Spatini Recipes

Original Spatini Recipes

Original Instructions from 2.4 oz 3 Pack Box – Spatini Recipes
1. In medium saucepan, combine 1 envelope Spatini (40ml), 1
tablespoon oil (optional), desired tomatoes and amount of water
listed on chart.

2. Bring to boil, then simmer, stirring frequently, as directed

3. Makes about 1 pint of sauce – 4 (1/2 cup) servings.

Chart options:

For a Thick and Rich Spaghetti Sauce

Tomatoes: 1 can (6oz.) tomato paste
Water: 11/2 cups
Simmer: 5 min.

Tomatoes: 1 can (15 oz.) tomato puree
Water: 3/4 cup
Simmer: 5 min.

Tomatoes: 2 cups (16 oz.) crushed
Water: 1/2 cup
Simmer: 15 min.

Tomatoes: 2 cups (16 oz.) carton (aseptic)
pack tomatoes
Water: Omit
Simmer: 15 min.

For a Spicier Tomato Sauce

Tomatoes: 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
Water: 1/2 cup
Simmer: 15 min.

For a Chunky Homestyle Spaghetti Sauce

Tomatoes: 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) whole tomatoes,
cut-up and undrained
Water: 1/3 cup
Simmer: 15 min.

Tomatoes: 1 1/4 pounds fresh ripe
tomatoes pureed
Water: Omit
Simmer: 40 min.

Other Spatini Recipes

Sloppy Joes – Spatini Recipes – Submitted by Leona
1 lb of lean hamburger.
Fry hamburger in oleo until brown.
Add 3T of spatini and heinz catsup til covered.
Simmer to get flavor.
Serve with hamburger rolls.
Also good with mild pepper rings or pickle slices on top of meat when serving.

Meatballs – Spatini Recipes – Submitted by Barbara

1 lb. ground beef
.75 ounces Spatini
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 egg
salt to taste

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Roll out meatballs and place in a pot of your favorite spaghetti sauce.
Let cook for approximately 1 hour, or until meatballs are cooked through.
Serve over pasta or make meatball sandwiches.
Makes about 15-20 meatballs.
Recipe measurements can be increased to make a larger amount of meatballs.


Meatballs – Spatini Recipes – Submitted by Bill

NOTE: For ½ amount use ½ recipe but use 1 whole smaller envelope (40 ml)of Spatini.

3 lbs ground beef
2 eggs
A little celery chopped fine
A little ketchup
2/3 cup breadcrumbs
A little milk to moisten crumbs
Salt & pepper

Combine to form fairly large meatballs. Brown slowly in a pan to which a tablespoon or so of vegetable oil has been added, turning frequently.


1 clove minced garlic
1 large (1 lb. 10 oz.) jar Ragu Spaghetti Sauce with meat
1 (15oz) can Tomato Sauce
1 (12 oz.) can Tomato Paste
1 & ½ envelopes Spatini (60 ml)
1/8 teaspoon sugar

Take out meatballs and set aside, pour off fat. Cook sauce in the pan meatballs were cooked in. When sauce is hot, add meatballs, cover & cook slowly & keep stirring to prevent burning. Meanwhile cook 1 lb. spaghetti in salted boiling water into which a little oil is added. Drain spaghetti, add to the meatballs and sauce. Serve sprinkled with Kraft Parmesan Cheese and a little crushed red pepper. Enjoy!

Spatini Dip Italiano – Spatini Recipes

In a small bowl, thoroughly mix 1 envelope Spatini (40ml) with 1 pint (16 oz.) sour cream.

Chill for at least 1 hour.

Stir and serve with chips, crackers or veggies.

Quick Chili Spatini Recipes Submitted by Katherine
1 package spatini (or 2T&2Tsp)
1 lb hamburg
1 jar pizza sauce
1 can (drained) kidney beans

For a quick spagetti sauce we use the same recipe but add a can of stewed tomatoes.

Cocktail Franks A LA Spatini Recipes Submitted by Sue
1 envelope Spatini Spaghetti Sauce Mix (40ml)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 can (6oz) tomato paste
1 cup water
2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
1 pound hotdogs, cut into 1-inch pieces

In medium saucepan, combine all ingredients except hotdogs. Blend thoroughly. Bring to a boil and add hotdogs, simmer covered 5 minutes. Serve with toothpicks.
When making alot for entertaining doubleling or tripleing recipe, make sauce as directed. Put hotdogs in crockpot pour sauce over all stiring until mixed thoroughly. Cook on low heat for several hours before serving with toothpicks.

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  • Mary Ann Nawarynski on March 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm     Reply

    My mother used to make a chicken and rice diah using Spatini. I can’t find it any where. Do yo have it?

  • Vivienne Schmeisser on June 10, 2012 at 9:05 pm     Reply

    Eggplant Parmigiana

    2 medium eggplants
    1 c oil
    3 c Spatini Sauce, blended and cooked (makes 2 pts)*save some for later use
    1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese
    1 lb mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
    Peel eggplants and cut in 1/2 ” slices. Fry in oil till browned, drainging well on paper towels.
    cover bottom of casserole dish with a layer of egplant slices, top with SPATINI SAUCE, sprinkle with parmesan, then a layer of mozzarrella. Repeat, ending with mozzarella. Bake 400o F for 20 mins. or till cheese is bubbly. (If dessired, add 1/2 lb browned ground meat to the sauce.) Makes 10 servings

  • Spatini Hummus

    2 15 oz cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
    1/4 cup tahini sauce
    Juice of 1 Lemon
    1/4 cup water
    3 cloves garlic
    1 4 oz can tomato paste
    3 tbsp spatini
    salt to taste
    Place all ingredients in blender or food processor, blend until smooth

  • i used to make a recipe with spatini and used it for cheese steaks

  • Sheryl Glenn on September 19, 2012 at 12:03 am     Reply

    This is not exact but I make it all the time with the meatloaf. It was on one of the envelopes of Spatini.

    Oregano Carrots

    1 Tblsp water and 1 Tblsp butter for every pound of carrots.

    Layer the carrots ( cut them lengthwise if they are big ) and butter sprinkling each layer with oregano. You can do this to taste but a teaspoon of oregano will usually do the job.

    Bake the carrots at 350 degrees until a fork will go through without resistance. I let it go about 1 hour.

    This is a great recipe if you don’t like just plain cooked carrots.

  • Sheryl, the carrots sound great. Also, you mention “the meatloaf.” Was this by any chance the Italian Meatloaf (that was made with rye bread instead of other)? My sister-in-law used to make it with a recipe from the Spatini box when I was younger. I would LOVE to have that recipe.

    • First I’m sorry it took this long for your answer. Honestly I just make the meatloaf the way I always did. I sometimes use cracker crumbs, bread (any kind) and even oatmeal for the binder. Salt, pepper and onions. Than I add SPATINI and a can of tomato paste. How much of the SPATINI and paste depends on how big of a meatloaf you are making. Mix it all together good and then dump it out on some cling wrap or waxed paper. Pat it out into a retangle. Sprinkle mozzerella cheese leaving an inch around the edge (for sealing). Roll it up and pinch the ends closed and seal the seam. Place the seam side down in the pan and cook like you normally would cook a meatloaf. Then enjoy.

  • Craig Betts on June 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm     Reply

    Anyone out there remember a recipe for “Pizza Sandwiches”? It used spatini mix, velveeta cheese, ground beef, ground sausage, onion. You’d spread it on bread an broil it…..


  • What ingredients do you need to make homemade Spatini since they discontinued making it? My cousin & I are craving our moms sauce & meatballs made from Spatini? Is there an other forms of Spatini on the market? I miss & love my Spatini & my mom & aunt.

  • I ♡ Spatini….
    Please bring it back.
    Missing you, SPATINI 🙁

  • ML Schabacker on December 30, 2015 at 12:14 am     Reply

    I have a “Cooking Spatini Style” pamphlet (25 recipes) & a Spatini leaflet (4 recipes). Both are from the Spatini Co., Philadelphia, PA 19139…I’ve had them for 45-50 years. Interested?

    • I am ordering more bags for some family members and saw your message about the recipes from Spatini. You ask if interested. YES. I would like those recipes.

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