Quick & Easy Spaghetti / Pasta !

Hi everyone,
Lately I have had lots of work at office, as a result of which when I come back home, I am just too exhausted to cook anything with a long recipe.

So I make this 10-15mins time taking spaghetti. Its easy, quick, filling & delicious!

So here's the recipe

Ingredients: (for one serving)
Spaghetti ( use any number you like, for one person about 20-30 should be good enough, but its a personal choice)
1 medium sized onion
3-4 peeled cloves of garlic
Italian herbs ( I use this pre mixed mixture of pasta herbs, its easily available in the market, else one can use basil, rosemary, oregano, thyme, if fresh herbs are available its even better :)  )
olive oil
1 tbsp cheese (optional use 3-4 tbsp cheese if you like it cheesy :)  )
4 big tbsp ketchup / tomato sauce
1 tbsp any ready made italian sauce ( i like primavera sauce, you can use any red sauce available, trust me using these sauces save a lot of time)

Optional ingredients: (veg)
Capsicum, mushroom, corn, carrots, spinach, basically any vegetable you wanna add. Cut them in small pieces or any way you like
note: if using broccoli or brussel sprouts, dont cook them, add them just 2-3 mins before serving the pasta, else they develop a weird bitter taste

Optional ingredients: (non-veg)
sausages, shredded/diced meat, boiled egg whites
note: if using sausages, add them just 2-3 mins before turning the flame off. There is no harm adding the sausages before, its just then they loose all their flavour. Adding towards the end helps retain their own flavour & yet it absorbs the juices for enough time to blend in.


Cut the onion in long thin slices, crush the garlic and cut the other vegetables as you like, just make sure the pieces are not too big.

Break the spaghetti into half if you dont have a vessel big enough to boil it. Now we all know boiling pasta takes a lot of time, so I have a short cut, boil the pasta in a pressure cooker with the whistle on, as soon as you get the first whistle, immediately put the cooker under running water till you can open the cooker. Drain the spaghetti / pasta in a strainer taking off all the water, coat with one table spoon oil. It saves a lot of time n the pasta is just al dente (to the bite)

While the spaghetti gets boiled in the pressure cooker, heat about 2-3 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan. As soon as the oil starts to smoke, add the crushed garlic cloves followed after 5secs by long thin sliced onions. cook the onions till they start to shrivel a bit. Add in the herbs and let them fry a little in the garlic onion oil mixture.

Add the tomatoes n 1/4 tbsp sugar & wait till tomatoes start dissolving.

Next add the cut vegetables and meat/eggs and cook them till they are also al dente. If using boiled meat/eggs, add them after the vegetables are al dente as they dont need much cooking.

Add the spaghetti to the mixture and mix well with all the ingredients. Add in the cheese and keep mixing till all cheese has melted and has coated the vegetables and spaghetti.

Now add the chosen pasta sauce and mix well and let it stay for 30 secs.

Next add the tomato ketchup/readymade pasta sauce and mix. Follow by 1 cup of water ( the quantity should be such that 1/8th of the spaghetti gets covered, our aim is to form a sauce which isn't too liquidy but at the same time the pasta should not feel dry.) Add salt to taste. 

Bring to a boil as you constantly keep mixing, add the sausages if using any.

Turn off the heat and add broccoli / brussel sprouts and mix.

Now is the time to get a bowl and enjoy a delicious easy to cook meal. Tadaa!!

I just use the garlic & onions & sometimes frozen corn to cook after coming from office, & trust me folks, it tastes  really good!

So go ahead, try this basic, quick and easy to make spaghetti :)

If you have any comments pls feel free to post them. Good or bad I would love to hear them all :)
So have fun and happy cooking everyone :)


  1. Can you share the recipe of white sauce pasta as well?

  2. Hi Shreya, thanks a lot for the praise and commenting. ill upload the recipe for white sauce pasta soon :)