I grew up on this as a lunch snack - but I also added a lot of shredded cheese too. Yum. Tell people of this and they look at you as if you were crazy or something. My husband won't even humor me by looking at it let alone tasting it.
With a homemade ketchup it makes about a 3. It's ok when you don't have a sauce but nothing special. With store bought ketchup like Heinz? It's a one. Commercial ketchup is not a good mix with spaghetti noodles.
This has been one of my favorite things since I was a child. My grandmother made it 1 time when we were out of pasta sauce and I have loved it ever since! I add a little butter to it though.
I guess I am the major minority of the group here but I thought this was awful. Way too sweet with the ketchup. I remember when I was a kid my dad made this for dinner because he ran out of tomato sauce and called it "tomato surprise." It was a surprise alright. To each his own I guess.
So Funny to see this recipe on here, as I have been eating this for most of my 32 years of life. I use elbow macaroni instead of spaghetti, but the same great tate nonetheless. Ive coined this dish "Spaghetto" , cause this is how we do it in the hood, lol. Truly a must try if yo never have
This was my all time favorite when I was younger..my sister and I also added pieces of American cheese (Kraft American--the yellow kind)..it was simple and tasty.
I've not prepared this particular recipe, but I've made something similar to it by adding chopped ham and staple seasonings. It's one of my family's all time favorite, from my 21 yr. old down to my 3 yr. old....It's what one would refer to as good ol' comfort food.
This was a favorite dinner of mine as a kid. We added butter and black pepper. . .yum, yum!
My brother and I raved about the wonderful spagetti uncle Ronnie had made the day he babysat. After much encouragement from us my mom finally asked uncle for the recipe.My mom always made a nice hearty homemade sauce and we still laugh that us kids perferred ketchup.
Pixie, you brought back many wonderful childhood memories. We used to eat ketchup and macaroni (elbow) noodles all the time. I still love it, just haven't had it in years. My husband thinks I'm a little nuts because I always refer to it as an "old family recipe." Sue