Herby Ham and Feta Penne (Serves 4)
- 350g penne pasta
- 200g Greek salad cheese/feta
- 200g cooked ham
- 200g tomatoes
- 3tbsp dried oregano
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- Cook the pasta, following the instructions on the packet and drain.
- Chop the cheese and ham into 1cm cubes, chop the tomatoes into similar sized pieces and mix together on the chopping board with the dried oregano.
- Fry the garlic in the olive oil on a medium heat for 1 minute then add the tomatoes, feta, ham and oregano mixture.
- Cook until all the cheese has melted and the ham is piping hot (usually about 8 minutes), then add in the cooked pasta, give it a good stir and serve!
How much does it cost?
|200g Greek salad cheese/feta||75p for 200g|
|200g tomatoes||32p for 200g loose (£1.59/kg)|
|200g ham, cubed||99p for 200g tinned ham*|
|1tbsp olive oil||£1 for 250ml|
|2 cloves garlic||30p per bulb (cheaper if you buy in bulk)|
|3tbsp dried oregano||75p for a 14g jar|
|350g penne pasta||29p for 500g|
*I’m not a fan of tinned ham and as it’s only £2.30 for a small (600g), cheap gammon joint I usually buy one of those instead. Soak it in water over night, boil it for 25 minutes, smother it in honey (or something equally delicious) roast it for 30 minutes and use the leftovers for exciting packed lunches.
** We’ve not included olive oil because we’re assuming that you have some (or another kind of oil at least). If you choose the gammon joint option, it will cost £4.71 (but you’ll have lovely ham left over for sandwiches and midnight fridge visits).