7 Recipes to Make with Spaghetti

POSTED August 26, 2019

Spaghetti recipes don’t have to mean limp noodles with red tomato sauce. This long-cut pasta is the perfect base for homemade sauces, vegetable-forward dinners or simple entrees that encompass everything we love about Italian cooking. From authentic Italian dishes to fun creations like Spaghetti Frittata, here are 7 can’t-miss recipes to make with spaghetti.

This recipe truly represents authentic Italian cuisine. Featuring fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic, and extra virgin olive oil, this spaghetti is a signature dish at Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890 in Sorrento, Italy. With just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is a perfect example of why Italian cooking is so special.

Straight from Nerano, Italy, this zucchini spaghetti is unlike any pasta dish you’ve ever had. The sauce is made from pureed fried zucchini, hot pasta water and grated cheese. The result? An exquisite, unique spaghetti dish that proves it only takes a few simple, fresh ingredients to make a masterpiece dinner.

Three types of peppers add sweetness and a spicy kick to this spaghetti. Pan-fried Calabrian chili peppers, roasted piquillo peppers, and roasted red peppers make the bulk of a rustic pasta sauce that pairs perfectly with al dente spaghetti.

This vegetable-heavy spaghetti dish gets a salty kick from fried pancetta. Pair that with fresh tomatoes and kale for a burst of flavors and textures that will leave you satisfied. Just be aware: Once you try this pasta you might be ruined for traditional spaghetti and tomato sauce forever.

It only takes four simple ingredients to make a spaghetti dish that will knock your socks off: spaghetti noodles, olive oil, garlic and chili pepper flakes. This dish is a typical recipe from Italy’s Lazio region—Rome, in particular. It’s a classic example of cucina povera, loosely translated as “humble cooking,” appreciated all over the world.

If you’re looking for a way to mix things up in the kitchen, this Pasta Frittata will do the trick. Featuring hot Italian sausage, roasted red peppers and DeLallo San Marzano-Style Tomatoes, this unique spaghetti pie includes some of our favorite Italian flavors in one creamy, cheesy slice.

If you’ve never made this simple-but-famous Roman pasta dish, you’re missing out. It only takes four ingredients and a few simple steps to make this classic Italian recipe. Just season your spaghetti with melted butter, fresh black pepper and grated Romano cheese for a quick, authentic Italian meal.

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