Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Homemade Spaghetti-O's


These homemade spaghetti-o's go a long way to easing mommy guilt.  The kind of guilt you feel when you have to resort to the boxed macaroni and cheese in the cupboard.  I try to make healthy meals for my kids, but sometimes time, or lack of it, is the enemy.  I am not above tossing frozen chicken nuggets in the oven, or opening a can of prepared pasta, but when a recipe like this works out so well, it's worth the extra few minutes spent at the stove.


Homemade Spaghetti-O's

Ingredients:

2 -14 oz (398 ml) cans tomato sauce
3 cups water
3 tsp sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz ditalini pasta
4 oz shredded sharp cheddar (approx 1 cup)
1/8 cup milk
1 tbsp butter

Directions:

In a large pot over medium heat, stir together tomato sauce, water, sugar, garlic powder, and salt.  Bring to a boil

Add pasta and lower heat.  Stir frequently while simmering - this pasta likes to stick to the bottom of the pot.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes until pasta is cooked.

Remove from heat.  Add shredded cheddar, milk, and butter.  Stir until the cheese has melted.  Serve right away.  This will thicken as it cools, so you may need to add some milk or water to re-heat. 






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40 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful and so much healthier that the original version. xo Catherine

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  2. I do need to confess that I used to love Spaghetti-O's and I would never dare eat the canned stuff these days, but I love the idea of homemade!

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  3. My husband and I were just talking about things we used to eat as kids but don't buy ourselves. I always liked these, so I have to make these for the kiddos! :)

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  4. This looks really good! I don't think I've had these unless they came out of a can. I guess it's time to try something new.

    I came over on #ThinkTank, and I"m glad to find your site. I also added you on Pinterest and Twitter and added your pin here: https://www.pinterest.com/melredd/blog-link-parties-and-blog-link-ups/

    Hope you have a blessed day!
    Melanie

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  5. Now this looks good, something my daughter would probably love and probably not half as processed as the one's in the tin!

    Angela xx

    Angela recently posted "Healthy Bean Casserole in the Slow Cooker" http://wp.me/p5XRN6-1Pe

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  6. Oooh this looks great! The kids would love this (and less guilt because there's not all the junk in them)!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  7. What a cute blog you have! Love if you share the home made spaghetti on Dream Create and Inspire!
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/dream-create-inspire-link-5/

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  8. Oh my goodness, I love Spaghetti-O's and will be making these real soon. We will be having Grandma's Summer Camp real soon and this will be a perfect recipe for the little people ( and older people). Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. I loved spaghetti-o's as a kid. I will definitely try and make some of these for my kids:). Thanks so much for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Have a great weekend!

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  10. This sounds lovely! I always try to do mac & cheese and its my son's fave and maybe I will try this as a go to recipe when I am so tired and needs of a healthy meal =) #pocolo

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  11. What a great idea to make homemade spaghetti-o's Very creative and so much healthier than the conventional canned store bought brand. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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  12. Fresh is always best our grandchildren will love this. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

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  13. Wow thanks this is great! Does certainly make me feel slightly less guilty ;)

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  14. Those look so good. I love Spaghetti-Os and I really must try this recipe. I bet my kids would love it!

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  15. Hi Jenn, I love this recipe! I would love it if you stopped by and shared it at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J this week!
    Julie

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  16. Thanks Jenn for sharing this great spaghetti o's recipe at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J!

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  17. I love finding healthier alternative to a cupboard staple, (just got to work out the UK equivalent and I'm there!) thanks for linking gin with pocolo

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  18. My daughter would love this. She is obsessed with canned spaghetti....I should make this more often!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  19. Oh yum! I have to admit... I actually eat spaghetti os myself every now and then. Last week I was sick and it was the only thing that sounded good. I know, it's terrible but it's one of those childhood things I guess. Now I'll have to try to make these so I don't have to feel so guilty!

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  20. This sounds great! I have a confession to make... I'm an adult who still likes spaghetti ohs! But this sounds so much healthier!
    ~Amber
    @hungrymountaineer.com

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  21. Wow that is so easy to make! It's a great idea cuz kids love it and it's easy for mom - it's a win win. Thanks so much for linking up with #foodpornthursdays x

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  22. they look very professional and I'm sure the kids love them. Thanks for sharing with us at #Anything Goes link up

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  23. Can't wait to try these! Thank goodness for Link ups!

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  24. I have a confession...I'm an adult and I LOVE Spaghetti O's! LOL YUMMY! I've pinned this!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  25. Your recipe for Spaghetti O's sounds like a dream for kids, and I'm sure a lot healthier than from a can. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  26. Looks delicious - I love the idea of making a healthier version than the canned stuff! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

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  27. I just love this recipe! Thank you for sharing. I featured it over on the TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop! It will be live tomorrow.

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  28. Looks so simple! I'll have to try to make this this weekend!

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  29. That looks so much better than the original version! Thanks for sharing on The Country Fair Blog Party. We do hope you will join us again in August!

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  30. This sounds much better than the store-bought variety! Thanks for linking up to Blogger Brags. I've pinned your post to the Blogger Brags Pinterest board.

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  31. My son loves spaghetti os! What a great idea to make our own then you know what's in there (and can hide things like grated carrot). Thanks so much for the recipe and sharing at Snickerdoodle sunday!

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  32. My son love spaghetti, I definitely want to cook this. Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board

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  33. Congrats! You are this week's feature on the (mis)Adventures Mondays blog hop! I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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  34. I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted! I always love your creations, thanks for sharing this with us at our party! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, we love seeing what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

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  35. Yum! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  36. Perfect for those I'm-just-too-tire-to-cook-a-whole-meal nights! This looks easy and delicious - I can't wait to give it a try! Thanks so much for linking up at Talented Tuesdays!

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  37. This looks delicious, Jenn! It's so much healthier and tastier than canned! I'd love it if you would share it with us at Hearth and Soul this week. The linky is open now :-)

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  38. yum in my tum! this recipe give me a happy feeling! Stop by Fabulous Friday and share another yummy post.
    Maria
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-34/

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  39. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun!

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  40. I love Spaghetti-Os and am so excited to have your awesome recipe! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, hope you have a great day and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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