“Spatini” Spaghetti Sauce Dry Mix


You can add 1 pound of ground meat to this sauce to make Bolognese. This mix also makes a great sauce for Pizza Night!


SpatiniSince the Spatini Italian Foods Company discontinued production and sale of its spaghetti sauce mix in December 2006, Internet discussion groups have organized petitions pleading to bring the product back. Yes, it was THAT popular in the Northeastern United States. For more than forty years, generations of families enjoyed spaghetti made by mixing a packet of the top-secret powder with canned tomato sauce.

The secret ingredient is a crushed beef bouillon cube, which contains the precise quantity of salt and natural flavors, plus yeast extract (as a flavor enhancer) to mirror the original blend. Add a couple of ground herbs, onion, garlic, powdered sugar, and cornstarch, and you’ll have the exact amount of mix you need to recreate the spaghetti sauce you grew up with.

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“Spatini” Spaghetti Sauce Dry Mix

Ingredients

1 beef bouillon cube, crushed
1-1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Pulverize the beef bouillon cube to a powder using a kitchen mallet or mortar and
  2. Mix with remaining ingredients in a small bo
  3. Store in an airtight container or make your own packets of Spatini.

To make Spaghetti Sauce:

Spatini SpaghettiMakes about 1 pint sauce 4 (1/2 cup) servings

Ingredients

1 batch of seasoning mix
Tomatoes in amounts listed below
Water in amount listed below
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the ingredients for the amount of tomatoes and water listed on the chart that follo
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring frequently, as directed below.

Spatini Tomato Chart

Just-Add-Water Variations/Pantry Packs

Tomato Powder Variation

Ingredients

6 tablespoons Tomato Powder
1 beef bouillon cube, crushed
1-1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Pulverize the beef bouillon cube to a powder using a kitchen mallet or mortar and Pestle.
  2. Mix with remaining ingredients in a 1/2 Pint Mason Jar (Jelly Jar) or Food Saver Type bag, vacuum seal and store in a cool, dry, dark place.

To make Spaghetti Sauce:

Makes about 1 pint sauce 4 (1/2 cup) servings

Ingredients

1 pantry pack seasoning mix
2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)

Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine the ingredients, bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.

Dried Tomatoes “Chunky” Variation

Ingredients

1/2 cup dried, diced tomatoes
1 beef bouillon cube, crushed
1-1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Pulverize the beef bouillon cube to a powder using a kitchen mallet or mortar and pestle.
  2. Mix with remaining ingredients in a 1/2 Pint Mason Jar (Jelly Jar) or Food Saver Type bag, vacuum seal and store in a cool, dry, dark place.

To make Spaghetti Sauce:

Makes about 1 pint sauce 4 (1/2 cup) servings

Ingredients

1 pantry pack seasoning mix
2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)

Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine the ingredients, bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.

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Printable Recipe can be found here. Spatini Spaghetti Sauce Mix


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2 thoughts on ““Spatini” Spaghetti Sauce Dry Mix

  1. Caty says:

    Just a quick question about the Tomato powder variation, would using beef broth instead of the beef bouillon cube make this work? and is the cornstarch just for thickening? wondering if I can replace it with something else, Thank you sooo much for all the information!!!!

    1. Admin says:

      Yes you can use beef broth as your liquid. You can replace the cornstarch with arrowroot if you wish.

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