Sunday, January 11, 2009

Gramma K's Quick Spaghetti Dinner

This is a recipe that gets made at least 8 times a year. My gramma used to make this for lunch for my mom and my aunts and uncles when they walked home from school, and my mom made it for me, and I make it for Ike. I think gramma got the recipe from the news paper back in the late 1940's. I always have a tub of cold packed cheddar in the freezer already scored into quarters. You can also use a block of cheddar cheese which is what the original recipe called for but you do need to add it after removing the pan from the heat to prevent it from curdling. I find it's just easier with the cold packed cheddar and the flavour is more intense.


Grammas Spaghetti( At least that's what it's called at my mom's house)
1 medium onion, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tin condensed tomato soup
1/2 can water
1/4 tub of cold packed cheddar
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3-4 drops hot sauce
spaghetti noodles (serving for 3)

Cook the spaghetti as the package directions specify. I usually use the spaghetti measure and take enough for 3 servings. While the pasta boils, you can make the sauce. In a frying pan, fry the chopped onion. You may want to chop it up fine if your kids are picky about onions like my Ike is. Cook over medium high heat until translucent. Add 3 cloves minced garlic and cook 1 minute more while stirring. Add in tomato soup and 1/2 can water and stir till smooth. Add in 1/4 of a package of cold packed cheddar and stir to melt in the cheese. Add in hot sauce and Worcestershire Sauce. Mix in drained pasta and serve while hot.

If you don't have cold packed cheddar, use about 200g of cheddar which you can shred and sprinkle on the top of the sauce after removing it from the heat. It should melt quite quickly with a little stirring.

1 comment:

Gecko said...

LRed, you do realise you are KILLING me with these photos?!?!?! *drool*