Ultimate Spaghetti Trick: Why Prego Is Trending [Video]


Screenshots from the Ultimate Spaghetti Trick video.

A video of a woman dumping spaghetti sauce on her counter in a hack she described as the “Ultimate Spaghetti Hack” led to some puzzled and grossed out responses, and sent Prego trending on Twitter.

The woman, named Lisa, says in the video that her method is best for cooking spaghetti for a large group of people. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch it here or later in this post.

“This is the easiest way to make spaghetti for a crowd, and it’s fun,” she says on the video, while pouring red sauce all over her white counter. “You don’t have to worry about dishes, or a mess—or anything like that.”

Here’s what you need to know:

The Original Video Has More Than 24 Million Views on Facebook & a Twitter Post Had Nearly 8 Million Views

If you haven’t seen the Ultimate Spaghetti Trick video yet, the premise is simple: a woman named Lisa prepares spaghetti on her counter and claims its the quickest and easiest way to make spaghetti for a group. No muss, no fuss, and no dishes, she says are the benefits.

The video opens with Lisa pouring a line of traditional Prego across a countertop.

“Holy cow,” says the person filming. “That’s just, right on the countertop.”

“Yep,” Lisa answers casually. “All my friends are coming over.”

She proceeds to add meatballs, a thick line of parmesan, and of course, the spaghetti.

“Everyone loves good, cheesy spaghetti,” she says.

After all the ingredients are added, “You gotta mix it up, girl,” she says.

Lisa tells the person filming that she is Italian, and she is making it the way “real Italians make spaghetti.”

She finishes up her meal prep by adding lettuce to the edge of the counter and topping it with Kraft Italian dressing, then placing sliced loaves of bread on the opposite end.

“This is the definition of family style,” Lisa says, with a mouthful of bread.

If you watched the Ultimate Spaghetti Hack and were disturbed, you weren’t alone.