Poor Man's Spaghetti

Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal


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!


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


Add to Grocery List

5 c
vegetable stock (chicken or beef can be used
12 oz
spaghetti or linguini noodles
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


  • 1Add 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.
  • 2Remove 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.
  • 3If you cant find tomatoes with onion and pepper.
    Use can chopped tomatoes and add one medium chopped onions. Or veggie of choice.

Printable Recipe Card

About Poor Man's Spaghetti

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Indian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 10 Comments & Reviews

20 Slurp-worthy Spaghetti Recipes

20 Slurp-Worthy Spaghetti Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We give you complete permission to slurp up these yummy spaghetti recipes!

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make At Home

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make at Home

Kitchen Crew

There is an Italian restaurant in my neighborhood that I absolutely love. When it first opened, I became a regular. Maybe too regular... After one meal I realized that I...

19 Delicious Pasta Recipes

19 Delicious Pasta Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Having guests over and not sure what to make? Try pasta! It's versatile and always a crowd favorite. Try one of these 19 delicious pasta recipes and by the end...