100 Spaghetti Recipes for Every Taste
Think spaghetti recipes mean boring noodles with blah red sauce? Think again. Spaghetti is a super versatile pasta, lending itself to flavorful creations and even a little fun, like our Spaghetti Pie. Whether you prefer the classic Italian dish, a creamy spaghetti recipe, or something more unusual, you'll find your perfect spaghetti recipe here every time.
All your favorite ingredients are featured in this easy slow-cooker version of Spaghetti Casserole.
Spaghetti with White Clam Sauce
This dish made with lobster and spaghetti noodles is pronounced rose-ay-YACHT.
Bacon, Leek and Spaghetti Frittata
Extend the life of leftover spaghetti with this recipe for Bacon, Leek and Spaghetti Frittata. This one-dish meal makes a filling brunch dish or a light supper.
Porcini and cremini mushrooms plus three types of cheese elevate weeknight Chicken Spaghetti to a higher level. Kids will love the creaminess of Chicken Spaghetti and parents will appreciate the added English peas.
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Homemade spaghetti sauce doesn't have to simmer all day on the stove to be good. Try our recipe for Spaghetti with Meat Sauce that has simple ingredients and is table-ready in an hour.
Serve on a bed of spaghetti or with a short pasta like penne or cavatappi for a complete meal.
New England Pork Bowl
Perciatelli is thick spaghetti with a hole in the center. It's heartier and stands up to the other ingredients in this dish, but you can substitute spaghetti, if desired.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Bacon, Shrimp, and Watercress
Watercress adds a peppery bite to this shrimp-bacon combo of Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Bacon, Shrimp, and Watercress.
Spaghetti with Squash, Walnuts and Parmesan
Try this fall-flavored spin on spaghetti made with butternut squash, walnuts, bread crumbs, and Parmesan.
Union Hotel Grand Meatballs
Notes: These savory meatballs complement either of our spaghetti sauces.
Three-Cheese Spaghetti Gratin
Three-Cheese Spaghetti Gratin is a family favorite that's quick and easy to make. Turn Three-Cheese Spaghetti Gratin into a full meal by adding vegetables and chicken.
Spaghetti with Clams and Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Spaghetti with Clams and Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes makes an elegant dinner for entertaining. Spaghetti dressed with clams is a Southern italian classic, and tomatoes contribute a contemporary addition.
Stacie's Spaghetti Pie
Try making Stacie's Spaghetti Pie recipe. Baked spaghetti with veggies, seasonings and mozzarella, topped with pepperoni and parmesan -- Perfect to feed the whole family.
Spanish Spaghetti with Olives
Turkey Cutlets with Tomato Cream Sauce
Here's our new spaghetti-dinner riff on saltimbocca. Use any noodle you wish, or try with chicken cutlets.
Spaghetti with Zucchini and White Beans
Tender spaghetti noodles capture the fresh taste of the chunky bean and vegetable sauce, while a sprinkling of feta cheese adds a finishing touch.
Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce
This spaghetti dish is ready in under 30 minutes, including prep and cook time, making it the perfect weeknight dinner option!
This healthy spin on spaghetti combines eggplant, green beans, broccoli, and zucchini with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese.
Make traditional spaghetti and meatballs in a flash by taking a shortcut with frozen meatballs and an easy sauce of canned tomatoes, tomato paste and dried herbs.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti and Meatballs
Start with a healthy, basic ingredient like whole-wheat spaghetti to whip up a new and improved classic--Whole-Wheat Spaghetti and Meatballs. We mixed together ground flaxseed and Parmesan cheese with ground turkey for health--and tasty--meatballs.
Smoky Uni Carbonara
Spaghetti night just got an upgrade. When tossed with pasta and savory stock, uni melts into a creamy carbonara sauce with a texture as velvety as custard.
Baked Spaghetti Sandwich
A little crazy? Yes. Completely delicious? Double yes. Don't knock the spaghetti sandwich until you try it!
Speedy Cincy Chili
Cincinnati chili is a unique style that includes sweet seasonings like cinnamon and chocolate and is served over spaghetti. If you like pungent touches, you can sprinkle some chopped raw onion on top.
Spaghetti with Creamy Broccoli Pesto
Spaghetti with Creamy Broccoli Pesto is great for kids—especially since they don't have to know it's full of good-for-them broccoli.
Spaghetti With Asparagus and Lemon
All you need are noodles, olive oil, and asparagus with a squeeze of lemon to create this simple, tasty meal of Spaghetti With Asparagus and Lemon.
Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs
Refrigerated pasta and links of sweet Italian sausage provide a quick start to Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs. This kid-friendly meal is ready in 20 minutes.
Spaghetti with Butternut Squash
Spaghetti with Butternut Squash adds seasonal flavor to a classic family-favorite meal—for under $1 a serving! This one-dish meal works equally well with linguine or penne.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Arugula
Pasta with Roasted-Tomato Meat Sauce
For a fresh take on weeknight spaghetti, serve your family Pasta with Roasted-Tomato Meat Sauce. Don't skip the anchovies—they add a savory, salty layer to the sauce.
In just over 30 minutes, you can make homemade Spaghetti Minestrone. This hearty soup can easily be made ahead of time. Just warm on the stove before serving on busy weeknights.
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Spaghetti With Sausage and Peppers
Spaghetti with Pork Bolognese
A rich bolognese sauce with plenty of meat feels like the old-world Italian dish but fits in the new-world nutrition sense. One online reviewer claims, "I like any spaghetti sauce that sneaks in tons of veggies." Note: A little liquid remaining in your bolognese sauce helps coat the pasta.
Shrimp Pad Thai
This Thai noodle specialty is a speedy one-dish meal. For a twist, substitute rice noodles or sweet potato noodles from the Asian market for the spaghetti.
Baked Sesame Chicken Noodles
Asian vegetables, fresh ginger, and soy sauce recall the taste of lo mein. Break the spaghetti before cooking to make it easier to prepare and serve.
Spaghetti with Parmesan and Bacon
This spaghetti recipe is a "family favorite" according to one online reviewer. The eggs and milk create a rich, creamy sauce that coats the pasta. The key to the creaminess is tempering the eggs - heating them gently so they don't cook too fast and curdle. Do this by slowly whisking in the hot water in which the pasta cooked.
Spaghetti and Meatballs
"I don't remember having spaghetti and meatballs as a child at home; we had polpette, which had the shape of crab cakes. Spaghetti and meatballs, on the other hand, is a big Italian American dish, a cuisine born out of the early Italian immigrants adapting to the New World." -Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Lemon-Browned Butter Cod with Hazelnut Pilaf
Thin pieces of spaghetti are traditional in Armenian-style pilaf. If you can't find basmati rice, any long-grain white rice will work. Keep an eye on the butter mixture as it browns--it can burn quickly.
Whole-Grain Spaghetti with Veggi-fied Meat Sauce
If you're trying to go from a refined-carb spaghetti dinner to a balanced-carb version, try whole-grain pasta instead of whole-wheat pasta. It's an easier sell to your family, tasting milder than the latter.
This pasta is an ode to the mountains of fried zucchini Gwyneth Paltrow ate at Elio's, an Italian restaurant on Manhattan's Upper East Side, growing up. Here, she adds the crispy zucchini slices to spaghetti that's tossed with shredded Parmesan cheese (which adds texture to the dish) and plenty of olive oil and basil.
$4 Spaghetti That’s Almost as Good as $24 Spaghetti
"The $24 spaghetti from Scott Conant's Scarpetta in NYC is so delicious," says Roy Choi of L.A.'s Kogi empire. "My $4 version tastes almost as good." Roy's trick: flavoring tomato sauce with a quick mushroom broth and slow-cooked garlic.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Garlic, Parsley, and Lemon
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Garlic, Parsley, and Lemon is a simple and easy main dish to make. This pasta dish also packs a powerful punch thanks to the lemon zest that has a much stronger flavor than the fruit’s juice.
Spaghetti With Wilted Greens and Walnut-Parsley Pesto
This meal of Spaghetti With Wilted Greens and Walnut-Parsley Pesto makes for excellent post-workout fuel--thanks to a great mix of whole grains and protein. Added bonus from this one-dish meal: You get plenty of antioxidants from the veggies, herbs, and walnuts.
Orzo pasta replaces rice in this clever twist on a Creole favorite. The sauce is also delicious spooned over hot cooked spaghetti. Depending on the level of heat you prefer, use mild or regular tomatoes with green chiles or a can of each.
Speedy Spaghetti with Chicken and Fresh Tomato
To make this easy pasta recipe, simply combine cooked spaghetti noodles with chopped cooked chicken, fresh tomato, basil, and goat cheese and toss with olive oil. Serve with garlic bread for a simple dinner.
Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Resistant starch: 2 grams
This hearty one-dish meal spaghetti casserole is great for serving a crowd. You can assemble it a day or two ahead and bake just before serving.
Sicilian Spaghetti Sauce
Lady and the Tramp Spaghetti and Meatballs
We've based this recipe on Disney's classic animated flick, "Lady and the Tramp", which is about a romantic relationship between a lovable mongrel and a purebred cocker spaniel. In one scene, Tramp and Lady gaze adoringly at each other as they share a plate of spaghetti and meatballs.
Spaghetti with Shrimp and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
You can make this without the shrimp. Sauté garlic in the skillet as directed, and add the pasta water and parsley, omitting shrimp. If you omit the shrimp, also toss in 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or pecorino cheese. Roasting cherry tomatoes intensifies their flavor without a lot of fuss to make this spaghetti easy and full of flavor.
Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe
Pasta cacio e pepe ("cheese and pepper") is made with Pecorino Romano, a tangy aged sheep's-milk cheese originally from Rome, and lots of freshly ground black pepper. In Lazio, chef Antonio Ciminelli of Osteria Fontana Candida serves an elegant version with short pasta on the menu, and a rustic one with spaghetti for staff.
Vegetarian Cincinnati Chili
Here's a meatless version of a tradional dish in Cincinnati, where chili lovers order their chili by numbers. Serve it over cooked spaghetti for 2-way chili or topped with shredded cheese for 3-way chili. Topping it with chopped raw onions makes it 4-way, while a sprinkling of extra beans takes it to 5-way. We show our chili as 3-way since onions and beans are already part of this meatless version.
Aunt Liz's Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
This chicken spaghetti casserole is low in calories and can easily be made ahead. The recipe makes two casseroles so enjoy one for dinner and freeze the other for later. To prepare the frozen casserole, cover and bake for 55 minutes at 350°; uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Crab C'est Si Bon
Most docks along the Boston Canal have crab traps tethered to them, so the sweet meat is plentiful and served many ways. This dish was born out of a plentiful amount of artichokes and leftover boiled crab. As the name implies (Crab—It's So Good!), the luxurious sauté of lump crab and artichokes is delicious. Serve it on baguette slices or even tossed with cooked pasta (spaghetti or linguine would be a good match here).
Spaghetti with Anchovies and Breadcrumbs
The breadcrumbs can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Saucy Chicken Marsala
"They'll never know it was so easy" dinner-party dish.
When we revisited David Bonom's 2010 recipe Chicken and Mushrooms with Marsala Wine Sauce, we loved it but wanted more of the earthy, wine-licked sauce. Our update keeps the soul of the original dish, but with more luscious, 'shroomy goodness. You simply must serve it over mashed potatoes, polenta, or spaghetti to catch all the sauce.
Slow-Cooker Four-Cheese Spaghetti with Italian Sausage
Switch up your go-to slow-cooker meals and go for a cheesy pasta dish that's loaded with hearty sausage. It's a great option for the entire family, and you can take the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Korean Spaghetti and Meatballs
Korean kimchi invigorates a standby weeknight dinner. Bring the pasta water to a boil while you make the meatballs.
Spaghetti with Meatballs
Ultimate Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti with Bottarga and Almond Bread Crumbs
When Piero traveled to the Italian island of Pantelleria, he discovered pasta and capers topped with crushed toasted almonds and bread crumbs. "I thought the almond bread crumbs would be really cool to add to a bottarga dish," he says. Bottarga is cured roe from either mullet (which is slightly waxy and mildly fishy) or tuna (which has a pronounced anchovy flavor); it's sold at specialty food stores. Though it might seem like a white wine dish, this spaghetti is rich enough to pair very well with a light Pinot Noir, like Piero's 2009 Bodega Chacra Barda. If that proves hard to find, look for something similar from Oregon, like the 2008 Adelsheim Willamette Valley.
Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie
This budget-friendly dish (costing under $10) allows you to stretch a small amount of meat over several servings.
Family-Style Chicken Spaghetti
A family favorite swaps jarred sauce for fresh--which requires just a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes.
Spaghetti with Chorizo and Toasted Paprika Bread Crumbs
This Spanish-inspired dish gets big flavor from just a handful of ingredients. If you can't find Spanish chorizo, use smoked pork sausage and an additional 1 tbsp. smoked paprika during the browning step.
Wine Pairing: Earthy, spicy DaVinci 2012 Chianti Riserva (Chianti DOCG; $23).
Spaghetti with Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella
Spoon in make-ahead Mouthwatering Marinated Tomatoes for a quick and easy summer pasta dinner.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
"When I cook at home, I use fish sauce in a lot of Italian food," Quealy Watson says. "I took Latin for four years and read most of Apicius [a collection of ancient Roman recipes]. After seeing the prevalence of garum, a fermented fish sauce, in ancient Roman cooking, using fish sauce in Italian food just made sense. It's essentially anchovy juice." Look for crispy fried garlic at your local Asian market.
Spaghetti with Spinach-Avocado Sauce
Move over, pesto: You're not the only sauce worth going green for. Pureed avocado makes this dish positively irresistible. Garnish with extra basil leaves, if desired.