Poor Man's Pasta

   By AuttyW  Sep 05, 2012

Here is one of my favorite recipes that my Dad used to make when I was young and I still make it to this day! You can customize it anyway you want. I really think that it is a neat way to eat your pasta and vegetables. I have personally made this so many different ways that I don't have enough fingers and toes! I guarantee that you will love it! 

All you are going to need is:
-Cream of Mushroom Soup.
(you can use any soup really as long as its Cream of something. It's tasty with anything!)

-Mixed Vegetables
(I suggest canned.)

-Dry Pasta
(Use any kind you want! =^_^=)

~Make your pasta as normal. Cook it to Al dente (cooked to the tooth)

~Drain your pasta really good and return it to the pot you cooked your pasta in.

~Add your soup and your vegetables.

~Stir and add salt or other seasonings as you wish!

It's really that easy honestly and is so yummy!

if you find 1 can of the vegetables or the soup is not enough you can absolutely add more to it! Just using 1 can of each and 1 pound of pasta is enough for 4+ people depending on how you eat!

You don't have to use the expensive name brand products. I just bought the generic stuff. It's just as good and even sometimes better than name brand!

This is what I payed

Happy Harvest Mixed Vegetables from Aldi $0.59

Nice! Cream of Mushroom Condensed Soup from Walgreens $1.12

And I just used penne pasta. It was from Walgreens as well and was $1.59

So figure without tax I spend $3.30!


I've made this ever since I was a kid. I absolutely love making this! Its really versatile as well, you can change up the soup, pasta and veggies to whatever you like! 

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imtalking by imtalking | Columbia, TN
Oct 29, 2012

I'm going to make this tonight, sounds like it will be really good and quick and easy. Thanks.

graceed1963 by graceed1963 | WOODBRIDGE, NJ
Oct 08, 2012

It sounds like a quick, easy and delicious meal. I'll have to try it!

Speakheather by Speakheather | Salem, VA
Oct 01, 2012

I've done this as well. Condensed soup is great for simple, quick, and affordable meals. There are so many recipes and things you can do with them.

Loren86 by Loren86 | WESTLAND, MI
Sep 22, 2012

That sounds like a really easy and quick meal, I'm definitely going to try it.

QueenKathy7301 by QueenKathy7301 | Cleveland, OH
Sep 11, 2012

sounds great and easy and within my budget!

noelrocs by noelrocs | LANCASTER, SC
Sep 09, 2012

yum! How cool is it that your daddy cooks! We have a similar recipe that's been used in our family for years and it's cost-efficient, also. I love that you used this cut of pasta! :)

AuttyW by AuttyW | NEW PRT RCHY, FL
Sep 06, 2012

@JessicaLD1 I totally agree! It really only takes enough time to boil the water and open the cans! @scatteredmusings Oh that sounds absolutely FANTASTIC! Wow, I never even thought of that! @autumnbutterfly You are very welcome! I hope you and your husband enjoy it! Thank you all so much for reading as well! <3

autumnbutterfly by autumnbutterfly | WOODLAND, WA
Sep 06, 2012

That sounds really good, I am thinking of trying that, I make dinner for my husband before work, sometimes I want something easy to make so we have more time to spend together. This is a good idea thanks for sharing. :)

scatteredmusings by scatteredmusings | BRANDON, FL
Sep 05, 2012

Sounds yummy, I've actually done something similar to this. I normally just use a bit of olive oil, a dash of lemon juice and some shrimp.

JessicaLD1 by JessicaLD1 | JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sep 05, 2012

That would be a great time saver for someone who does not have a lot of time to make dinner.