Homemade Alphagetti Recipe made healthy with a few simple ingredients in one pot super fast. Make once, send in a thermos for lunch all week.

Alphagetti served in a bowl and garnished with parsley and parmesan cheese.

If your kids like all this canned pasta in tomato sauce products, they will love this homemade alphagetti recipe.

Pack it for their healthy lunch, they will love it!

Ingredients for Alphagetti

Cans of tomato sauce, bag of rice pasta and bag of cheddar cheese
  • Pasta
  • Tomato sauce
  • Cheese
  • Maple syrup
  • Cornstarch
  • Dried oregano
  • Ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Alphagetti Recipe

Here’s a quick overview how to make alphagetti from scratch at home. Full recipe card is located below.

Homemade alphagetti pasta cooked in a pot with a little.
  • In a large pot, add tomato sauce, 7 cups water, honey, garlic powder, salt, oregano and coriander; bring to a boil.
  • Add 1 cup water and cornstarch into a small bowl and whisk until dissolved. Pour into a boiling pot.
  • Add pasta and cook uncovered on low – medium heat for about 7 – 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente, stirring occasionally. Do not overcook pasta as it will continue cooking off the heat. Add cheese and stir until melted; remove from heat.
  • Cover and let sit for at least 30 minutes to thicken and flavours marry each other although it’s OK to eat right away. After an hour or two it will be even thicker. Serve hot.

How Long Does It Last?

Alphagetti thickens with time as pasta keeps cooking in a hot sauce. So, don’t worry if it’s too thin first thing off the heat. Photo above shows you before and after an hour or two sitting on a counter.

It can be refrigerated for days and even frozen. My boys had it for lunch 3 days straight and I had nothing to freeze. In fact, both kids had it some days twice, for lunch and dinner.

You can easily freeze the leftovers as soon as your kids get tired of it. In fact, I have made this pot mainly for freezing.

Homemade alphagetti in a thermos with a spoon.

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Alphagetti served in a bowl and garnished with parsley and parmesan cheese.

Alphagetti

Homemade Alphagetti Recipe made healthy with a few simple ingredients in one pot super fast. Make once, send in a thermos for lunch all week.
5 from 5 votes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 280
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 x 14 oz cans tomato sauce low sodium*
  • 8 cups water divided (I used boiled kettle water)
  • 2 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano dried
  • 1/2 tsp coriander ground
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 1/2 cups any small pasta I used brown rice for GF version
  • 1 cup any cheese shredded

Instructions 

  • In a large pot, add tomato sauce, 7 cups water, honey, garlic powder, salt, oregano and coriander; bring to a boil.
  • Add 1 cup water and cornstarch into a small bowl and whisk until dissolved. Pour into a boiling pot.
  • Add pasta and cook uncovered on low – medium heat for about 7 – 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente, stirring occasionally. Do not overcook pasta as it will continue cooking off the heat. Add cheese and stir until melted; remove from heat.
  • Cover and let sit for at least 30 minutes to thicken and flavours marry each other although it's OK to eat right away. After an hour or two it will be even thicker. Serve hot.

Notes

  • Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw on a stovetop covered on low.
  • *Feel free to use not low sodium tomato sauce (that’s what I had) and adjust salt to taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.75cups | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 930mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Welcome! I grew up in Ukraine watching my grandma cook with simple ingredients. I have spent the last 11 years making it my mission to help you cook quick and easy meals for your family!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I used to eat alphaghetti when I was a kid, but now that I know better, I would never serve it to my kids. This recipe is delicious and my kids love it! I was a bit skeptical about the coriander in this recipe, but it works beautifully here. Thanks so much for sharing this gem, Olena! I also lived how quick it was to throw this recipe together.

  2. This isn’t alphaghetti! Alphagetti has pasta in the shape of letters so you can play with your food and spell things out. Come on, Olena! You’re such a whiz in the kitchen, if you can’t find any premade pasta letters, I know you can make your own pasta letters from scratch – show us how ๐Ÿ™‚

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