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Mum reveals how she feeds her family of nine for just a fiver using Asda essentials


A MUM-of-seven has revealed how she manages to feed her family of nine for just a fiver. 

She revealed her dinner recipe on TikTok, as she explained she was having to be creative amid the pandemic. 

A mum-of-seven revealed how she whips up a meal for her kids and other half for a fiver

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A mum-of-seven revealed how she whips up a meal for her kids and other half for a fiverCredit: Tik Tok

The mum headed to Asda where she bought two jars of pasta sauce – with ‘hidden veg’ – and a giant bag of fusilli, which she used half of. 

She used both jars of smooth sauce, which she topped up with water, to make the sauce stretch even further. 

The mum cooked 12 sausages in the oven, and then chopped them up with scissors, before adding them into the pasta. 

She dished up her meal, which she captioned: “How to feed a family of nine with a fiver,” along with ‘Covid dinner’. 

She headed to Asda where she stocked up on pasta, sauce and sausages

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She headed to Asda where she stocked up on pasta, sauce and sausages Credit: Tik Tok

The mum explained the meal is “quick easy cheap”, and gives “guaranteed empty bowls”. 

She added: “My kids are fed and happy.”

More than 200,000 people have watched the clip, as they praised the mum’s thrifty recipe. 

The mum used water to stretch the pasta sauce out even further

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The mum used water to stretch the pasta sauce out even further Credit: Tik Tok
The mum used scissors to chop up the sausages to add them into the pasta

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The mum used scissors to chop up the sausages to add them into the pasta Credit: Tik Tok

One person said: “Sausage pasta is a favourite in my house.”

Another commented: “Why is everyone telling her to make the sauce from scratch? She has a family of 9, I’d choose the jarred sauce if I was her too, doubt she has time.”

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A third thought: “7 kids…? I don’t know how you do it. I’ve 6 dogs and 2 kids and the dogs are easier.” 

The mum said the meal was cheap and easy and guaranteed empty bowls

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The mum said the meal was cheap and easy and guaranteed empty bowls Credit: Tik Tok

This mum raved: “That looks so good.” 

Another admitted: “My kids love this I’m glad I’m not the only one [who] cooks it.”

While this mum added: “I’ve got 3 boys but it feels like I’m cooking for 7 kids. They are 19, 16 and 10 I’m going to try this.”

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Thousands of mums watched her video and praised her simple yet delicious recipe

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Thousands of mums watched her video and praised her simple yet delicious recipe

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