Grandmas Cheddar Cheese Spaghetti

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

My Grandmother made this for us some 50 years ago. I have found it to be a great kid pleaser, even the fussy ones! It is affordable and simple to make. I like it better reheated for two minutes in the microwave and it freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare spaghetti pasta according to package directions.
  2. While spaghetti is cooking; in a separate saucepan add butter or olive oil, chopped onion and salt.
  3. Cook onions until they are soft (careful not to burn your onions).
  4. Add the tomato juice and bring to a slight boil.
  5. Add the cheese and blend until the cheese is almost melted.
  6. Drain spaghetti and place in an oven proof dish.
  7. Pour the sauce over spaghetti and mix together.
  8. Place in a 350 F oven for about 10 - 15 minutes to allow the noodles to absorb the sauce.


Most Helpful

My family loved this! It was easy to make and a great way to use up some tomato juice I had. Next time I think I'll cut back the tomato juice and cheese just a bit. Thanks so much!

tednjoc December 17, 2015

I've had this recipe saved for a while and every time I've thought about making I've talked myself out of it because it looks too simple and I imagine it tasting like spaghetti O's. I was so wrong, it turned out delicious! Quick, easy and tasty, my favorite type of recipe. Next time I may top it with some fresh chopped basil, the recipe doesn't need it, but we love fresh herbs and it seems like a natural fit. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview April 18, 2015

Beware of a copycat recipe on the internet which calls for cubed tomatoes. The original calls for tomato juice only.

Andre Aubin January 10, 2013

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