Miss G. is a huge fan of vegemite so when flicking through Nigella Lawson’s Kitchen cookbook I knew we had to conjure up this concoction of hers.
Vegemite and cheese wholemeal spaghetti.
Only requiring 4 ingredients and taking no more than 10 minutes to prepare this simple lunch or supper is superb. Its savoury, wholesome and completely scrumptious. If you’re a fan of vegemite you are going to love this spaghetti!
For the little ones not yet versed in the ‘art’ of eating spaghetti I would recommend using a short pasta like fusilli, rigatoni or penne.
And it goes without saying that yes, this little bowl of vegemite soaked spaghetti deliciousness is very messy but totally worth it.
To create this gorgeously savoury spaghetti simply…
Begin by bringing a large pot of salted water to the boil, add spaghetti and cook according to packet instructions. Before draining the pasta, reserve a mug of the cooking liquid. Drain and set aside.
Place the same saucepan you cooked the spaghetti in back onto the stovetop over medium heat. Add the butter and vegemite and cook just until the butter has melted and combined with the vegemite.
Return the spaghetti to the saucepan and toss to combine, covering every strand in the gorgeous vegemite sauce. If your pasta is looking a little dry add some of the reserved pasta water. The starchy water will also help to thicken the sauce a little. Serve with a good grating of parmesan. Enjoy x
vegemite & cheese wholemeal spaghetti
adapted from Nigella Lawson’s Kitchen
300 grams wholemeal spaghetti
100 grams butter
1 heaped tablespoon kids vegemite (salt reduced)
grated parmesan, to serve
Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, add spaghetti and cook according to packet instructions. Before draining, reserve a mug of the cooking liquid. Drain the spaghetti and set aside. Pop the saucepan back onto the stovetop over medium heat, add butter and vegemite and cook for a minute or so, just until the butter has melted with the vegemite to create a smooth sauce. Add the spaghetti and toss to combine. Add a little of the reserved pasta water if required. Serve with a good grating of parmesan.
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