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11 Spaghetti Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again

September  9, 2015

Spaghetti can be dressed elegantly in butter-braised onions, stand up to a subtantial bolognese or meatball sauce, and get down with nothing but a slick of Pecorino and pepper. It's the little black dress of dinner choices. What are you waiting for?

Make one or all 11 of these spaghetti recipes and you'll be in good company—especially if you sprinkle on a little cheese.

Spaghetti Carbonara by Brette Warshaw

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Creamy Mushroom Pasta by Kendra Vaculin


Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese by Genius Recipes


Rhonda's Spaghetti with Fried Eggs and Pangritata for One by Rhonda35


Ramp Carbonara by meganvt01


Edward Giobbi's Spaghetti alla Foriana by Genius Recipes


Pasta with Broccolini Pesto and Crème Fraîche by Phyllis Grant


Michael Ruhlman's Pasta with Tomato Water, Basil, and Garlic by Genius Recipes


Pasta Cacio, Pepe, e Cavalo Nero by Nicole Franzen


Broccoli Aglio e Olio with Gremolata Breadcrumbs by healthierkitchen


Pesto Trapanese by Emiko


What's your go-to pasta dinner? Give us the not-recipe in the comments.

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sassdeumone1212 May 12, 2020
Wow! I should really try out your recipe 😍 It looks great! Don't forget to have a look at my special recipe at https://resepimeegorengbasahsedap.blogspot.com/
Raisa I. April 7, 2020
thank u for this recipe! i tried and it was delicious. check out my recipe and give it a try too http://resepispaghettiolioaglio.blogspot.com/
Magnus T. January 17, 2016
Creamy Mushroom Pasta is not Spaghetti nor is Pesto Trapanese as it a sauce as while Spaghetti is a pasta very few pasta are Spaghetti and thank god for that
Karen S. November 10, 2015
My homemade Ratatoiulle over Pasta. I omit the peppers, using lots of Mushrooms & sometimes Celery, some shredded carrot for sweetness. Splash of lemon too at end of cooking. Works hot or cold, over baked, potatoes, w/ stock as a veg soup. OR along side fish or chicken, can't go wrong.
Patricia B. November 7, 2015
Fried speghetti. Fry cooked pasta in bacon grease or your favorite oil along with sauteed onions until slightly brown. Eat and enjoy. I thought this recipe sounded very plane until my husband said try it once. I have this for dinner about once a month now. Great when you haven't gone to the market in awhile.
Heather M. September 28, 2015
Whole wheat Angel hair, with a little butter, garlic & parmesan regiono cheese, quick, easy and so delicious
Shabazz September 24, 2015
Slow simmer slivers of garlic and chili flakes. Toss in shrimp for a quick salute. Add pasta. Yum.
simone September 20, 2015
Well my one must be broccoli and hot Italian sausage with fresh tomato and basi
Cynthia B. September 18, 2015
A simple sauce of lemon, olive oil and grated Romano!
Aymardo September 11, 2015
A simple and classic one: spaghetti di mezzanotte aglio olio peperoncino!