Here is another quick and easy budget dinner; for those evenings or days when life is hectic and the kids are here, there and everywhere! It is one that can be prepped during the day and kept in the fridge – either to pop into tubs for on the go, or for members of the fam to serve themselves, if its an evening where you don’t know if you’re coming or going.
This quick and easy feta and sun-dried tomato pasta really has it all – loads of flavour, healthy, quick to make, easy to store and budget friendly (just what we need). I buy my ingredients usually from Aldi or Lidl, so according to their prices, this meal costs about £3.20 in total to make (I haven’t factored in the spinach, because you only use a couple of handfuls, and this is something we have in for a variety of meals – maybe add 30p for it if you want to?). I also believe it is a really good one to get the kids involved in making too.
Quick & Easy Feta & Sun-dried tomato pasta
I have said it so many times, and I am sure I will say it again, but pasta dishes are a firm fave in our family. I make all-sorts of combos, and pasta based recipes are always a winner/intriguing to me to try. We often, like many, fall into the routine of having pesto pasta or tuna pasta for a quick dinner or weekend lunch, but recently I have been determined to find a few more pasta salad strings to add to my pasta bow!
For this recipe you will need:
Pasta (any bag or type that you prefer – I grabbed what we had in the cupboard which happened to be Penne)
A jar of sun-dried tomatoes (these were lidl and also have capers in)
2 blocks of feta (or “greek salad cheese” as some budget versions are called)
A couple of handfuls of spinach
1. Cook the pasta
2. While the pasta is cooking, cube the feta cheese and chop the sun-dried tomatoes (keep the oil that they are in, this will be used as the dressing)
3. Drain and rinse the pasta to cool it – chuck into a serving dish (or back in the pan, we don’t need to be fancy here)
4. Add chopped feta, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and drizzle over the oil (it has various herbs and flavours infused)
5. Give it a quick mix about and boom – a delicious, healthy, simple and cheap dinner (or lunch)
6. Pop in fridge and thank yourself later!
This pasta will also be great on any table for summer get together s and will make an exciting lunch for all the family too (feeding everyone for just a tad more than a school dinner).