Friday, August 13, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week: Bleu Alfredo

It's time for another week of Bargain Meals! Erin over at $5 Dinners (a great read!) is hosting a gathering of bloggers all over the Internet, creating frugal meals straight from the sales circulars of their favorite stores. Check it out for even more inspiration. I contribute every week for the current sales at Publix, which run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. Keep in mind that you do not need to purchase two of a product to get the buy one get one price. Publix marks down their products to half price for the BOGO deals.

I am a sucker for pasta and for blue cheese...this one has both! Yumm!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Stella Crumbled Blue Cheese or Gorgonzola 10 oz., $4.69

-.30/1 Stella Cheese
Final Price: 4.09

Ronzoni Pasta, 12-16 oz., at $1.39 BOGO

Final Price: .69¢

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream, price unknown

-$1/1 Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream, Any (Organic Valley Website)
Final Price: Cheaper

Honest Kids Thirst Quenchers, 8 ct. 6.75 oz., at $3.49 BOGO
-$1 off Honest Kids product, (Whole Foods coupon)
-.75/1 Honest Kids Organic Drink pouches
printable (makes it 99¢)
Final Price: if Whole Foods is a competitor at your store, use both makes it free

Bleu Alfredo



1 (16 ounce) package fettuccini pasta

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic, sliced

4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 cups heavy cream

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.

Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic in olive oil until golden. Remove garlic, and reserve oil.

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine blue cheese, Parmesan cheese, and cream. Stir until cheeses are melted. Stir in the oil from the garlic pan. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Toss sauce with hot pasta, and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with organic fruit juice!

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