An easy method for using the Thermomix to cook ‘al dente’ spaghetti pasta.
My induction cook top recently malfunctioned – my daughter attempted to deep fry Churros and the oil splashed everywhere. I don’t know for certain if this led to its demise but it stopped heating up after that. We had to wait a whole two months for a replacement part in order to fix it which was such a pain.
As spaghetti bolognese is a staple in our household, I discovered how easy it is to cook the pasta in the Thermomix instead of the saucepan method.
The good thing is you can set and forget without worrying the water will boil over into a foamy mess or boil dry and burn. I initially through the blades would chop the spaghetti into tiny pieces but as it’s set on a low speed it prevents this from happening.
Cooking Spaghetti Pasta In the Thermomix Step by Step
Weigh 1200g of cold water into the Thermomix Bowl.
To boil the water, set the Thermomix to 9 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 1.
Once boiled, add the spaghetti through the hole in the lid and heat for 11 minutes, 100 degrees, reverse speed 1, keeping the MC off.
Check that it’s cooked through then drain using the simmering basket.
I’ve only tried this method with regular spaghetti but I’m sure you could use other pasta as well. Just be mindful of the cooking time as different pastas take longer or less.
Spaghetti Portion Size
For years I would stuff up the portion sizes when cooking spaghetti and either end up with too much or too little. I now own one of those clever little spaghetti measurers with different size holes for each portion which takes the guesswork out of it. If you don’t have one then 100g of dried spaghetti equates to roughly one portion per person.
A simple and easy method for cooking spaghetti pasta in the Thermomix.
cold water – 1200g
200 g spaghetti pasta
Pour 1200g of water into the TM bowl and bring to the bowl for 9 mins/100/speed 1.
With the lid still on, add the spaghetti through the hole in the top and cook for 11 mins/100/reverse/speed 1 until al dente. (keep the measuring cap off). Test that it’s cooked through and if not cook again for another minute to two.
Drain and serve with your favourite spaghetti sauce.