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Dec 2nd

Episodes » Episode 54: Andie's Bubbie's Lasagna

This episode is dedicated to Andie, a longtime friend and supporter of Economy Bites. Andie's Bubbie (yiddish for "grandma") passed this recipe down to Andie who passed it over to me. One thing I love about this episode is I feel like I was extra crazy the day we filmed it. Maybe I was just really excited about lasagna...or maybe I was just at 11, who knows.

Important note: I use a jar of sauce in this recipe. People don't always love it when I do that, but here's my reasoning: this recipe isn't mine, it's Andie's Bubbie's, and I wanted to stay as true to it as possible. Plus, don't lie, sometimes you use jarred sauce. It's not really the end of the world, especially if you take the extra minute to buy the one made with all natural ingredients. If you'd like to substitute home-made sauce, I'll direct you here for a recipe.


Tags: bubbie, lasagna, italian food, pasta dish
Recipes » Andie's Bubbie's Lasagna


-1 lb lasagna noodles

-1 lb part-skim Mozzarella cheese, sliced

-1 lb ground beef

-1 Tbsp garlic powder

-1 Tbsp Italian seasoning

-salt and pepper to taste

-1 jar marinara sauce

-1 lb small curd dry cottage cheese


Tags: lasagna, italian food, pasta recipe

Jun 11th

Episodes » Episode 34: Pasta Puttanesca

Welcome back to Economy Bites! We're using a lot of new, exciting ingredients in today's episode: olives, baked tomatoes and, are you ready for this, ANCHOVIES!! The pizza topping everyone loves to hate is about to make it's Economy Bites debut and we couldn't be more excited - check it!



Tags: pasta, puttanesca, italian food, pasta recipe, Italian recipes, easy Italian recipe, cheap and easy Italian recipes

Mar 25th

Recipes » Penne a la Vodka


-1 24 oz. jar tomato sauce 

-1/2 cup vodka

-3/4 cup heavy cream

-1/2 cup parmesan plus more for topping

-1 box penne

-1 Tbsp oregano

-salt and pepper to taste


Tags: penne vodka, italian food, italian recipe, easy recipe, cheap italian recipe, cheap and easy italian recipe, penne vodka recipe, cheap penne vodka recipe, booze recipe, recipes with alcohol, heavy cream, vodka, parmesan, penne
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