Spaghetti with Hotdogs




10 min


15 min
…and hidden veggies!

My siblings and I grew up eating our mother’s hotdog spaghetti. She made hers with ketchup and lots of oregano. We hardly ate spaghetti but she made this on lazy days as her’s was easy to whip up.

Mine on the other hand is made from canned tomatoes and tomato paste. In the beginning I used to use spaghetti sauce from the jar, but it got too expensive and I was getting sick of the taste. It’s more of a kids meal but whose to say adults can’t enjoy em’? Great for sneaking in some vegetables like red bell peppers, and carrots. When making spaghetti sauce, it’s best if you make it a few hours ahead to allow the flavours to develop.

Spaghetti Sauce


  • 2 portions Spaghetti
  • 4 pieces Hotdogs
  • 1, medium sized Onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Red Bell Pepper (optional)
  • 1 can (400g) Crushed Tomatoes
  • ¼ cup Tomato Paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 pieces Bay Leaf
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon Smoked Paprika Powder (optional)
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon (add more if very sour) Brown Sugar


  1. Heat up a pan with some oil or butter. Brown hotdogs.
  2. Add onions, red bell peppers and bay leaves. Stir until the onions soften.
  3. Mix in canned tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, herbs, and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Stir until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Add in brown sugar. You can add more if the sauce if too sour.
  5. Add in parmesan cheese and mix well. Remove from stove and cover. Set aside.
  6. Boil spaghetti according to package.
  7. Mix spaghetti with sauce.
  8. Top with more cheese!



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One Comment

  1. Swap sugar for a carrot in your sauce, it cuts the acidity without the “sugary” aftertaste.

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