Easy and quick Healthier Homemade Alphagetti recipe. Make this childhood classic at home with healthier ingredients in under 20 minutes.
Calling all families with Alphagetti lovers in it! Here’s an easy, fast, and one pot recipe to rock lunch at your household. This Healthier Homemade Alphagetti recipe are made right at home with significantly less sodium and with ingredients we know as parents and love.
My brother was obsessed with Alphagettis when we were kids. I was much more partial to good old KD myself, but I had to tolerate the odd Alphagetti presence.
Now that I’m an adult, I actually really enjoyed this dish. As do my kids.
The key to getting the tomato-y flavour correct was the spice section of this dish. I did some thorough “research” on this dish with how to get the flavour as close as possibly to the real thing without compromising nutrition.
Onion powder and garlic powder are a must. They give the dish that really mild and pleasing flavour that melds so well with the tomato sauce.
The “real” Alphagetti has some cheese in it. Since I have a cheese hater on my hands (why?!!!) the cheese is the last ingredient with yogurt as a backup option.
I used parmesan since two of my kids adore it, but straight up cheddar works if that’s all you have in the fridge.
Here are a few other kid classics that are still nutritious …. I like having these recipes on hand for those days where an argument at the dinner table is the last thing I want to hear.
- Alphabet Soup with Meatballs (veggie-packed with a protein!)
- Beef Stroganoff (perfect for those nights where comfort food is required)
- Kid-Friendly Sloppy Joe Mashed Potato Pie (no messy bun spillage to cleanup with this dish!)
- Easy Homemade Hamburger Helper Skillet (added cauliflower or even peas for a complete meal)
Easy and quick Healthier Homemade Alphagetti. Make this childhood classic at home with healthier ingredients in under 20 minutes.
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp sweet paprika (mostly used for colour, skip if you don't have any on hand)
- 1 213 ml tomato sauce (not pasta sauce, but a small can of tomato sauce)
- 3 cups (750 ml) vegetable or chicken broth
- 1.5 cups (approx. 250 gr) alphabet pasta
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, or plain yogurt
Whisk together kosher salt, onion powder, garlic powder, sweet paprika, tomato sauce, and broth in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil over high heat.
Add alphabet pasta, reduce to medium-low and simmer for 6-8 minutes (or until pasta is al dente)*.
Remove and add cheese or yogurt. Stir to combine and then serve**.
* sauce will appear to be a bit runny, but sauce will thicken as soon as it starts to cool.
** I added 1/2 cup of frozen peas in the last minute of cooking while recipe testing and my kids enjoyed it.