People Are Disturbed By This Countertop Spaghetti 'Hack'

Spaghetti is one of the most satisfying dishes in the world. Maybe you prefer to eat yours with a rich tomato sauce and plenty of cheese. Or perhaps you can't help but make your dish a little spicier with extra seasoning. It's easy to prepare the meal at home too! In fact, Eat This, Not That ranks pasta as the number one easiest meal to master.

Just because spaghetti (or its elevated sibling, spaghetti and meatballs) is fairly simple to make doesn't mean home chefs haven't found brilliant hacks to make their dishes fresher, tastier, and more satisfying. Here's a good example. One Reddit user recommends using olive oil in generous portions and ensuring that tomatoes are sliced into quarter-sized pieces. They write, "Heat up a pan with olive oil coating the entire bottom and add pieces of garlic. After that cooks for a few minutes, add the tomatoes and some salt and let it simmer for a while you cook the pasta." And once that's done, all you need to do is mix everything up together and add the spices and add-ons of your choice. 

Not all hacks are created equal, though. A spaghetti hack video has been trending online for all the wrong reasons and folks are displeased, to say the least, with the contents of the clip. 

Twitter is not sold on this Prego counter hack

Content creator Jarvis Johnson re-posted a spaghetti and meatballs "hack" on Twitter and wrote sarcastically, "What a normal and ultimate spaghetti hack!" In the clip, a person can be seen preparing a huge portion of spaghetti and meatballs directly on their marble countertops. "This is the easiest way to make spaghetti for a crowd," the person in the video explains as they pour the contents of a jar of Prego traditional sauce on the counter. They then followed that up with cheese, meatballs, and a steaming pile of spaghetti which is mixed together.

Commenters are disgusted by the clip for several reasons. One of the top-rated tweets read, "Tired of people wasting food like this for social media attention." Some were bothered by the use of a cold jarred spaghetti sauce in the dish, while others were quick to point out just how unsanitary using bare countertops for food prep can be. Another angry viewer also expressed sarcasm when they wrote that it was a revelation to see someone prepare the complicated dish of spaghetti and meatballs in a simple manner. Not. 

The video was originally posted by Facebook page Josh and Lisa. While the video seems like a joke, Twitter users didn't quite see it that way. If you think about it, the outrage is justified: this "hack" is very messy, pointless, and a waste of time. 

This spaghetti trick is similar to other recent social media tutorials, like one for countertop nachos (via Twitter) and party punch prepared in a toilet bowl (via Digg). It's probably much easier just making these the traditional way.