recipe; spaghetti soup

Okay, this isn’t technically a soup. The sauce of the spaghetti is relatively diluted, but at the end of the day, this is pasta. The first time I was introduced to this dish, however, my cousins called it ‘spaghetti soup’, and the name stuck.

This is probably one of my favourite ways to eat spaghetti. I am more of a fusilli type of girl, but for the days when I want spaghetti? This is my go-to. And it’s packed with veggies, and is easy to make!

What more could a girl want?


  • 1/2 medium white onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 tin mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tin tomato paste
  • dried oregano, to taste
  • fresh basil, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • sugar, to taste
  • water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • spaghetti noodles, cooked


  1. In a pot, heat up the olive oil and saute the onions.
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook slightly.
  3. Add in the carrots and cook.
  4. Add the full tine of tomato paste (with a little bit of water to wash the tin out completely) and mix well.
  5. Add the seasonings – the dried oregano, salt and a pinch of sugar for balance, if desired.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Pour in water until the pot is 3/4 of the way full and stir.
  8. Bring to a boil and simmer for about ten minutes.
  9. Add in fresh basil and serve with your spaghetti.
  10. Depending on your appetites, this can feed up to about 6 people!

Enjoy this simple and so yummy meal!

I’m Ara, a Southeast Asian writer who someday hopes to have published a novel, and who is currently losing herself in the worlds created by others. I love books and food and television and blogging and I get distracted and sidetracked easily.

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