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Homemade Spaghettios

This homemade spaghettiOs recipe is sure to bring back all the memories from your childhood, and they’re so easy to make from scratch. The classic flavor of the tomato sauce provides the perfect amount of sweetness and comfort. Make them with or without meatballs. Either way, your kids will love them, and they’re sure to become a family favorite in no time.

This recipe originally appeared on my other site: Simply Whisked.

three bowls of homemade spaghettios with meatballs

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Here’s what you’ll need to make them

Kitchen tools:

Ingredients you might need to pick up:

  • Pasta rings
  • Tomato sauce
  • Ground beef
  • Milk
  • Parmesan cheese
spaghettios in a saucepan

How to make spaghettios

Bake the meatballs. Mix the meatball ingredients in a mixing bowl until they’re well combined. Portion them into miniature meatballs and bake them in 400˚F oven for about 10 minutes.

I like to use a small measuring spoon to portion my meatballs, because I find that my small cookie scoop is too big. You want them to be about 1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons in size.

Boil the pasta. While the meatballs are cooking, boil the pasta in a large saucepan with salted water. Just follow the package directions for al dente, and drain when they’re done.

pasta rings with mini meatballs in a bowl

Make the sauce. While the pasta cooks, measure out the ingredients for the sauce. I like to combine them all in a small bowl so that I can just add them to the tomato sauce when it’s time.

Toss it together. Once the pasta is drained, let it sit in the colander, and add the sauce ingredients to the saucepan. Cook the sauce, stirring to combine the ingredients, until the sauce is hot.

This should only take a minute or two, but turn up the heat if you need to. Add the pasta and meatballs back to the pot and cook until heated through.

anelleti pasta with tomato sauce and mini meatballs in a bowl

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Homemade Spaghettios

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Novelty/Other
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Made with or without meatballs, this homemade spaghettiOs recipe features that classic tomato sauce with just the right amount of sweetness and comfort. Your kids will love them, and they’re sure to become a family favorite in no time.



For the meatballs:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

For the sauce:

  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • Salt & pepper to taste

For the pasta:


  • 8 ounces, 2 cups pasta rings


To make the meatballs:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (optional).
  2. Combine the meatballs ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until evenly combined. Portion meatballs into teaspoon-sized balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the meatballs reach 165˚F. Remove from oven and set aside.

For the pasta and sauce:


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions for al dente, in a large saucepan of salted water.
  2. Drain pasta and let rest in colander or strainer.
  3. In the same saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients. Cook over high heat, until heated through.
  4. Return the pasta to the pot and add the meatballs. Stir to coat the pasta and meatballs with sauce.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 172.1 mg
  • Fat: 2.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 15.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.6 mg

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