Meatballs And Marinara On The Cheap

Meatballs and Marinara On A Budget
Meatballs and Marinara On A Budget

One of my favorite dishes is meatballs and spaghetti with marinara sauce. You can go to several high-end Italian restaurants in New York, where I live, and pay a small fortune for it – but I’m on a budget kick these days.

Funny enough, I don’t have to be at this point in my life. The money is coming in steadily for the first time in my life, and all of a sudden I’m thinking of ways to save as much of it as possible. What the heck? Maybe I’ve matured financially? Maybe I just got tired of seeing an empty fridge when the money did run out – I think that’s more of what it’s about than anything else.

With that being said, I came across a recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Budgetbytes.com, where my homegirl Beth, put together this dish that kicks major ass. She calls it “skillet meatballs and marinara.” Hey, I don’t care what she calls, the fact is she cooked up another winner, that’s for sure.

I put this dish together with Turkey sausage instead of pork sausage, and it tasted absolutely ri-donk-ulous! That’s a technical term by the way. What’s even more amazing is that you can hammer out six servings from her recipe, and it only costs you $10. Yes, you read that right the first time.

In actuality, it will cost you less than ten bucks, but I’m sure, like myself, you will find a way to spend the change on something at the register (I bought two bags of plaintain chips – whoo hoo!!) So check out the recipe, and let me know what you think.

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