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Save money making spaghetti by always keeping the spaghetti noodles and the sauce, with or without the meat, separate.  You can use the the leftover noodles, meat, and sauce to make other dishes.  If you put all the ingredients together, you are stuck with nothing but spaghetti.  Depending on how much is left, your family may get tired of it, and you will waste it, which is not thrift friendly.

Here are a couple frugal spaghetti recipes.


Homemade Spaghetti



1 pound hamburger
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried oregano
3/4 tsp basil
1 bay leaf1/2 tsp rosemary
4 cans tomato sauce
4 cups cooked spaghetti
Brown the hamburger with the chopped onions and garlic.
Drain off any grease, and then add all of the other ingredients, except the spaghetti.  Bring to a boil, and then simmer for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.  The longer you simmer the sauce, the better the flavor.
Serve over cooked spaghetti.


Chicken Tetrazzini


2 cups spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces
1 chicken bouillon cube
3/4 cup boiling water
1 can cream of celery soup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese

Cook spaghetti until tender.  Put the bouillon in the boiling water, and stir to dissolve.  Add the soup and spices.

Add the drained spaghetti to the soup mixture.  Then add the onion, chicken, and half of the cheese.

Bake in a greased casserole dish at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until very hot.







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