Budget Meals

10 Minute Easy Spaghetti Recipe

4 servings


1 minute

active time

11 minutes

total time


12 oz any spaghetti (uncooked)

15 oz can tomato sauce (low sodium)

2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)

5 large garlic cloves (minced)

2 1/2 tsp salt

Ground black pepper (to taste)

2 tsp oregano (dried)

Parmesan cheese (grated)


Fill large Dutch oven or pot with cold water 3/4 full and bring to a boil. Add 2 tsp salt and spaghetti.

Separate pasta with tongs a few times during first 2 minutes of cooking. This will ensure spaghetti do not stick together.

Cook pasta uncovered for 5 more minutes or until al dente, stirring occasionally. Taste for doneness while cooking. Do not overcook until too soft. The key to tasty pasta is firm cooked pasta. Drain spaghetti in a colander.

Return pot to medium heat and add olive oil, 4 garlic cloves and oregano. Turn off the heat. Stir constantly for 20 seconds.

Add drained pasta, tomato sauce, remaining 1/2 tsp salt, black pepper and 1 garlic clove. Stir gently until warmed through.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately. This is the best cheap and quite healthy spaghetti I have ever had anywhere!


Serving Size

2 cups


397 kcal

Total Fat

8 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat





596 mg

Total Carbohydrate

71 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

3 g


14 g

4 servings


1 minute

active time

11 minutes

total time
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