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poor man's spaghetti

a recipe by
Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal
Buffalo, NY

This is my Mother's recipe. She called it poor mans spaghetti, at the end of the month when pantry was low she would put together spinach, and pasta with spices. I added a few ingredients and threw in a pot of stock, dry noodles and all. I made this even easier and still a great price at about $7.00 for 6 servings!

serves 6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For poor man's spaghetti

  • 5 c
    vegetable stock (chicken or beef can be used
  • 12 oz
    spaghetti or linguini noodles
  • 1
    14.5 oz can diced tomatoes w/ peppers and onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 8 oz
    frozen chopped spinach
  • 4 clove
    chopped fine garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    each dried oregano and basil
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese

How To Make poor man's spaghetti

  • 1
    Add vegetable stock and tomatoes in juice to large pot, turn heat to high. Break up pasta and add to pot. Add rest of ingredients stir and bring to rapid boil with lid on. Make sure all ingredients or covered by liquid.
  • 2
    Remove lid stir and turn heat down to med. Continue boiling stirring every few minutes for about 20 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Serve with more parmesan cheese and fresh italian bread.
  • 3
    If you cant find tomatoes with onion and pepper. Use can chopped tomatoes and add one medium chopped onions. Or veggie of choice.