Hello world and welcome back to Dollar Store Decadence Recipes where we make good food using ingredients that can be found at 99 Cents Only Stores. This time I made a yummy gooey, cheesy Meat and Cheese Pasta, adapted from Delish. As usual most of the ingredients are from the 99 and the pasta came out pretty good if I do say so myself. So here we go.
What you need:
1lb Ground Beef
1 1/2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
1 Onion, diced
2 TBsp Tomato Paste
1 Tsp Red Chili Flakes
1 TBsp Olive Oil
1 TBsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 TBsp Dried Parsley Flakes (or fresh if you have it)
1 1/2 Tsp Minced Garlic
16 oz Pasta (I used Rotini)
Salt and Pepper
- Cook your pasta and get that out of the way. When it’s done, make sure to save 1/2 cup of the pasta water before you drain it.
- Add the olive oil to your pan and brown the ground beef over medium heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper to taste.
- After 2-3 minutes, add the onions, garlic, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, parsley flakes, chili flakes and pasta water, combining well. Simmer for 10 more minutes.
- Stir in the pasta and 1 cup of cheese, then top with the rest and more parsley flakes if you want.
Let’s talk about the cheddar:
I bought the ground beef at Target for $4.49
The mozzarella came from the 99 – 75¢
Onion came from a 4-pack at the 99 – 25¢
Tomato Paste was from the 99 as well – 20¢
Red Chili Flakes – 2¢
Worcestershire Sauce – 10¢
Dried Parsley Flakes – 20¢
Garlic – 6¢
This recipe serves six and the total cost was $6.07 which is $1.01 per person. We love recipes that come out to less than $2 per person around here.
Okay so try this and let me know what you think!