Mom's Yummy Cheap Spaghetti

Mom's Yummy Cheap Spaghetti

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barbara hale


My mom was an excellent cook,as was her mother.Growing up,we always looked forward to this for dinner.It's quick,easy and good.I still make this today and have also given the recipe out to many people thru the years,who always love it.Company,actually our minister at the time,used to request that this be made when he came over!Years later,I can still hear him say as he shook his head,"Mannn,is that good!!"Maybe he blessed it,I dont know!But it's sure good...and nice served with a salad and some crusty italian bread.Please enjoy.


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20 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/2 lb
  • 3-4 medium
    onions, yellow, medium
  • 28ounce can(s)
    whole tomatoes in juice
  • 1/2-1 tsp
  • 1-2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 3-4 Tbsp
  • ·
    spaghetti of your choice,
  • ·
    parmesan cheese for serving

How to Make Mom's Yummy Cheap Spaghetti


  1. Cut the bacon into chunk size pieces.TIP:If the bacon is partially frozen,it's easier to cut-right down the middle.
  2. Cut the onion into chunk size pieces.
  3. Put all in a fry pan and cook on med heat,for maybe 10 min or so,stirring often,until the onion is soft and the bacon is done,but not really browned(it cooks more in the sauce).Drain the excess grease off.
  4. Simply add the entire one can of tomatoes in juice,then the salt,pepper,and sugar.Simmer on low to medium heat for about 30-40 min's,chopping the tomatoes with the back of your spoon to add juice.You can add a small amount of water while it cooks down-it does get thick...
  5. Cook pasta,then drain it.Serve the tomato sauce mix over the hot pasta and sprinle with parmesan cheese when you eat it.
  6. ENJOY!!
    The secret to this recipe is the right blend of pepper and sugar.If you use 1tsp of pepper,you might use 3TB sugar,and likewise,2tsp of pepper might take 3 1/2-4TB of sugar.It's all to your taste.Play with it...but remember-while you can always add ingredients,you can't take them away once they're added!So watch the pepper!
    And lastly,don't forget the parm cheese!

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About Mom's Yummy Cheap Spaghetti

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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