Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Posted for "Back to School Photo Tag Lunchbox Special" When cooking with a thermos bottle, it is important to use a thermos that will hold heat the longest, and last the longest under heavy use and abuse. This recipe is based on a 1 Qt Stanley Food Thermos. The food thermos has a wide mouth lids with an insulated lid that doubles as a bowl. You made need to adjust the amounts to fit your thermos.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups spaghetti
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon or 2 teaspoons vegetable bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon instant minced onion
  • 12 teaspoon parsley


  1. Add all ingredients to 1 quart thermos that has been heated with additional boiling water. Seal and tilt jar for 15 minutes. This stays warm for 24 hours in a glass or metal thermos, so it can be made in the morning for lunch or dinner. Egg noodles would hold up better during longer "cooking" times.
Most Helpful

I had a quick question - the spaghetti is placed dry in the thermos? Thanks! I would love to try it for my son's lunch but want to ensure that I make it correct :) If this works, I will give it 5 stars for simplicity as well. Thanks!

dprerna September 12, 2015

Heck, I'm giving this recipe 5 stars for the sheer simplicity! It also happens to taste really great, too. :) I don't know why I have never thought of doing this before. Soup with no stove cooking? Yes please. Thank you for a fun lunch idea!

LifeIsGood August 21, 2011