Spaghetti Recipes

Find dozens of ways to turn spaghetti into an exciting dinner, including creamy chicken spaghetti, spaghetti and meatballs, baked spaghetti, and more.

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Spaghetti alla Gricia

Rating: 4.5 stars
One of the 4 quintessential 'primi' from the Lazio region in Italy, this pasta is beautiful in its simplicity with soft guanciale and tangy Pecorino cheese. No onion, no garlic, no oil - this flavorful dish gets its character from slowly sauteeing the guanciale and then creating a creamy sauce with the pasta water and a bit of Pecorino Romano before tossing with thick spaghetti. With only 4 ingredients, this is also a quick meal when you're in a rush.

Easy Skillet Spaghetti

Rating: 5 stars
This spaghetti is sure to become a family favorite. It is full of flavor, and the leftovers are even better!

Last-Minute Lemon Spaghetti and Shrimp

Rating: 4.57 stars
This delicious pasta dish comes together in about 20 minutes. The taste is fresh and tart! If you try this recipe using dried basil or bottled lemon juice, then you haven't tried this recipe!

Traditional Spaghetti all'Amatriciana

Rating: 4.67 stars
This classic Roman pasta dish is quick and easy to make with few ingredients. Traditionally, guanciale is used, but I prefer pancetta.

Chef John's Chicken Spaghetti

Rating: 4.47 stars
No canned soups were harmed in the making of this chicken spaghetti recipe, which showcases a whole bird. Other than requiring a little time, this recipe is dead simple. Just be sure to undercook your pasta by at least a minute, since it'll finish cooking in hot sauce for a few more minutes. This is a critical step, and allows all those flavors to get sucked up by the still hydrating spaghetti. Garnish with a little more Pecorino Romano cheese and basil.

Easy Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Rating: 4.63 stars
The flavor of spaghetti and meatballs, without the hassle of making meatballs!

Nana's Tuna Puttanesca Sauce with Spaghetti Pasta

Rating: 4.56 stars
This spicy sauce is made with everything Italian--capers, olives, garlic, tomatoes, anchovies, and hot peppers. Paired with canned tuna and served with spaghetti, this dish will surely lure your entire family to the dinner table.
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Mexican-Style Spaghetti and Meatballs

Rating: 4.54 stars
It's your classic Italian entree with a Mexican kick! The crumbled corn tostadas, chili powders, chili peppers, and chipotle peppers are the difference from your run-of-the-mill meatballs and sauce. The lean turkey makes it very healthy!

Million-Dollar Spaghetti

Rating: 4.48 stars
The perfect combination of pasta, ground beef, and cream cheese mixture. Unbelievably good! Serve with garlic bread and salad. Enjoy!

Sicilian Spaghetti

Rating: 4.21 stars
If you love anchovies and pasta, this recipe is for you. It's quick, easy and very tasty. Serve with crusty Italian bread, if desired.

Light Lemon Pesto Pasta

Rating: 4.37 stars
Light, yet full of flavor, this pesto is perfect tossed with hot spaghetti for a quick dinner. It is also excellent as a pizza sauce or smeared on hot French bread. It freezes well to preserve the bounty of summer basil.

Chef John's Spaghetti with Red Clam Sauce

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is one of my 'go to' recipes and it takes only about 15 minutes from start to finish. The only prep work really is mashing the garlic. The sauce is great on any pasta, but I prefer angel hair or spaghetti.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Oyster Mushroom Pasta

Rating: 4.84 stars

This is so easy and so delicious. Oyster mushrooms are poached in butter and cream and tossed with pasta, Parmesan cheese and green onions. Mmmmmmmm!