Thursday, October 28, 2010

Homemade Spaghetti-O's

Well it has taken me longer than I wanted to get back to blogging, but I'm hoping to be more consistent with posting next week! I have a fun giveaway in the works too, so stay tuned!
I was able to get several meals made ahead of time and stuck in the freezer before my son was born. One of the things I made was Homemade Spaghetti-O's for my daughter. I had recently bought a few cans on sale and started thinking that it would be pretty easy to imitate the recipe. I did a quick search and found a recipe that sounded like it was worth trying at Oven Love. Her recipe is simple, and leaves room for you to make it to taste.
Homemade Spaghetti-O's
6 cups canned tomato sauce
3-4 cups water
2-3 teaspoons garlic powder
1 lb bag anelletti (I used alphabet-shaped pasta!)
1-1 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (I used a bit less, and then added some extra when I reheated)
1/4-1/2 cup milk
2 tbs butter
salt, to taste
I started with the tomato sauce, then added water and garlic powder, along with a little basil. Bring to a boil, then add your pasta. Be sure to stir somewhat frequently because the small pasta sticks to the bottom of the pot very easily (ask me how I know...).
I found this box of pasta on sale for 80 cents!

After the pasta is cooked, add the cheese, butter, milk, and salt. Taste it and see if you need to add more of anything! I decided to freeze all of the Spaghetti-O's, so I put them in 2 cup containers. I made 8 cups of Spaghetti-O's for less than $2...that sure beats store-bought!

I did let the pasta cook a little long, so many of the letters lost their shape. Next time I will add a little more tomato sauce too. I just add some when I heat them up for lunch, and that has worked well!

Have you ever made Spaghetti-O's? If you try this recipe, let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to try this recipe! My kids love spaghetti o's. This is a much more healthy and economical alternative.


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