Homemade Spaghetti-Os – a homemade version of the childhood favorite. Pasta in creamy, cheesy tomato sauce. Only 6 ingredients and so easy!
The problem with summer- I mean, besides the 3 year old creating giant mud puddles in the backyard and then rolling around in them in the 5 minutes it takes me to do dishes – is that my kids start asking for lunch at 9:30.
Which is usually about an hour after they eat breakfast.
The amount of food we’re currently going through is blowing my mind. I’ve been to the grocery store 5 times in the last week.
So I’ve been trying to come up with easy lunch options that don’t include an entire loaf of bread and half a jar of peanut butter.
How To Make Homemade Spaghetti-Os
They love canned pasta. You know, ravioli, spaghetti-os, macaroni and beef, stuff like that. Who can blame them? I’d eat that stuff if I could.
But c’mon, I have 3 boys. If I split a can of spaghetti-os between the 3 of them, they’d laugh at me and ask where the rest is.
I’ve made these Homemade Spaghetti-Os twice now and both times, we’ve got two lunches out of each batch.
It’s so so easy. Just tomato sauce made creamy with milk and cheese mixed with the pasta. It all cooks together in the same pot which means less dishes (yay!) and there’s nothing to it but giving it a good stir every once in awhile.
Major win! And they love them.
I put meatballs in it the first time (just frozen turkey meatballs that I baked and then added at the end) so you can add them if you want or skip them if you’re a Spaghetti-Os purist.
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- 29 ounce can tomato sauce
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 ounces small pasta
Bring tomato sauce, water, and milk to boil in a large stock pot. Add cheese and garlic powder; lower to a simmer and stir until the cheese has melted.
Pour in the pasta; cook for 20 minutes on a low simmer. Stir occasionally to make sure the pasta isn't sticking.