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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.