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Simple, Homemade Spaghetti O’s

Do you kids love those canned spaghetti o’s {or maybe its you who has a secret love of spaghetti o’s}. Now you can have them – ahem – feed them to your kids without the worry about processed foods, preservatives, and artificial blech.  Plus, this recipe is SO simple and cheap to make! You’re going to be the coolest mom on the block.  And you’re just going to smile and take all the credit and have a little giggle inside that your kids are eating REAL food – with vegetables – and lovin’ it.

Homemade Spaghetti O's from WholesomeMommy.com

This is one of my favorite lunches to make when I am tired and don’t know what to make for lunch and have only a little motivation to feed the natives.  I know I won’t get any gripes or complaints. It will be gobbled up without so much as a whine and often they’ll request seconds.  It’s simple to make, quick to cook, and I often have everything I need in the pantry even when it is time to go to the grocery store and I’ve been procrastinating.  Not that I EVER do that.  I also happen to love these little o’s myself.

And speaking of o’s… you can even get a very familiar shape by using ditalini pasta – nice small little circle pasta.  Perfect for the kiddos and quick to cook because of their size.

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  1. Thanks for sharing looks yummy and now that I read your recipe it makes sense it’s basically creamy marinara sauce.

    I always wondered what made the sauce taste so “special”


  2. Danielle says:

    Hi I posted this same question somewhere else on here and I was just wondering if you still do the OH SNAP! Real food in a food stamp budget??? I subscribed and kind of got month one, waiting for adobe to finish downloading lol. I didn’t receive month two o r three. Hopefully you’ll respond. I’m looking forward to this!!!

    • Denisesawyer says:

      If you just subscribed today, you will receive month 2 tomorrow and month 3 the following day. :) They are set to email you on a timer. 24 hours apart.

  3. thank you so much for sharing!!! my middle son loves spaghetti o’s but I refuse to feed them to him. I will make this for him tonight! :)

    • Denisesawyer says:

      Great! I’d love to hear his review. :)
      Wholesome Mommy

      • momof5 says:

        denise, i made it with fusilli since that was all i had. the kids ate it up! they absolutely loved it, especially my middle son (he’s 4)! and it was so easy to make! who knew? thank you so much!

        • Denisesawyer says:

          So glad it worked for you and your kiddos enjoyed it! :)
          Thanks for sharing your feedback!!
          Wholesome Mommy

  4. essijay says:

    it’s funny, i remember loving spaghetti-os as a child and they were on sale last week for 65 cents so i grabbed a can. i hated them. my 9 yr old hated them. it was a sad day. lol

    • Denisesawyer says:

      LOL! I had a similar experience many years ago after entering adulthood – even before I had made the switch to REAL Foods. I decided to give them a try remembering how much I loved them…and they were so GROSS! LOL. Not at all what I remembered! I like this recipe MUCH better! :)
      Wholesome Mommy

  5. I just found your website and am loving all the recipes! Is there a certain brand of pasta you use that’s whole wheat? I’m not sure where to begin looking for it. The last couple whole wheat brands I’ve found were not tasty at all.

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