Budget friendly Pasta Recipes

7 Of The Best Budget-Friendly Pasta Recipes

Pasta ticks all the boxes as a kitchen staple: quick to cook, cheap, filling and wonderfully versatile. There’s endless ways to cook pasta, but we’ve focused on tasty budget-friendly pasta recipes right now. Whether you’re feeding a family on a budget or looking to cook in bulk, the below dishes taste a million dollars without breaking the bank.

Budget-Friendly Pasta Recipes

1. Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato & Basil

Not all recipes are created equal, but this one is a clear winner. This classic spaghetti with fresh tomato and basil sauce is, quite simply, an all-time great.

Spaghetti With Fresh Tomato

2. Orecchiette Pasta Carbonara

This simple orecchiette pasta carbonara is the ideal recipe to cook for yourself, family and friends on a budget. While carbonara comes in many forms, and divides opinion like no other recipe (cream or no cream?!) we have given it a few unique twists while keeping it fairly classical.

orecchiette pasta carbonara

3. Superfood Veggie Pasta

This superfood veggie pasta recipe is one of those go-to dishes that you simply won’t be able to live without once you know how to cook it. Raid the fridge and throw in whatever vegetables you have at hand! A perfect pre-work out fix that will leave you full of energy.

4. Tinned Tuna Pasta 

What makes this one of the best budget-friendly pasta recipes? The cooking time is quick, the flavours big and this is an ideal meal for making in bulk and eating over a few days. It’s also a meal that is ideal for feeding the entire family with one big pot.

tinned tuna pasta recipe 

5. Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta

If you’re craving a creamy chicken and mushroom pasta dish, then this is the recipe for you. A dish so simple, yet so luxurious and wholesome that you will be making it on a regular basis. If the budget doesn’t stretch to chicken, don’t worry: it’s just as tasty without.

Budget friendly Pasta Recipes

6. Classic Tinned Tomato & Garlic Pasta

This classic pasta dish couldn’t be any simpler, with just seven ingredients. You’ll be amazed at the flavours in this recipe, using just tinned chopped tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic. It’s an essential pasta recipe to have in your cooking repertoire.

Budget friendly Pasta Recipes

7. Smoked Salmon Pasta

We’ve used smoked salmon in this as a little treat, but it works equally as well with tinned clams or tuna, too. The fish with lemon and capers are the most wonderful mix that coats the pasta to perfection.

Budget friendly Pasta Recipes

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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