Semi-Homemade Chili Spaghetti

tammie lundgren


This is a recipe I came up with as a version of a recipe I remembered always ordering at a family style restaurant that no longer exists in my city...about 20 yrs ago I started making this for my was a favorite for many kids sleeping over...even now as the kids have become adults with families of their own, both mine and what I call, extended family, I get this recipe requested when they visit. It is one of the simplest recipe's ever to throw together in a short time...I always keep the ingredients stocked in my cupboard...hope you agree.

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4 - 6
10 Min
20 Min


3 can(s)
(or one 30oz can) hormel or dennison's beanless chili
1-1 1/2 lb
dry spaghetti
3 c
shredded cheddar cheese (mild, medium or sharp)
chopped onion (if desired)
1/4 to 1/3
of each can water (that goes the same if you use just the one larger can)

How to Make Semi-Homemade Chili Spaghetti


  • 1Cook spaghetti by package directions.

    Empty chili into a pot. Start heating at a medium temp. Add water, mix thoroughly. Simmer till heated through...should be more of a spaghetti sauce thickness.

    Drain and rinse cooked spaghetti...put into individual bowls.
    Spoon or ladle sauce over each with shredded cheese and onions, if desired.
  • 2Serve with buttered bread or garlic bread.

    *if you prefer your sauce thicker or thinner, adjust water amount*

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About Semi-Homemade Chili Spaghetti

Course/Dish: Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #simple