounce) package thin spaghetti, broken in thirds .80
2 eggs (On sale .98) .16
3/4 cup milk (On sale $1.98) .10
1 (28 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce (On sale W/C .54) .54
3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (On sale $1.50) 1.12
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (On sale $1.39) $1.39

In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. stir in salt and pepper; set aside. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain.

In a bowl, combine eggs and milk; stir in spaghetti. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Top with spaghetti sauce, beef mixture, mushrooms; sprinkle with cheese (dish will be full). Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly.

Total Cost of Meal: $7.92 (If you divide into 2 9x9 pans the cost is $3.96)

Add Dessert! Breyer's ice cream (On sale W/C .69) Total cost of meal: $4.19

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