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.
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.
- Tomato sauce
- Cheddar cheese
- Garlic Powder
- Pasta rings – you can use any small pasta shape if you can’t find the rings
How To Make Homemade Spaghetti-Os
- Bring tomato sauce, water, and milk to a boil in a large stock pot
- Add cheese and garlic powder
- Lower to a simmer and stir until cheese has melted
- Pour in the pasta
- Cook for 20 minutes on a low simmer, stirring occasionally to make sure pasta isn’t sticking, until pasta is al dente
How Long Are Homemade Spaghetti-O’s Good For
Spaghetti-Os will be good in the fridge for up to 3 – 4 days. Make sure to store them in an airtight container!
You can reheat them in the microwave or on the stovetop.
More Easy Pasta Recipes
- One Pan Pizza Pasta
- Garlic Butter Noodles with Scallion and Sambal
- Bacon Tortellini Bake
- Pasta Fagioli
- Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta
- Spicy Bacon Ranch Pasta
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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.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 974mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 14g
I come to you from the future — the year 2021, when that bag of pasta rings will be over $10 a pound.
This was more like tomato soup. Which is fine if you were planning on tomato soup. :)
Disclaimer: We don’t buy regular spaghetti os but, I can tell you with some tweaking this recipe was a winner. Out of curiosity I looked up what is in the real thing. This recipe is missing onion, thyme paprika salt and tomato paste. Also used 1 cup water 2 cups low sodium chicken stock to build out the flavor. Tasted great, 1/2 the sodium and sugar of the real thing.
How much onion, thyme, paprika, salt and Tom mayo paste did you add?
This tastes nothing like spaghettios. It was sour and just tasted like pasta and watered down sour tomato. And yes, I followed the directions carefully.
This is so fun!!!
These are totally Brilliant! Love Love Love!
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
Spaghettios were one of my favorites growing up and I still have a major weakness for them! I eat them ALL the time :) I can not wait to make these Amanda!! Also I only have ONE boy and I feel like he eats nonstop, I can only imagine what it’s like with three!
This is awesome! My kids love spaghetti-o’s but I rarely buy them, they are going to love these!
nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says
Price would love these. He loves the canned version and I bet this is 100x better!!
Karen @ The Food Charlatan says
ummm this looks amazing! I’d like to pretend I’d be making this for my kids but I’m pretty sure I’d eat the whole thing myself.
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
Spaghetti-Os were a favorite of mine when I was little! Love the homemade version :)
Amy @Very Culinary says
Omg, Amanda. My grocery bill more than doubled in June. It’s the pool. It makes the kids want to eat all.the.things. Trevor went through an entire container of strawberries yesterday in one sitting. Like whaaaat? Clearly I need a second job in the summer. And Spaghetti-Os. I’d need a triple batch of these over here.
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
hooray for easy lunch options for the kids!!! I LOVE this!!!!