This weekend when I went grocery shopping, I discovered all the necessary ingredients on sale at once. Fareway's circular plus the price matching for the other local ads made this a very affordable option. Because I like to make ahead and freeze meals, I made a lot of this family favorite. I cooked 3 8x8 pans (feeds 4) and one 9x13 pan (feeds 8). I froze the three smaller ones right away, and I cooked the large pan. My husband can take the leftovers for lunch, and I often freeze individual portions for later.
You can click the link for the recipe. I change this up depending on what items I have on hand, so here is the price break down.
Cabbage Roll Casserole
- 2 cans tomato soup 2/1.00 1.00
- 2 cans diced tomatoes 2/1.00 1.00
- 2 cans tomato sauce @.86 1.72
- 2 lbs ground pork @1.99 3.98
- 1 bag long grain rice @.99 0.99
- 4 bags cabbage @.88 3.52
20 servings = 61 cents per serving
I didn't add in the cost of the salt, pepper, or other spices I put in the recipe. $2.44 for feeding a family of four is very good. This meal has lots of good veggies, rice, and protein. I used ground pork, but have also used sausage, ground turkey, and ground beef.
I also love that I have three more meals in the freezer for other days.