What goes great with pasta? Fish! Try these eight delicious pairings.
Cost per serving: $2.77
We like spaghetti in this dish, but you can swap fettuccine if your family prefers it.
See recipe: Shrimp Scampi over Whole-Wheat Spaghetti
Cost per serving: $1.88
To give this salad a tasty kick, stir in a few tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan just before serving.
See recipe: Tortellini Salad with Salmon and Peas
Cost per serving: 80¢
Good to go in under 25 minutes, you can use any short pasta shape in this recipe. Add chopped artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers to achieve veggie variety and a hearty party dish.
See recipe: Picnic-Perfect Tuna-and-Macaroni Salad
Cost per serving: $1.84
Using canned clams makes this recipe easy to manage, while still tasting like your favorite Italian restaurant's pricy version.
See recipe: Linguine with White Clam Sauce
Cost per serving: $1.51
Gently toss pasta, tuna, tomatoes, onion, artichokes, olives, capers and parsley together and you have a tasty meal in minutes.
Try this tuna recipe: Tuna Pasta Salad
Cost per serving: $3.18
If your family doesn't like shellfish, mix up this recipe by trying it with chicken instead. Sauté until the chicken is cooked through.
See recipe: Whole-Wheat Couscous with Shrimp
Cost per serving: $2.93
Canned clams keep this a low-cost dish. You can often get a bargain on two packs of canned clams at warehouse stores.
See recipe: Linguine with Red Clam Sauce
Cost per serving: $1.61
If you have some leftover grilled chicken in the fridge, chop it up and substitute it for the tuna. Or make this salad vegetarian by adding a can or two of white beans or chick peas (rinse and drain first).
See recipe: Niçoise Pasta Salad
Cost per serving: $3.51
Five main ingredients come together to make an easy, one-dish weeknight dinner your family will love.
Recipe: Pasta with Shrimp and Veggies
Cost per serving: $2.65
This recipe works just as well with fresh peas (instead of frozen). Be sure to look for small ones, which tend to be sweeter.
See recipe: Angel Hair with Shrimp and Peas
Cost per serving: $1.48
Swap in chickpeas or black beans for the cannellini if you have them in your pantry.
See recipe: Penne with Tuna, Capers and Beans