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"Fake" Spaghetti

What you need: 

1 pound spaghetti
about 4 tablespoons vegan margarine (I like Earth Balance)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cans tomato paste (or more, if you like it creamy and tomato-ey)
1- 28 oz can diced tomatoes
lots of sliced crimini mushrooms

What you do: 

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain water, and return to pot.
Add the margarine, and stir until melted. Stir in the minced garlic.Add the tomato paste, and stir until pasta is well-coated. Then dump in the diced tomatoes. This makes the pasta more creamy.Finally, add in the mushrooms, as many as you like. You may saute them first, but I prefer them raw.
Source of recipe: This is a twist on my family's own traditional recipe. Easy, yummy, and cheap.

Preparation Time: 
about 5 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
Recipe Category: 


"Fake" came from it being made with only noodles, margarine, and tomato paste, unlike traditional spaghetti. It's a name my family invented for it.


i think that it's more of a 'from scratch' sauce recipe rather than an 'out of a jar' recipe.. although to me- i'd consider that more of a real spaghetti..

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