Homemade SpaghettiOs & Mini Meatballs

by Marla on March 28, 2014 · 26 comments

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OMG. You will be sooooo happy that I came up with this recipe for you & I.

My kids went nuts for this Homemade SpaghettiOs & Meatballs Skillet Dinner. It takes no time at all to make this classic right in your very own home.

Homemade SpaghettiOs & Mini Meatballs | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Lots of cheese on top (2 cups to be exact) makes this skillet lunch or dinner extra delicious…

Homemade SpaghettiOs & Mini Meatballs | FamilyFreshCooking.com

 I had fun photographing that cheese pull.

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And then I proceeded to eat most of the cheese off the top of this casserole. My kids were OK with that. Kinda. Not.

Homemade SpaghettiOs & Mini Meatballs | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Hopefully you can make this over the weekend. I promise this: both adults & kids will enjoy equally!

Homemade SpaghettiOs & Mini Meatballs | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Have a great day!

Homemade SpaghettiOs & Mini Meatballs

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Homemade SpaghettiOs & Mini Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dry Pasta Rings or Ditalini, cook to package directions
  • Mini Meatballs
  • 1 pound lean ground Beef or Bison
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Minced Dried Onion
  • Tomato Sauce
  • 6 ounces (1 can) Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 cup Marinara Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • Olive Oil
  • Topping
  • 2 cups Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheese blend

Method

  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F with rack in the middle. Cook pasta & drain (best to keep a bit al dente.) Toss with some olive oil.
  • Make mini meatballs, about 3/4 inches each. Combine meat with seasonings. Roll in your hands. Place on a single layer on a tin foil lined baking tray. Bake meatballs for about 10-15 minutes, until browned & almost cooked through.You will end up with about 40 mini meatballs.
  • In a bowl stir to combine tomato pasta, marinara, garlic salt & cream.
  • Coat a cast iron skillet with some olive oil. Add pasta to the skillet, gently fold in the sauce.
  • Add the meatballs. Make sure they are evenly distributed in the pasta. Top casserole with cheese. Bake uncovered 10 minutes. Increase oven heat to broil. Melt cheese until it is golden brown & bubbling about 4-5 minutes. Watch carefully so it does not burn.
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1 Jenny Flake March 28, 2014 at 6:25 am

My boys love meals like this! Can’t wait to make it for them :)

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2 Marla March 28, 2014 at 7:44 am

Awesome Jenny! Hopefully you can real soon!

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3 Lori @ RecipeGirl March 28, 2014 at 6:54 am

This is super cool- I used to love popping open that can of processed goop. Now… I can’t imagine…but your homemade version looks awesome!

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4 Marla March 28, 2014 at 7:44 am

Thanks Lori! Me too ~ I have taken down many of those cans as a kid. These are the grown up version ;)

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5 Maria March 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

Fun! I need to make this for Caleb!

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6 Marla March 28, 2014 at 7:43 am

Oh Maria you must make this for Caleb ~ he will LOVE it!!

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7 Rosa March 28, 2014 at 7:52 am

Mmmhhh, wonderfully regressive!

Cheers,

Rosa

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8 Marla March 28, 2014 at 8:18 am

Great way to put it Rosa!! I’m always in a regressive state ;)

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9 Stephanie March 28, 2014 at 7:56 am

Oh man this looks so much better than the crap from the can that my family loves!

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10 Marla March 28, 2014 at 8:17 am

Ha!! Maybe they can try this one to compare ;)

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11 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 28, 2014 at 8:57 am

Now THIS is an amazing re-creation that I know everyone in the family would love! pinned

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12 Marla March 29, 2014 at 5:43 am

Thanks so much for pinning Averie, glad you like the makeover :)

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13 naomi March 28, 2014 at 11:33 am

Such a great makeover! My boys are gonna love this!

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14 Marla March 29, 2014 at 5:45 am

Gotta love a great makeover ;)

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15 Nikki Gladd March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm

I love the mini meatballs you included with yours! Gonna have to try!

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16 Marla March 29, 2014 at 5:45 am

Thanks Nikki! They totally make the recipe :)

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17 Blair @ The Seasoned Mom March 28, 2014 at 1:55 pm

I’m definitely going to try these! My boys LOVE the version that comes in the can (but that totally grosses me out). This recipe looks like one that the whole family will enjoy…adults included! Pinned!

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18 Marla March 29, 2014 at 5:37 am

Hi Blair! Yes, this version is suitable for the entire family :)

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19 Meredith March 29, 2014 at 12:57 pm

What a fun family dinner!

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20 Kevin @ Closet Cooking March 31, 2014 at 4:08 am

The homemade version sounds great!

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21 Mary StClair April 9, 2014 at 7:34 am

This sounds delicious! Do you bake the meatballs before adding them to the sauce?It would seem like the “safer” thing to make sure they are cooked through? Thanks!

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22 Marla April 9, 2014 at 7:41 am

Oh my!! Thanks Mary for playing editor :) I added that important part to the recipe. Yes, they are baked first.

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23 Mary StClair April 9, 2014 at 2:21 pm

No problem! I thought that might be the case — I am making this tomorrow. YUM!

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24 Marla April 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Awesome! Hope y’all enjoy :)

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25 sara July 27, 2014 at 11:37 am

Such a brilliant idea! These look so tasty. :)

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26 Marla July 28, 2014 at 6:04 am

Thank you Sara!

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