With just a few more pantry essentials like olive oil, red chile flakes, and garlic you can transform ordinary spaghetti into a delicious weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy. Or serve a carefully prepared pasta course at your next dinner soirée; skip the canned sauce for something fresh and homemade.
The taste of nostalgia found in classics like spaghetti and meatballs, spaghetti al pomodoro, and baked spaghetti pie is as comforting to make as it is to enjoy around the dinner table with friends and family.
If you are looking for a way to make old classics new favorites, check out these 25 spaghetti recipes that will perhaps remind you of your childhood, but also inspire new, flavorful pasta creations.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.