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Homemade Spaghettios

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

Ingredients

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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 almond or milk
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 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

Instructions

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.

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Keywords: dairy free, egg free, pasta, meatballs, beef, kid friendly