Semi homemade : Spaghetti in creamy tomato sauce


10 min


20 min
I am always wishing that how great it will be when fixing a meal is easy and time saving. There were days, I will stare at the blank wall to get an idea of what to prepare for dinner as to avoid seeing a frowned face of S later. The no-elaborate-cooking-moods like  today are sporadic in our home. Now after a beautiful vacation in Reno, I am still taking time to recuperate the time and energy to get back into the groove. That’s when semi homemade foods comes as a savior. 
Just few hours after we arrived from Reno, we headed straight to shop groceries/food for the week. And my most favorite place is Costco. I picked most of the things that are ready to eat or that needs some baking or microwaving. Some fresh breads, smoked salmon, ready to eat salads, creamy tomato soups, crackers and dips. The first few days after a vacation are a plateau phase where laundry, cleaning and tidying up tops the priority list and quality cooking time takes a back seat.
Organic creamy tomato soup is super delicious. Even better than the one I buy in Safeway. And two cans for around $7 is an awesome deal. I have tried to reproduce the soup and it came out pretty well. Will share that recipe in another post as I don’t have a picture for it. 
I served one can as soup and the other one I used it as a base for my pasta. Here is the easy breezy recipe for mouth watering pasta. You can add any veggies or meat or shrimp to create your own version.
Serves 4
2 cups creamy tomato basil soup – from Costco or any store of your choice
3/4 packet – whole wheat spaghetti
1/4 cup peas
Salt and pepper
Water to cook paste
Parmigiano cheese for garnish 
Bring water to a rolling boil and cook the spaghetti as per manufacturer’s instruction. Drain and set aside. 
In a large saucepan, bring the soup to a boil. Add the peas or shrimp or meat and let it cook till they are done. Toss in the cooked pasta and mix well. Serve with cheese shavings. Enjoy!

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  1. Looks inviting!! I had made spaghetti in homemade creamy sauce for sunday lunch!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. delicious looking flavourful pasta
    Vijitha hope you can join the food palette series rainbow colours

  3. Super gorgeous pictures vs…absolutely fell in love with it. That's a quick dinner to prepare, flavorful n nice way to replace marinara sauce.


  4. Super duper pasta – my little one now loves to slurp the spaghetti and I am sure this will work great for her 🙂

  5. I hear you! After a trip going back to the kitchen and making anything at all seams like a huge task. During these moments Pasta is my all time go to meal and this looks absolutely delicious.

  6. what a great shortcut for a delicious pasta dish. I love this!

  7. i love the sauce and i love the addition of peas–they add a nice pop of color and flavor! terrific blog, vijitha!

  8. How does the wheat spaghetti taste viji… We do now get it in bangalore… hence wanted to have a feedback before i test it out… 🙂

    Lovely recipe 🙂

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