I make my pasta from scratch. It is basically a 3:1 ratio of whole white wheat flour and water. It is cheaper, more nutritious and tastes fresher than store bought pasta.
1 1/2 cups flour - $0.24
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon water $0
I mix these two ingredients into dough and roll out the dough as thin as I can get it with my rolling pin. I then cut it into strips with my pizza cutter. I cut the strips into short "noodles." Boil the pasta until it floats, then for five more minutes. It should have the texture of regular store bought pasta when it's done.
For the sauce I use a 12 oz sausage roll that I get at the Dollar Tree. I also get a 16 oz bag of frozen peppers and onions from the Dollar Tree. My bag was more peppers than onions, so I added some chopped onion as well.
12 oz sausage roll - $1.00
4 oz peppers and onions - $0.25
2 oz chopped onion - $0.06
When this mixture was nicely simmered, I added:
12 oz can GV tomato paste - $0.75
12 oz can filled with water - $0
1 tablespoon chopped garlic - $0.09
1 tablespoon oregano - $0.06
1/4 teaspoon stevia - $0.04 I add the cooked pasta right into the pan of sauce and serve it as a one dish meal. There were enough leftovers for my husband's lunch tomorrow and a few scraps in the pan for he or I, whoever gets there first, to pick at for an evening snack.