Thursday, August 5, 2010

Homemade "Spaghetti-O's"

Is it weird that I like those stupid canned pasta products? Maybe they just remind me of when I was a kid, I don't know. I'm always tempted to buy them because they are such a convenient lunch for kids, but then I look at the ingredient list...yikes! So I made my own and it couldn't be easier. I know, they're not "O's" but they still taste really good and I'm not afraid of the ingredients! :)
I'm sure any small pasta would work, but I used this:
Homemade "Spaghetti-O's"
1 c. dry acini di pepe
1-2 c. shredded cheese
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
3 oz. (1/2 can) tomato paste
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced carrots
Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Combine hot pasta and cheese in a bowl and stir until cheese melts:
Add tomato sauce, paste, and carrots and stir until well combined:
And ta-da! You've got yourself some homemade, kid-friendly pasta.
Next time, I may try using whole wheat shell pasta if I can find it. I may also try different veggies. Experiment and have fun with it. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I shared this recipe on my blog and linked to your page. My kids loved this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it.