5 Recipes That Cost Less Than $2

Spaghetti and Meatballs

The beauty of pasta is that it keeps for months and is easy on the wallet. In fact, most packages of uncooked spaghetti noodles cost less than $3, and there are multiple servings in each box. Plus, many jarred pasta sauces are as delicious as they are inexpensive, and most cost only a couple of bucks. You can even add a pound of ground chicken, beef or turkey for meatballs (yes, chicken or turkey meatballs are just as good as beef) for less than $5. Add it all up, and you can easily feed a family of four for less than $2 per plate. This recipe for Mama's Best Ever Spaghetti & Meatballs is an excellent example of a simple and affordable take on the popular Italian dish.

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