Cheap and cheesey pasta

This Bank Holiday Weekend has definitely had a food theme. First off, there was the big #MorrisonsMum shop (more on that later.) Secondly, yesterday saw us at the village show, dressing cakes and enviously eyeing up the matching eggs (another post coming on).


We’ve been definitely full-on foodie. However, it’s not entirely escaped my attention that I need to (a) rein back the budget and (b) start eating some proper lunches. This easy pasta meal scores on both counts. I used Morrison’s Savers range and herbs from the garden to keep costs down.

You will need

  • 160 g pasta (31p)
  • 1 onion, chopped. (23p)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped (10p)
  • 2 rashers streaky bacon, cut into small pieces (45p)
  • 50 g cheddar cheese grated (32p), plus a little to garnish if desired.
  • 25 g Savers hard cheese (or use Parmesan) (29p)
  • olive oil
  • 200 ml plain Savers yoghurt (18p)
  • Handful of fresh herbs, chopped, such as Thyme and Parsley.
  1. To make, simply fry the onion, garlic and bacon in the oil until onion is soft and golden. Pour off excess oil.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the pasta until soft.
  3. Add the cheese and yoghurt to the onion and bacon.
  4. Drain the pasta. Return to the pan. Add the cheese/bacon/onion mix to the pasta and mix well so it is coated with the sauce.
  5. Garnish with torn herbs and grated cheese, if desired.

This serves two as a snack or light lunch. (It was perfect for me and Boy). And cost us exactly £1.88 to make, so less than a pound a serving!

Joining with Honest Mum’s #TastyTuesday.

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About sarah

Old enough to know better, still young enough not to care. Property lawyer, sometime developer, writer and mother, coffee lover and cat-napper. I blog about life as a mum in North Wilts.
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9 Responses to Cheap and cheesey pasta

  1. Tina Holmes says:

    I love simple and easy recipes like this, defo one to try out! Yummmm #tastytuesdays

    • Thanks Tina. It’s very easy… have found the secret is to tossing well so all the pasta is coated. Don’t know if you have a blog, as can’t seem to find link, but let me know if you do…. am not ignoring it!

  2. Honest Mum says:

    Wow such a cost-effective meal and so tasty too! Thanks for this fab post and linking up to #tastytuesdays

  3. Mel says:

    Tasty, cheap and easy… What more would you want? Great idea to include the costs for each ingredient and work out the price per portion. Mel

    • Thanks Mel, the working out the cost bit was all part of the #MorrisonsMum campaign… though there were some eye openers there! Left to my own devices I have a worrying habit of upping the ante!

  4. I absolutely love my carbs and cheese, so this is perfect for me! Love that it’s so cheap too :-)

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