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Kids will love this homemade version of a favorite canned pasta.


  • 1 (26 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces ditalini or pasta of choice, uncooked


  1. In a large pot mix together the sauce, water and milk. Bring to a boil.
  2. When it reaches a bowl, stir in the cheese and turn it down to a simmer. Continue to stir until the cheese is melted.
  3. Add the garlic and stir.
  4. Pour in the uncooked pasta. Simmer on low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally during the first 5-6 minutes to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Check the pasta after 20 minutes, if it's not as soft as you would like, cook it a little longer. Sauce will thicken even more over time.

Serves 6-8


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