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Spaghetti with homemade marinara Price per serving $1.36

Making your own marinara sauce is easy, says Fran, the woman who shared this recipe. All you have to do is saute a large can of tomatoes, half an onion (chopped), and a pinch of garlic together for 10-20 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Pour this flavorful, colorful sauce over a package of cooked spaghetti or other pasta, and you’re good to go.

Adding a few pieces of garlic-buttered toast is a great way to round out this absolutely delicious meal β€” which can fill up a family of four for about $2 if the garden is producing.


  • 1 large can of tomatoes: $1.49
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped: 50 cents
  • Pinch of garlic: 25 cents
  • Loaf of bread: $1.99
  • 12-oz. package of spaghetti: $1.19

Total: $5.42 (makes four servings)
Price per serving: $1.36


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