Have you ever had a couple different boxes of pasta with too little left to make a meal, but too much left to actually bring yourself to throw it out? I have. And it can be used up in a baked pasta dish like this Baked Beef Ziti from Weight Watchers.
I'm generally not a fan of Weight Watchers' recipes. Most are bland, take too many shortcuts, or use a bunch of fake ingredients (fat free cheese or sugar substitute) in order to keep the points low. And I find many of their recipes to be too few calories to be satisying.
This is actually fairly good, though. All it takes is a little ground beef, some crushed tomatoes, spices, and a hodge podge of similar type pastas. I think this was rotini, whole wheat penne and some gemelli. Even with three shapes and two kinds of pasta, it turned out great. And with only 1/3 pound ground beef for 8 servings, it's economic, too.
What's your favorite economical dish?