Sweet Tomato Spaghetti

Struggle Meals - "Instant Gratification"


  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 large yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 lemon


  1. Set a large pot filled with water over high heat and add salt. Bring to a boil.
  2. Cut the root and the growing end off the onion, then cut in half from root to tip and peel.
  3. With the flat side of each half facing down, cut half-moon slivers 1/8-inch thick.
  4. In a saute pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then add the sliced onions with a healthy pinch of kosher salt and stir.
  5. Cook for several minutes, add some pasta water, then allow onions to cook until caramelized.
  6. Add pasta to boiling water, and cook 1 minute less than the package directions.
  7. Crush tomatoes by hand and add to the pan with onion.
  8. Thinly slice the peel off the lemon and add pieces to the sauce. Continue simmering.
  9. When pasta is al dente, remove it from the water, add to the sauce, then stir and continue to cook for 1 minute. Plate and serve.