5 New & Exciting Spins To Your Basic Spaghetti Recipe

Did you know today is National Spaghetti Day?

Spaghetti is a staple in most homes. It’s easy to make, tastes great, and makes for easy leftovers. Seriously, who doesn’t love this pasta dish?

Sometimes, though, staples grow stale to our palates. If you are looking for  ways to spice up your dinner table and avoid another Thursday of plain old spaghetti and meatballs a la boring, check out these 5 unique takes on this Italian favorite.

Rachael Ray’s Cowboy Spaghetti

Who doesn’t love Rachael Ray? This delicious dish combines the main ingredients of traditional pasta with the savory spice of American cuisine. Most of the required items to make this dish are probably already in your pantry. Plus, just like all of Rachael’s recipes, this rootin’ tootin’ entree is ready for your dinner table in just 30 minutes!

Healthy Spaghetti Bake

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If you are looking for a way to enjoy a hearty plate of pasta without putting on the pounds, this healthier take on a pasta bake is just the dish for you! Between the ground beef, ground turkey, and sausage, this casserole-style recipe is full of protein. So, you’ll feel full without overeating. Also, with everything else mixed inside, you’ll barely notice the vegetables hidden within the rest. This one is a win-win with everyone!

Kale Pesto Spaghetti

Whether you are tired of plain Jane marinara or you simply don’t like tomato sauce at all, this kale pesto sauce thrown on some simple noodles will please your taste buds! This recipe also checks the boxes for vegetarian. Plus, this dish can be altered to feed the vegan or gluten-free person in your life. Dig in without the guilt!

Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

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This squash is a tasty, low-carb, gluten-free alternative to pasta. The best part? It’s relatively easy to make and readily available this time of year. Once you’ve baked the squash and transformed it into “noodles,” the possibilities are endless on what you serve!

Fried Spaghetti Fritters

Forget healthy, these things are delicious! If you enjoy pasta as much as I do, these fritters will make your taste buds jump for joy. They aren’t deep-fried, but they are extremely easy to make and require minimal prep time. Whether you are looking for a new appetizer or a way to shake things up with dinner, give these fritters a try!

Regardless if you are trying to go healthy in the new year or just bored with your mom’s spaghetti, hopefully one (or more) of these fun and flavorful recipes will inspire you to try something new in the kitchen tonight. Find a way to bake up interesting Italian dishes and make everyone in your home happy by spicing up the traditional spaghetti.

Feature Image by Vitchakorn Koonyosying on Unsplash


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