Aussie mum has started an online debate after she showed the true-blue Aussie dish she makes up for her family – Vegemite pasta!

Posting in the Facebook group ‘Budget-Friendly Meals’, the mum wrote that “if you love Vegemite, then you’ll love this Vegemite pasta”.

She revealed the super-simple recipe only requires four ingredients: spaghetti, cheese, Vegemite and butter. 


Cook the pasta in salted water as usual, keeping half a cup of the cooking water before draining the cooked pasta. 

Then, mix butter and Vegemite in a saucepan with half of the pasta water until all combined. Stir the pasta through the mixture and add the rest of the water, before serving with cheese.

Opinion was split in the comments, with some Vegemite-lovers excited to try it and others writing they were gagging at the thought.

“lll love Vegemite … but I’ll pass,” wrote one person.

“No way!!!! But that’s just me,” wrote another.

“My little boy & girl loves this. So easy and it tastes nice,” added a fan.

“GAMMEEE CHANGER!” praised another.

It looks OK enough to eat. But I’m not sure if I would want to eat this as a normal thing when I can just make my normal carbonara and heaps of cheese with some garlic bread.

just the classic carbonara thanks