Aussie Mum's $5 Pasta Dinner Is Sending The Internet Wild
... and you won't believe why!
By Amy Sinclair
October 12 2019
Mum-of-two Chantelle Ellem has sent the Internet into meltdown with her $5 pasta dish - and it's all thanks to a very unique ingredient!
The gorgeous NSW Northern Rivers mum, above - who runs the awesome Fat Mum Slim blog - reveals she uses Vegemite in her signature budget pasta dinner, and that it's become a firm family favourite.
And while it may seem like a bizarre combination, Chantelle promises that the mix of Vegemite and parmesan is a real winner.
'Don't click away,' she writes on her Fat Mum Slim blog. 'I know you're thinking this recipe is absolutely not for you. I thought the same. I thought it wasn't for me either, but I made it (it's inspired by a recipe that I saw Nigella once make with Marmite). I ate it and I LOVED it. The Vegemite does something with the Parmesan, and it's just comforting and delicious.'
400g Woolworths spaghetti
1 teaspoon of vegemite
2 tablespoons of grated parmesan (or more if you're into cheese!)
1. Fill a large pot with water, and bring to the boil.
2. Place the spaghetti into the pot and cook for 8 minutes. Turn off the heat. Drain water, and return the spaghetti to the pot, toss in the butter and Vegemite and stir until the butter has melted.
3. Serve onto plates and sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top. Tuck in!
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