Cheap and cheerful pasta

Pasta is a great thrifty way to bulk up meals. Try our favourite cheap and cheerful pasta dishes and keep hungry tummies at bay!  

Cheap and cheerful pasta

Cheap, quick and easy pasta

Pasta is so versatile and wonderful as a thrifty supper.

Macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese is a childhood classic. The Gruyère, mustard and parsley give this old favourite an up to date flavour makeover

Tuna and pesto pasta salad

Tuna and pesto pasta salad

A super simple dish that even kids can make! Ideal for packed lunches.

Spicy sausage penne

Spicy sausage penne

Sausages and pasta in a chilli tomato sauce is a cheap and easy midweek meal that's sure to satisfy everyone.

Tuna chilli linguine

Tuna chilli linguine

Cheap, simple, and utterly tasty, this pasta dish is an ideal quick supper for friends.

Ricotta and lemon pasta

Ricotta and lemon pasta

A quick and easy pasta dish perfect for a light midweek meal.

Pea, chorizo and Pecorino pasta

Pea, chorizo and Pecorino pasta

A meaty, cheesey pasta dish that's a good budget recipe.

Sardine, chilli and lemon spaghetti

Sardine, chilli and lemon spaghetti

The sardines in this pasta recipe are a great source of omega-3, and go beautifully with a hint of chilli and the tartness from the lemon.

Linguine with a fresh tomato and olive sauce

Linguine with a fresh tomato and olive sauce

A quick, light Italian pasta supper suitable for vegetarians.

Sausage pasta

Sausage pasta

It makes a change to open up sausages and crumble up the meat inside, and it works really well in this pasta sauce. The fennel seeds add a lovely slightly aniseed flavour to the sauce.

Mushroom carbonara

Mushroom carbonara

This quick pasta dish is the perfect week night supper – speedy, scrumptious and comforting

Easy tuna pasta

Easy tuna pasta

This tuna pasta recipe is so easy, you could even make it over a campfire using just one pan.

Mushroom and bacon pasta

Mushroom and bacon pasta

If you’re putting bacon pieces into pasta or a risotto, don’t buy expensive rashers or cubes. Ask the butcher for off-cuts to save money for this delicious linguine recipe.

 


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Six ways with spaghetti

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