Spaghetti Broccoli Bake

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Spaghetti Broccoli Bake

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • About 3/4  lb spaghetti ($.75)
  • 2 cups of homemade white sauce ($.50) or 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese ($.50)
  • 2 cups of frozen broccoli ($.50) Large bag recently on sale for $1
  • 1-2 cups of leftover shredded or diced cooked chicken ($1)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ($.85)
  • 4 ears of corn ($1) On sale for $.25 each again!

Directions

  • Cook spaghetti pasta as directed on package.  Drain and add to 8×8 baking dish. Use rice pasta for gluten free dish.  My favorite frugal brand is Trader Joe’s.  Tinkyada is another GREAT rice pasta brand, but costs 3-4x as much as the TJs brand.
  • Prepare about 2 cups of homemade white sauce.  Here is a GFCF (gluten free casein free) white sauce recipe.  Substitute 1 can of cream of mushroom soup if you prefer.
  • Once white sauce has thickened how you prefer, add parmesan cheese, frozen broccoli, shredded/diced chicken to the sauce.  Remove from heat.
  • Combine white sauce mixture with spaghetti in the baking dish.  Stir through.  Top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
  • Remove husks from corn and boil for 4-5 minutes.
  • Serve Spaghetti Broccoli Bake with Corn.

Cost $5.10

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for a easy and healthy recipe. Have you ever tried freezing the homemade white sauce? If so, how’d it work? I’m wondering if it separates upon thawing.

  2. Rose says

    I really enjoy your newsletter and have made many of your recipes, thanks for helping me keep mu grocery budget sane…

  3. says

    Thanks, yet again! Can’t wait to give this one a try. (As an aside, I have the BBQ Chicken and Cornbread dish cooking in the Crock-Pot as we speak — I’m looking forward to checking in on it when I get home from work!)

  4. says

    Sounds really good! Not sure about the healthy part due to all of the cheese unless the fat and calories could be exchanged. Have you tried this recipe using any different type of flours for plain white in the white sauce? I LOVE LOVE LOVE cheese and am trying to remake recipes still using it but watching the fat and calories AND saving money.

  5. Suzan says

    Not all of these recipes are gluten free. Spaghetti squash is great in place of spaghetti or the more expensive gluten-free stuff.

  6. Wendy says

    I can’t wait to try this. It looks so wonderful. The plus is that even my daughter (grown) likes the ingredients, so I do believe we’ll be having this one some day soon!

  7. Amanda says

    Is there a substitute for the cheeses? Doesn’t help to use gf pasta and df white sauce if I’m going to throw in parmesan and mozzerella! :-)

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