Uh Oh It’s Homemade Spaghettios

Uh Oh, it’s Spaghettios! I know what you are thinking, something must not be quite right here. This is a nostalgic food that many of us grew up eating. Now you can make homemade spaghettios with meatballs with this easy copycat recipe.

Make your own homemade Spaghettios with this copycat recipe.

Perhaps just like you I grew up enjoying an occasional can of this treat. My mom was a stay at home mom most of the time. So she would always cook, or she would let me cook. A can of Spaghettios was a treat; those were sometimes tucked into a thermos into my metal lunch box. I sometimes would get a can of these at the grocery store when we would go shopping.

As an adult, it is hard to go back and enjoy treats that we all enjoyed as a child. To be honest, when I have tried a can nowadays, I have a hard time enjoying these, but when I saw someone do a version of these on Youtube, I knew I should try to tackle these.

You can relive a childhood favorite when you make your own homemade Spaghettios with this copycat recipe.

The first challenge in this recipe is the pasta. The O’s, are challenging, but you can overcome these. I have two options the first is Anelli Sicilani 60 A, I purchased this pasta at Kroger. If you can’t find the pasta you can cook rigatoni, when the rigatoni is cooked you can slice is into small pieces, the slices of the rigatoni will make the “Os.”

The sauce is very easy to prepare; you are going to need 2 10 ounce cans of cream of tomato soup. Where the real flavor comes, is would be the meatballs. I made tiny little meatballs that were full of flavor. By using somewhat lean beef I did not drain the ground meat when I cooked it, so it gave the sauce lots of character.

Make your own delicious homemade spaghettios with this copycat recipe.

You can make tasty homemade Spaghettios with this easy recipe.
Make your own homemade Spaghettios with this copycat recipe.

Homemade Spaghettios with Meatballs

You can make great tasting Spaghettios with meatballs at home.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spaghettios
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 514kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 5 ounces pasta Anelli Siciliani or Rigatoni or Ditalini
  • 20 ounces cream of tomato soup 2 cans


  • In a medium-sized bowl combine ground beef, salt, ground black pepper, and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine. 
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Make small meatballs with about 1 teaspoon of ground beef. Brown the meatballs. The meatballs should take just about a minute or two on each side. 
  • While the meatballs are cooking cook the pasta. If you are using rigatoni, slice the pasta into 1/4 inch slices. In a large pot add the tomato soup, and one can that is filled with water. Add meatballs and heat through. Add pasta and stir gently. Serve immediately.



Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 903mg | Potassium: 1181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 18.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Lynn

    I think tomato soup would have too much salt ( I am on a low salt diet ) what can I substitute.. Maybe made marinara sauce?

  2. SDH

    5 stars
    You could also use anelletti it’s a slightly smaller version of the ring soup pasta anelli = anelletti so some people might be confused if ordering online they are basically the same thing one is just slightly larger then the other but not enough to make a difference.

  3. Michael

    Stephanie, I’m thinking that those little “salad macaroni” pieces would probably also do well in these homemade spaghetti-o’s. This was when they are done, you can just combine everything else and there you go! Just thinkin alout!

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