How to Make Spaghetti

A step-by-step guide for the VERY DETERMINED.

  1. Decide that spaghetti is what’s-for-dinner.IMAG0160
  2. Discover that you have no pre-made, bottled spaghetti sauce.
  3. Decide that spaghetti is still what’s-for-dinner because you can make (healthier) spaghetti sauce from other stuff you DO have on hand.
  4. Start prep for spaghetti sauce.
  5. Discover you have an insufficient quantity of noodles to feed 3 hungry people.
  6. Decide to dig out the pasta maker and MAKE the damned noodles.  I’m HAVING SPAGHETTI thank you very much!
    1. (I have a Lello pasta machine. For one pound of King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat flour, I use two whole eggs and enough water to get the dough consistency right).
  7. Remember that you’re out of white flour.  Opt for whole-wheat noodles.
  8. Start actually COOKING the sauce you’ve prepped.
  9. Notice that you have cherry tomatoes going bad in fridge.  Decide to roast them with garlic and stir them into sauce at the end of cooking for extra flavour.
  10. Extrude spaghetti noodles from pasta maker.
  11. Wait for water to boil.
  12. Coax spaghetti sauce to not burn.
  13. Wait for water to boil.
  14. Decide that fresh basil and oregano sound like AWESOME garnishes on your pasta and harvest plants in living room (or garden).
  15. Cook pasta.
  16. Voraciously consume pasta with freshly-grated parmesan.
  17. Look at kitchen and despair.
  18. Decide to write blog post about wonderful pasta instead of cleaning.
  19. Realise kitchen is still waiting.

3 Replies to “How to Make Spaghetti”

  1. The noodles were perfectly formed and did not clump, as mine did the only time I tried cooking home made noodles. The sauce was picture perfect, absolutely beautiful in every way.

  2. Ok so….it sounds great! However….what did you actually use for the sauce since you had no actual bottled pre-made sauce? You mentioned using roasted garlic cherry tomatoes to add to the end. And you said “start actually cooking sauce”. But me thinks I missed a step! What did you use for the sauce? Or was it just the cherry tomatoes? 🙂

  3. Carrie-
    There are links. I basically used the RealAge Royal Provence Pasta recipe for the sauce, with the addition of the roasted tomatoes (link also provided).

Leave a Reply