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We've checked our Meatless Friday recipes for some budget-friendly, kid-friendly meatless dinners.

It seems like food prices have skyrocketed overnight! I'd be happy to eat pasta every night of the week, and since it's still relatively inexpensive, that's a good thing. 

We've already gathered up our favorite recipes for mac & cheese, tuna casseroles, and pasta dishes, but this time we're looking at our recipe files with an eye toward staying under budget. Here are five ways to serve pasta that won't break the bank.

For Meatless Friday, try one of these 5 frugal and family-friendly meatless pasta meals. #catholicmom

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Baked ZIti

Janelle Peregoy shares a family-sized version of a favorite recipe from a Salesian youth camp in California.



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Pasta Arrabbiata

My recipe for a meatless pasta sauce that cooks as quickly as the pasta itself: perfect for busy days.


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Gnocchi with Pesto and Veggies

Christy Wilkens shares a Meatless Friday recipe that can be made on a single sheet pan.


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Mushroom Stroganoff

Monica Portogallo serves up a meatless and healthy version of a comfort-food favorite.


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Seafood Fettuccine with Spinach

Imitation crab or lobster is made with real fish and is an inexpensive way to add protein to a meal.


Check out the rest of our Meatless Friday recipes for more frugal, family-friendly Friday meal ideas.

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