Meal Solutions – Spaghetti with Mushrooms

Oh man, I was completely uncreative with list of ingredients for this week’s Meal Solutions.  And the thing that irks me most, is that once I just decided to cook it like normal, I realized what I should have made!  If I could go back and change it up, I would have made Chicken Spaghetti.  <–Now THAT is good stuff y’all! My mom makes the best. I did see this Spaghetti with Calamari that my husband would probably LOVE to eat!

Don’t forget to check out my previous Meal Solution ideas where I was a bit more creative!

The ingredient list for this week’s Meal Solution was:

  • Ragu Traditional Sauce (26 oz) $1.75
  • Great Value Spaghetti (16 oz) $0.89
  • Great Value Grated Parmesan (8 oz) $2.73
  • Great Value Mushroom Pieces/Stems (4 oz) $0.55
  • Great Value Cut Green Beans (14.5 oz) $0.50
  • Great Value Whole Kernel Corn (14.5 oz) $0.50
  • Sara Lee Garlic Bread $3.22

It’s your basic Spaghetti ingredients and as you can see, very budget friendly.


I basically only used the Ragu, Spaghetti, Grated Parmesan, Corn, and Mushrooms. I could not find the Sara Lee Garlic Bread at our store and they were out of the other Texas Toast I normally buy so I ended up not using any bread.  Corn is our second pick for spaghetti. We usually use a bag of great value cauliflower.


All I did was add ground beef. I know, so original right. ugh. I hate that I didn’t think to do Chicken Spaghetti first!!! Nevertheless, it was tasty and the boys scarfed it down.  Truett loves to eat spaghetti and insists on teaching us all how to suck in each strand of spaghetti the correct way.  All I can say about that is that at least he was  only wearing underwear because he was covered and went straight to the bath tub!

I’d love to know what YOUR meal solution would be. Do you have a great chicken spaghetti recipe? What would you do to change it up, or would you just leave it the same?

If you want to see how other Walmart Moms put a twist on their meal solutions, check out Denise from Wholesome MommyJenn at Frugal Upstate, and Heather at Domestic Diva.

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