Creamy Penne Pasta with Garlic Bread


so quick & cheap!๐Ÿ˜Š
penne noodles- 0.84
alfredo sauce- 2.00
spaghetti sauce- 3.00
garlic bread- 2.00
edit: i didnโ€™t expect this post to blow up like it did. thank you all for the kind words

Creamy Penne Pasta with Garlic Bread


  • 1 pound (16 oz) penne noodles ($0.84)
  • 1 jar (15 oz) Alfredo sauce ($2.00)
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce ($3.00)
  • 1 loaf of garlic bread ($2.00)

Total Cost: $7.84


1. Cook Penne Noodles:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the penne noodles and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.
  • Drain the noodles and set aside.

2. Prepare the Sauce:

  • In a medium saucepan, heat the Alfredo sauce and spaghetti sauce over medium-low heat.
  • Stir the sauces together until well combined and heated through. Let it simmer for a few minutes to meld the flavors.

3. Combine Sauce and Penne Noodles:

  • Pour the creamy sauce over the cooked penne noodles.
  • Gently toss the noodles until they are well coated with the sauce.

4. Prepare Garlic Bread:

  • Preheat your oven according to the garlic bread package instructions.
  • Place the garlic bread on a baking sheet and bake it in the preheated oven until it’s warm and crispy, following the package guidelines.

5. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Divide the creamy penne pasta among plates or bowls.
  • Serve the pasta alongside slices of warm garlic bread.

6. Optional Garnish:

  • If you have any extra grated Parmesan cheese or fresh basil, you can sprinkle some on top of the pasta for an extra burst of flavor.

7. Enjoy Your Quick & Cheap Meal!

This budget-friendly recipe offers a delicious and satisfying meal for you to enjoy. Thank you for sharing your ingredients, and I hope you find this recipe tasty! ๐Ÿ˜Š


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