Honey Boo Boo's Favorite 'Sketti' Dinner Recipe: We Made It & So Can You

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skettiMmm, anyone want some SKETTI? Yum yum, it's Honey Boo Boo's favorite dish, next to grilled roadkill, of course. June shows us how she makes this exotic delicacy on the show. It's spaghetti with the family's special sauce: Ketchup mixed with butter. Well, they call it butter but it's actually some sort of margarine.

I have to admit, I was intrigued by this dish. What does that taste like? June makes it look so easy, but do I need any special skills to cook it? (Ha, kidding!) Most importantly, would my kid eat it? I had to find out!

Okay, so from the video below I ascertained that the recipe for sketti is as follows:

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  • Boil spaghetti.
  • Melt some margarine in the microwave. The Thompsons seem partial to Country Crock.
  • Squirt some ketchup into the melted margarine and stir well. Then stir into the cooked pasta. Enjoy!

As it happens I don't actually have a microwave oven. I know, right? Who is the really freak here?!? But I do know that if you add butter or... whatever butter-like product directly into hot, cooked pasta it will melt immediately. So I stirred in a glob of margarine and then I kept squirting in ketchup until it was more or less the same color as June's pasta. Do you know what that means?

I found a shortcut to making Honey Boo Boo's sketti! You're welcome.

Anyway, now it was time to sample the stuff. I tasted it and found it wasn't as horrible as I expected it to be. But since I don't like ketchup I still thought it was kind of gross. It got worse, though. Margarine has a weird aftertaste I'm not used to (I always use butter) and I can still taste it now. Shudder. Seriously, that stuff goes down your throat and leaves a trail all the way down your esophagus! 

But maybe my son would like it. I called him over and forced him to taste it. He loves the smell of cooking pasta but when he got closer he caught a whiff of the ketchup -- he hates ketchup, too -- and almost ran away. I grabbed him and made him taste the stuff anyway. He chewed thoughtfully for a moment. "It's not that bad," he said. "But that was a pretty rotten trick you just played on me. Ugh." And then he ran away before I could make him take a second taste.

So much for sketti. Not a winner in our family. If anything, I think the dish reveals what freaks WE are: No microwave, only eat butter, can't digest margarine, hate ketchup. Are we even real Americans?!? This sketti experience is totally freaking me out. I think I'm gonna have to run out and spend some times with the pigs out back and think this over.

Would you ever try making sketti? Do you think you and your family would like it?


Image via Adriana Velez

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kkey75 kkey75

I'm sorry, but that's just disgusting. And I LOVE ketchup, just not on spaghetti!

Lovin... LovinJerseyMama

I had a few dry heaves watching them make the sketti sauce lol. Yuck! I know they want to live cheaply but I've seen pasta sauce for sale at about 80 cents a jar. If that's too expensive for them then I can't imagine what else they concoct

Bulle... Bullet_Proof_Me

While, no, I would never mix that combination of ingredients together, I'm more appalled at your tone than the dish. You sound like a very condescending and idiotic woman. I like ketchup, I use margarine and I own a microwave. From the tone of your article, it sounds like you think you are better than I am. Guess what hon, I'm not dumb enough to try a recipe when I hate two of the three ingredients.

Saphi... SaphiraJFire

That is not food.
BTW We don't have a microwave either I hate the things.

I feel so high class now hahahah.

All I can say is Are those my relatives? haha seriously not even joking it sounds like something some of my cousins would fix.

I love katsup but warm in skette yah no freaking way!

nonmember avatar grosssed out

...well no wonder the woman weighs 500lbs. Sick.

tiny_... tiny_mama

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.. probably tasted better than THAT insult to food.

sofia... sofia0587

Eww that family is gross in general, lets encourage obesity and disgusting eating habits some more please smh

bills... billsfan1104

You know what it looks like? You know that spaghetti in a can? I wonder if that spaghetti is the same?

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