Cheese and Pasta Casserole, 71p

This is an old family favourite – it is absolutely delicious and healthy too. It worked out at £2.86 overall, and fed 4 of us, so around 71p a portion. We had this with a mixed salad that was yellow stickered at Asda for 64p.

pasta cheese casserole350g pasta, 35p
3 small onions, 12p
100g mushrooms, 36p
1 clove garlic, 5p
100g cheddar, grated, 30p
400g can of chopped tomatoes, 33p
2 carrots, peeled and grated, 5p
Quarter pint of white wine, 40p
Small handful of chopped parsley, free from garden

Heat some oil in a large pan and fry the onions, garlic and mushrooms until they are soft. Add the grated carrots and white wine, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes, then add the tomatoes and parsley. Simmer for another few minutes, then season to taste. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to boil and cook your pasta. When it is ready, add to the sauce with the grated cheese and stir it all together. Serve straight away with a salad and maybe some crusty bread if you are pushing the boat out. You could substitute stock for the wine, but it does add a lovely flavour if you have some.