One-Pot Sneaky Spaghettios

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Get ready to enjoy a grown-up twist on a childhood favorite with this Sneaky Spaghettios recipe, packed with wholesome veggies for a comforting meal with a mature touch.

Rediscover the joy of childhood with a sophisticated twist in this Sneaky Spaghettios recipe, where real veggies take center stage. It’s like revisiting your favorite childhood meal, but with a fresh, wholesome upgrade!

Why not take a trip down memory lane with these Sneaky Spaghettios? They’re not just nostalgic; they’re packed with real vegetables and parmesan, making them a comforting and healthy option.

What makes this recipe special is its homemade vegetable broth base and the freedom to add your favorite veggies. It transforms a simple childhood dish into a flavorful comfort meal that you’ll absolutely adore!

One-Pot Sneaky Spaghettios

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 8


  • 5 large carrots chopped into thirds
  • 4 celery stalks chopped into thirds
  • 1 small sweet potato washed and cubed
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 4 teaspoons sea salt separated
  • 8 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup optional
  • 2 cups ring pasta

Optional Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper


  • In a pot, combine carrots, celery, sweet potato, garlic, onion, and cover them with 8 cups of water. Add 2 teaspoons of salt and stir.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to low, cover, and simmer for 30-40 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from heat and set aside 6 cups of vegetable water.
  • Strain the remaining water from the vegetables. Return vegetables to the pot and add 2 cups of reserved water.
  • Use an immersion blender to puree vegetables until smooth.
  • Add remaining water, salt, tomato paste, and ketchup to the pot. Bring to a boil.
  • Stir in ring pasta and simmer until cooked.
  • Remove from heat, season with salt, add optional parmesan and pepper, and serve.


  • You can use a blender for pureeing vegetables if needed.
  • Substitute ring pasta with orzo or small shells.
  • Experiment with different vegetables for varied flavors.
  • Adjust consistency by adding more vegetable water if desired.

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