There’s something about spaghetti. Perhaps it’s the chewy, satisfying texture when you bite into it, or maybe the fact that it pairs perfectly with an endless amount of dishes. It’s the weeknight dinner for when you’re strapped on time. Either way, spaghetti has earned its place, and is now a food holiday. Celebrate with these recipes, all found on the Food Monster App!
1. Garlic Asparagus Artichoke Pasta
Tender roasted asparagus, sautéed artichoke hearts, garlic, olive oil, are tossed together with spaghetti in this simple Pasta Dish. If you’re looking for a quick meal this week, or any day for that matter, this simple, fresh pasta is your ticket. You can easily substitute gluten-free or regular pasta if desired and adjust the amount of garlic and olive oil depending on your taste buds.
2. Heirloom Tomato and Basil Wine Sauce Over Pasta
The combination of the heirloom tomatoes and basil in this Heirloom Tomato Basil Wine Sauce Over Pasta is simplicity at its best! This is a very comforting juicy sauce and a really simple dish to prepare. Cook the pasta until just al dente and toss with the sauce. It’s that easy.
3. Creamy Veggie Carbonara With Shiitake Bacon
Rich, carbonara-y goodness comin’ at ya; Veggie Carbonara With Shiitake Bacon! The sauce tastes just like traditional carbonara and is super creamy thanks to the cashews. Crispy Shiitake bacon brings it all together.
4. Butternut Squash Alfredo
Butternut squash is a magic autumnal veggie that provides a wonderful color and mild flavor that pairs perfectly wth sage. In this Butternut Squash Alfredo recipe, the squash is transformed into rich sauce made extra creamy by the addition of cashews. Pour it over your noodle or pasta of choice and get ready for an indulgent meal that will make you want to snuggle up in a blanket.
5. Sweet Potato Spaghetti With Olive Toasted Oats
Warm olives with some oregano, lemon zest, and Italian seasoning blend. Can you smell it from here? Then you mix up the pasta with some dark green veggies — just your standard broccoli and spinach, nothing fancy. Pour on a big spoonful of your favorite tomato sauce, or maybe just some crushed tomatoes. Sprinkle the oats over top, along with a happy generous drizzle of good olive oil, and you have this amazing Sweet Potato Spaghetti with Olive Toasted Oats. Dive in and slurp up those noodles.
6. Pasta Bolognese With Red Wine Sauce
Pasta Bolognese as a child was so comforting. Sometimes, you just miss flavors you had as a child. This vegan version of the pasta dish is very easy to make and takes less than half an hour to cook. It doesn’t contain mushrooms like other vegan equivalents and is boasting with protein!
7. King Oyster Scallops With Lemon Cashew Cream Sauce
Scallops are one of the most popular seafood dishes due to their rich taste and flaky, buttery texture. But do not fret! You can still achieve the same luxurious flavors and textures thanks to this King Oyster Scallops With Lemon Cashew Cream Sauce recipe that uses King Oyster Mushrooms. The stems of these shrooms look so similarly to scallops that you will hardly notice the difference!
8. Spaghetti With Black-Eyed Peas “Meatballs”
This Spaghetti With Black-Eyed Peas “Meatballs” is the ideal weekend meal, it takes a little time to prepare but not so much that it’s onerous. It’s wonderfully hearty with deliciously rich and savory flavors. There may be leftovers, which you can have for dinner during the week! The meatless balls and tomato sauce can be made in advance, when you’re ready, cook the pasta and toss it with them together. So easy, so delicious.
9. Zucchini Pasta With Spicy Tomato and Lentil Sauce
You’ve never had zucchini noodles like this before! This Zucchini Pasta With Spicy Tomato and Lentil Sauce has a spicy tomato-lentil sauce that adds more flavor and texture than your typical marinara would. These noodles make for a light yet satisfying meal that contains a good portion of protein, little fat, and plenty of complex carbohydrates.
10. Spaghetti Moroccan-Style With Spinach and Walnut Pesto
If you’re looking for something fresh and light that isn’t complicated, look no further. Moroccan-spiced vegetables combined with a fresh-tasting spinach and walnut pesto creates one of the most amazing Moroccan-Style Spaghetti Dish you will ever taste.
11. Spaghetti with Cauliflower Carbonara and Tempeh Bacon
Looking for a vegan spaghetti carbonara recipe that tastes as good as the creamy Italian classic — or even better? I think you’ll be amazed by this Spaghetti with Cauliflower Carbonara and Tempeh Bacon! It’s almost fat-free, it doesn’t have any cashews, and all you need is five simple ingredients. The sauce gets its creaminess from the always wonderful vegetable cauliflower.
12. Roasted Garlic Tomato Spaghettini With Garlic ‘Parmesan’ Bread Crumbs
A simple meal can sometimes be the best. And this Roasted Garlic Tomato Spaghettini With Garlic ‘Parmesan’ Bread Crumbs is going to be your new favorite! Fresh tomatoes and garlic are roasted in olive oil and rosemary before being added to warm spaghettini (or thin spaghetti) and fresh basil. Then the whole thing is topped with toasted parmesan & garlic bread crumbs. Is your mouth watering yet?
13. Spaghetti Pie
This Spaghetti Pie is absolutely delicious, super creative, and incredibly affordable – what else could you ask for? The tender pan fried vegetables are tossed in a hearty tomato sauce and then the whole thing is wrapped in a ball of delicious noodles. Then the whole thing is topped with nooch and peppers and baked into the best-tasting dinner pie you’ve ever tasted.
14. Sabich Spaghetti Squash
This delicious Sabich Spaghetti Squash contains eggplant, spaghetti squash, tomato sauce, and beans and takes inspiration from the popular Israeli dish sabich, which in Hebrew is an acronym for a popular dish consisting of salad, egg, and eggplant. This meal is totally vegan, totally filling, and totally easy to make! Not to mention low carb, low fat, and full of healthy nutrients your body will love!
15. Roasted Ratatouille Spaghetti
This Roasted Ratatouille Spaghetti dish is a twist on the traditional French ratatouille which consists of garlic, onions, tomatoes, zucchini, and herbs. The sauce in this recipe is infused with Japanese flavors thanks to the addition of miso paste. The addition of miso gives this dish an unusual savory depth of flavor despite its simplicity.
Don’t forget the nutritional yeast on top! For other toppings options, check out 20 Creative and Delicious Pasta Recipes, Beyond the Marinara. All of these recipes and more can be found by downloading the Food Monster App. With over 10,000 recipes you’ll never run out of ideas, and subscribers have access to new yummy recipes every single day. It’s available for iPhone and Android. Check it out!
Lead image source: Creamy Veggie Carbonara With Shiitake Bacon