There is never a day where a warm spaghetti dinner doesn’t sound like a delicious meal. No one can resist digging in to a bowl of al dente spaghetti noodles smothered in a meaty bolognese sauce that’s topped off with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. To celebrate National Spaghetti Day, we’ve compiled 12 incredible dishes to utilize this pasta, from traditional spaghetti puttanesca to healthier spaghetti with sautéed kale and lemon.
While spaghetti is thought of as an Italian dish, its origins are thought to be Greek, though some would argue it originated in China. Pasta was brought to the Americas by early Spanish settlers, and gained popularity as more immigrants migrated to the United States. Every country has its own favorite pasta dish, from ramen noodles in Japan to German spätzle, making it something to celebrate.
Spaghetti has become a staple in most American diets, from Bolognese sauce to spaghetti and meatballs. Use our roundup of warming spaghetti dishes to celebrate this beloved pasta today or on any chilly January night!