A Week of Wallet-Friendly Meals

Take charge of your weeknights with meal solutions that save you money and time. Each of these five meals and a midweek dessert are around $12. That’s four to six servings with a tasty price tag.

Ravioli Florentine
Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
  1. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 (8-ounce) package fresh
  3. mushrooms, thinly sliced
  4. 3⁄4 cup finely chopped onion
  5. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  6. 1 (16-ounce) package frozen
  7. chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  8. 2 cups water
  9. 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
  10. 1 (8.1-ounce) jar sun-dried tomato pesto
  11. 1 (25-ounce) package frozen 5-cheese ravioli, thawed
  12. 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  13. Dinner rolls, warmed
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Stir in spinach, 2 cups water, tomatoes, and pesto; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in ravioli. Cover, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until heated through. Stir in salt. Serve with heated dinner rolls.
  1. All meal costs are based on the generic brand of products and can vary in price 5 percent or more, depending on your location. We do not include pantry staple items in our costs.
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Cents-ible Tip: Buying frozen chopped spinach is a less expensive alternative to fresh. But you can substitute 2 (9-ounce) bags of fresh spinach for the frozen spinach in this recipe.

Per serving: 612 calories, 32 G fat (8 G saturated fat), 63 MG cholesterol, 951 MG sodium, 22 G protein, 61 G carbs, 8 G fiber.