Frugal Spaghetti

This is my very own classic frugal spaghetti recipe. I cook this one pretty often, ever since I was a college student as it’s simple to make and designed to feed many hungry mouth. This recipe is recommended for college brats who are on budget, and have no time to luxuriate in cooking complicated gourmet.

Cook them at your own risk, however. The author is not responsible for your food poisoning and whatnot.


1 can of button mushroom

4 pieces of hot dogs/sausages

1 can of stewed tomatoes/canned tomatoes

4 cups of tomato sauce

1/2 cup of water

2 tablespoon of sugar (optional)

1 pack of spaghetti/linguine pasta

Firstly, slice the sausages and button mushrooms.

Sautรƒยฉ the button mushrooms and the sausages together. You may add some freshly chopped onions if you prefer, but I’ve omitted it as I can’t be bothered with it. What’s more, I’ll be using canned stewed tomatoes. The stewed tomatoes already contained chopped onions, celeries, and whatnot.

Open up the canned tomatoes/ stewed tomatoes, and dump it into the pot. Stir gently and pour in 1/2 cup of water, and cook it til the tomatoes are mushy and tender. Add in some sugar if you prefer, and pour in 4 cups of tomato sauce. Stir til it’s simmering and nicely done.

While waiting for the pasta sauce to be done, boil the pasta til al dante.

When the pasta and the sauce is ready, put them onto a plate, and serve while it’s piping hot.

Yield: 6 servings

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cost estimation: less than RM15


    • Cleffairy says:

      Oiks… Mamarazzi? Why anon? LOL… actually speghetti very easy to cook wan . i cook it cuz it’s simple, and can eat repeatedly. LOL…if you dowan to put hotdog, substitute with a can of tuna oso not bad. But mine is frugal recipe… so the taste might not be up to par to restaurant’s ones. Children tend to like my recipe tho… cuz it’s not too sour.

            • Cleffairy says:

              Yeah, I kno… used to buy them, but one day, I found canned stewed tomatoes and decided to try it… it’s cheaper and got more tomato taste. One can is Rm3.50 liddat. Now I think raised price til Rm4.00 oredi. I go for this one becoz of the tomatoes… lol… those instant ones, the tomato bits so small! LOL… I’m very stingy one. Can save, I wun bother buy expensive stuff wan. LOL…

  1. shakira says:

    Food for everyone. Lovely. I only started to explore cooking two years So NOW I love cooking. My hubby is my main INSPIRATION! lol

    • Cleffairy says:

      Ehehehe….actually, it looks like lapsap to me lah. One of my favourite dish when I was still studying, cuz easy to make, and can be eaten a lot of times. LOL… make it, store it, den if cannot finish, the next day, still can reheat it! LOL…

    • Cleffairy says:

      I can’t be bothered with presentation. Ahahaha… Actually all my cookings are no eye-candies. They are meant to be gobbled down. LMAO…thank you for visiting. You came here thru bloggerunited?

    • Cleffairy says:

      Actually, since last time you know me lah. Been cooking since dono when… 7 or 8 years ago. Ahahaha… just lazy put up piccies… lazy edit, lazy upload… lazy ass la, bro!

  2. Uncle Lee says:

    Hi Cleffairy, very nice, and I will not have problems as this is one dish, besides sushi I will take a pass.
    Have never gone overboard for these even though received threats and cajoling from wife, ha ha.
    But give me har mee or oh chien and you’ll see how I polish them off.
    Have a great weekend, Lee.

      • Cleffairy says:

        Ahahahaha…. no lah Cikgu… all these while oso got cook wan. Been almost 8 years since I cooked on dialy basis. But really lazy wanna snap pictures and share it online. Connection so louya… so slow when upload pictures online.

        But you’re rite la… can’t beat them, join em. LOL…sometimes, torture readers oso feel syiok wan! LOL…

  3. annonymous says:

    Cook them at your own risk, however. The author is not responsible for your food poisoning and whatnot.

    OOOO real dangerous to eat if u write tis here!

    • Cleffairy says:

      LOL… Anon… cuz what is good for me, duzzin mean it’s good for others, you see. LOL…but so far, there’s no case of food poisoning…not that I know of. LOL

    • Cleffairy says:

      Pasta easy to cook… ahaha. If cook a lot den can reheat up summore for the next meal wan ma, Jen. Lazy ppl, liddat lorr ๐Ÿ˜›

      Oh, usually I put cheese wan, but out of them LOL…

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