Cheapest Pasta Ever

  • Servings : 3-4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

I threw together this pasta for the Plant Based on a Budget Challenge meal plan for one, week one and it seemed to be well-received, so I thought I’d create a recipe page for it. If you buy the pasta in bulk, this meal is incredibly inexpensive and super quick to make. You can throw whatever veggies you have, I just happened to have broccoli on the meal plan grocery shopping list.


Photo by Laura Yasinitsky


  • box of pasta
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups of broccoli, chopped
  • 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • Italian spices of your choice (I chose: 1 tbs oregano, 1/2 tbs parsley, 1/2 tbs basi)


Step 1

Cook pasta following box instructions.

Step 2

Saute onions and garlic in oil, add broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add sauce, spices and pasta and mix thoroughly.

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy. My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy, 'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways... we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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