This quick, easy pasta dish can be a side dish or a main meal, and makes a nice antidote to the mayonnaise-soaked pasta salad of summer cookouts.
Just boil a box of pasta, drain it, and add a can of diced tomatoes, a can of sliced black olives, a can of chickpeas, and some Italian dressing (or olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper).
- 1 box farfalle, penne, or other pasta: $1.19
- Can of diced tomatoes: 99 cents
- Can of chickpeas: 99 cents
- Sliced olives: 99 cents
- 1/4 cup Italian dressing: 50 cents
Total: $4.66 (makes six servings)
Price per serving: 78 cents