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Vegetarian Broken Spaghetti Risotto

TGIF friends!! Who else is happy the weekend is HEEEEERE!?! What a silly question! Let’s celebrate with some super, quick + easy Vegetarian Broken Spaghetti Risotto ๐Ÿ™‚

broken spaghetti risotto

This weekend, J and I are headed back to where we met in Lille, France. Iโ€™m looking forward to a thesis-free weekend enjoying french wine, strolling the cobblestone streets and hopefully visiting some of our old favorite spots. I already looked up some veggie-friendly restaurants on happycow.com and thereโ€™s apparently a place that specializes in VEGAN PIZZA weโ€™re going to try. YUM!

Speaking of Italian food (see what I did there, lol!), this Vegetarian Broken Spaghetti Risotto is such a fun dish that you can basically spice up whatever way you like! Just like the name says, this dish is broken spaghetti cooked like risotto ๐Ÿ˜‰ Toasting the broken spaghetti in the pan first with the garlic plus cooking the spaghetti slowly like risotto creates a super creamy and tasty dish without any cream or butter.

broken spaghetti risotto

This broken spaghetti risotto only takes 15 minutes to make but make sure to not leave it for a second. Adding the veggie broth, bit by bit, and slowly stirring the pasta until it is cooked is essential in this Vegetarian Broken Spaghetti Risotto. The slow cooking of the spaghetti in the veggie broth releases the natural starches of the spaghetti and is what creates the creaminess in this dish without adding any naughty cream!

And if you are not in the mood for doing dishes (haha who ever is!?) you can make this Vegetarian Broken Spaghetti Risotto into a ONE POT MEAL by adding whatever veggies you like – mushrooms, snow peas, red pepper, broccoliโ€ฆ. KALE! I prepared it here as a simple side dish but the possibilities of the vegetables you can add are endless. Adding in veggies makes this a complete meal in my books. If you are looking to add another one pot meal to your dinner rotation –  this Vegetarian Broken Spaghetti Risotto is the one!

And if you do make this Vegetarian Broken Spaghetti Risotto or any other recipes from my kitchen, it makes my day hearing about it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Insta or Tweet it to me (@cearaskitchen with hashtag #cearaskitchen) or Facebook it to me via the Cearaโ€™s Kitchen Facebook Page! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! <3

vegetarian broken spaghetti

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Vegetarian Broken Spaghetti Risotto

  • Author: Ceara
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Vegetarian Broken Spaghetti Risotto is super creamy and tasty without any cream or butter. Adding vegetables at the beginning of the cooking process makes this dish a one pot meal!




  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms, red peppers (vegetable of choice)


  1. In a large and deep pan, over medium-high heat, heat garlic in olive oil or a couple tablespoons of vegetable broth with herbes de provence. If you are using vegetables (mushrooms, red peppers) add them into the pan and sautee them for a couple of minutes until soft. Add in the broken spaghetti. Stir it around and toast it with the garlic for a couple minutes until it starts to turn a light golden brown color. *Make sure to not burn the spaghetti *Your spaghetti will get a bit more brown if using oil but it will still taste delicious with the vegetable broth.
  2. By the 1/2 cup, add in the vegetable broth and nutritional yeast (optional), stirring constantly until the spaghetti soaks up the vegetable broth. Keep adding the vegetable broth by the 1/2 cup until the pasta is fully cooked (*you might need a bit more or less water depending on your brand of spaghetti). Add in the hot pepper flakes and parsley. Sprinkle with black pepper and sea salt to taste. Serve with fresh chives.


Enjoy right away. This risotto is not as good the next day because the pasta soaks up the sauce created in the cooking process.
*Your pasta will look much creamier than in these pictures. I had to wait for the spaghetti to cool down to take the photos and some of the sauce was absorbed.

  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

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  1. Funnily enough, I’m always cutting spaghetti into small pieces after they were served, so this recipe seems to be totally made for me ๐Ÿ˜€
    This risotto looks really taste and it’s so great that it only takes 15 minutes to cook!

    1. This recipe is perfect for you then, Lena!! Thanks for commenting!! I’d love to know if you end up making it! Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What a creative idea to break up the spaghetti Ceara! This looks amazing too because I absolutely love pasta and all that added garlic and red pepper flakes looks just too good! Definitely going to try this!!!

    1. It’s one of those recipes that you can honestly do a million things with ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus, it’s kind of fun to spice up the traditional way of eating spaghetti! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much, Brandi!!

  3. Sounds like you will have a wonderful weekend, Ceara! And I’m SO glad it’s Friday, too. This has been a long week! And this spaghetti risotto looks delicious! I’ve never had a kind like this before, so creative! I love how the flavors just blend together. Sounds like the perfect lunch or dinner to me!

  4. Have fun in Lille and enjoy that vegan pizza! Fun. Anyhow, I love how versatile this recipe is ~ you can cram so many veggies in here (the kids….and husband, shhhhh….won’t even know!) And it’s silly, but I love how the spaghetti is broken, it makes it easier to eat!

    1. Thanks so much, Laura!! Our weekend in Lille was a blast ๐Ÿ™‚

      And eating the spaghetti broken somehow makes it more fun – plus sneaking in lots of veggies is always a plus!

  5. Cearea – Enjoy your weekend getaway! It sounds like it’s going to be extremely relaxing. Drink some wine for me! I was thinking that tonight would be a great night for some sort of pasta dish; this vegetarian spaghetti risotto looks delicious.

    1. Have a wonderful weekend too, Erin!! Let me know if you end up trying it! It’s so versatile and yummy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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