10 minute spaghetti is something that we brought back with us from Italy. One of the things I was most impressed with when we were in Italy, was how quickly the chefs were able to make pasta. It was an everyday practice for them. We could be in and out of a little bistro and back on our way to exploring in no time if we wanted. Of course the local wine, the conversation with locals, and the warm sunshine on the patio begged us to take a little bit longer. What I took away from our travels is that a meal doesn’t have to be fancy and hard to make in order to be delicious and comforting. Less time in the kitchen can sometimes mean more time to sit back and enjoy the company of those around you. Bring a little bit of Italy home for a quick lunch!

Boil water in a large pot on the stove top. Throw in your pasta. If I’m really in a rush, I’ll use a thinner pasta like an angel hair rather than regular spaghetti because it cooks faster. Once your pasta is cooking, put your tomatoes, sugar, and seasonings in a saucepan and boil down until it reaches a thick consistency. That should be right around the time that your pasta is done. Drain your pasta, pour the sauce on top, and you are ready to eat!

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10 Minute Spaghetti


  • Handful of Spaghetti
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon of Dried Basil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add in pasta.
  3. Cook for 8 minutes or until al dente (slightly firm).
  4. Drain well and return to the pot.
  5. In a saucepan combine garlic, tomatoes, basil, sugar, salt, and olive oil over medium heat.
  6. Simmer for ten minutes.
  7. Pour over drained pasta and serve!

What is your favorite lesson that you learned while traveling?

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