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Spaghetti O’s made in a Mug- What???? You can make Spaghetti O’s in the microwave from scratch? Yup and they are so easy to make and taste better than tinned

Homemade SpaghettiOs in a Mug (Microwave Mug Meals)

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Hi Bold Bakers!

SpaghettiOs are a staple in a lot of  homes that have children big and small. Personally I loved them growing up and I still do. Usually you buy tinned food becasue it’s convenient but what could more convenient than making it in the microwave faster than you can go to the store.

Homemade SpaghettiOs make a great on-the-go lunch. What I like to do is put them hot into a clean coffee or soup canister. Then you can take it with you to work or school and you will have a hot lunch waiting for you. Or if you are like me it will be gone by 11am. Also feel free to multiply the recipe to have some leftovers for dinner as well.

Mug Meals are so much more than just a few ingredients heated in a mug. They are real meals made with great ingredients and you can get incredibly creative like my Breakfast Cookie in a Mug1 Minute Cheddar & Herb Biscuit in a MugChicken Pie in a Mug, and even my 1 Minute Sticky Toffee Pudding.

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SpaghettiOs can be made at home with just a few simple household ingredients.

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I guarantee you can make this faster and have it eaten by the time you would have made it to the shop to buy some.

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Nutritional Value along with Weight Watchers Points can be found in the written recipe below.

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5.0 from 4 reviews
Homemade Spaghetti-Os in a Mug
 
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup (1 ½ oz/45g) pasta
  • 1 cup (8oz / 230g) water, hot
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 4 tablespoons pasta sauce (tomato sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. In a large microwavable mug or large bowl add in the pasta and the water. You need a large mug as the water will boil up.
  2. Microwave for roughly another 3 ½ minutes or until tender. You want the pasta to be fully cooked. (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  3. Pour off the remaining cooking water.
  4. Stir in the cornstarch, tomato sauce and milk and microwave for a final 60 seconds or until the sauce thickens. The cornstarch is the thickener for the sauce.
  5. Stir well, season with salt and pepper and enjoy.
Notes
Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug.

Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t over flow or over cook.

WW SmartPoints: 6
WW PointsPlus: 3
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 180 Fat: 1g Saturated fat: 0g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 24g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 308mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 2g Cholesterol: 2mg

 

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53 Comments

  1. Nicole Ghandour on January 20, 2018 at 5:12 am

    Hi Gemma.
    I was really hungry and you didn’t have anything I like for lunch and I was so glad to see this recipe and glad I had the ingredients. I used penne pasta and it turned out amazing. Although the pasta took a long time to cook and the water boiled too much so the microwave was full of water so I had to add more water and restart. The main cause of this problem is that I don’t have a light in the microwave so I couldn’t see but It worked at the end. So thank you so much 💗. I also made your pop tart in a mug for breakfast. AMAZING. I submitted a photo of the microwave pasta. Hope you see it. Again, love you so much 💗😍😘

    • Gemma Stafford on January 20, 2018 at 6:57 am

      Hi Nicole,
      Use a bigger bowl the next time to cook the pasta. A light, oven proof glass or plastic pudding shaped bowl will work really well for this job.
      you will perfect this, good job, well done you, I will be heading over to see the pics when I am finished with the comments today. Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Sheryl Loves Baking on November 19, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Wow! This recipe is so easy and great! And it looks delicious! I am going to try to make this tonight with macaroni instead!

  3. Randy Immel on October 24, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Our son is autistic, and one of his mainstays has been spegettios and meatballs. And after 16 years, I believe that my wife and I should be partial owners in the company. But after seeing your mug recipe, we are both super excited to try it. And also hopefully involve him in making, with creating a picture recipe for him.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 25, 2017 at 2:10 am

      Hi there,
      Such a difficult condition to understand, but I have a sense that the world is turning to look at Autism as just another way to be, I hope you find this to be so.
      Yes, it may be a good thing for your son to involve himself in the preparation of his food, and this may be a great start, I do hope so,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Narvor on August 11, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Hello,Can i use macaroni insted of spagettios

    • Gemma Stafford on August 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Hi there,
      (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/microwave-macaroni-and-cheese/) this is a recipe designed for macaroni. Take a look at this one, you may be able to blend the two!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Cookie007 on September 9, 2017 at 8:25 am

        I tried it quite a time ago. I was sceptic about cooking the pasta in a microwave, but it turned out delicious!

        • Gemma Stafford on September 10, 2017 at 5:57 am

          Thank you once more for your kind reviews, it is so helpful to others,
          Gemma 🙂

  5. Salicee amerr on June 29, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    The sauce turned out awful, wayyy too thick and too much for the pasta i had cooked and heavy. But i followed the recipe and even used my measuring cups?. Anyways can you do a 5 minute microwave video on alfredo pasta and pesto pasta and different types of sauces because i hate red sauce?? thank you though i follow allll ur recipes .. even made a bunch my own version started two years agoo by first seeing your website

    • Gemma Stafford on July 2, 2017 at 3:04 am

      Hi there,
      wow! it does sound like you hate tomato sauce! poor you, it is such a basic of Italian cooking. Ah well, I will add your suggestions to my list. Thank oyu for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  6. Sufyan Majeed on December 12, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Hi Gemma,
    Can I use tomato ketchup or mayonnaise instead of tomato sauce or pasta sauce?

    • Gemma Stafford on December 12, 2016 at 1:22 am

      Hi there,
      Well! I would not do so!If you can use fresh tomato to make a sauce it will be great, or use passata/sieved canned tomato. I cannot see tomato ketchup being good as it has too many additions, like vinegar,sugars etc. Do take a look at the recipe for sauce attached to the pizza recipe (no knead) here 🙂
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Nibadita on August 6, 2016 at 11:23 am

    dont we need salt in this?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 8, 2016 at 6:54 am

      you can add salt if you wish, no problem.

  8. Anonymous on July 19, 2016 at 3:58 am

    Hey, Gemma! I tried this today, it was super yummy!❤️ Making this again, for sure!

    • Gemma Stafford on July 20, 2016 at 1:44 am

      Yea! thank you for being with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Elizabeth on June 27, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Is there a way I could make this recipe to serve four people?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      you can just multiply it Elizabeth by 4. Use a big bowl to cook it all. It will take a little longer but it’s totally doable.

  10. Caoimhe on June 25, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Can I use tomato paste (with water to make consistency more runny) instead of tomato sauce?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 25, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      you can, just add the milk and season well o make sure it has flavor.

  11. SheilaS on June 19, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Love your recipes. Still need to try them though. I’m a little worried about using the microwave to cook as I’ve heard about the bad effects of the microwave. Is it safe to consume food cooked in microwave?

  12. NickiBTriolo on June 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for other

    • Gemma Stafford on June 11, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Hi there,
      i am happy you found something you like,
      Gemma 🙂

  13. Nico Teodosio on June 11, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Hi, I’m a kid who loves to cook personally I love all your recipes and everything about them. I think you should make a cook book. But any ways can we substitute the noodles for different noodles.

    • Gemma Stafford on June 11, 2016 at 2:03 am

      Hi Nico,
      thank you for your kind comments. You can of course use other noodles, just try to not allow them to clump together.
      I am working on a cookbook at the moment, it is taking time, work is getting in the way,
      Gemma 🙂

  14. Bloomberg Grebmoolb on June 10, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    gemma i love your recipes!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 11, 2016 at 1:10 am

      Hi there,
      Thank you so much for letting me know, I am happy to have you with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Bloomberg Grebmoolb on June 10, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    gemma, i love your recipes!

  16. Chloe on May 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I love your video but what pasta sauce do you use?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 9, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      You can use any pasta sauce you have access to 🙂

  17. Īssue tissue on May 5, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Can i use ketchup or tomato paste?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 6, 2016 at 11:34 am

      For the best results, I recommend following the recipe exactly. Hope this helps 🙂

  18. Īssue tissue on May 5, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Can i use ketchup?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 6, 2016 at 11:33 am

      No, sorry that will not work for this recipe. Thank you so much for visiting my website 🙂

  19. Devon on May 3, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Most supermarkets in my area do not sell the anelletti, so no O’s, but a lot of supermarkets have alphabet pasta, which is a lot of fun for kids of all ages. For a variety, you can put in hot dog slices and totally knock off the name brand version.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 3, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Devon, you are thinking outside the box! or can 🙂
      That is what ti is about, making these things your own,
      Gemma 🙂

  20. FitMiss Delight Protein weight loss supplement on May 2, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this web site
    before but after browsing through many of the posts I realized it’s new to me.

    Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 3, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Hi there,
      I am happy to have you with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  21. Kc on April 30, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Thank for this recipe i mean i didnt have the riht sauce but i changed it up and made it with Alfredo sauce and it was delicious

    • Gemma Stafford on May 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Hi there,
      Ah great, I am happy to hear that you could make this your own,
      Gemma 🙂

    • Celine on October 22, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      I have nothing to eat at home, and its Sunday so I can’t buy food nearby. My macaroni (I can’t find SpaghettiOs) is in the microwave right now, I’m gonna use alfredo sauce too?

      • Gemma Stafford on October 23, 2016 at 2:34 am

        That is great Celine, i am happy that you have something, it is a good to have a few ingredients in your store cupboard 🙂

  22. Aashmitha on April 29, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Love the recipe,it’s amazing I love it…….

    • Gemma Stafford on April 30, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Hi Aashmitha,
      Thank you so much, I am happy when you are happy!
      Gemma 🙂

  23. Andreea on April 26, 2016 at 8:04 am

    What pasta sauce did you use? And if you used homemade pasta sauce how did you make it ?

  24. Chablis Torrence on April 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Where can I get the O shaped noodles? I know I can make it without but it would be totally awesome if I could. Typing O shaped noodles only got real SpagettiOs lol
    Also, I showed one of your videos to my granny and she loved it, so now she’s subscribed!

    • Gemma Stafford on April 22, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      The pasta is called and it can be found on Amazon, it’s called Anelletti pasta. Also in Italian store. Most supermarkets won’t see this type of pasta.
      Lol, it took me ages to kind it.

      AW I[‘m delighted your granny like my videos. Thank a million for spreading the word.

  25. Roshni Abraham on April 22, 2016 at 2:36 am

    i love the recipie!!!! it was so yummy. i enjoyed it. thanks gemma!!!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on April 22, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Hi Roshni,
      Thank you, I am happy to hear that,
      Gemma 🙂

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