Homemade Spaghettios with Sneaky Veggies

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Homemade Spaghettios

Pasta is a staple in just about anyone’s house! But Spaghettios are like a childhood treasure that we ate for lunch often while growing up. So I decided to add a twist on the classic canned pasta to create my own Homemade Spaghettios for my kids! This recipe is a perfect way to add some sneaky veggies into your picky eater’s diet too. You only need a few ingredients and comes together really quickly! Add hot dogs, meatballs, whatever your little heart desires to spice things up!

Ingredients You Need:

  • 2 cup of chopped carrots
  • 2 cup of small pasta (I used a combo of stars and wagon wheels because that’s what was in my pantry)
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water*
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of your choice (I used unsweetened oat and it was great!)

Make Your Homemade Spaghettios:

  1. Boil chopped carrots until tender. (Dending how small the pieces are!) I halved baby carrots and it took about 10 minutes for them to get soft enough to poke with a fork.
  2. Next, drain the carrots but RESERVE THE WATER – save 1 1/2 cups of the carrot water.
  3. Add the carrots, water, and tomato sauce to a blender. You may need to do this in batches!
  4. Next, add the carrot/water/sauce mixture to a pot and add milk.
  5. Then add the noodles and stir to combine.
  6. Cook over medium heat until pasta is cooked through (took me about 13 minutes). Please note, it’ll take a little longer than the box instructions for al dente because you’re cooking the noodles in such a thick liquid.
  7. If the mixture is too thick, thin with water or milk, a few tablespoons at a time.
  8. Pour into bowls and enjoy!

Again, this Homemade Spaghettios recipe is easy to sneak in different kinds of vegetables. Think zucchini, squash or even green peppers! This is also a great recipe to make a bigger batch for the freezer to quickly warm up on a busy night. But you can never go wrong with pasta!

 

Homemade Spaghettios

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