Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce for $5.13

Tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, oh my! Your family and friends will love this traditional pasta dish with a twist. Simply add your favorite pasta to this sauce that’s bursting with flavor and bake for 20 minutes. In just about thirty minutes you’ll be sitting down to a hearty, home-cooked meal that tastes straight out of Italy. The total for this recipe came out to $5.13!

This recipe is part of our “Feed a Family for $5.55” series. The price of this recipe does not include items from our list of pantry basics.

Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Prep. Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

An easy vegetarian tomato sauce and pasta combo.


  • 2 lb sliced Roma tomatoes, sliced thickly ($3.16)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 bag frozen spinach ($.85)
  • 2 cloves garlic ($.15)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 box pasta ($.97)


Preheat oven to 400F. Drizzle tomatoes with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread evenly in an oven-proof skillet. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, then stir in garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes. Meanwhile, boil pasta in lots of salty water. Drain pasta reserving some water, then toss pasta together with frozen spinach in pan with roasted tomatoes. Add pasta water until sauce is desired consistency.

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