Homemade SpaghettiOs are an easy kid friendly meal that can be made in a few minutes. Skip the canned variety and try this copycat recipe! No funky ingredients and a few hidden veggies make for this super simple picky eater recipe.
Dinner, Lunch, Soup
American, Kid friendly
15ozcan tomato sauce
3tablespoonsgrated cheesesee notes
Salt to taste
In a small saucepan, add the sauce ingredients, other than the pasta and salt.
Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly until butter is melted and sauce is bubbling.
Add to pasta and enjoy!
I've used parmesan cheese as well as sharp cheddar. American would work as well!
Sweetener - you can use sugar, honey, maple syrup, or whatever you like. I've found sugar and have the best taste.
Traditionally, you'd want to use Anellini pasta, but it's hard to find in stores. The closest you'll find in most stores is ditalini, which I used here. You can also use ABC pasta, star pasta.. whatever makes you happy!
Start with 2 cups of pasta in the sauce. I used a whole box of ditalini, but the coverage of sauce to pasta was less than canned Spaghettios.
Homemade Spaghettios Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 270Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3.3g21%
Trans Fat 0.19g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.77g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.6g
Vitamin A 3000IU60%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.