Easy Homemade Spaghetti-O’s recipe with Smart & Final Warehouse Store! Great for lunch or an easy dinner! Take a trip down memory lane with this childhood favorite! #ChooseSmart #ad
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As parents, we make sure our kiddos have all of the necessary supplies for school, that they get a good nights rest and that they start their day with a good breakfast. However, many of us get stuck in a lunch rut. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches …… again?! Ugh!
Let’s face it, it’s soooooo easy to get stuck in a lunch rut. While we’re hurrying around in the mornings getting ready for school and work – or after a long stressful day at work and getting the kiddos through a nighttime routine and into bed, lunch is often an afterthought! Lunch meat sandwiches or the ol’ standby, PB&J, are easy and take very little time!
Believe me, growing up I ate my fair share of sandwiches for lunch. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with sandwiches – I still eat them for lunch quite regularly. On the rare occasion that my mom gave us something else for lunch, it was always better than sandwiches. Always. I swear she could have given us liver and onions (which I hate by the way!!) and there would have been times throughout the year that I may just have been tempted to eat the liver and onions because I was soooo sick of sandwiches! Okay, maybe not liver and onions … but almost anything else!
One of my favorites when I was a kid, was Spaghetti-O’s. Seriously, who didn’t love them as a kid?! I haven’t bought cans of Spaghetti-O’s in years …. probably more than 15 years to exact! After I had Elijah, I knew I could make a homemade version that tasted better than the stuff I remember as a kid and honestly, I love being able to control the quality of ingredients!
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I picked up a few things from Smart & Final last week – including a few things to make Homemade Spaghetti-O’s! I love their Organic Ground Beef!
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Back to the recipe – this Homemade Spaghetti-O’s recipe is great packed in a thermos for lunch at school or work! It’s also an easy dinner idea with a side salad and breadsticks! Enjoy!
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Easy Homemade Spaghetti-O's recipe with Smart & Final Warehouse Store! Great for lunch or an easy dinner! Take a trip down memory lane with this childhood favorite!
- 1 lb. Sun Harvest Organic Ground Beef
- 2 cups beef stock
- 2 cups salad macaroni
- 2 cans (15 oz. each) Sun Harvest Organic Tomato Sauce
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1/2tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- Place the beef stock in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil.
- Bring 8 cups of water to boil in a separate large pan. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook according to package directions or until al dente. Drain. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, using a rounded teaspoon to measure, form the ground beef into small meatballs. Once the beef stock comes to a boil, add the meatballs and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Drain liquid. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan, add the tomato sauce, milk, salt, oregano, garlic powder, onion, powder, and paprika. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook 8-10 minutes to combine the flavors. Add the cooked and drained pasta and meatballs. Stir to combine.
- Serve immediately.
If you prefer less sauce, you can use less of the second can of tomato sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1327mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 25g
What a fun idea! Looks like something kids and adults would enjoy!
Once the weather starts getting a little cooler, this will be perfect to put in a thermos for lunch. I agree that sandwiches get pretty boring. My kids love when they can bring hot food to school. #client
Cheri would absolutely love this meal !
I'll go out on a limb and say this has to be way better than regular spaghetti-O's! haha They look delicious, Jamie, and this is so kid-friendly!
I know my son would totally love these!! Forwarding on to him!! Also Pinned!!
I love all things about classic foods! I need to make this for my kiddos!
Oh Jamie! This looks so good! Wish I had this recipe when my kids were younger! Pinning!
My kids have been begging for spaghetti-o's lately! I will have to make them these!
If I should add milk to a Spaghetti (those are not called spaghetti in Italy but "ditalini") tomato sauce or "bolognese" sauce my mom would definetly have an heart-attack!:)