Sensational Spaghetti Recipes

Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
Take a night off from jarred pasta sauces and test our easy spaghetti recipes. From traditional red sauces to gourmet mac and cheese, we've got a spaghetti recipe for every night of the week.

Bacon and Egg Spaghetti

Bacon and eggs aren't just for breakfast anymore. Combine the ingredients with toasted bread crumbs, chives, and Parmesan cheese on a mile-high pile of pasta.

Asian Spaghetti and Chicken Meatballs

Kick up pasta night with this zesty Asian spaghetti. Shredded cabbage, carrots, and cashews add crunchy texture to the dish, while chicken meatballs make the meal extra hearty.

Healthy Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Lighten up traditional carbonara with fat-free half-and-half. The creamy pasta sauce makes a memorable topping for sweet peppers, multigrain spaghetti, and skillet-crisped pancetta.

Whole Grain Spaghetti with Asian Peanut Sauce

Take your taste buds across the world with peanut-sauced spaghetti and a rainbow of crisp veggies. Juicy bites of chopped chicken keep the dinner high in protein.

Spaghetti with Clams

You can't beat a sophisticated spaghetti dinner filled with fresh clams and a decadent white wine sauce. Crushed red pepper adds a hint of spice to every bite.

Spaghetti with Squash, Tomatoes, and Olives

Add rich nutrients to your weeknight dinner by substituting spaghetti squash for a portion of your pasta. Mild in flavor, the harvest vegetable pairs perfectly with salty green olives, golden raisins, and spiced tomatoes.

A tangy homemade peanut sauce tops a vegetarian pasta dish that you can make in minutes -- no grocery trip needed!

20-Minute Peanut Sauce Spaghetti

Need dinner fast? This saucy vegetarian noodle bowl utilizes pantry ingredients to pull together a peanut-sauced dinner in just 20 minutes.

Brussels Sprouts and Noodle Stir-Fry

For a meal that's anything but boring, grab your trusty skillet and stir-fry Brussels sprouts in a bubbly Asian sauce. Once the soy-flavored broth has reduced, pile the sprouts onto cooked whole wheat spaghetti with crunchy carrots, fresh cilantro, and almonds.

Pasta with Veggieballs

You won't find any meat in these creative pasta toppers. Filled with eggplant, mushrooms, garlic, and cheese, our vegetarian meatballs are just as good as the original.

Pasta Carbonara

Traditionally rich pasta carbonara gets a calorie-reducing makeover. Turkey bacon and low-fat evaporated milk cut down the unhealthy fat, while loads of green veggies and multigrain pasta amp up the nutrients.

Bucatini with Shrimp and Spicy Cherry Tomato Pan Sauce

Ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, and feta crumbles come together in perfect harmony. Toss with hearty bucatini pasta and shrimp for a 30-minute meal.

Angel Hair with Walnut Pesto

A food processer does most of the work in this easy weeknight pasta. Substitute walnuts for pine nuts for a nutty, savory pesto that can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for a week.

Pasta a la Siciliana

Tender eggplant adds a savory, hearty element to this basic tomato sauce. Flakes of red pepper spice it up, while rosemary and oregano add depth of flavor.

Learn how to make Italian meatballs with our Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen tips. Two kinds of ground meat ensure that our meatball recipe will become a family favorite. We also share the secrets to this successful Italian dish, including how to shape your meatballs before cooking.

Our Best Tips for Making Meatballs

Top your beautiful plate of pasta with homemade meatballs. We have the secret! (Hint: Use two kinds of meat.)

Mac and Cheese Spaghetti

Sharp cheddar cheese brings the flavor and American cheese gives the creamy texture in this sauce. Add toasted bread crumbs and prosciutto for a truly gourmet mac and cheese.

Aglio e Olio

Pasta gets a light coating of fresh Pecorino Romano cheese and a dash of olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes for a simple and flavorful Italian classic.

Spaghetti with Best-Ever Bolognese Sauce

Get a budget-friendly start on this meat-lovers' sauce by using ground chuck. The sauce cooks in less than 30 minutes but tastes like it simmered all day.

Spaghetti with Cauliflower and Capers

Sicilians love pasta tossed with a variety of vegetables. In this dish, al dente spaghetti wraps around a mix of tender cauliflower, onions, and capers. Bread crumbs bring a garlicky crunch to this filling pasta.

Broccoli Rabe and Clams

Pasta is a great dish for incorporating new vegetables, including the underrated broccoli rabe. In one pan stir together broccoli, garlic, and a can of clams to create a sophisticated sauce for any pasta.

Lemon-Basil Pasta

A simple lemon, basil, and olive oil sauce coats linguine for a light, fresh dinner. Cannellini beans add substance to this five-ingredient dish.

Spaghetti and Spicy Turkey Meatballs

A spicy blend of chili powder and jalapeno chiles heats up turkey meatballs. Pair with a light, creamy cheese sauce to coat and cool the spicy dish.

Spaghetti with Two-Tomato Toss

With a "pop" the tomatoes will tell you they're done and ready to top the gluten-free spaghetti made from corn flour. Dried tomatoes, parsley, and tiny balls of melty mozzarella finish off this simple sauce.

Shrimp, Chickpea, and Feta Cheese Nests

For this one-pan dinner, cook chickpeas and shrimp with the pasta. Stir fresh tomato, mint, lemon peel, and feta into the hot spaghetti and serve.

Spaghetti with Fresh Pesto

Light, lemony, and piled with tender green beans, this pasta dish takes its flavor cues from the Mediterranean. Crusty planks of bread help scoop up the pestolike blend of almonds, spinach, basil, and Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Spinach

Red pepper flakes add heat and subtle fruity tang to this Italian-inspired dish. Wedges of sweet onion and sweet pepper rings cool the fire.

Spaghetti-Corn Relish Salad

Turn ordinary spaghetti into pasta salad. Toss the noodles with corn cut from the cob, plus chopped cucumber, summer squash, and celery. Then splash on mustard-spiked cider vinegar dressing.

Spaghetti with Roasted Butternut Squash

Squash is the star in this hearty pasta dish featuring bacon, nuts, roasted garlic, and browned butter.

Our Favorite Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Just want the best spaghetti sauce to top your plate of pasta? Start here for our favorite recipe.

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