Pesto Spaghetti

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 10, 2008

Handful Spaghetti Noodles ($.25-$.50, depending if you buy bulk or not!)
15-20 Basil Leaves (free from Basil plant)
Handful pine nuts ($1)
1-2 T olive oil ($.10)
Pint of Grape Tomatoes, cut in half ($2.39)
Parmesan Cheese ($.50)
2-3 Broccoli Heads ($.50-$.75 this week at Kroger!!!)

1. In mini food processor, mix basil, pine nuts, EVOO and puree into pesto.
2. Boil spaghetti noodles. Drain. Put back into pot or a skillet and add pesto sauce. Add halved tomatoes and mix and cook together a few minutes. Serve sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
3. Steam broccoli in microwave or steamer.

Cost $4.74-$5.24

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

stephanieshearer September 12, 2008 at 3:28 pm

This looks great! I love pesto, and its great to see you can make it for $5!!


Mrs. X September 13, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Fresh, delicious, and frugal! Who could ask for more? Thanks for sharing. :)


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