When it comes to pasta, long, tender strands of spaghetti have been a family favorite through the years. These recipes incorporate spaghetti with sauces like meat, carbonara, and Bolognese, as well as dishes that can be baked or tossed with chicken or meatballs.

Total: 20 mins

Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs

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The ground chicken in this recipe gives standard spaghetti and meatballs a new spin that's sure to become your next family favorite.

How to Cook Spaghetti

Sometimes the most comforting, satisfying meals happen to be the simplest to put together. Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic favorite for both children and grownups, and you don't even need a traditional Italian mamma to show you how to cook spaghetti. Certain variations of spaghetti and meatballs can be tricky, but if you stick to the basics--including prepared sauce and store-bought meatballs, this dish becomes practically foolproof.

Inside-Out Spaghetti Pie

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Shrimp Pasta Salad

Midwest Living

Just about any shape of pasta does the trick when you prepare this seafood pasta main dish for friends and family.

Total: 25 mins

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Pasta lovers who want to cut back on carbs and calories won't regret learning how to cook spaghetti squash. This oblong winter squash has flesh that separates into spaghetti-like strands when you cook it. It's a worthy low-calorie substitute for the real deal, and it boasts a fair amount of vitamins and minerals, too, including vitamins A and C, plus dietary fiber.

Spaghetti with Tomato, Green Pepper and Anchovy

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Tuna fish can easily substitute for anchovies in this pasta main-dish recipe that's ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.

Skillet Summer Squash Parmesan

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The squash, tomato, and Parmesan cheese layers of this meatless main-dish recipe are seasoned with plenty of Italian flavors.

Ligurian-Style Pasta

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Named after the smallest of the Italian regions, this five-ingredient, vegetarian recipe is loaded with small white potatoes, spaghetti, and green beans and tossed in a basil pesto sauce.

Spaghetti wtih Cilantro Pesto and Pumpkin Seeds


This 6-ingredient dinner dish comes together super fast and features a flavorful variation on the traditional pesto. Not a cilantro fan? Try basil or parsley instead.

Pasta Carbonara


Bored by spaghetti and meatballs? Give carbonara (bacon and egg pasta) a try for a fast and fresh take on Italian cuisine.

Total: 30 mins

Asian Beef & Noodles

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This quick and easy beef and pasta recipe is seasoned with a stir-fry sauce and lime juice. Red pepper flakes add a hint of heat.

Chicken Tetrazzini

Better Homes and Gardens

This healthier alternative to the traditional chicken tetrazzini recipe tastes just as great.

Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Bolognese sauce is a hearty Italian meat and vegetable sauce flavored with red wine and cream.

Spaghetti  Recipes: Take your pick!
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