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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
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!

Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 180 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 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
  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.

Watch the Recipe Video!

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.