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Best Family Meal For Under $10
We have all been in the spot where we are between paychecks and we need to stretch that checking account out a little bit. As self-employed parents, that happens to us too. Stretching that dollar extends to dinner, and I have a great family meal for under $10 option, which you will love.
Like any great meal in our household, we start at Kroger. They have everything you need, and then some!
This is a great blend of ingredients here. First we start with Barilla Blue Box pasta, I like to use their Thin Spaghetti, but you can get creative and use Penne, Farfalle, or whatever floats your boat! Barilla Pasta cooks to al dente perfection with ease.
For the sausage, we have to go with Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage Links. They have such an awesome taste. I love that the Johnsonville Links are so delicious due to all the seasonings in there and versatile too!
This recipe is under $10 for all the primary ingredients you need to buy at Kroger.
Other ingredients, which you should have on hand
Butter and/or Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Crushed Red Peppers (optional), Garlic (optional), & Cooking Spray.
Boil the spaghetti according to the directions on the Barilla box. We cooked the entire box of Thin Spaghetti and used about 2/3rds of it for our recipe.
Cook the Sausage Links: your choice, Johnsonville Italian Sausage Links are awesome whether cooked on a skillet, grilled or broiled. I prefer the grill in the summer and broiler when it’s colder out. The Johnsonville site has all the cooking tips for you, but we broiled them for 12 minutes, turning them every 4 minutes . . . yum. We cooked all 5 Sausage Links, and used 4 of them for our recipe.
While the sausage & spaghetti are cooking, cut the kale into smallish pieces with some kitchen knives. Then you sauté the kale until it is nice and soft. I like to use olive oil, but you can use butter too. I also like to add some crushed red pepper and garlic, but that’s up to you.
Once all 3 of the staple ingredients are done, add them all together into a larger pan (spray it with cooking spray) and cook them all for 5 minutes on low, I like to drizzle some olive oil on top to help all the ingredients blend together. Feel free to add some salt and/or pepper to taste.
Serve it up in a bowl and chow down!
I love that this is an inexpensive, delicious and filling meal for well under $10. It is perfect for when there is a bit of a chill in the air, and perfect for times when you may need to stretch that dollar a little farther.
What is your favorite family meal for under $10?