The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Italian pie with garlic cheese bread

This was supper last night and it was delicious! I’m including both recipes together since they taste so good together but the bread is awesome with seafood and other meals as well. The cost listed is for both items though 🙂

For Italian pie:

What you’ll need:

1 lb ground beef
1 can tomato sauce
1 ½ c shredded cheddar cheese, divided
½ lb penne noodles
1 tsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp garlic powder

Cook the noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside. Brown ground beef, drain and return to pan. Stir in tomato sauce, ½ c of cheddar cheese and seasonings. Cook over medium heat until mixture is heated through. Stir in penne noodles. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake @ 400 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Feeds 4.

For the garlic cheese bread:

What you’ll need:

2 c biscuit mix
½ c water
1/3 c butter, softened
½ tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
½ c shredded cheddar cheese

Mix the biscuit mix and the water until dough forms adding water 1 tsp at a time if necessary (if it’s too dry to form a dough). Place on a biscuit mix covered surface and knead 5 times. Press onto a cookie sheet evenly. I roll mine out a little first and then press it out to the edges of my pan. Using a fork poke holes all over the top of the dough. In a small bowl mix together butter and seasonings. Spread evenly over the top of the dough. Bake @ 425 degrees about 15 minutes or until dough has risen and is slightly browned. Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly over the top of the bread and cook for an additional 5 – 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Slice into squares. Serve warm. Feeds 4.

ground beef – $2.00/lb
tomato sauce – $0.33/can
shredded cheese – cheddar – $1.50
penne noodles – $1.89
Italian seasoning – $2.89
biscuit mix – $3.00
butter – $1.75/pound
Total – $6.02


January 13, 2009 Posted by | ----ground beef, -beef, -breads, -vote for Foodista contest, MAIN DISHES, SIDE DISHES | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments