These quick, healthy dinners are priced just right
Cost per serving: $1.40
Olives, feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes star in this simple salad, perfect for an outdoor gathering.
See recipe: Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Cost per serving: $1.32
To make this dish even more economical, in place of proscuitto, use bacon (just cook it before adding to the pan).
See recipe: Penne with Sweet Peas and Prosciutto
Cost per serving: $1.27
Substitute part-skim ricotta for regular and you’ll save 25 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving. Another healthy move: Swap in whole-wheat pasta to increase the fiber and nutrients.
See recipe: Pasta with Ricotta and Edamame
Cost per serving: $1.26
This kid-friendly, lighter version of the pasta favorite calls for reduced-fat milk and Cheddar.
See recipe: Low-Fat Mac and Cheese with Peas
Cost per serving: $1.05
Use a tricolor tortellini in this recipe for a shot of color. Or try a spinach- or mushroom-filled version to sneak in some extra vegetables.
See recipe: Tortellini with Ham and Peas
Cost per serving: $1.46
This classic pasta recipe combines fresh vegetables and family-pleasing cheese in one dish. If you don’t like lima beans, swap in frozen shelled edamame.
See recipe: Cheesy Pasta Primavera