Cooking Boiled Spaghetti Pasta Thermomix


Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Cooking boiled spaghetti in the Thermomix is super simple. There is no need to even be in the kitchen whilst it’s cooking!

Thermomix Boiled spaghetti pasta in a white bowl on a white background with parsley and cheese on top.

I have to admit, the first time I saw stiff spaghetti sticking out the top of the TM lid and twirling around, I was sure the result would be a disaster. I probably would have even bet money on it! Fast forward a few years and this is my favourite way of cooking spaghetti in the Thermomix.

It is a “never fail” method! Simply boil the water, then add the pasta through the hole in the lid. Add the cooking time stated on the spaghetti packaging and then walk away.

Spaghetti cooking in the Thermomix bowl

Boiled Spaghetti Ingredients

I don’t use oil when I cook spaghetti, so there are literally only 3 ingredients.

  1. Water
  2. Salt (for flavour)
  3. Spaghetti

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Spaghetti Cooking Times

The cooking time will vary depending on a number of factors.

  • The thickness of the pasta.
  • What ingredients the spaghetti is made from
  • Even the brand of pasta can make a difference in the cooking times.

It’s always best to check the packaging for the manufacturer’s recommended cooking times. If you have stored your pasta without the packaging I have put together a handy guide to help you determine approximated times for the boiled spaghetti.

Once the water has boiled the spaghetti is added!

PastaCook Time
Spaghetti9 min
Linguine10 min
Wholemeal Spaghetti12 min

Draining the Cooked Pasta

It’s important not to allow the pasta to remain in the boiled water once the cooking time is completed. The pasta will continue to cook and become gluggy. Drain the pasta immediately. The easiest way to drain the pasta is by placing the Varoma dish in the sink and pouring the contents of the TM bowl into the Varoma.

Rince the pasta briefly and place a Thermoserver. At this point, you can toss through a little olive oil to prevent sticking if the sauce isn’t ready to add to the pasta.

Thermomix Pasta in a white bowl with a fork ready to eat with parsley and cheese

How to Serve the Pasta

The simplest sauces are sometimes the best! Serving cooked spaghetti with a homemade Pesto sauce is an easy but delicious way to get a fresh-tasting meal on the table fast. For a very indulgent past dish, you have to try my Creamy Garlic Sauce! This is AMAZING with some garlic prawns added at the last minute for a Creamy Garlic Pasta. Although these would be my pick for indulgent restaurant quality pasta sauces if you wanted a lovely homely meal you could always try the Napoletana Sauce with the pasta served with some parmesan cheese and olives.

If you are feeling the pasta love you have to try my Thermomic Mac and Cheese! I promise you won’t regret it! Serve it with a healthy salad and you have a deliciously balanced meal.

Spaghetti in a white bowl

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Boiling Spaghetti FAQ

Should I add oil to the boiling water?

No, the oil will coat the pasta and make it take longer to cook. It won’t prevent it from sticking together when the water is drained.

Can I cook homemade pasta using this method?

Yes, you can use this method. I have tried it with my homemade pasta dough recipe.

Does the water have to be boiling before I add the pasta?

Yes, if it isn’t boiling there is the risk the pasta may stick together.

Can I use boiled water from the kettle and then start the Thermomix recipe from the step of adding the pasta?

Absolutely, this would be the fastest method.

Can I use the Kettle function on the Thermomix to boil the water?

Yes, this is also a good option because the Thermomix will chime as soon as the water reaches 100 degrees.

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Thermomix Pasta in a white bowl with a fork ready to eat with parsley and cheese

Boiling Spaghetti Thermomix

Julie Carlyle
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian
Servings 4 Serves
Calories 306 kcal



  • 1200 g hot tap water or boiled water
  • 320 g spaghetti
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil mild


  • Add hot tap water and salt to the TM Bowl. Boil 10 min/100 degrees/Speed 2/
    1200 g hot tap water
  • Check that the water reach 100 degrees, if not extend the heating time by 2 minutes.
  • Remove the MC from the lid and place pasta in the hole. Boil as per the manufacturer's instructions. 9mins/100 degrees/Speed 1 (reverse blade)
    320 g spaghetti, 1 pinch salt
  • Check the spaghetti by tasting it. If you would like it less firm cook for a further 2 mins.
  • Drain the pasta using the Varoma dish, and wash.
  • Stir through oil.
    1 tsp olive oil
  • Pour boiled spaghetti into Varoma to keep warm.



1. Please read the cooking times table above for the various types of pasta.
2. Drain the pasta as soon as it is cooked to your liking to stop further cooking.
3. Wash under running water to remove excess gluten to prevent sticking.


Calories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 10gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 30mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword boiling pasta, Cooking pasta, Cooking spaghetti, Pasta, Spaghetti, Thermomix, Thermomix pasta
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