12 Spaghetti Dinners for National Spaghetti Day

Celebrate the world’s greatest comfort food
Spaghetti Bolognese

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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomatoes

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomatoes

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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. 

Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Baked Spaghetti Recipe

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Layered with ricotta, Italian sausages, and an Italian cheese blend, this casserole is like a lasagna dish made out of spaghetti noodles. As a popular southern dish, this recipe is a great, unexpected way to serve spaghetti on this national holiday!

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Bobby Flay's Spaghetti and Meatballs

Bobby Flay's Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Take a note from Bobby Flay, and make his delicious version of spaghetti and meatballs. His famous veal, beef, and pork meatballs are covered in a homemade spicy marinara sauce that is poured over al dente pasta and topped off with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara

Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara

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Just because you follow a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a spaghetti dinner! This recipe tops gluten-free pasta off with pecorino, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and crispy bacon for a cheesy, satisfying spaghetti dinner.

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Lemony Kale Spaghetti

Lemony Kale Spaghetti

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Getting your daily dose of vegetables is easy with this pasta dish full of crispy kale and fresh lemon. Topped off with pecorino and red pepper flakes, this spicy pasta is a healthier take on a traditional spaghetti dinner.

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No-Chop Spaghetti Puttanesca

No-Chop Spaghetti Puttanesca

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This puttanesca sauce is incredibly easy to make, and has fantastic flavors, with salty anchovies, garlic, capers, and olives. Let it coat your spaghetti for a warming, tasty dish and serve it with some homemade garlic bread.

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Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

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For a healthy spaghetti dinner, try making this simple creamy avocado sauce with zucchini to coat your pasta. This recipe is entirely vegan, and can be made even healthier by replacing your noodles with zoodles

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Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

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Nothing warms you up on a chilly night like a meaty, delicious sauce filled with red wine vinegar, ground sirloin, and sweet tomatoes. Scoop this classic sauce on top of al dente spaghetti and sprinkle some fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano for a nutty finish. 

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Spaghetti with Ricotta Beef Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

Spaghetti with Ricotta Beef Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

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Ricotta and ground beef meatballs? Yes, please! These meatballs are even juicer with a creamy ricotta filling that tastes heavenly coated in our homemade marinara sauce.

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Spaghetti with Shaved Asparagus and Pancetta

Spaghetti with Shaved Asparagus and Pancetta

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With asparagus and crunchy pancetta, this simple buttery pasta is jazzed up to create an impressive dish. Serve this as a main course or as a side dish for your spaghetti dinner party!

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Spaghetti with Swiss Chard, Parmesan, and Lemon Zest

Spaghetti with Swiss Chard, Parmesan, and Lemon Zest

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Swiss Chard cooks down in this recipe for a sautéed kale-like flavor and consistency to add color into this dish. Salty anchovies combine with lemon zest, garlic, and Parmigiano-Reggiano to create a dinner that’s full of unexpected, yet delectable flavors.

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Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Spaghetti squash has made a dramatic splash in the culinary world, and therefore deserves to be celebrated on National Spaghetti Day! When covered in our homemade roasted red pepper marinara sauce, this healthy squash makes a convincing replacement for typical spaghetti. A cup of spaghetti squash is only 31 calories, which makes this dish a great alternative for pasta.

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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomatoes

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomatoes

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Replacing your spaghetti with a whole-wheat alternative reduces calories, yet essentially tastes the same. You won’t be able to tell the difference when the pasta is under our heirloom tomato sauce that uses anchovy filets to add surprising nutty flavors.

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