Really Easy Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Adapted from The Silver Spoon for Children, this simple recipe is worded so kids can easily understand it. Parental guidance is still required. Serve with Parmesan cheese.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 436kcal
Author Aimee


  • 1 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 14 ounces dried spaghetti
  • 1 Tablespoon salt for water


  • Put the canned tomatoes into a pan and add the sugar, oregano and olive oil.
  • Squash the garlic with a rolling pin and peel off the skin. Add garlic to the tomatoes.
  • Bring the tomatoes up to a gentle simmer; the sauce will bubble slightly. Cover with a lid and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes. Stir the sauce once in a while.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and add 1 tablespoon salt.
  • Ask an adult to help you cook and drain the spaghetti.
  • Pour the sauce over the drained spaghetti and top with Parmesan cheese if you like. Serve your pasta right away.


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1751mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.4mg