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11 Spaghetti Recipes for a Weeknight

11 Spaghetti Recipes for a Weeknight

We all know you can’t go wrong with pasta, but even the a classic dish like traditional spaghetti and meatballs can get monotonous after a while. Step up your spaghetti game with these delicious recipes that utilize the no-fail noodle in creative new ways.
By McKenzie Van Meter

This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared as 11 Spectacular New Spaghetti Recipes on Relish

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Talk about a quick dish! This classic “bacon and egg” spaghetti recipe comes together in a snap because the eggs cook without effort when mixed with the hot spaghetti. Get the Recipe here.

Spaghetti Recipes for a Weeknight cornMark Boughton

Spaghetti and Corn

Uncooked spaghetti is broken and baked with whole kernel and cream-style corn—a delicious, comfort-heavy addition to any meal that’s perfect for potlucks and family gatherings! Get the Recipe here.

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Spaghetti al Mezzogiorno

An old southern Italian classic, this “midday” dish is a simple peasant pasta meant to be eaten with hearty, crusty bread. Get the Recipe here.

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Risotto-Style Spaghetti

Cooking spaghetti like risotto makes it creamy, rich, and oh-so-decadent. Since liquid is minimized and added slowly during the cooking process, the pasta retains all of its complex flavors. Get the Recipe here.

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Chicken Spaghetti

With hot, bubbling mozzarella, flavorful tomato sauce, and tender, shredded chicken, we dare you not to drool over this hearty one-dish meal. Get the Recipe here.

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Gluten-Free Spaghetti Squash “Pasta” Puttanesca

Ok, so spaghetti squash isn’t technically spaghetti. But for gluten-free eaters, it makes a delicious, nutritious alternative to traditional noodles. Get the Recipe here.

mushroom_spaghetti-e1424808144513Karry Hosford

Spicy Tofu and Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce

Why not get out of your pasta rut adding variety to your sauce options? This tofu and mushroom spaghetti sauce provides an excellent alternative to meat-and-tomato toppings. Get the Recipe here.

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Sesame Noodles

Italy meets…Asia? Though an unexpected pairing, these spaghetti-turned-sesame noodles will become an instant hit with fans of either cuisine. Get the Recipe here.

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Whole-Wheat Noodles with Roasted Chicken

An easy way to feel restaurant-fancy on a weeknight, this pasta dish packs some seriously complex flavors thanks to black olives, farmer’s cheese and roasted chicken. Get the Recipe here.

fittata-chard-whole-wheat-pasta-health-diet-spry-relishMark Boughton

Frittata with Chard and Whole-Wheat Spaghetti

Yes, this is a pan full of spaghetti trapped inside a mess of eggy, cheesy goodness. The frittata is one of the world’s most perfect foods: it’s cheap, quick to prepare, and makes amazing leftovers. Get the Recipe here.

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Meatballs with Spaghetti

When all else fails, it’s traditional spaghetti and meatballs FTW. (As a side note, when a recipe calls for a half cup of red wine, it’s your duty to drink the rest!) Get the Recipe here.

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