Friday, December 28, 2012

Homemade Spaghettio's...

…aka alphabetio's as my son called them. I've been wanting to make homemade spagettio's for some time but I can't find that O pasta anywhere! Then it dawned on me that I could use any small soup pasta. Duh, sometimes I can be blonde. We all have our moments though. Actually, I've been wanting to make every recipe I am in possession of but I figured homeade spaghettio's, err, alphabetios was a good place to start, especially with a 6 year old.

 My husband and I both love grocery shopping so we went today with the gift card that my mother in law gave us to stock up on some pantry staples. When I saw the box of mini alphabet pasta I knew I had to make spaghettio's. I made the mistake of mentioning that out loud and the moment I mentioned spaghettios my son went crazy. He was like a broken record in the store, asking me every 10 minutes when I was going to make them.

Are you going to make them now?
Is it tomorrow yet?
I love spaghettio's Wahoooooo!

 I wasn't planning on making them today but he wouldn't let up so I gave in. I was in a cooking mood so I didn't mind.  I browsed online and found a few recipes but as usual *smile* I didn't follow any of them.  I have a bad habit of not using recipes as is. I use them as guidelines.

Homemade Spaghettio's using mini alphabet pasta
*ETA- I made the recipe a few more times and included the changes I made. I've also made them with homemade tiny meatballs too*

Here's what you need:

1- 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
Water (fill empty can most of the way, leaving about an inch)
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp each parsley, oregano, basil
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 cup of mini alphabet pasta
Salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients except pasta to a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce and simmer for about a least an hour (to get the most flavor). If adding meatballs you can cook the meatballs in the sauce.  Add pasta. Stir frequently for about 20 minutes until pasta is al dente.
Serve and enjoy!

 I can't believe this year is almost over! Boy did it fly by. With everything that has gone on,  I'm ready to wave goodbye to 2012 and welcome 2013 with open arms.  I have a feeling it's going to be a good year!

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  1. What an awesome idea! I pinned it to my pantry staples board.

  2. So easy. Finally I can make some at home.

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