Corned beef pasta!

Corned beef pasta!

Last Sunday, I was having a Whatsapp convo with Mina, Karen and Chiquit (like we do) about what to have for lunch. It being a weekend, we were all in our respective places but managed to have an utterly weird, funny conversation about… stuff. Most of it centering on food, and hunger and the fact that we were all lazy to get up and cook.

As a result of that conversation, I ended up hankering for corned beef pasta. So last night, I finally gave in to the urge and made some. I’m publishing the recipe here, though I am not sure about the measurements because I generally just guess.

Lazy corned beef pasta


1 can corned beef
pasta (around 2 cups, if using the short ones)
1 can spaghetti sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion
1 tomato (optional)
mozarella cheese

olive oil
Italian seasoning or mixed herbs
chilli flakes (optional)

parmesan cheese

1. Cook pasta according to package instruction. While the pasta is boiling, get about half a cup of the liquid to save for later. Drain and run pasta under cold water so it doesn’t cook too much. Set aside.
2. In a skillet, saute the corned beef in garlic, onions and tomato.
3. Dump package of spaghetti sauce into the corned beef, stirring constantly. Add some water into the can to clean out bits of the sauce and add that to your mixture. Let this simmer and thicken for awhile.
4. Add the mozarella into the sauce. Stir and let simmer until sauce thickens some more.
5. Turn off heat and pour sauce over pasta, adding a bit of the pasta water so pasta isn’t so dry.
6. Garnish with parmesan and serve.

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My name is Terrie. I write for a living and blog for pleasure. Some days, I get up in the morning and know precisely what kind of day it is. At other times, I get knocked over for a loop. People seem to like confiding in me. When I was younger, I thought I knew everything and can tell you what you need to do if you ask me. Now that I'm older, I realize I don't know anything. That's been my motivation for the blog and for writing. To figure out the unknown and unknowable.

4 thoughts on “Corned beef pasta!”

    1. Yup, give it a try!

      You can also try adding corn and/or minced carrots to the sauce to make it healthier and give it crunch.

      To up the ante, after you’ve mixed the sauce and pasta, put the mixture back in a casserole, sprinkle to top with mozarella cheese or whatever melty cheese you like and put in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese! Voila, mac&cheese! 😉

      Mina, by the way prefers using white sauce for her corned beef pasta. I just prefer tomato sauce.


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