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
Ingredients
  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
Instructions
  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.
Notes
  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.