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Homemade SpaghettiOs in a Mug

4.7 from 10 votes
Make Homemade SpaghettiOs in minutes for a Microwave Mug Meal lunch or dinner with good quality ingredients!
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

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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Homemade SpaghettiOs in a Mug

4.7 from 10 votes
Enjoy Homemade SpaghettiOs as an easy Microwave Mug Meal. They are simple to make and they contain good quality ingredients you'll love!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Enjoy Homemade SpaghettiOs as an easy Microwave Mug Meal. They are simple to make and they contain good quality ingredients you'll love!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Pour off the remaining cooking water.
  • 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.
  • Stir well, season with salt and pepper and enjoy.

Recipe 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 Facts
Homemade SpaghettiOs in a Mug
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 308mg13%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Mikael Bédard
4 months ago

Just tried it and I added a pinch of salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. It really tasted like those alphabet soups I had when I was a kid! Thank you for the recipe 🙂

Caroline
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8 months ago

Can this recipe be done on The Stovetop?

monkey2007
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monkey2007
9 months ago

luv this recipe cuz you dont have to do everything exactly

Chantese
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Chantese
1 year ago

Tho is so delicious! My water overflow but I did use a large mug

Member
1 year ago

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… Read more »

SherylLovesBaking
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SherylLovesBaking
2 years ago

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

Member
2 years ago

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.

Narvor
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Narvor
2 years ago

Hello,Can i use macaroni insted of spagettios

Salicee amerr
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Salicee amerr
2 years ago

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

Sufyan Majeed
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Sufyan Majeed
2 years ago

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

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