Here’s another recipe for you!
Cost (based on Aldi prices):
- 2 x red onions – £0.56
- 4 x red peppers – £1.72
- 2 x packs of cherry or baby plum tomatoes – £1.54
- 1 x block of feta – £0.70
- 1 x packet of basil – £0.52
- 4 cloves of garlic
- Drizzle of balsamic and a teaspoon of sugar
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
Total cost: £5.04
Makes 4 x 350g tubs so cost per tub of sauce = £1.26
Equivalent cost of a 350g tub of tomato and marscapone sauce: £1.45
So it’s not massively cheaper to make it yourself BUT it is SO DELICIOUS and it’s mostly vegetables so no nasty hidden sugar and e-numbers in there.
Roughly chop the peppers and remove the seeds, roughly chop the onions into quarters, and peel the garlic. Add it all to a large roasting pan with all the tomatoes and some olive oil, salt and pepper.
Roast at around 190 degrees for about 30 mins or so until soft and roasted. Add a drizzle of balsamic, a sprinkle of sugar, the chopped basil stalks and the whole block of feta and return to the oven for another 15-20 mins.
Then carefully add the whole lot to a blender along with all the fresh basil leaves and blend until smooth.
Pour into tubs and freeze. Delicious with spaghetti and meatballs, sausage pasta or any other type of pasta. The kids love it and it’s packed with vegetables. All kinds of wins.