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Best Spaghetti Recipes

The Top Ten


There's really nothing quicker or easier to make than spaghetti. And with all of our watching our budgets, turning to pasta makes sense financially and nutritionally. Pasta is good for you; complex carbohydrates combined with vitamin-rich tomato sauces and lots of vegetables makes hearty and satisfying meals in just a few minutes. It's easy to cook pasta: just boil it in lots of salted water until al dente. This means that the there is still some firmness in the center of the pasta. Mix it with these delicious sauces to create wonderful meals for pennies.

1. Spaghetti Carbonara

Linda Larsen
This super simple and inexpensive recipe is made from ingredients you probably already have on hand. You can leave out the bacon if you don't have it; the recipe will still be absolutely delicious.

2. All in the Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs

All in the Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs
Linda Larsen
This fabulous dish is made completely in the crockpot. You don't have to boil a pot of water to cook the spaghetti! This is my go-to recipe on days when I'm just too busy to think about dinner. You'll love it.

3. Fresh Tomato Pasta

Fresh Tomato Pasta
Linda Larsen
When tomatoes and basil are ripe in the summer, this is the only pasta recipe to make. It's so simple and so full of flavor.

4. Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara

Linda Larsen
I always make this dish the day after we have salmon. It's one of the best uses for leftover salmon in the world. After all, what's better than a combination of salmon, bacon, pasta, and cheese?

5. Cheeseburger Spaghetti

Cheeseburger Spaghetti
Linda Larsen
What could be better than a combination of beef, cheese sauce, and spaghetti? The kids will adore this simple and fast recipe.

6. Creamy Tomato Spaghetti

Creamy Tomato Pasta
Linda Larsen
Cream cheese is a wonderful addition to a simple spaghetti and sauce recipe. It really takes the sharp edge off the tomato sauce flavor and adds fabulous creaminess. This is one of my go-to recipes in the fall and winter.

7. Pesto Meatballs with Spaghetti

Pesto Meatballs with Spaghetti
Linda Larsen
You knew pesto was going to appear in this list, didn't you? It's no secret it's one of my favorite convenience foods, and mixed with pasta, meatballs, and bell peppers it makes an ordinary dish extraordinary. Keep the ingredients for this dish in your freezer, pantry, and fridge.

8. Meatloaf Spaghetti

Meatloaf Spaghetti
Linda Larsen
I came up with the idea for this recipe when thinking about ways to use up leftover meatloaf. It's delicious, warm, comforting, and really makes leftover meatloaf seem, well, not left over!

9. Beefy Spaghetti

Beefy Spaghetti
Linda Larsen
This simple recipe is one my mother made often while I was growing up. Just six ingredients and 20 minutes and you'll have a delicious and hearty meal on the table to feed your hungry family.

10. Pizza Spaghetti Style

This fabulous casserole is perfect for feeding a large crowd, or you can split it in half and freeze one casserole to bake later. I just love the combination of flavors and textures in this recipe.

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