Pasta with Broccoli

0312608276 Today’s recipe is one that I borrowed from one of my favorite books,  Clara’s Kitchen: Wisdom, Memories and Recipes from the Great Depression. (affiliate link) Clara does a wonderful job of putting together frugal and tasty recipes in this book, and adds some cherished bits of wisdom for frugality and simple living as well.  I’ve modified this recipe a bit from Clara’s original recipe.

Pasta with Broccoli

1 – 16oz box angel hair pasta $1.00

4 T real butter   31 cents

4 T parmesan cheese 44 cents

1 bag chopped broccoli florets $2..00

1 t. pepper 16 cents

Salt to taste

Grand total: $3.91

Cook pasta as directed.  You can cook the broccoli right in with the pasta, or steam it separately to retain more nutritional value.  Drain pasta and/or broccoli, and return pasta to pot, and add broccoli, butter, cheese, salt and pepper.  That’s it, you’re ready to eat!

**Want to spice it up?  Experiment with different varieties and amounts of cheese, or add some grilled chicken, red peppers, or onion.