School Cafeteria Spaghetti

1
Melissa Turner

By
@Mlturner908

I have fond memories of our cafeteria food in school as a child and one of my favorite meals was the spaghetti. My great grand-mother was a cafeteria cook for 40 years and unfortunately I never got to twist her ear for some of the recipes. This is my rendition of my school's spaghetti. I know a lot of us loved school lunch and then there are some who still have nightmare's, lol. Give this a shot. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
10
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 3 Tbsp
    onion flakes, dehydrated
  • 2 pkg
    spaghetti sauce mix (i use mccormick)
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 can(s)
    crushed tomatoes (28oz)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    chicken base
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 10 slice
    american cheese
  • 1 lb
    spaghetti

How to Make School Cafeteria Spaghetti

Step-by-Step

  1. Brown ground beef. Drain fat; add onions, spaghetti sauce mix, pepper, oregano and garlic. Stir in tomato sauce, chicken base, Worcestershire, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes. If sauce needs thickening, dissolve a little cornstarch in hot water and add to sauce.
  2. Meanwhile cook spaghetti. Drain, but do not rinse. Stir cheese into sauce to melt, then stir in spaghetti. Transfer pasta and sauce to a baking pan and cover with foil. Place in a 225 degree oven for 1 hour.

Printable Recipe Card

About School Cafeteria Spaghetti

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American




Show 7 Comments & Reviews

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make At Home

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make at Home

Kitchen Crew

There is an Italian restaurant in my neighborhood that I absolutely love. When it first opened, I became a regular. Maybe too regular... After one meal I realized that I...

17 Delicious Recipes With Wine Pairings

17 Delicious Recipes With Wine Pairings

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Ever wonder what wines you should pair with your favorite foods? Here is your guide!

20 Drool-worthy Mac And Cheese Recipes

20 Drool-Worthy Mac and Cheese Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Ooey, gooey, cheesy amazingness, macaroni and cheese recipes are our guilty pleasure. Goodness, we love this creamy and yummy dish. If you’re a mac & cheese lover like we are,...