Friday, March 20, 2015

Homemade SpaghettiO's

There are certain foods that you eat in college that you never eat again, or wish that you never ate in the first place.  Ramen noodles, crappy pizza, hamburger helper...the list goes on and on.

But one thing that I always liked (even though I probably shouldn't have) was Spaghetti-O's.  I'm not sure what it was about them, but I am pretty sure I lived off of them for the better part of a year.

These homemade O's don't taste exactly the same (not sitting in a tin can will do that...), but I really enjoyed them!  They still evoke the same feelings of early college life, without the preservatives and tin-can taste.

Homemade SpaghettiO's


29 oz can tomato sauce
3 c. water
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
10 oz dried Ditalini pasta
1 c. cheddar cheese (packed)
2 Tbs milk
1 Tbs butter
1/2 tsp salt (to taste)


In a large pot, combine the tomato sauce, water, sugar, garlic powder, and garlic salt and bring to a steady boil over medium-high heat.  Add the pasta and reduce heat to medium-low.  Let the pasta cook 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent clumping.

Stir in the cheese and mix until completely melted.  Remove from heat.  Add the milk and butter and mix in thoroughly.  Add salt to taste.


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