Aussie mum shares 'life-changing' pasta recipe which costs less than $10

easy budget pasta recipe
If you're looking for an easy Friday night recipe to whip together, this might just be the one. Photo credit: Facebook via. the Daily Mail.

If you're struggling to come up with an easy dinner idea, this might just be the recipe for you. One Aussie mother's "life-changing" budget pasta recipe has gone viral and is making headlines with several international media outlets. 

The easy recipe is a favourite of home cook Erin, who posted on Facebook it's her favourite meal, is a weekly "staple" for her and her husband and costs less than $10 to whip together. 

"This takes less than 15 minutes to make and it's not too heavy," she wrote in a budget cooking Facebook group. 

"It's a bit spicy [due to] the chorizo ​​and olives. Other brands of chorizo ​​are not spicy, so you can try those and a plain olive if you’re not a fan of chili."

While you can't see the recipe unless you're in the group, luckily for all of us the Daily Mail reprinted it - and most of the ingredients you'll probably already have on hand. 

All you'll need is some spaghetti, cheese, olives, onion, chorizo, butter and garlic.


  • Pasta
  • Chorizo x 2
  • 1/2 a tub of split green olives
  • Finely grated garlic
  • One large onion, grated
  • Flat leaf parsley
  • Parmesan
  • Butter


  1. Cook the pasta.
  2. Fry off the chorizo, then add onion and garlic to the frying pan. Brown it off. Add a small bit of butter.
  3. Add more butter if needed, season and serve with Parmesan.

It's not the first time a home-cook's pasta recipe has hit headlines. Earlier this year another Australian mum kick started an online debate with her Vegemite pasta recipe.